The Devonshire Society

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The Devonshire Society is a Melbourne based, women only board gaming social group for women, by women. Our social group welcomes people from the LGBTQI+ community and strive to create a supportive and safe space for women to enjoy board games.

Our vision is to create regular warm and welcoming social events to play board games in Melbourne. With a relaxed friendly atmosphere (plus tea and scones!) we hope to be a place where both current board gamers and those who are curious to discover this amazing pastime can come along and feel welcome.

Where do we play?

The Assembly Hall, Boyd Community Hub, City Rd, Southbank.

What do we play?

There will be a range of games available, from beginner to more experienced.

We play modern board games that are fun and relatively easy to learn. We’re more than happy for new people of all experience levels to come and we’re always eager to teach.

How about Food and Drinks?

Could it be a Devonshire Society event without scones? So, there will be scones with tea and coffee, and other snacks.

There’s also a cafe next door (open til 3pm) if you find yourself in need for something more.

When do we play?

2023 Dates

    • Saturday 29th July, 11am – 6pm

    • Saturday 26th August, 11am – 6pm

    • Saturday 30th September, 11am – 6pm

    • Saturday 28th October, 11am – 6pm

Do I have to be a Melbourne Meeples Inc. Member to attend?

No, though if you are not a member, entry fee is $10 to help cover the cost of the scones, snacks, games library and the general administrative tasks.

For members, fee is $5 (become a member)

How to get there?

Assembly Hall is located inside the Boyd Community Hub (Same location as Southbank Library).

Address: 207 City Road Southbank, Victoria.

  • By Car: If you’re driving there is paid street parking and parking garages near by. 
  • By Tram: It’s closer to the stop ‘City Rd/Kings Way’ #116 on the #58 Tram
  • By Train: Flinders Street Railway Station is 17 minutes walk away, and Southern Cross station is about 20 minutes walk.


We are committed to ensuring accessibility for all our guests. If you have any questions or feedback, please get in touch with us.

Boyd Community Hub is an accessible space and has access friendly bathrooms.


RSVP and discuss on facebook.