Looking for someone help you get started or to extend your circle of gaming friends, or keen to try some new games? Australia has a host of gaming events and clubs that will help you.

From game cafes, where you can meet friends for food and drink over a boardgame, to game clubs and groups and even conventions, there are plenty of opportunities to meet people and try new games.

But you don’t need to go out to have a great time playing boardgames. Follow our tips to host a games night for your friends and family.