Calendar

Feb
24
Sat
Rivals of Ixalan Standard Showdown!
Feb 24 @ 11:00 am
Rivals of Ixalan Standard Showdown!

Just like our regular Thursday night Standard, but with Standard Showdown boosters made by Wizards.

Standard is a format of approximately the last two years worth of cards from “normal” sets (i.e. not Commander, etc)
Registration 10:00am – 10:55am for an 11am start – $12 Entry.
3 rounds, each round you’ll be paired up with someone who has won the same number of matches as you to play a best of three match in 50 minutes.

Win a booster as a prize for every match you win, this includes the Standard Showdown booster.

We’ll focusing on participation first to try and spread them as widely as possible.

Each booster contains:

  • 2 rare or mythic rare cards from a currently legal Standard set
  • 1 premium basic land
  • 1 premium card of any rarity from a currently legal Standard set

We’re running seven standard showdown events, all on Saturdays. There’s a draft after each one, starting at 2pm.

What is standard?

Mar
3
Sat
Rivals of Ixalan Standard Showdown!
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am
Rivals of Ixalan Standard Showdown!

Just like our regular Thursday night Standard, but with Standard Showdown boosters made by Wizards.

Standard is a format of approximately the last two years worth of cards from “normal” sets (i.e. not Commander, etc)
Registration 10:00am – 10:55am for an 11am start – $12 Entry.
3 rounds, each round you’ll be paired up with someone who has won the same number of matches as you to play a best of three match in 50 minutes.

Win a booster as a prize for every match you win, this includes the Standard Showdown booster.

We’ll focusing on participation first to try and spread them as widely as possible.

Each booster contains:

  • 2 rare or mythic rare cards from a currently legal Standard set
  • 1 premium basic land
  • 1 premium card of any rarity from a currently legal Standard set

We’re running seven standard showdown events, all on Saturdays. There’s a draft after each one, starting at 2pm.

What is standard?

Lab’s Monthly Challenge: Settlers!
Mar 3 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Lab's Monthly Challenge: Settlers! @ Melbourne | Victoria | Australia

We are continuing our Monthly Board Game Sessions!

The Games Laboratory Monthly Challenge

This month we will be playing Kingdom Builder, Catan, and Raiders of the North Sea!

The game of the year in 2012 was Kingdom Builder and it is one of our favourite euro-games. In it players create their own kingdoms by skillfully building their settlements, while aiming to earn the most gold at the end of the game.

Catan is an all time classic. Place your settlements in the unconquered island of Catan; gain resources, trade with fellow players and establish your presence on the island as the dominant nation.

Raiders of the North Sea is set in the years during of the Viking Age. As Viking warriors, players seek to impress their Chieftain by raiding unsuspecting settlements. You will need to assemble a crew, collect provisions and journey North to plunder gold, iron, livestock and victory points.

There will not be a learn to play session for these events. We expect all players to be familiar with the rules of all of these games. Luckily, all the games are available in our Board Game Library to try out before hand!

You will play 3 Rounds, one for each game. The rounds are timed depending on the games of the month, it can go from 40~60 minutes. Even if your game isn’t entirely finished it will end when the time runs out.

You will get 3 points for coming in 1st and 1 point for 2nd place on your respective table. At the end of the event we will give Store Credit prizes to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place based on the points you got for each round.

Plus, during the event all players will have a 10% discount on the featured games!

Board Game Event Schedule

Round 1 – 12:00 pm

Round 2 – 1:00 pm

Round 3 – 3:00 pm

Approximate Finish Time – 4:00 pm

$15 Entry

We hope to see you all here Saturday March 3rd !
Bring your friends!

Mar
10
Sat
Rivals of Ixalan Standard Showdown!
Mar 10 @ 11:00 am
Rivals of Ixalan Standard Showdown!

Just like our regular Thursday night Standard, but with Standard Showdown boosters made by Wizards.

