What we're about

This is a meetup page for Japan`s International Gamers Guild in the Tokyo/Kanto area--Since 1992, JIGG has been Japan's largest and longest running English speaking and bilingual gaming group. We play roleplaying games, boardgames, CCGs (Collectible Card Games, i.e., Magic) historical simulation games (wargames), miniatures games (including historical miniatures and games by Games Workshop), and traditional games like chess. Regular meetings are organized at least once a month. Just bring your favorite board game and there will definitely be someone willing to try it with you.

Are you visiting Tokyo on vacation/business tip and need a game fix? JIGG Tokyo caters also for you, come play board games in Tokyo with us!

JIGG was started by Steve Brown a.k.a. "STAN" and Kevin Burns a.k.a. "greatpowers" to find gamers and help promote game events in the Tokyo/Kanto area. We welcome new hosts that can schedule game days in the greater Tokyo area. If you would like to host a game day, feel free to contact us.

Minimum requirements for possible candidates are:

• A substantial board game collection of their own 50+ games at least.

• Being able to provide space for a minimum of 20 people in a public location.

• Anyone can join their game day and bring and play any game they like (with exception to games related to gambling).

JIGGとは、言ってしまえば毎週末に集まってボードゲームをやってるグループです。名前にインターナショナルと付く通り、参加者は海外の方が多いです。 と はいえ、日本にお住まいの方々ですから大体日本語はわかりますし、「英語全然しゃべれない!」と心配する必要は無いです。

ゲームデーは、毎週の日曜日に首都圏4か所で開催しています。

是非一度遊びに来て下さい!

Make sure you also join the JIGG Tokyo guild on boardgamegeek (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geekguild/view/1103)

Information for gaming outside the greater Tokyo area (https://www.meetup.com/Japan-International-Gamers-Guild-Tokyo/pages/About_Japan_International_Gamers_Guild/)

JIGG Kansai

This meetup group is primarily for JIGG Kansai which encompasses Osaka and its surrounding prefectures (mainly Osaka, Kobe, and Kyoto).

Meetup (https://www.meetup.com/jiggkansai

BoardGameGeek (https://boardgamegeek.com/guild/752

Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/JIGGkansai/)

JIGG Tokai

The Tokai Chapter of JIGG, mainly encompasses Nagoya but has active members from Mie and Shizuoka prefectures. JIGG Tokai and JIGG Kansai intermingle often especially for larger events!

Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/436875393063525/)

BoardGameGeek (https://boardgamegeek.com/guild/1612

JIGG Shinshu

This branch of JIGG covers the Nagano and Niigata prefecture areas. Most gamers are located in Nagano city and Matsumoto city and regular events are held in Nagano.

Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/415357928871712)

And a bit of JIGG history (http://www.how-to-teach-english-in-japan.com/hobby-link-japan.html)

http://www.stannex.com/?p=1751

Dont forget to visit Kevin's blog (http://kintaro63.wordpress.com/) one of the fathers of JIGG.

Upcoming events (4+)

Akihabara Game day!

Needs a location

Joins us at our Akihabara game day, the best place to meet same minded friends and game in the most prolific area for board games in Tokyo! Go grab the latest hotness from one of the numerous board game shops in the area representing the amazing Japanese board game scene and bring them over to our venue and play with us!
There are several locations in the Akihabara-Kanda-Jinbocho triangle that we can book and host a game day. Our top priority will be to provide space right next to Akihabara station. There are occasions that we wont be able to secure a room there so one of the other equally easy access locations might be were we ll be holding the game day for that month.
Attendance fee will be around the usual 300 yen we charge for most of our other locations too, just to cover the room booking fees.
We ll be delighted to see many of you there, lets make it a good one!

