Large Events Calendar

Jun
27
Wed
Dungeons & Dragons
Jun 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dungeons & Dragons

Not just Wednesday, every day!

We run Introduction to D&D tables, starting fairly regularly. The tables are an introduction to 5th Edition and are ideal for anyone who has little or no experience of Dungeons & Dragons (or Role Playing Games in general), or for folks who have not played in quite a while and want a refresher before they jump in.

There’s also heaps of other tables playing ongoing adventures!

Check out details on our Dungeons and Dragons page!

Then, if you’ve got questions, ask away in our Games Laboratory Roleplaying Games Facebook group.

Support us in keeping the lights on and rent paid by contributing something to the store when you’re in.
Buy some drinks or snacks here, pick up the last D&D book you’re missing, or buy a few dice to donate to your DM. It all helps 😀

League@Lab (Wednesdays)
Jun 27 @ 6:45 pm – 9:45 pm
League@Lab (Wednesdays) @ Games Laboratory | Melbourne | Victoria | Australia

We are continuing our fantastic Board Game League, League@Lab!

Each week we will setup the League participants with a classic game to play. Everyone will play 2 rounds of our specially chosen board game. If you win both of your games you will get a gift voucher to spend on anything in the shop!

The games will be timed and at the end of the round you will take the final results. Even if the game isn’t entirely finished it will end when the time runs out – this is to make sure the league runs on time.

Entry fee is 5 dollars.
6:45 sharp start time.

The games for the next 4 weeks will be:

30th of May – Splendor
6th of June – Carcassonne
13rd of June – Ticket to Ride
20th of June – Monopoly
27th of June – Catan

For the Board Game League we will not be teaching the games on the night, however, we encourage you to come in and use the store copies to familiarise yourself before the night so you can join in on the fun.

This is a fun and casual board gaming League, our goal is that everyone has a fun, relaxed time, and gets to play some awesome board games!!!

Jun
29
Fri
Friday Night Magic
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Draft, Modern, and Standard! Details and times below!

– FNM Booster Draft – Current Set

Registration 5:00pm-5:55pm for a 6pm sharp start – $20 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 45 minute timed rounds.

Everything you draft is yours to keep!
Win a booster as a prize for every match you win
plus FNM promo cards to players who win all their matches!

– FNM Modern Constructed –

Modern is a high powered format of cards from “normal” sets going back to 2003. With such a high power level it can be easy to get blown out of the water if you’re not prepared, so make sure you have an idea of the kinds of decks that see play.

Registration 6:05pm – 6:15pm for a 6:20pm start – $12 Entry.
4 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 45 minute timed rounds.

2-2: $10 credit
3-1: $15 credit
4-0: $25 credit!

plus FNM promo cards to players who win all their matches!

– FNM Standard Constructed –

Standard is a format of approximately the last two years worth of cards from “normal” sets (i.e. not Commander, etc)
Registration 6:35pm – 6:35pm for a 6:40pm 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 45 minute timed rounds.

Win a booster as a prize for every match you win, plus FNM promo cards to players who win all their matches!

– FNM Speed Draft – Current Set

Registration 6:40pm-6:55pm for a 7pm sharp start – $20 entry.

Speed Draft – we only allocate 20 minutes for the Draft process, and another 10 for deck construction. You’ll need to keep your table moving!

Then you’ll smash through 3x 40 minute rounds, each round you’ll be paired up with someone who has won the same number of matches as you.

Everything you draft is yours to keep!
Win a booster as a prize for every match you win
plus FNM promo cards to players who win all their matches!

Jul
4
Wed
Dungeons & Dragons
Jul 4 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dungeons & Dragons

Not just Wednesday, every day!

We run Introduction to D&D tables, starting fairly regularly. The tables are an introduction to 5th Edition and are ideal for anyone who has little or no experience of Dungeons & Dragons (or Role Playing Games in general), or for folks who have not played in quite a while and want a refresher before they jump in.

There’s also heaps of other tables playing ongoing adventures!

Check out details on our Dungeons and Dragons page!

Then, if you’ve got questions, ask away in our Games Laboratory Roleplaying Games Facebook group.

Support us in keeping the lights on and rent paid by contributing something to the store when you’re in.
Buy some drinks or snacks here, pick up the last D&D book you’re missing, or buy a few dice to donate to your DM. It all helps 😀

Jul
6
Fri
Friday Night Magic
Jul 6 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Draft, Modern, and Standard! Details and times below!

– FNM Booster Draft – Current Set

Registration 5:00pm-5:55pm for a 6pm sharp start – $20 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 45 minute timed rounds.

