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.

FUNEMPLOYED - the party game everyone's been waiting for!

It's been a long wait, and it's finally over! Funemployed is back on our shelves here at Mind Games! Funemployed is a party game where you're trying to become employed. You know, just like real life, but with a fun and fantastical twist - mundane jobs come with some of the most bizarre qualifications, and you need to convince other players you're the perfect candidate! Use your imagination, role-play the heck out of that interview and become the most fun-employed player in the game! Funemployed is now available at Mind Games, 145 & 244 Swanston street!

Star Wars: Imperial Assault - our new Game of the Week!

Side with the Rebel Alliance or the Galactic Empire in our new game of the week - Star Wars: Imperial Assault. Find yourself in the middle of the heated conflict in the galaxy far, far away. Star Wars: Imperial Assault throws you into the midst of the Galactic Civil War, after the destruction of the Death Star over Yavin 4. The game offers two different Star Wars experiences - the campaign and the skirmish modes. The campaign mode pits the immense Empire, with its countless troops and vast resources, against a formidable team of Rebel elite operatives. One player commands the Imperial armies and works towards crushing the rebellion and ensuring their total control over the Empire, while up t

Millennium Blades

Millennium Blades - the crazy competitive card game simulator you may have missed! Successfully Kickstarted twice, Millennium Blades is a 2 to 5 player board game about playing card games! Themed after Saturday morning card battling cartoons like Yu-Gi-Oh or Duel Masters, Millennium Blades seeks to capture the thrills, agonies and triumphs of competitive card games. During deck building, players will assemble their victory point generating 8-card decks, trade and collect sets of valuable cards and crack open booster packs, all in real time, frantically trying to get that one last key card or that one last dollar! Once done, players compete in short turn-based tournaments, wherein the decks a

Commander 2019 - Blind Pre-orders

We're opening our BLIND PRE-ORDERS for the upcoming Commander 2019! It's almost that time of the year again, and a new set of Commander decks is coming our way! Well, we don't know anything about them yet, at least not for sure, but it sure is exciting nonetheless! Before the spoiler avalanche is thrown at us, we're launching our blind pre-orders for a very special price - only $175 for the case (a full set of 4 Commander 2019 decks). How about that! Come by any of our CBD stores - 145 & 244 Swanston street, and pre-order your decks today! :D

Grow delicious fruit & veg on Iceland in our new game of the week - Reykholt!

Oh, Iceland.. a dream destination for many, the land inspires music, art and well, board games! In Reykholt, you compete in growing fresh produce in a greenhouse - just in time for the tourist season. Other than lovely art and beautifully crafted components, Reykholt offers a lighthearted cosy theme, streamlined rules and easy-to-learn gameplay. This is a rather light-weight euro-style board game, with Worker Placement mechanism at its core. How it works? The game lasts 7 rounds total, each consisting of 4 phases - Work Time, Harvest Time, Tourism Time and Homecoming Time. Players allocate their workers to different slots on the board and thus get to perform actions, some of which will allow

Magic at Mind Games!

Come by our 244 Swanston street store this Friday the 26th for your weekly dose of Magic: The Gathering! This time, we're playing a friendly game of Standard. So bring along a casual deck or two, and let's cast those spells! If you are new to Magic, don't worry - we're happy to teach you and give you a free deck to play with and keep after the event. As always, we start at 6pm, with registration opening at 5:30pm. Keep in mind, this specific FNM is a casual, new player-friendly event, so casual decks are strongly encouraged. Entry fee is $5 and includes a booster pack to go into the prize pool. See you there!

Answer The Call of the Everchosen - Preorder Warcry With Us!

Have you heard the summons of Archaon? Warcry is almost out - the newest standalone system for skirmish-based wargaming from Games Workshop. Set in the Eightpoints, Warcry takes you straight into the heat of the battle with its fast-paced and action-packed gameplay. Quick, well-balanced, and most importantly - fun - Warcry offers a thrilling and challenging campaign with engaging narrative. Other features include a multiplayer option, a range of never-before-seen Chaos models and brand-new scenery. We are opening our preorders today - get your Warcry starter set and anything else from the many faction cards to the Warcry carry case at 20% off the RRP! For more information, do not hesitate to

Our Newest Game of The Week - Imperius

"The ruling house of the empire is in decline & in their weakness an opportunity presents itself. The throne is within the grasp of any rival faction bold & cunning enough to grab power for themselves." On that note, we welcome you to our new game of the week - Imperius! A title by the acclaimed board game designer Grant Rodiek, Imperius takes you to a multi-planet empire in the middle of a political conflict. You are a leader of one of the mighty factions, each striving to take advantage of the newly formed power vacuum. As the head of a noble house, you must master courtly intrigue and artful treachery to push your agenda and take over the empire! Imperius boast an interesting, even deviou

DIY Construction Puzzles, Now in Stock!

