Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Open Game Day in Tokyo

Pictured: The game Cosmic Cows

Date: Saturday November 1, 2008
Time: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location: Oyama Kaikan in Yoyogi Uehara
Notes: Doors open at 9 am and will close at 9pm. People there will be playing all sorts of games including Euro-style board games, war games and miniatures as well. Bring your own games and there will most likely be people there who will want to play.

Everyone is welcome and you don't need to reserve or anything, just show up. We ask just 500 yen to cover the cost of the building we rent. I hope to see some of you there.

Directions to the Oyama-cho Kaikan (where the event is held):
Get to Yoyogi-Uehara station [代々木上原], at the west end of the Chiyoda line, or four stops from Shinjuku on the Odakyu line (one stop for the express). Alternatively, go to Higashi-Kitazawa station on the Odakyu line (some Chiyoda trains will go on to H-K).

---Directions from Yoyogi-Uehara station (this is about a 10 minute walk)---

Exit the ticket gate and go straight down a short flight of steps. You will see Mitsubishi bank on your right as you get to the bottom of the steps. Turn right and go up a few steps to the road. Turn right again and follow the wall on your right. The tracks are above you.

About 50 meters down, the road ends in a T intersection. Turn left and go to the 4-way intersection with a traffic light. You'll be on the corner with Origin Bento. Turn right and cross the street. You'll be heading toward the tracks and will go under them.

Proceed straight up this road about 200 meters (after going under the tracks you will see a mosque on your left) until you come to an intersection at the third traffic light (you will see the Daily Yamazaki convenience store across the way). Turn to the right and walk about 50 meters. You will see a Shell gas station on your right. Right after the station is a cement two-story building, the Oyama-cho Kaikan.

---Directions from Higashi-Kitazawa station (about a 6 minute walk)---

Exit the station on the side where the ticket office is (same side as the train if you are coming from Shimo Kitazawa; opposite if from Yoyogi-Uehara). Turn to the

Sunday, October 5, 2008

AKICon: Miyazaki Games Weekend

What: Games, what else? I have many two- and multi-player games on hand. Guests
are encouraged to bring along their favourites, too.

When: Friday 21 - Monday 24 November.

Where: Mark MacLean's home in Miyazaki City. If you are planning to attend,
please send me an e-mail reply to this post, indicating from where you will be
coming. I
will respond with my address specifics, home and mobile telephone and

If you will be staying overnight with us, it is highly recommended that you
bring a sleeping
bag, as extra bedding is limited.

Alternative accommodation is close to our home in the form of Cottage Himuka,
which offers
furnished suite apartments at reasonable hotel rates.

Dining arrangements to be made by ad hoc committee.

Come game with us!