Everything you draft is yours to keep!
Win a booster as a prize for every match you win
plus FNM promo cards to players who win all their matches!

– FNM Modern Constructed –

Modern is a high powered format of cards from “normal” sets going back to 2003. With such a high power level it can be easy to get blown out of the water if you’re not prepared, so make sure you have an idea of the kinds of decks that see play.

Registration 6:05pm – 6:15pm for a 6:20pm start – $12 Entry.
4 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 45 minute timed rounds.

2-2: $10 credit
3-1: $15 credit
4-0: $25 credit!

plus FNM promo cards to players who win all their matches!

– FNM Standard Constructed –

Standard is a format of approximately the last two years worth of cards from “normal” sets (i.e. not Commander, etc)
Registration 6:35pm – 6:35pm for a 6:40pm 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 45 minute timed rounds.

Win a booster as a prize for every match you win, plus FNM promo cards to players who win all their matches!

– FNM Speed Draft – Current Set

Registration 6:40pm-6:55pm for a 7pm sharp start – $20 entry.

Speed Draft – we only allocate 20 minutes for the Draft process, and another 10 for deck construction. You’ll need to keep your table moving!

Then you’ll smash through 3x 40 minute rounds, each round you’ll be paired up with someone who has won the same number of matches as you.

Everything you draft is yours to keep!
Win a booster as a prize for every match you win
plus FNM promo cards to players who win all their matches!

Jul
7
Sat
Core Set 2019 Prerelease
Jul 7 @ 9:30 am – Jul 8 @ 11:00 pm
Core Set 2019 Prerelease @ Games Laboratory | Melbourne | Victoria | Australia

Core Set 2019 Prerelease!
July 7th-8th

Give your magic collection a Core!!!
Invite your friends!

Prereleases are a celebration of a new Magic set. They are a series of events run over one huge weekend! Each event runs for about 4 hours.
They’re a fun, casual, low-commitment way to play with a bunch of like-minded Magic players, and get a heap of new cards!

Every player gets a prerelease pack, plus an extra 2 Core Set 2019 Packs for participation!

Each prerelease pack contains:

  • 6 boosters of Core Set 2019
  • A stamped promo card, which could be any rare or mythic rare from the set!
  • Spindown life counter

You’ll build a deck from those cards. You’re on an even playing field with everyone else, making a deck from your prerelease pack instead of using one brought from home.

Build a 40 card minimum deck using about 23 of the cards from the prerelease pack and roughly 17 basic lands, borrowed from the store.

The event runs for three 45 minute rounds, each being a best of three games against someone who has won as many rounds as you.

To support a casual Prerelease environment, every player gets 2 boosters for participation, so you can play stress-free matches, experimenting with new cards without fear of failure.

As a little extra incentive for wins we’re also adding a random pick from our prize wall per match win. There’s lucky-dip rares, snacks, drinks, boosters and a few grand prizes to be won.
These aren’t coming out of any kind of total prize pool, they’re an extra thing we’re adding on top of the participation boosters to give a sense of achievement to well earned victories.

Preregister by 8pm Wednesday 4th July
to guarantee your place!

Plus, there are preregistration discounts on 6-Event tickets, Core Set 2019 Boxes, and Core Set 2019 Bundles!

Entry and Preregistration
Only $35 per event, or a $180 discount ticket preregistering for all 6 events for a single person!

We strongly recommend preregistering to guarantee your place in the event, preregistration closes at 8pm on the Wednesday before the prerelease!

Saturday 7th of July:

  • Single Player – 10am
  • Two Headed Giant (2HG) – 2.30pm
  • Single Player – 7pm

Sunday 8th of July:

  • Two Headed Giant (2HG) – 10am
  • Single Player – 2.30pm
  • Single Player – 7pm

Two-Headed Giant Events – (What’s that?)

Both the Saturday 2:30pm and Sunday 10am events are be Two-Headed Giant (2HG)!
Bring a friend and play together as a team!

In 2HG both players get a prerelease pack, then combine them into one big stack to build two decks from.
All the prizes listed above are per player, so both players get 2 boosters of Core Set 2019 for participation and a pick from the prizes wall for each match win.

To preregister for Two-Headed Giant, BOTH HEADS must preregister! It doesn’t have to be at the same time, but you both need to do it so you’re not left headless.

For rules questions check out the 2HG rules FAQ!

Jul
11
Wed
Dungeons & Dragons
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dungeons & Dragons

Not just Wednesday, every day!

We run Introduction to D&D tables, starting fairly regularly. The tables are an introduction to 5th Edition and are ideal for anyone who has little or no experience of Dungeons & Dragons (or Role Playing Games in general), or for folks who have not played in quite a while and want a refresher before they jump in.