Are you in need of a new DIY project, searching for a gift idea, or simply enjoy all matter of cute things? We've got something in store for you! A selection of lovely DIY pots, adorable wooden miniature dollhouses and music boxes - all waiting to be assembled. These would make for a wonderful present and serve as endearing house decoration! Come by Mind Games and have a browse!

Malifaux 3rd edition - available now!

It is time to cross through the Breach and into the world of Malifaux. The third edition of the skirmish game boasts fresh new art and packaging, and offers a much more straightforward engine and streamlined rules - for example, the number of Conditions has been cut down from over 500 to just 11! Less memorizing, more playing. It's never been easier to jump into Malifaux! Those players coming straight from the Second edition can easily update their current model collections with Faction Packs. Take your miniatures for a spin in the game's new edition! Malifaux 3rd Ed. is available at Mind Games!

Sheep farming at its most intense in our latest game of the week, Lowlands!

In Lowlands, 2 to 4 players compete in building the most profitable sheep farm possible. However, unlike in most farming themed management games, players must also co-operate to keep everyone's farms safe from natural disaster! Each player's farm is built next to the same river, and each round the river waters rise. Players can spend some of their precious actions building a dike to stop the eventual flood, but each action and worker spent on safety is one less spent breeding sheep and making cash! The players with the richest farms have the most to lose if the lowlands flood, but also the most to gain by pushing their economic advantage! Will you take the risk and hope the rest of the farme

Crystal Puzzle re-stock!

Do you enjoy puzzles? How about trying a 3D Crystal Puzzle? These beautiful puzzles made with translucent crystalline interlocking pieces come in 5 different complexity levels and make a lovely memento and a great gift! Come by our 145 & 244 Swanston street stores and have a browse for a perfect crystal puzzle!

🔥🔥Core Set 2020 pre-release is this Saturday! 🔥🔥

Come by our 244 Swanston street store for your chance to get those new Magic: The Gathering cards early! As with the previous set, we'll be running 2 events : a pre-release tournament and a more casual pre-release party. ⭐️ 12:00pm - PRE-RELEASE ⭐️ Come for the noon tournament! The registrations open at 12:00 and the game begins at 12:30 on the dot. The format is sealed - you'll get your pre-release kit, make a fresh deck with crisp new cards, and get ready for battle! As always, there will be promos and boosters, and a special prize for the winner! 🎉 4:30pm - PRE-RELEASE PARTY 🎉 For a casual atmosphere and a friendly relaxed game, swing by in the arvo. The registration starts at 4:30pm,

Stranger Things D&D Set

Stranger Things Season 3 is now live, and we've got something cool in store for all the fans of the show! Stranger Things - Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set - a fun and easy gateway into the world of tabletop role-playing, containing everything you need to embark on a Stranger Things adventure. If you've been thinking of giving D&D a go, it's a perfect box to start with! Stranger Things D&D Starter Set is available at Mind Games, 145 & 244 Swanston street.

The Longest Day

We've got something big for those enjoying WWII miniature warfare games! June 6th, 1944. Normandy. History's largest amphibious landings. With the newest Bolt Action set, The Longest Day, you have an opportunity to recreate the turning point of the war at the Western Front. Additionally, we've got the newly-released campaign rulebook, D-Day: Overlord, which will allow players to take command of both Allied forces assaulting the beaches and inland defences and those of the Axis manning such fortifications. These and many other new minis for historical wargaming are now available at 244 Swanston street!

Welcome To... 1950's suburbia!

We're excited to see this well-received, well-reviewed board game back on our shelves! "Welcome To..." is a light-weight city-building game where you're an architect tasked with constructing the best new town in the 1950's United States. Simple and elegant, it plays much like a roll-and-write dice game in which you mark your results on a scoring sheet...but with no dice! Instead, you have cards in 3 stacks, each representing an action you can take on this turn, and 3 different house number that you can assign to your buildings. Once the turn is over, each card is flip to reveal the next action available, as well as the next house number. These actions provide unique opportunities and may mul

Find your way around the maze in our new game of the week -  The Magic Labyrinth!

In this family board game, you are in charge of one of the apprentice mages - they have lost magical artefacts in the Master's maze and ought to retrieve it before he notices! Move your little apprentice through the labyrinth and collect the lost artefacts. In The Magic Labyrinth, the catch is that the maze if full of invisible walls, and only one of the missing objects is revealed at a time. How it works - each apprentice mage is joined with a magnetic ball, so if you hit an invisible wall the ball drops and you have to start all over again! Use your memory to figure out the location of the barriers and the artefacts, and retrieve the missing items! Get 10% off an in-store purchase of this

Warhammer 40K: APOCALYPSE is almost here!

The new 40K game can be described with two words - More & Bigger. Apocalypse is a game of cataclysmic warfare - large armies of hundred of miniatures, pitted against each other in a glorious battle. The new system lets you operate your massive hordes efficiently and quickly. Together with the Core Set, Apocalypse presents an array of boxed Detachments - everything you need to start your army of apocalyptic force. Simply choose which faction you're after! Message us, give us a call or chat to us in-store to let us know which of the many boxed detachments you might be after.