Standard is a format of approximately the last two years worth of cards from “normal” sets (i.e. not Commander, etc)
Registration 10:00am – 10:55am for an 11am start – $12 Entry.
3 rounds, each round you’ll be paired up with someone who has won the same number of matches as you to play a best of three match in 50 minutes.

Win a booster as a prize for every match you win, this includes the Standard Showdown booster.

We’ll focusing on participation first to try and spread them as widely as possible.

Each booster contains:

  • 2 rare or mythic rare cards from a currently legal Standard set
  • 1 premium basic land
  • 1 premium card of any rarity from a currently legal Standard set

We’re running seven standard showdown events, all on Saturdays. There’s a draft after each one, starting at 2pm.

What is standard?

Learn to Play Event: Boss Monster!
Mar 10 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Learn to Play Event: Boss Monster! @ Games Laboratory | Melbourne | Victoria | Australia

We are continuing our series of board game organised play events.
This time we will play Boss Monster!

Boss Monster: Play as the end boss of an 8-bit dungeon, crafting a hall of traps to kill the heroes!

The Dungeon Building Card Game pits players in a competition to build the ultimate dungeon. Players compete to lure and destroy helpless adventurers, racing to outbid one another to see who can build the most enticing, treasure-filled dungeon.

Players juggle between: the need to lure Heroes faster their opponents, and killing those Heroes before they reach your Boss. Players interact with each other by building rooms and playing Spells. Rooms have their own damage and treasure values. More attractive rooms tend to deal less damage, so a Boss who is too greedy can become attacked by deadly Heroes.

There’ll be a learn-to-play session at the start from one of our experienced board gamers.
Anyone can play, even if you haven’t tried Boss Monster before!

After learning to play, there’ll be two rounds with random players. At the end of every round, there’ll be a chance to vote for the friendliest and most strategic players, and chances to win copies of Boss Monster!

We’re also giving away exclusive Boss Monster promos and a funky crown!

Board Game Event Schedule

Learn to Play Session – 12:00 pm

Round 1 – 12:30 pm

Round 2 – 2:00 pm

Approximate Finish Time – 4:00 pm

$10 Entry

We hope to see you all here Saturday March 10th!
Bring your friends!

Mar
17
Sat
Rivals of Ixalan Standard Showdown!
Mar 17 @ 11:00 am
Rivals of Ixalan Standard Showdown!

Just like our regular Thursday night Standard, but with Standard Showdown boosters made by Wizards.

Standard is a format of approximately the last two years worth of cards from “normal” sets (i.e. not Commander, etc)
Registration 10:00am – 10:55am for an 11am start – $12 Entry.
3 rounds, each round you’ll be paired up with someone who has won the same number of matches as you to play a best of three match in 50 minutes.

Win a booster as a prize for every match you win, this includes the Standard Showdown booster.

We’ll focusing on participation first to try and spread them as widely as possible.

Each booster contains:

  • 2 rare or mythic rare cards from a currently legal Standard set
  • 1 premium basic land
  • 1 premium card of any rarity from a currently legal Standard set

We’re running seven standard showdown events, all on Saturdays. There’s a draft after each one, starting at 2pm.

What is standard?

Test Tube Learn to Play: Photosynthesis
Mar 17 @ 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Test Tube Learn to Play: Photosynthesis @ Melbourne | Victoria | Australia

Test Tube: Learn to Play – Photosynthesis!

Saturday March 17th, 12:00 PM Start

Test Tube: Learn to Play

This month we will be playing Photosynthesis!

Photosynthesis is an abstract strategy game designed by Hjalmar Hach and published by Blue Orange Games. Players will enact the growth of the forest, using the sun’s energy to grow and populate. Players will shadow other’s trees and work to their ultimate goal, a long and happy life in the deepest depths of the forest.

