What we're about

日本語での説明は英語の後にあります。

JIGG stands for 'Japan International Gamers Guild'. JIGG has chapters in three main areas of Japan. JIGG Kanto (Tokyo and its surrounds), JIGG Tokai (Nagoya) and this group JIGG Kansai (Osaka and its surrounds). To find out more about JIGG Tokai or JIGG Kanto please go here (https://www.meetup.com/JIGGKansai/messages/boards/thread/51304599).
We are the largest international tabletop gaming group in Japan established in 1992 (2007 in Osaka) with hundreds of active members playing table top games on a weekly basis across our different chapters.

This meetup is for the Kansai area (Osaka, Kobe, and Kyoto) with game days held once a month in each area. We welcome new players of any level of experience to join us. Spouses and families are welcome as well. While we encourage new members from all nationalities we do not focus on international exchange or 'pub' style gaming. If you live in the Kansai region and are interested in playing board games you have come to the right place! If you're just visiting the area for a vacation and you have some time to play board games, just post here and you'll be sure to find someone to join you for a few games.

What do we play?

We collectively have over 2000 games in our library and all types of games are played: board games, card games, miniatures and RPGs, but primarily we focus on board games. We also have regular Android Netrunner LCG Meetups, Arkham Horror LCG Meetups and Game of Thrones LCG 2nd edition Meetups.

We hope you can join us at an event near you soon! Welcome to the club.

If you would like to learn more about the history of JIGG please see our write up (https://www.meetup.com/JIGGKansai/messages/boards/thread/51344501) by our very own Jools Thomas.

More information about our club can be found on our discussion boards ( https://www.meetup.com/JIGGKansai/messages/boards/forum/28518236 )

■JIGG Kansaiとは  JIGG Kansaiはジッグカンサイと読みます。JIGGはジャパンインターナショナルゲーマーズギルドの略です。  ジッグは日本在住の英語ネイティブによって作られたゲームクラブです。ボードゲームを主に、カードゲームやTRPGも遊ぶことがあります。大阪、京都、神戸でそれぞれ月に一回ゲームデーを開き、それ以外にもカードゲームの集いを開いたりしています。 (!)ジッグはボードゲームで遊ぶことそれ自体を目的としたグループです。ゲームを通して国際交流、ではないのでご注意下さい。

■ジッグで遊ばれるゲーム  ゲームクラブにもいろんなタイプがありますが、ジッグは結構本気のゲームを遊ぶクラブです。具体的には、ルールが沢山あって2時間かかるようなボードゲームをよく遊びます。遊ばれるゲームの傾向としては、日本で主流のユーロ系の他に、アメリカ系の、カードテキストが多かったりミニチュアが沢山入っていたりするゲームも多く遊ばれています。もちろんそれらの合間にはよりシンプルなゲームも遊んでいます。

■ジッグでの英語  ジッグでの会話は基本的に英会話ですが、英語がペラペラである必要はありません。目安として、もしあなたがボードゲームの初心者なら、一人旅で海外旅行ができるくらいの英語力があれば十分だと思って下さい。あるいは、あなたがボードゲームに詳しい人で、例えばワーカープレイスメントといわれて何のことかわかるなら、その知識と中学校レベルの英語が使いこなせればなんとかなるでしょう。

■イベントへの参加について  ジッグのゲームデーは朝から晩までやっていますが、好きな時間に来て好きな時間に帰ってもらえばよいです。事前の参加表明なしでいきなり来てもOKです。参加料金は多くの場合500円で、これは会場を借りる費用になっています。子供連れも歓迎です。赤ちゃんが泣いても大丈夫です

Upcoming events (5+)

Kyoto Game Day (May 2019)

Shimogyoikiiki Shimin Katsudo Center

¥500

Date: Saturday, May 25th, 2019 Time: 10:00am to 8:45pm Place: Shimogyoikiiki Shimin Katsudo Center Room: Room 4 on 2nd floor Capacity: 14 gamers. Fee: 500 yen ****IMPORTANT NOTE**** We were only able to book the small room this month, we kindly ask members to play games that have higher player counts. We play board games, card games, and RPGs. New members and visitors are always welcome! We are in our regular venue. For more information regarding the venue please click here (https://www.meetup.com/JIGGKansai/messages/boards/thread/51304602). The closest station to this month's venue is JR Kyoto Station which is about a 15 minute walk from the venue. Game days are great and the more games available to play the better. You are welcome to bring games that you want to play. This accomplishes 2 goals: a) it increases the pool of games available to play & b) it guarantees that there is at least 1 game that you want to play. It's a win-win for everyone. Don't have any games? No worries! As the host, I literally bring a suitcase of games. The games cover a mix of styles and player counts but the selection is limited to my collection so I might not own any games you want to play. For any information regarding the club please refer to the FAQ (https://www.meetup.com/JIGGKansai/messages/boards/thread/51304593).

Kobe Game Day (May 2019)

Ikuta Kobe Bunka Kaikan

¥500

Date: Sunday, May 26th 2019 Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm Place: Ikuta Kobe Bunka Kaikan Fee: 500 yen Capacity: 24 Gamers We play board games, card games, and RPGs. New members and visitors are always welcome! We are in our regular venue. For more information regarding the venue please click here (https://www.meetup.com/JIGGKansai/messages/boards/thread/51304602). The closest station to this month's venue is JR Motomatchi Station which is about a 10 minute walk from the venue. We always bring a wide variety of games from party games, euros, to American 'dudes on a map games'. Please feel free to bring your own games along with you if you have something specific you would like to play. Otherwise just come along and join one of the groups playing something that interests you. For any information regarding the club please refer to the FAQ (https://www.meetup.com/JIGGKansai/messages/boards/thread/51304593).

RPG JIGG - Masks

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This is a self contained, one shot for Masks, a tabletop roleplaying game in which you play young superheroes growing up in Halcyon City. You play members of the fourth generation of heroes, young adults trying to figure out who they are and what kind of heroes they want to be. The rest of the world is telling them what to do, but they’ll find their own path and kick some butt along the way. After all, what’s the point of being a hero if you can’t fight for the things you believe in? All you need to bring are pencil and paper. Beginners are very much welcome!

Osaka Game Day (June 2019)

Naniwa Kumin Centre

Date: Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 Time: 9:30am to 9:30pm Place: Naniwa Kumin Centre Rooms: 3F 6,7,8,9 and Capacity: 60 Gamers Fee: FREE this month - Thank you for your support *****Note***** This month we have 4 rooms, 7,8,9 are connected and will have the sign in sheet. Please kindly sign in, in room 7,8,9. We play board games, card games, and RPGs. New members and visitors are always welcome! For more information regarding the venue please click here (https://www.meetup.com/JIGGKansai/messages/boards/thread/51304602). The closest station to this month's venue is Sakuragawa Subway Station on the Sennichimae Line or JR-Namba station. It is also easily walkable from Nankai Shiomibashi station, or Namba station. What games will be played: check out our handy dandy Geeklist (TBA) feel free to add games you want to play (and write a request) if you want someone to bring a particular game. Add games that you own that you want to bring, and find members for longer games. Note not every game on the geeklist gets played, and there is more often than not many games not on the geeklist that are brought and played at any event. Do I need to stay for the entire 12 hours? No. Our busiest hours are between 11:00-5:00 (about 20 or so members). Usually a core group of members will stay the entire time. For any information regarding the club please refer to the FAQ (https://www.meetup.com/JIGGKansai/messages/boards/thread/51304593). See you there!

Past events (114)

Nishinomiya Game Day (May 2019)

Nishinomiya Shimin Kaikan

¥500

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