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Gaming Circle

A tabletop game night, anime style.

Bringing AnimeChicago’s tabletop gaming fans together to try their hand at both anime-inspired games alongside Japanese classics.

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Both experts and novices are welcome. Many of our meetups involve learning the game as we play.

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There is no cost to play. Please consider purchasing food or beverages if we meet at a café-style venue.

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You are welcome to bring extra copies of that month’s game. The more the merrier!

General Info

  • Meets one Monday a month from 7:00 to 9:00.
  • Gaming Circle meetups are usually located in small, intimate spaces, like private rooms at cafes and bars to enhance the gameplay atmosphere.

The Gaming Circle Format

  • The host will introduce the game, explain the rules and begin the gaming portion.
  • Depending on the type of game, players will form smaller groups to play against each other or will stay together to work as a team towards victory.

About The Games

  • Gaming Circle plays tabletop games that meet one of the following criteria:
  • Traditional Japanese games, like shogi or go.
  • Games designed within the story of an anime series, like Restricted Rock, Paper, Scissors from Kaiji
  • Roleplaying games influenced by anime genre tropes, such as Melancholy Kaiju
  • Roleplaying games directly exploring established anime worlds, such as Hunter x Hunter
  • Alternate reality games inspired by anime, like anime-themed escape rooms
  • Got a game that you think would be perfect for Gaming Circle? Awesome! Let us know about it!