Mind Games - Established in 1977 and based in the heart of Melbourne's CBD, Mind Games is one of the biggest games shops in Australia. We have a wide range of board games, puzzles, role-playing and miniature games and supplies.

Back to the Root!

This much-praised board game is back on our shelves here at Mind Games! A top seller and staff favourite, Root has been consistently selling out as soon as we get it in, so now is your chance to grab a copy! War, intrigue, and adorable woodland critters - what's not to love? Root is an asymmetrical deep strategy wargame for 2-4 players (or up to 6 with the expansion) where each player controls a unique race, each with their own type of troops, territories and paths to victory! Choose between the different factions of cute little animals, and wage war like never before! Root is available (again) at both of our CBD stores - 145 & 244 Swanston street!

The new Keyforge has ascended!

Keyforge has taken collectable card gamers by storm, a game where every deck is unique, coming pre-built and ready-to-play - what could be any simpler and easier to get into? Now, the best-seller's second set is out! Keyforge: Age of Ascension introduces 204 brand-new cards to the game's immense cardpool, providing even more unique decks! Keyforge: Age of Ascension is now available at Mind Games - 145 & 244 Swanston street.

The wait is over! 🌹

Role-players, rejoice - the long-awaited supplements for Vampire: The Masquerade, one of biggest titles of 2018, are here! Both Camarilla and Anarch books are now available at Mind Games, 244 Swanston street store. Brilliant writing, gorgeous art, and tonnes of information for Vampire: The Masquerade campaign runners. Get your hands on one of these supplements before they sell out!

Alahambra - our latest game of the week!

Take part in one of the most ambitious architectural projects of the Spanish Middle Ages in our new game of the week - Alhambra! The year is 1278, and you are travelling to Granada, Spain, to take part in the most exciting project of the time! Gifted architects from both Europe and Arabia come together to showcase their craft. Employ the most talented and competent team of workers, but make sure you keep track of your spending! In Alhambra, players work toward constructing buildings within their complex, while managing 4 different currencies within the game. Workers are paid in their native currency, and so different buildings are available through one of the 4 currencies. Your job is to man

Ghosts of Saltmarsh - out today!

A collection of some of the best classic D&D adventures, the newly released Ghosts of Saltmarsh brings you the quintessential First ed. Dungeons & Dragons "U" series, together with some of the most popular nautical adventures from the history of Dungeon Magazine. The classic titles, such as Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh, Danger at Dunwater, Salvage Operation, Isle of the Abbey, The Final Enemy, Tammeraut’s Fate, The Styes.. all are back in a brand new packaging, to be re-discovered and enjoyed by role-players once more! The port town of Saltmarsh serves as a perfect starting point for a nautical adventure, and each campaign in the supplement can be played both individually or as a series, as

Planeswalker weekend at Mind Games

Come by our 244 Swanston street store on Saturday, May 25th - partake in our celebration of the many Planeswalkers of Magic: The Gathering universe. Planeswalkers are some of the most powerful beings in the world of Magic: The Gathering. They possess various special abilities and most importantly can travel from one plane, or world, to another. You, the player, are amongst them! For this unique event, we are running a game of Sealed - each player constructs a deck with 6 booster packs. What's the twist? Planeswalker cards can be cast using mana of any colour! No limitations! This means that a blue-black Planeswalker can be part of a mono-green deck. Let the battles begin! The event takes pla

Thornwatch - our new game of the week!

You are invited into the mysterious, perilous world of The Eyrewood in our new game of the week - Thornwatch! Submerge into a wondrous adventure, bridging the gap between a role-playing game and a tabletop board game experience. In Thornwatch, players are spirits of the long-forgotten heroes - the Blade, Briarlock, Greenheart, Guard, Sage, and Warden - summoned back in a forest ritual. None of the spirits know each other, or the nature of their dangerous mission. One player is selected as the Judge, enacting the will of the Judging Wood. Once the heroes are summoned, their challenging adventure begins! You must slay monsters, solve mysteries, and delve deeper into Eyrewood, going through bea

Warhammer Fantasy, in pog form!

This week's "game you might have missed" is Warhammer: Disk Wars, a miniatures war game where the miniatures have been replaced by pog-like cardboard disks! On the surface the concept sounds bizarre, but hiding under its humble exterior Diskwars boasts a robust and engaging tactical skirmish game system! Each turn players secretly decide on a tactics card to play, which determines who goes first, how many units activate that turn, and what special abilities they may trigger. These cards don't refresh until a player has emptied their whole hand, making the decision of which card to play and when, an engaging and strategic puzzle. Once activated, units move by flipping end over end, pinning an

Magic at Mind Games!