We can’t play Photosynthesis with more than 4 players at one time, we will schedule plays in 1 hour blocks of time throughout the day. You can either come in 15 minutes before your block is set to start, or earlier, and if there are enough people, I will teach you some smaller games while you wait.

We guarantee that you will get to play Photosynthesis once during the event.

At the end of the event, once all players have had a chance to play, we will giveaway a board game to one lucky attendee. If you are not present at the end of the event, we will contact you so that you can come pick it up in your own time.

In addition, all players will have a 10% discount on any games we teach during the event!

$10 Entry

We can only support 16 people for this event, to ensure your spot, you can call before the event at 03 9602 2075 and pay over the phone, or pay in store.

Best times to do so are Monday-Friday from 10:30am-6:00pm.

This will ensure a spot in the event, and give you the best possible chance to be placed in a block that works for you.

Time Schedule

Learn to Play Registration Starts 12:00 pm

Block 1: 12:30pm-1:30pm

Block 2: 1:30pm-2:30pm

Block 3: 2:30pm-3:30pm

Block 4: 3:30pm-4:30pm

Learn to Play Event Ends – 4:30pm

Please ensure you arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of your assigned block.

We hope to see you all there Saturday March 17th!

Mar
18
Sun
Netrunner Store Championship
Mar 18 @ 11:00 am
Netrunner Store Championship

Games Laboratory is proud to present the Netrunner Store Championships!

$20 Entry

Registration open 10:00-10:50 for an 11:00 start.
Bring a deck list with you or come with enough time to write one out, late players will be penalised.

Official Store Champions Kit Prize Support.

  • Champion: The winner receives a Store Championship plaque (it’s pretty cool!) and a card granting one first-round bye at a Regional Championship of the player’s choice.
  • Finalists:  The top two players will each receive a printed acrylic Virus token .
  • Top Four: The top four players will each receive a playmat depicting Smoke in pure style.
  • Top Eight: The top eight players will each  receive a deckbox to hold your assets and hardware in.
  • Top Thirty-Two: The top thirty-two players will each receive a copy of the alternate art card “Fisk Investment Seminar”

Swiss Rounds according to official Fantasy Flight Games Tournament Organisation guidelines.

 

Mar
24
Sat
Rivals of Ixalan Standard Showdown!
Mar 24 @ 11:00 am
Rivals of Ixalan Standard Showdown!

Just like our regular Thursday night Standard, but with Standard Showdown boosters made by Wizards.

Standard is a format of approximately the last two years worth of cards from “normal” sets (i.e. not Commander, etc)
Registration 10:00am – 10:55am for an 11am start – $12 Entry.
3 rounds, each round you’ll be paired up with someone who has won the same number of matches as you to play a best of three match in 50 minutes.

Win a booster as a prize for every match you win, this includes the Standard Showdown booster.

We’ll focusing on participation first to try and spread them as widely as possible.

Each booster contains:

  • 2 rare or mythic rare cards from a currently legal Standard set
  • 1 premium basic land
  • 1 premium card of any rarity from a currently legal Standard set

We’re running seven standard showdown events, all on Saturdays. There’s a draft after each one, starting at 2pm.

What is standard?

Apr
7
Sat
Games Laboratory Rivals of Ixalan Store Championship
Apr 7 @ 11:00 am
Games Laboratory Rivals of Ixalan Store Championship

Become a Champion!

Standard is a format of approximately the last two years worth of cards from “normal” sets (i.e. not Commander, etc)
Registration 10:00am – 10:55am for an 11am start – $12 Entry.

The number of rounds will be determined by the amount of players following Swiss tournament structure, with a cut to Top 8. Each round you’ll be paired up with someone who has won the same number of matches as you to play a best of three match in 50 minutes.

What is standard?

Win boosters as well as an exclusive card from the upcoming set, Rivals of Ixalan. Participants will receive a full art foil card!

Plus the Top 8 players will receive a special store champs box.

Finally our Champion will receive a playmat.

*details of the prizes will be updated as more info is released*