##### caution #####
This is a very busy location and the rooms are usually full.
Please be thoughtful of others and if you cant make it to the game day, change your RSVP status to "not going" to free up a spot for people on the waiting list.
Again, the waiting list is not an extended RSVP list. If you are on the waiting list please wait till a spot opens up for you.
Thanks and happy gaming!
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ジャパン・インターナショナル・ゲーマーズ・ギルド(JIGG)は
首都圏近郊で最大級となる国際アナログゲームサークルです。
秋葉原といえば、日本屈指の娯楽の街。東京周辺から交通の便も良く、
駅の周囲にはゲーム会にそのまま持ち込めるボードゲーム、
ミニチュアゲーム、TRPGなどを調達できるお店も充実しています!
今後も毎月第一日曜日に秋葉原駅周辺で定期的にゲーム会の開催を
予定しておりますが、会場の確保が難しい場合、神田や神保町といった
エリアも開催候補地として見込んでおります。
日本ではまだあまりお目にかかれない外国産の珍しいゲームを
遊んでみたい方、海外からやってきたメンバーとゲームを遊びつつ
国際交流をしてみたい方、そんなあなたの参加をお待ちしています。
もちろん、気軽にゲームを楽しみたいという方も大歓迎です!
イベント名:
ジャパン・インターナショナル・ゲーマーズ・ギルド(JIGG)
秋葉原ゲームデイ
日時: 13:00~22:00
会場:和泉橋区民間
所在地:東京都 神田佐久間町1-11-7
参加費:300円
注記1:
Meetupのアカウントをお持ちでない方は以下のtwitter
アカウントの担当者に参加を希望する旨をご連絡ください。
『@jigg_tokyo』
注記2:
ボードゲームだけでなく、TRPG、ミニチュアゲームなどもプレイ可能です。
ただし、広いスペースを必要とするミニチュアゲームのプレイは
他の卓との兼ね合いがあるため、必ず事前にご相談ください。

We also ask for your cooperation and understanding with the following 5 points:

  1. Tokyo government guidelines still require mask to be worn at all indoor events, so please wear a mask
  2. We have to provide a full contact list of everyone that attends our event at the end of the day. If you are planing to attend, you will be asked to fill in your name and phone number in a list that will be handed over to the community center secretary.
  3. Absolutely no eating is allowed in the room, but you can remove your mask briefly to have a sip of water.
  4. Wash your hands frequently and use the provided sanitizer.
  5. If you recently had a fever or even mild cold symptoms without one, please stay at home. There are gonna be more events in the future you ll be able to attend when things calm down.

1
Akihabara Game day!

Needs a location

Joins us at our Akihabara game day, the best place to meet same minded friends and game in the most prolific area for board games in Tokyo! Go grab the latest hotness from one of the numerous board game shops in the area representing the amazing Japanese board game scene and bring them over to our venue and play with us!
There are several locations in the Akihabara-Kanda-Jinbocho triangle that we can book and host a game day. Our top priority will be to provide space right next to Akihabara station on the first and third Sunday of the month. There are occasions that we wont be able to secure a room there so one of the other equally easy access locations might be were we ll be holding the game day for that month.
Attendance fee will be around the usual 300 yen we charge for most of our other locations too, just to cover the room booking fees.
We ll be delighted to see many of you there, lets make it a good one!

##### caution #####
This is a very busy location and the rooms are usually full.
Please be thoughtful of others and if you cant make it to the game day, change your RSVP status to "not going" to free up a spot for people on the waiting list.
Again, the waiting list is not an extended RSVP list. If you are on the waiting list please wait till a spot opens up for you.
Thanks and happy gaming!
###################
ジャパン・インターナショナル・ゲーマーズ・ギルド(JIGG)は
首都圏近郊で最大級となる国際アナログゲームサークルです。
秋葉原といえば、日本屈指の娯楽の街。東京周辺から交通の便も良く、
駅の周囲にはゲーム会にそのまま持ち込めるボードゲーム、
ミニチュアゲーム、TRPGなどを調達できるお店も充実しています!
今後も毎月第一・第三日曜日に秋葉原駅周辺で定期的にゲーム会の開催を
予定しておりますが、会場の確保が難しい場合、神田や神保町といった
エリアも開催候補地として見込んでおります。
日本ではまだあまりお目にかかれない外国産の珍しいゲームを
遊んでみたい方、海外からやってきたメンバーとゲームを遊びつつ
国際交流をしてみたい方、そんなあなたの参加をお待ちしています。
もちろん、気軽にゲームを楽しみたいという方も大歓迎です!
イベント名:
ジャパン・インターナショナル・ゲーマーズ・ギルド(JIGG)
秋葉原ゲームデイ
日時: 13:00~22:00
会場:和泉橋区民間
所在地:東京都 神田佐久間町1-11-7
参加費:300円
注記1:
Meetupのアカウントをお持ちでない方は以下のtwitter
アカウントの担当者に参加を希望する旨をご連絡ください。
『@jigg_tokyo』
注記2:
ボードゲームだけでなく、TRPG、ミニチュアゲームなどもプレイ可能です。
ただし、広いスペースを必要とするミニチュアゲームのプレイは
他の卓との兼ね合いがあるため、必ず事前にご相談ください。