This Friday, 17th of May come by our 244 Swanston St. store for your weekly dose of Magic: The Gathering! We'll be running a quick game of Sealed using the War of the Spark theme booster packs. These new boosters contain 35 cards each, and are essentially a ready-to-play deck - just add some land and you're good to go! Each theme booster is of one specific colour of mana, so we'll be running mono-battles! This provides a very levelled game, and is new-player friendly. So choose your mana colour, and let's see who comes out on top by the end of the night! Entry fee is $10 and includes 1 theme booster. Please bring some basic lands with you; we will have some in store, but more is better! The

Explore, Expand, Exploit and Exterminate in Heroes of Land, Air & Sea!

Take control of one of four classic fantasy races in this 4x-style board game and grow it into the most dominant kingdom on the map! Balance the use of your workers as you explore, gather resources and construct new structures. Develop new technologies to expand faster across the skies and seas and research stronger units and upgrades. Wage war using unique armies and the tactics they each bring to the table as you pursue one of four different victory conditions! "History is written by the victors" and there are many paths to victory in Heroes of Land, Air and Sky, now available at Mind Games 145 & 244 Swanston street!

Attention Planeswalkers!

We are inviting all gifted casters of Melbourne to partake in our Planeswalker Weekend! On Saturday, May 25th, come by our 244 Swanston street store and celebrate the many heroes and villains of the Magic: the Gathering universe. What's so different about this event from any other, you ask? Well, the newest set - War of the Spark - contains 36 Planeswalkers, one in each booster pack. As part of our celebration, all Planeswalker cards will be castable using mana of any colour! That's right, you can have Jace in your white-red deck! The event will be held on Saturday 25th of May. The game starts at 4pm, with registration opening at 3:30pm. The format is Sealed, which means each player will con

Take on the mantle of a superhero in our new game of the week - 5-Minute Marvel!

In this fast-paced cooperative game, players have only 5 minutes per round to battle various foes and face off against the boss villain. Each player assumes a role of one of 10 superheroes from the Marvel universe, then the super-team races to defeat all villains from their mission before the 5-minute timer runs out! In order to beat a foe, the players must match their cards to that of a villain. As the game progresses, our super-team faces more and more powerful villains, and at the very end of the line... you guessed it - Thanos! The dynamic gameplay keeps everyone engaged, and the cooperative nature of the game encourages interaction and teamwork. The variety of heroes and challenging bos

Pre-order Modern Horizons for $250

Before May 15th, pre-order your Modern Horizons booster box for only $250! The prices are going up as we're approaching the release date, and will be $290 after 15th of May. Get the best offer in town while it lasts!

Magic at Mind Games!

Come by our 244 Swanston street store this Friday, 10th of May, for a Draft night! Whether you're new to Magic: The Gathering, or have been playing the game for a while now, drafting is for everyone! It's a fun and engaging way to experience Magic, and it can be as complex as you want it to be. Strategic and deep, simple and goofy - draft is a diverse format and can cater to any Magic player. If you are unfamiliar with the Draft format, follow the link to learn more. Please bring some basic lands. We have some available at the store, but more is better! As always, we are starting at 6pm, with registration opening at 5:30. For this event, the fee is $15 and includes 3 War of the Spark boost

Wingspan has landed back onto our shelves!

The hit board game is back at Mind Games! If you haven't had the opportunity to get your hands on Wingspan just yet, here's your chance! Wingspan is a medium-weigh family strategy game, in which players take on the roles of bird enthusiasts—researchers, bird watchers, ornithologists, and collectors. Compete to discover bird species and attract them to your wildlife preserves, unlocking new possibilities and combinations in your habitats. Gain food in the bird-feeder dice tower, lay eggs using tiny colourful egg miniatures, and play your bird cards from a pool of hundreds of different avians. The player to collect most points by the end of the 4th round wins! Wingspan is available at both

Magic Maze is back!

One of the top-sellers of 2018 and Mind Games staff's personal favourite - Magic Maze has finally returned to our shelves! This fast-paced and easy to learn cooperative board game has become a new classic! In Magic Maze, a bunch of fantasy characters has accidentally found themselves in a modern shopping centre and need your help to escape, finding their belongings in the process. Aid our magical heroes grab their loot and disappear as fast as possible! What's the catch? You can't talk! It's all about perception and quick thinking. Each player has a certain ability that is unique to them, like moving to the left or using the escalator, and so everyone is relying on others to perform their mo

Tags - Our newest game of the week!

Race against time to sort words into categories in our new fast-paced game of the week - Tags! Do you like quick and easy-to-learn party games? Do you enjoy word games like Taboo or Scattergories? The Tags is perfect for you! In this speedy game, you have 15 seconds to think of as many words that match and thus score as many points as possible. You're given a letter with which the word should start, and a category that it should fit. The pressure is on! Complexity : 1/5 Players : 2-4, or teams with 4-12 players. Time : 20min+ Mechanisms : Word game, Trivia, Real-time For a 10% discount on an in-store purchase of this game, quote our promo code - CATEGORY -Veronika