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James Allen
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As a Canadian travelling to the land of Aus in a couple of weeks (20 more sleeps to be exact) for a period of about 3 weeks, I would love to get a peek at the gaming scene in the land down under.

I'm going to be staying in and around Thornton in NSW, with a number of trips into Sydney as well.

A search on Google led me to the "Sydney Games Centre", which looks like a start as far as retailers go. Can anyone recommend some other stores in the area?

Also, are there any regular gaming groups that I could visit and perhaps get a game or two in at?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions you can offer.

Sincerely,
James Allen
 
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Can't offer any advice, but if you learn this song you might get a pint or two:

New South Wales

cho: Here we are in New South Wales
Shearing sheep as big as whales, with
Leather necks and jaggy tails
And hides as tough as rusty nails.

When shearing comes, lay down your drums
Step to the boards you brand-new chums
With the rattum-rattum-rub-a-dub-dub
We'll send you back on the lime juice tub.

The brand new chums and cappy sons
Fancy they're the greatest guns.
Fancy they can shear the wool
But the beggars can only tear and pull.

Though you live beyond your means
Your daughters wear no crinolines;
Nor are they bothered by boots or shoes
But live wild in the bush with the kangaroos.

Oh it's home I'd like to be
Far from the bush and back country
Sixteen thousand miles I've come
To spend my life as a shearing bum.


 
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Steve McIlhatton
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Hi James,

Here are a couple of retailers...
www.tinsoldier.com.au
www.gamesparadise.com.au

I've got a regular gaming group that meets on a Wednesday night in the Sutherland Shire which you're welcome to come along to.

We also play the occasional weekend session... send me a geekmail with some dates of when you think you will be in Sydney and I can try and organise a Saturday gaming session.

Cheers

Steve
 
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David Hawkins
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berserkley wrote:
Can't offer any advice, but if you learn this song you might get a pint or two:


Pints are for foreigners in other states. In NSW we drink schooners!

Friday night games happen from 6pm at Unlimited Games and Hobbies in Blacktown.

Thornton as I understand it is on the Central Coast which means you are least 1 hour to 1.5 hours by car from Sydney City, Blacktown, Sutherland, Burwood, Glebe, etc which seems to be where the gaming happens.

PM me if you want more info.
 
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DavidhGeek wrote:
berserkley wrote:
Can't offer any advice, but if you learn this song you might get a pint or two:


Pints are for foreigners in other states. In NSW we drink schooners!


Pots here, unless you are in one of those English or Irish themed pubs.
 
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If you can make the first Saturday of the month, try the Paddington Bears. Originally an ASL Club, but there is a fair bit of variety of the tables these days. This weekend we are having a CDG fest!

Our website
http://users.tpg.com.au/mmjm/pbasl.html

We also have a Yahoo Groups called ASL-AU where we do a fair bit of chat about who plays whom and what games. There is a link on the Bears page.

There is also a Sydney Games Club Yahoo group, which is every 2nd Saturday of the month I think. Out in the wild, wooly west..
 
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James, try posting in the Glebers thread:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/1129181
 
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http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/120302
 
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Greg Cox
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Sorry James the Glebe Boardgames Group is in something of a hiatus at the moment.
 
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If you're in the city near Central, a few of us meet up at Good Games (above KFC on George St opposite Railway Square) on Fridays at lunchtime.

Just let us know you're coming by posting here -

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/1186896

(some of us may be available at other times too.)
 
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James,

My wife and I fell in love with Australia when we travelled there a couple of years ago (we spent a couple of weeks in the Sydney area and a couple of weeks in the Perth area). I also became very fond of footy when I was over there and even joined the Ontario Australian Football League (www.ontariofooty.com) when I got back home, playing for the Etobicoke Kangaroos (www.roosafc.ca).

Enjoy your trip, and drink a VB or two for me!

Cheers!

Josh.
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James Allen
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Thanks for all the responses!

Still nailing down a travel schedule but, if I can work it out, I'll be in touch.

Cheers,
James
 
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