Games Laboratory
Games Laboratory
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At Games Laboratory, we believe Play is paramount for young and old alike. We strive to offer the smoothest events, the nicest play space and the most helpful staff. We regularly organise structured play events, ranging from new-player Learn to Play all the way to serious competitive tournament play with huge prizes. We buy and sell Magic: the Gathering cards and have a great range of the best board games, card accessories and much more! We aim to be a rally point for gamers of all stripes, so please drop in to chat about the games you love. Our staff are not just friendly, but all play various games and are sure to keep everything fun and fair! If you’re interested in running some events get in touch, we’ve helped run all sorts of things from a handful of people roleplaying in the dark, through to 180+ player national level and championship events for games like Magic: the Gathering. We draw from a team experienced in managing teams of officials on the world stage,
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Marleen
Sooke, Canada134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
I attended a board games night in the upstairs games room. This place is fantastic - well worth your time and table fee. Great atmosphere, great amenities. Love the fact that you can rent a locker and stash your board games, so you don't have to drive them back and forth every week. If I lived in Melbourne, I know I'd spend a lot of time here. Makes me want to get back into pen and paper roleplaying games as well.
Written 31 October 2019
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Cris
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
It has it all board games, magic, beer, and a sick kitchen. Can't really ask for much else. Would encourage anyone to check it out!!!
Written 14 September 2019
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Impydevil
Melbourne, Australia33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Games Laboratory may seem like a retail store at first, however there is also social event spaces in which they often host different gaming events (advertised on their website and facebook).

D&D, MtG, Board Games, and anything else that requires you to sit at a table and play, they've pretty much got you covered. There is an extensive gaming library where you can hire games and table space very cheaply, and there is also a bar downstairs that does good snack food and drinks as well.

I've found myself coming back again and again, and the staff are very funny and friendly. If you're looking for something fun to do, and you have no friends to play games with, they even do meet n greets.

It's well worth your time to drop in and have a chat, book into one of the events that they host, or drag some friends in for a drink and a game in the bar downstairs.
Written 12 September 2019
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Thanks for the review! :) Looking very much forward to see you in the near future. Have a great day!
Written 13 September 2019
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