We also ask for your cooperation and understanding with the following 5 points:

  1. Tokyo government guidelines still require masks to be worn at all indoor events, so please wear a mask.
  2. We have to provide a full contact list of everyone that attends our event at the end of the day. If you are planing to attend, you will be asked to fill in your name and phone number in a list that will be handed over to the community center secretary.
  3. Absolutely no eating is allowed in the room, but you can remove your mask briefly to have a sip of water.
  4. Wash your hands frequently and use the provided sanitizer.
  5. If you recently had a fever or even mild cold symptoms without one, please stay at home. There are gonna be more events in the future you ll be able to attend when things calm down.

Akihabara Game day!

Needs a location

Joins us at our Akihabara game day, the best place to meet same minded friends and game in the most prolific area for board games in Tokyo! Go grab the latest hotness from one of the numerous board game shops in the area representing the amazing Japanese board game scene and bring them over to our venue and play with us!
There are several locations in the Akihabara-Kanda-Jinbocho triangle that we can book and host a game day. Our top priority will be to provide space right next to Akihabara station, on the first and third Sunday of the month. There are occasions that we wont be able to secure a room there so one of the other equally easy access locations might be were we ll be holding the game day for that month.
Attendance fee will be around the usual 300 yen we charge for most of our other locations too, just to cover the room booking fees.
We ll be delighted to see many of you there, lets make it a good one!

##### caution #####
This is a very busy location and the rooms are usually full.
Please be thoughtful of others and if you cant make it to the game day, change your RSVP status to "not going" to free up a spot for people on the waiting list.
Again, the waiting list is not an extended RSVP list. If you are on the waiting list please wait till a spot opens up for you.
Thanks and happy gaming!
###################
ジャパン・インターナショナル・ゲーマーズ・ギルド(JIGG)は
首都圏近郊で最大級となる国際アナログゲームサークルです。
秋葉原といえば、日本屈指の娯楽の街。東京周辺から交通の便も良く、
駅の周囲にはゲーム会にそのまま持ち込めるボードゲーム、
ミニチュアゲーム、TRPGなどを調達できるお店も充実しています!
今後も毎月第一・第三日曜日に秋葉原駅周辺で定期的にゲーム会の開催を
予定しておりますが、会場の確保が難しい場合、神田や神保町といった
エリアも開催候補地として見込んでおります。
日本ではまだあまりお目にかかれない外国産の珍しいゲームを
遊んでみたい方、海外からやってきたメンバーとゲームを遊びつつ
国際交流をしてみたい方、そんなあなたの参加をお待ちしています。
もちろん、気軽にゲームを楽しみたいという方も大歓迎です!
イベント名:
ジャパン・インターナショナル・ゲーマーズ・ギルド(JIGG)
秋葉原ゲームデイ
日時: 13:00~22:00
会場:和泉橋区民間
所在地:東京都 神田佐久間町1-11-7
参加費:300円
注記1:
Meetupのアカウントをお持ちでない方は以下のtwitter
アカウントの担当者に参加を希望する旨をご連絡ください。
『@jigg_tokyo』
注記2:
ボードゲームだけでなく、TRPG、ミニチュアゲームなどもプレイ可能です。
ただし、広いスペースを必要とするミニチュアゲームのプレイは
他の卓との兼ね合いがあるため、必ず事前にご相談ください。

