Melbourne Board Game Market returns

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After the success of the Melbourne Board Game Market in 2023, it is returning to the Collingwood Town Hall on Sunday May 26.

There is something for everyone at the market! Discover published board games ready to buy, games soon to be released, or play-test games from local designers. Not to mention some great accessories to enhance your game night!

The Flea Market will also be back. If you are looking to buy some second-hand games or have some games gathering dust (or both!), keep an eye on the Melbourne Meeples Melbourne Board Game Market page and socials (Facebook and Instagram) for more details.

OzBunnyCon 2024: It’s over, every-bunny!

We have just called it a wrap on our biggest and busiest OzBunnyCon yet! The Easter long weekend was choc-a-block with board gaming fun with wonderful people, with 47 hours of board gaming and almost ten hours of Blood on the Clocktower! Not to mention raising well over $1000 for the Good Friday Appeal in the raffle. Huge thanks to the Glen Waverley Bowls Club, Mind Games MelbourneMoonee Ponds, Northcote, Hawthorn and MalvernVR DistributionTurn Order GamesLet’s Play GamesMaluridae DiceTilnak Fine Art Portraits, our wonderful volunteers and of course, to those who attended, for helping to make this year’s OzBunnyCon such a great success. 

Whether you were able to attend OzBunnyCon 2024 or not, we would love to hear from you! We want to make OzBunnyCon and all of our events the best we can and value your feedback. Please complete our survey to tell us about the great and not so great things about OzBunnyCon 2024.

Devonshire is Back!

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Great news for Devonshire Society fans! Get your diaries out to make sure you don’t miss out on our first gathering for 2024 on Saturday April 13.

We will be back at the Fairfield Community Room (right next to the Fairfield Library). The room sits right on the main street of Fairfield (Station St), surrounded by an assortment of shops, restaurants and cafes, is right next to the library, and there is parking nearby,

After reviewing feedback from attendees, we’re going to try and adding in some events on Sunday, to see what the interest/attendance is. We are excited for the changes we have in store for our women-only event this year, so keep an eye out for more news.

Location: Fairfield Community Room, 84 Arthur St, Fairfield (It is accessible via both Station St and Arthur St)
Date: Saturday 13th April
Time: 11am – 6pm
Cost: $10 non-members, $5 members – includes tea/coffee and devonshire afternoon tea.

Hope to see as many of you there as possible!

Evergreen Games 2024 Announcement

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If the name ‘Evergreen Games’ rings a bell, you are not wrong! This annual one day convention was established to commemorate the life of a dear friend and gamer, Simon “Evergreen” Pearce, who enjoyed and gave so much to the hobby, before being taken from all of us far too soon. All proceeds from Evergreen Games go to the Cure Brain Cancer charity, to help in the fight against the cancer that took him. Evergreen Games was paused during pandemic and is back now with the support of Melbourne Meeples.

So mark your calendars for Saturday May 4! Check next month’s Meeple Monthly for more details on how you can join us to support this worthy cause.

The Friendly Meeples Lounge – March

Friendly Meeples Lounge Podcast hosts Chris Ingold and Jen Florez have been busy little Meeples recording new eps! The first episode of Season 2 was released mid-February with a chat about their Top 5 games due for release in 2024 to watch out for. 

Episode 2 will release on Friday March 8, where Jen and Chris welcome a very special guest, Dan Harris from the Board Game BBQ Crew! They have a great chat about the games they have been playing, a game of Earth-shattering fun, Oros and 2-player games that kept them all having a great time at home with their partners. Definitely an episode not to be missed!

Be sure to subscribe to be the first to hear of new episodes.

OzBunnyCon 2024 Update

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Tickets are On Sale Now

OzBunnyCon 2024 will be running from Friday 29th March to Monday 1st April at the  Glen Waverley Bowls Club, 690 Waverley Rd, Glen Waverley VIC 3150.

You can pick up a four day pass for $55 (+ booking fee), or day passes are $25 (+ booking fee). Don’t leave purchasing tickets too late – it’s an intimate venue and tickets are limited. We’ve sold out the last 3 years and expect 2024 to be no different, so get in quick to avoid disappointment!

Blood on the Clocktower Returns

The ever popular Blood on the Clocktower sessions will return for OzBunnyCon 2024, with numerous games scheduled throughout the weekend, so all those with a love of social deduction can get their fix. Schedule of sessions will be released closer to the event.

Melbourne Meeples Merch Available

Including OzBunnyCon 2024,  MeepleCon X and Melbourne Meeples merch!

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After the popularity of our commemorative MeepleCon X shirts last year we’ve decided to launch some merch for OzBunnyCon 2024, and some adorable Melbourne Meeples items as well.

