Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Osaka Game Market 2013

JIGG Kansai will be appearing at this year's Osaka Game Market.  What is Osaka Game Market?  It's an event where game publishers and retailers promote and sell their games.  Most Japanese publishers and many Japanese designers appear at this event.  For example, at last year's Game Market we had a chance to meet Seiji Kanai, the designer of the recent hit game "Love Letter".  In addition, many independent game designers are showing off their hand-made games, so there is a good chance to pick up something new and unique at this event.

Osaka Game Market 2013 will be held at the Osaka Merchandise Mart (OMM) on March 10th from 10 AM to 5 PM.  It will be held in Halls B and C on the second floor.  OMM is close to Tenmabashi Station.  The entrance fee for the event in 1000 yen.

JIGG Kansai will be at booth 14.  As a part of our booth, we have two play tables, so join us to play a few games.  We're looking forward to seeing you there.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Upcoming Game Days

We have two big game days coming up within the next month!  Here they are:

Osaka Game Day--March 3rd, 2013:  will be held from 9:30 AM to 9:30 PM at the Naniwa Kumin Center (near Sakuragawa Station on the Osaka Subway).  The theme for the day is two-player games.  However, there will be a variety of multi-player games available to play as well.  If you arrive at the beginning of the day, you may have a chance to join a game of Battlestar Galactica--a board game of betrayal and intrigue in humanity's darkest hour.  There will be a fee of 500 yen to cover venue rental, snacks and drinks.

Kobe Game Day--April 1st, 2013:  will be held from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM at the Higashinada Kumin Center Small Hall (near Uozaki Station on the Hanshin Line).  This is not an April Fool's joke!  A wide variety of board games, card games and mind games will be available to play.  There will be a small fee of 500-700 yen (depending on the number of people who come) to cover venue rental, snacks and drinks.

Join us for some gaming on one of these days or both!