We also ask for your cooperation and understanding with the following 5 points:

  1. Tokyo government guidelines still require masks to be worn at all indoor events, so please wear a mask.
  2. We have to provide a full contact list of everyone that attends our event at the end of the day. If you are planing to attend, you will be asked to fill in your name and phone number in a list that will be handed over to the community center secretary.
  3. Absolutely no eating is allowed in the room, but you can remove your mask briefly to have a sip of water.
  4. Wash your hands frequently and use the provided sanitizer.
  5. If you recently had a fever or even mild cold symptoms without one, please stay at home. There are gonna be more events in the future you ll be able to attend when things calm down.

Akihabara Game day!

Needs a location

Joins us at our Akihabara game day, the best place to meet same minded friends and game in the most prolific area for board games in Tokyo! Go grab the latest hotness from one of the numerous board game shops in the area representing the amazing Japanese board game scene and bring them over to our venue and play with us!
There are several locations in the Akihabara-Kanda-Jinbocho triangle that we can book and host a game day. Our top priority will be to provide space right next to Akihabara station on the first and third Sunday of the month. There are occasions that we wont be able to secure a room there so one of the other equally easy access locations might be were we ll be holding the game day for that month.
Attendance fee will be around the usual 300 yen we charge for most of our other locations too, just to cover the room booking fees.
We ll be delighted to see many of you there, lets make it a good one!

##### caution #####
This is a very busy location and the rooms are usually full.
Please be thoughtful of others and if you cant make it to the game day, change your RSVP status to "not going" to free up a spot for people on the waiting list.
Again, the waiting list is not an extended RSVP list. If you are on the waiting list please wait till a spot opens up for you.
Thanks and happy gaming!
###################
ジャパン・インターナショナル・ゲーマーズ・ギルド(JIGG)は
首都圏近郊で最大級となる国際アナログゲームサークルです。
秋葉原といえば、日本屈指の娯楽の街。東京周辺から交通の便も良く、
駅の周囲にはゲーム会にそのまま持ち込めるボードゲーム、
ミニチュアゲーム、TRPGなどを調達できるお店も充実しています!
今後も毎月第一・第三日曜日に秋葉原駅周辺で定期的にゲーム会の開催を
予定しておりますが、会場の確保が難しい場合、神田や神保町といった
エリアも開催候補地として見込んでおります。
日本ではまだあまりお目にかかれない外国産の珍しいゲームを
遊んでみたい方、海外からやってきたメンバーとゲームを遊びつつ
国際交流をしてみたい方、そんなあなたの参加をお待ちしています。
もちろん、気軽にゲームを楽しみたいという方も大歓迎です!
イベント名:
ジャパン・インターナショナル・ゲーマーズ・ギルド(JIGG)
秋葉原ゲームデイ
日時: 13:00~22:00
会場:和泉橋区民間
所在地:東京都 神田佐久間町1-11-7
参加費:300円
注記1:
Meetupのアカウントをお持ちでない方は以下のtwitter
アカウントの担当者に参加を希望する旨をご連絡ください。
『@jigg_tokyo』
注記2:
ボードゲームだけでなく、TRPG、ミニチュアゲームなどもプレイ可能です。
ただし、広いスペースを必要とするミニチュアゲームのプレイは
他の卓との兼ね合いがあるため、必ず事前にご相談ください。

We also ask for your cooperation and understanding with the following 5 points:

  1. Tokyo government guidelines still require masks to be worn at all indoor events, so please wear a mask.
  2. We have to provide a full contact list of everyone that attends our event at the end of the day. If you are planing to attend, you will be asked to fill in your name and phone number in a list that will be handed over to the community center secretary.
  3. Absolutely no eating is allowed in the room, but you can remove your mask briefly to have a sip of water.
  4. Wash your hands frequently and use the provided sanitizer.
  5. If you recently had a fever or even mild cold symptoms without one, please stay at home. There are gonna be more events in the future you ll be able to attend when things calm down.

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Akihabara Game day!

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