All New Jigsaw Race: The Scientist’s Jigsaw

We are starting a new series of Jigsaw puzzle competitions!

Grab your friends or come with your family for this truly unique event! Each team will be given a puzzle to put together and the first two teams will get bragging rights!

 

The winning teams will each get an awesome 1500 piece puzzle!

 

We hope to see you all here Saturday 21st of October!
Bring your friends!

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Spring Cleaning – Weekly Magic Events Update

Spring has sprung, and among other thing we’re tidying up the weekly Magic structure, hopefully striking a balance between events that are fun for you to play and also worthwhile for us to run.

Starting Tuesday, 5th September these changes apply to our constructed events;

  • Our weekly constructed events will be $12 entry. That includes
    – Tuesday Modern at 6:30
    – Thursday Legacy at 6:30
    – Thursday Standard at 7:00
    – Friday Modern at 6:30
    – Friday Standard at 7:00
    – plus any weekend events like Standard Showdown
  • All Standard events will be 3 rounds, with a booster per win!
  • Other Constructed events remain 4 rounds, and keep the existing prize structure: $10 credit for 2 wins, $15 credit for 3 wins, and $25 credit for 4 wins.

We’ve updated the details for these events on the website calendar, so you can check them all in one place.

Thanks for all your feedback and input in getting to this point. If you’ve got questions, send us an email at mad_scientist@gameslaboratory.com.au

King of New York Board Game Event

We are continuing our series of board game organised play events.
Made by the renowned game designer Richard Garfield we present King of New York!

There’s a learn to play session at the start of the event, so anyone can play, even if you haven’t played King of New York before!

Win a copy of King of New York and cool promo prizes!

We hope to see you all here Saturday October 7th!
Bring your friends!

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Colt Express Board Game Event

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

There’s a learn to play session at the start of the event, so anyone can play, even if you haven’t played Colt Express before!

Win a copy of Colt Express and cool promo prizes!

We hope to see you all here Saturday September 2nd!
Bring your friends!

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Codenames Pictures Board Game Event

This time we will be playing one of our favourite games Codenames Pictures!

As a special occasion, for every 2 players we will be adding a copy of Codenames Pictures, to the prize pool!

There’s a learn to play session at the start of the event, so anyone can play, even if you haven’t played Codenames Pictures before!

Win a copy of Codenames Pictures and cool promo prizes!

We hope to see you all here Saturday 22 of July!
Bring your friends!

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X-Wing 100pt Tournament

We are running monthly 100pt Standard X-Wing Tournaments!  The next one is June 3rd, in our upstairs Event Space.

This is a fairly casual event, focused on growing our fantastic X-Wing community and trying out cool lists.

Prizes will are given for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and each player will receive a prize just for participating! Also some C-3PO promo crew cards will be given out randomly based on attendance!

To register for the event be at Games Laboratory on June 3rd between 11:00-11:50am ready for 12pm start!

We hope to see you all there!

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Sushi Go Party Board Game Event

We are continuing our series of board game organised play events.
This time we will play Sushi Go Party!

There’s a learn to play session at the start of the event, so anyone can play, even if you haven’t played Sushi Go Party before!

Win a copy of Sushi Go Party and cool promo prizes!

We hope to see you all here Saturday 10 of June!
Bring your friends!

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Broom Service Board Game Event

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

There’s a learn to play session at the start of the event, so anyone can play, even if you haven’t played Broom Service before!

Win a copy of Broom Service and cool promo prizes!

We hope to see you all here Saturday 06 of May!
Bring your friends!

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Event Space Booking – NEW!

We’re introducing table bookings to the upstairs event space on Wednesdays and Thursdays!

Wednesday and Thursday nights are getting increasingly busy, so to both help guarantee a table for you, and to help us cover the costs of maintenance and cleaning, we’re starting an online table booking system for the event space.

Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5pm-10pm the event space will only be available to groups who have made a booking.

There are no changes to the retail space, everyone is still welcome to come and play, as space permits, with some tables being used for events down here.

Moving to this system also means that if there’s sufficient demand we may be able to extend the event space opening times to Monday and Tuesday,  as the booking fees can cover the costs of extra staffing and maintenance. More space = more opportunities for games!

The booking cost will cover:

  • Guaranteeing you space for the night
  • Access to the Board Games Library and Dungeons and Dragons Library
  • Access to wargaming tabletops and the terrain library
  • Our costs for cleaning and maintenance, as well as keeping the lights on and rent paid

Bookings are a flat rate for the evening, calculated on the size of the tables you’re using.
8-seat tables are $20 for the night, 4-seat tables are $10.
Each table only has a certain number of seats, if you end up with extra people coming you will need to book an extra table to accommodate.

A reminder The Alchemist’s Refuge is our only licensed area, space there is at a premium, and is for groups enjoying beverages.

If you’ve got questions get in touch!
You can ask in store, email booking@gameslaboratory.com.au, or give us anonymous feedback at sayat.me/GamesLaboratory (and optionally allow us to respond so we can follow up)

Check out our Bookings page for more details!