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 100+ 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。
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
This meetup group is primarily for JIGG Kansai which encompasses Osaka and its surrounding prefectures (mainly Osaka, Kobe, and Kyoto).
Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/JIGGkansai/)
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/)
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)
Dont forget to visit Kevin's blog (http://kintaro63.wordpress.com/) one of the fathers of JIGG.