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.
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!
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,