We have partnered with a local company to produce our merchandise. Even better you can choose to either: Get it delivered to you before OzBunnyCon so you can wash and have it ready for the event, or Select to pick it up at OzBunnyCon in Glen Waverley

Check out what’s on offer !!

Announcing OzBunnyCon 2024

It’s official, Meeps! 4 full days of board gaming fun over Easter in Melbourne’s South East is back for another year!

OzBunnyCon 2024 will be running over the Easter long weekend from Friday the 29th March to Monday 1st April at the Glen Waverley Bowls Club, 690 Waverley Rd, Glen Waverley VIC 3150.

You can pick up a four day pass for $55 (+ booking fee) or day passes are $25 (+ booking fee). It’s an intimate venue and tickets are limited. OzBunnyCon sold out the last 3 years and we anticipate a high demand for tickets again this year, so grab one now before they sell out!To view all the details of OzBunnyCon, including what to expect, how to get there, the food situation, and more, check out

Don’t forget Melbourne Meeples Members get a $20 discount on their ticket and are also entered into an exclusive Members only draw! Check out the discounted Melbourne Meeples Membership before you buy your ticket.

Announcing Board to Death

We’re partnering with our friends at True North to bring you a new event in the Melbourne Meeples calendar, namely Board to Death.

The Board to Death logo sits above artwork of a zombie in a meeple shirt passing a Calico token to the viewer as a red demon holds it's head in it's hands and the Grim Reaper studies his board.

The box from Calico sits on the table as well as some beer and pretzels

Board to Death runs every third Saturday of the month at True North in Coburg (just near the Coburg station and the number 19 tram) starting again on Feb 17th 2024 .

True North is a fantastic cafe with a chilled out vibe and some great retro decor. They serve meals with a rock and roll vibe (and most of them are puns related to 80s and 90s bands and songs). They’re open from the crack of dawn until the dead of night (1am!). 

Unlike Audacious, Board to Death runs during the evenings, currently from 7pm until late.

Featuring all the great modern board games you’ve come to know and love from a Melbourne Meeples event, with the chill vibe of True North and a great variety of drink options and some food to die for.

While we’re aware that some may be disappointed that Audacious is no longer running, we hope that you’ll join us at Board to Death as a new Saturday tradition.

Find out all the gory details on the Board to Death page.

What’s Happening in 2024

There’s a lot of exciting meeple things planned for 2024, and we’re getting started straight away.

Board in the West is the first event on the meeple calendar with the January event starting 6pm, Friday January 5th. Also Board in the East and Games After Dark are not missing a beat and are scheduled as normal in January (BitE Friday 12th and Games After Dark Thursday 18th).

NSEG will return to the Croxton on Sunday February 11th. 

Dates for Devonshire Society are still being organised. We will communicate the details when they are finalised.

Unfortunately Audacious Games will not continue in 2024. We’re looking into the possibility of starting some new events in 2024, and will communicate the details when they are finalised.

Our next major event is OzBunnyCon over the Easter weekend, Friday 29th March – Monday 1st April. Tickets will go on sale in January – we’ll let you know more soon.

Members will hear first and will get first access to purchase tickets at the special member discounted price! 

Watch this space for announcements about OzBunnyCon and all the exciting Meeple events planned for 2024!

2023 – Meeple Year In Review

Hi Meeples!

It was an exciting, almost epic 2023 for our team here at Melbourne Meeples, and for our amazing community of members and supporters. We have more members than we’ve ever had, and hold more events in more areas of the city than ever before too – building on our mission to make board gaming accessible to as many people as possible across our great city.

People take in the games and accessories at the Melbourne Board Game Market 2023

In May the Melbourne Board Game Market brought over 600 people together with a host of local tabletop creatives, as well possibly the largest board game flea market Melbourne has ever seen. On the night before, PAX we brought board gaming to Fed Square, hiding just under cover on a drizzly night and converting many brand new gamers in the process!

People play at MeepleCon 2023

Now, waking from a packed MeepleCon, with more events, volunteers, contests (and raffle prizes!) than ever before and our biggest ever library – it feels important to add a bit of humility. We have an amazing, hard working team it’s true, but all of this is only possible because of you.

You meeps – our supporters, and especially our members – are the magic that makes our community special and keeps the magic alive. When new gamers come to our events – whether MeepleCon or OzBunnyCon, or NSEG, Board in the West, Board in the East, Games after Dark, the Devonshire Society, or Audacious Games – it’s the joy of sitting around a table playing a great game that brings them back, and it’s the other people at the table that make that experience magical. That’s you meeps. To our members – you make such a massive difference in ensuring we can continue doing what we do, and so often you take that next step from being a member to helping run our events and in doing so making board gaming more accessible to more great people like you. Thank you for being awesome, have a fantastic holiday season, and be assured – we have an even better 2024 to look forward to.

All the best,

Chris Ingold
Melbourne Meeples