There’s also heaps of other tables playing ongoing adventures!

Check out details on our Dungeons and Dragons page!

Then, if you’ve got questions, ask away in our Games Laboratory Roleplaying Games Facebook group.

Support us in keeping the lights on and rent paid by contributing something to the store when you’re in.
Buy some drinks or snacks here, pick up the last D&D book you’re missing, or buy a few dice to donate to your DM. It all helps 😀

Jul
13
Fri
Friday Night Magic
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Draft, Modern, and Standard! Details and times below!

– FNM Booster Draft – Current Set

Registration 5:00pm-5:55pm for a 6pm sharp start – $20 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 45 minute timed rounds.

Everything you draft is yours to keep!
Win a booster as a prize for every match you win
plus FNM promo cards to players who win all their matches!

– FNM Modern Constructed –

Modern is a high powered format of cards from “normal” sets going back to 2003. With such a high power level it can be easy to get blown out of the water if you’re not prepared, so make sure you have an idea of the kinds of decks that see play.

Registration 6:05pm – 6:15pm for a 6:20pm start – $12 Entry.
4 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 45 minute timed rounds.

2-2: $10 credit
3-1: $15 credit
4-0: $25 credit!

plus FNM promo cards to players who win all their matches!

– FNM Standard Constructed –

Standard is a format of approximately the last two years worth of cards from “normal” sets (i.e. not Commander, etc)
Registration 6:35pm – 6:35pm for a 6:40pm 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 45 minute timed rounds.

Win a booster as a prize for every match you win, plus FNM promo cards to players who win all their matches!

– FNM Speed Draft – Current Set

Registration 6:40pm-6:55pm for a 7pm sharp start – $20 entry.

Speed Draft – we only allocate 20 minutes for the Draft process, and another 10 for deck construction. You’ll need to keep your table moving!

Then you’ll smash through 3x 40 minute rounds, each round you’ll be paired up with someone who has won the same number of matches as you.

Everything you draft is yours to keep!
Win a booster as a prize for every match you win
plus FNM promo cards to players who win all their matches!

Jul
18
Wed
Dungeons & Dragons
Jul 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dungeons & Dragons

Not just Wednesday, every day!

We run Introduction to D&D tables, starting fairly regularly. The tables are an introduction to 5th Edition and are ideal for anyone who has little or no experience of Dungeons & Dragons (or Role Playing Games in general), or for folks who have not played in quite a while and want a refresher before they jump in.

There’s also heaps of other tables playing ongoing adventures!

Check out details on our Dungeons and Dragons page!

Then, if you’ve got questions, ask away in our Games Laboratory Roleplaying Games Facebook group.

Support us in keeping the lights on and rent paid by contributing something to the store when you’re in.
Buy some drinks or snacks here, pick up the last D&D book you’re missing, or buy a few dice to donate to your DM. It all helps 😀

Jul
20
Fri
Friday Night Magic
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Draft, Modern, and Standard! Details and times below!

– FNM Booster Draft – Current Set

Registration 5:00pm-5:55pm for a 6pm sharp start – $20 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 45 minute timed rounds.

Everything you draft is yours to keep!
Win a booster as a prize for every match you win
plus FNM promo cards to players who win all their matches!

– FNM Modern Constructed –

Modern is a high powered format of cards from “normal” sets going back to 2003. With such a high power level it can be easy to get blown out of the water if you’re not prepared, so make sure you have an idea of the kinds of decks that see play.

Registration 6:05pm – 6:15pm for a 6:20pm start – $12 Entry.
4 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 45 minute timed rounds.

2-2: $10 credit
3-1: $15 credit
4-0: $25 credit!

plus FNM promo cards to players who win all their matches!

– FNM Standard Constructed –

Standard is a format of approximately the last two years worth of cards from “normal” sets (i.e. not Commander, etc)
Registration 6:35pm – 6:35pm for a 6:40pm 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 45 minute timed rounds.

Win a booster as a prize for every match you win, plus FNM promo cards to players who win all their matches!

– FNM Speed Draft – Current Set

Registration 6:40pm-6:55pm for a 7pm sharp start – $20 entry.

Speed Draft – we only allocate 20 minutes for the Draft process, and another 10 for deck construction. You’ll need to keep your table moving!

Then you’ll smash through 3x 40 minute rounds, each round you’ll be paired up with someone who has won the same number of matches as you.

Everything you draft is yours to keep!
Win a booster as a prize for every match you win
plus FNM promo cards to players who win all their matches!