$7.50 – $30

Sydney Essen Review 2019

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The Roseville Club

64 Pacific Highway

Roseville, NSW 2069


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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

Event description


Advent Games presents - THE SYDNEY ESSEN REVIEW 2019!

Come join us for a three-day board gaming event to meet fellow gamers and play board games!

Meet new friends, play a range of new games from this year's Essen Spiel and old and new favourites into the evening. 2017 & 2018 were awesome fun - we can't wait to welcome you for 2019!!


  • Heaps of new titles to play direct from the world's largest games expo - SPIEL 19! (Full Spreadsheet List with player counts, avg weight and playtime AVAILABLE HERE or at Boardgamegeek as a BGG COLLECTION or pasted below.)

  • Hundreds of games from the Advent Library! (Full spreadsheet list AVAILABLE HERE)

  • Large, welcoming room at the Roseville Club with space for 100 gamers

  • Free tea and coffee throughout the event

  • Excellent Lunch and Dinner menus at the Roseville Club Bistro, plus the Club's complete bar.

  • Door prizes! Giveaways! Competitions! Sing-alongs!

  • (Ok, maybe not sing-alongs, I got a bit excited there)

  • New Friday night added for 2019! Come straight down after work and jump right in to the gaming goodness.

  • Plus the opportunity to buy some of the latest SPIEL 19 demo titles at the end of the weekend

It's going to be a brilliantly fun weekend, and we can't wait to see you all there! Make sure to stop by the Facebook Event page where you can discuss games you might like to play, find other bods to organise a game with, and most importantly - tell me what to bring back from SPIEL!!


Available Tickets

  • Fri. 29 November 2019, 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm ($7.50)
  • Sat. 30 November 2019, 10:00 am – 11:00 pm ($15)
  • Sun. 1 December 2019, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm ($15)
  • Sat & Sun. 30 Nov - 1 Dec combined ticket ($25)
  • All Three Days - Fri. 29 Nov, Sat. 30 Nov, and Sun. 1 Dec (28 hours of gaming!) ($30)


How to get there...

The Roseville Club is located on Sydney’s North Shore. The area is well serviced by Public Transport with the Roseville Railway Station located just 250 metres away on the opposite side of the Pacific Highway.

A bus service also runs along the Pacific Highway to Chatswood and Lindfield stations via Crimson Hill.

Parking for cars is also available at the rear of the Club. Street parking is also available in the local area.

Food and Drink

Free tea and coffee throughout the event!

The Club's Bistro is open for:

  • LUNCH Monday to Sunday 12 noon to 2.30pm
  • DINNER Monday to Saturday 5.30pm to 9.00pm

Food can be brought direct to your table!

Drinks are available from the bar throughout the event.

A hearty selection of restaurants, cafes and bars are also available within 300 m of the Club.

No outside food or drinks are permitted inside the Club.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

The Roseville Club is a Registered Club and alcohol is served on the premises. Attendees must be over 18 years or supervised to enter most areas of a licenced club. You will need to sign into the Club as a temporary member, a permanent member or a guest of a member. Visitors will need to provide photo ID (such as a drivers licence) with current address.

How many tickets are available

Tickets are limited to 100 per day. Please contact us if you have any questions!

What's the refund policy?

Refunds are available through Eventbrite up to 1 day in advance of the event. Unfortunately after this time we will not be able to provide refunds

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact Dean Verco, Advent Games' General Manager, at dean@adventgames.com.au or on 0411 017 162.

What games will be available to play from Essen Spiel 2019?

Soooooo many! More than you could manage in a weekend, but give it a try anyway! :)

Here's the list of confirmed games. 90 titles of gaming goodness!

  • Alubari: A Nice Cup of Tea
    Animal Circus
    Azul: Summer Pavilion
    Bloom Town
    Bruxelles 1897
    Circle the Wagons
    Coffee Roaster
    Colors of Paris
    Cooper Island
    Crystal Palace
    Dadaocheng (2nd edition)
    Dawn of Mankind
    Deckscape: Behind the Curtain
    Deckscape: The Curse of the Sphinx
    Decktective: Bloody-Red Roses
    Detective Club
    Die Crew: Reist gemeinsam zum 9. Planeten
    Escape Tales: Low Memory
    Expedition to Newdale
    Fuji Koro
    Hacienda (second edition)
    Heaven & Ale: Kegs & More
    Irish Gauge
    It's a Wonderful World
    Ka Pai
    La Cour des Miracles
    La Stanza
    Last Bastion
    Lux Aeterna
    Marco Polo II: Im Auftrag des Khan
    Masters of Renaissance: Lorenzo Il Magnifico - The Card Game
    MegaCity: Oceania
    Menara: Rituals & Ruins
    Mirror Garden
    Mississippi Queen
    Mount Rushmore
    Mystery House: Adventures in a Box
    Newton: Great Discoveries Expansion
    Ninja Night
    Noch mal so gut!
    Nova Luna
    Orleans Stories
    Panic Diner
    Pax Transhumanity
    Quirky Circuits
    Race for the Chinese Zodiac
    Rolled West
    Skytopia: In the Circle of Time
    Slide Quest
    Solar Draft
    Tan-tan Caravan
    Terra Mystica: Merchants of the Seas
    The Castles of Burgundy (with expansions)
    The Isle of Pan
    The Magnificent
    The Quest for El Dorado: The Golden Temples
    Trails of Tucana
    Trismegistus: The Ultimate Formula
    Underwater Cities: New Discoveries
    Wizard's Garden
    Word Bank
    Yukon Airways

And what games will be in the Advent Games Library?

You can view the FULL LIST HERE!

That's a lot of games! How should I attack the weekend?

My advice? Get a group together! Find three other people who'd like to go, each pick 2-3 different games you'd like to try from the list, then all learn the rules to your chosen 2 or 3 in advance. That way when you arrive you can sit right down and start teaching / playing.

And if you're flying solo, that's cool too! We'll do our best to pair people up and get as many games going as possible. We're a very friendly community and love introducing people to new games.

What games will be available for purchase?

You'll be able to order anything you'd like from the Advent Games website for pickup, and it will be hand-delivered on the weekend.

Can I purchase any of the demo copies?

Facility will be made at the event to purchase the demo copy of most games once the weekend is over.

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The Roseville Club

64 Pacific Highway

Roseville, NSW 2069


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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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