JIGG Kansai

If you enjoy games of all kinds and would like to find others to play with then join JIGG by joining this club, it`s free to join, just click join and you are a member. Couldn`t be easier.

JIGG members meet all over Japan to play various kinds of games including wargames, strategy games, play by e-mail, roleplaying games, CCGs, miniatures, Japanese games like Go and Shogi as well as tradional games like chess.

To find other people to play games with, post here and tell us what games you like to play and where and when you can play them. You can also view the members section and Email some of the members telling them the same thing. Scroll down to read the forum posts.

This noticeboard is used mainly to find new members. The posts here are mostly to announce games or find players.

For a discussion forum you should follow the link to our BoardGameGeek Guild forum.
Visit JIGG Kansai

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Imperial Star Destroyer

Imperial Star Destroyer is one of the amazing ships in Star Wars.

by Jonah Burns

It is THE capital ship of the Imperial Navy. The Star Destroyer first apears in Star Wars Episode 4 A New Hope. It is armed with Tractor Beam Projectors,Turbolasers, and Ion Cannons.

It carries 72 Tie Fighters And 2 Lambda-class shuttles. It carries AT-STs, AT-ATs, AT-PTs and other ground forces. I think it is the best space ship in Star Wars.
My take on this great Ship!
by Sennah Burns

It is not so difficult to make. It is about 60cm long.

We can shoot and take of the pieces. It looks like the real one from the movies so it is really cool. Inside it has a robot.

I think this is really cute. So I like this ship a lot.

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How can I improve my English? 英会話の学習方法について

Most games are made in English for an English speaking audience. Sure you can find games in other languages, but then you limit yourself. How can you improve your English for English games (English rules) and even
for work.

Rakuten, Nissan and other companies in Japan have made English their
official language. If you hope to get a good job, how can you improve your English?

How can I improve my English? Part 1:英会話の学習方法について

by Kevin Burns

英会話の学習方法について by Kevin Burns, owner of Kevin`s 英会話スクール日本に居ながらにして英語が話せるようになるのはなかなか難しいことです。だけど、できないというわけではありません。英語を習うに当っては「ローマは一日にしてならず」という諺があてはまるのを忘れないでください。 Kevin & Friends 英語が流暢に話せるようになるには時間がかかります。英会話を習うのはちょうどクラシックピアノを習うようなもので、自転車の乗り方を覚えたり水泳を習ったりするのとは訳が違います。例えば水泳を習う場合はその成果が短期間に分かります

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Lego Batman Video Game

Lego Batman Video Game Japan – ユニークネス オブ ザ バッドマン レゴビデオゲーム ユニーク
ネス オブ ザ バッドマン レゴビデオゲームは新しいブランドとして、
Legoによって市場に出されました。古い製品が市場にある一方で、いくつかの優れた新しい製品は多くの人を魅了しています。レゴはトイストーリーやスポ
ンジボブ、スクエアパンツなどのアニメからアイディアを得ています。そして、バッドマンの巨大な成功に気がついたとき、レゴはバッドマンをテーマにした製
品を世に送り出したのです。レゴバッドマンのおもちゃにはバッドマン、ロビンなどのミニフィギュアがついています。レゴブロックセットだけでなく、ゲーム
…や壁紙、スクリーンセーバーなどを簡単に手に入れられます。

http://www.burns-brick-country.com/lego-batman-video-game-japan.html

A Rebuttal on the Trouble with JIGG

This was in rebuttal to a particular post at the forum and also just
my feelings on JIGG in 2010.

Frankly I don`t think anyone should be criticized for what they post.
I would just be happy that they post. I posted a link to a good article that
Alexander Ashton wrote a while back, but I occasionally repost things that I
feel some people might be interested in. –When I come across them again.

I don`t feel I deserve any criticism for that. I`m a little annoyed
but not angry about the criticism. (I don`t think Giovanni`s criticism is
really with me though, I think he is frustrated with the
state of JIGG and I can understand that.)

As long as it isn`t spam. And posting on topic certainly isn`t spam.

JIGG members are the victims of geography. We live in a very long
country of islands. That makes it tough. But not impossible to get together.

I can see the benefit of some of the newer forums (past couple of
years)–multiple topics, right there in front of you–easy to use and sign up
etc.

To some extent, I think all the forums has lead to some fragmentation.
But mostly we are fragmented geographically. We have members in Kyushu, all
over Honshu and of course former members abroad.
Multiple forums based on region have also helped people in that region arrange
local games in a timely fashion.

As opposed to the guy from Shikoku doing a shout out at this forum
and being stunned by the silence. I think the local forums
definitely fill a purpose (provided prospective members can find them.)

As for a president. I too miss Steve and Mike Montesa.

I agree with others that is missing from JIGG is a strong leader who is going to
stay for a while. We had that with Steve Brown, then Mike Montesa.

If someone would come to the fore and be president that would be
great. Any offers?

I think this is important so I will shout it:

MORE JAPANESE MEMBERS WANTED

It might be a good idea to try to attract more Japanese members to JIGG.

Why?

They are generally nice guys, good game players, they will be staying in Japan
long term (in general), they will help to legitimize the
I in JIGG, plus one of them might be willing to be president for more than a few
years.

People have been saying much of the core of JIGG has left. I agree.
So maybe the core should look more Japanese for the future success of our club.

Because of the expat-nature of our core:
JIGG tends to boom and bust. I know, I have been around for the long
haul of JIGG. When the president leaves there is no one to take the reigns.

I am too busy with family etc, to organize anything regularly,
and anyone who has hosted a large event will know how much work it is.
Maybe that sounds lame, but there it is.

We need someone to take the lead. That`s easy for me to say though.

Someone who is going to be around for a while, will need to volunteer.

When Steve was president, we had regular ads going into the Mainichi
Daily News (I think it was.) I donated 200 dollars and put an ad
in the Tokyo Journal for JIGG, to drum up members and get the ball rolling.
Steve also came out with a regular newsletter to keep the club going and give us
cohesion.

I hosted regular events at one of our schools. I didn`t have three
kids back then. I also had a lot more energy. I was 29.

Then the internet became more popular and we had our Yahoo group here.

JEFF Lewis made a very nice website.

I have made my Kevin`s JIGG pages here and there over the years.

Myself, I promote and have promoted JIGG for years, through posting
links (all over the place). I have links to JIGG at my various
websites.

Down in Nagoya there are doing well, and maybe can teach us a few things about
how to get the club going again. They have a nice
forum about game events down in the Tokai region, and last I checked it was
pretty active.

One of my sites is getting 7,000 visitors a month and JIGG is on the
front page of that site. So things like this should help.

On Sunday I will go to watch ballet. I will take my daughter to ballet on
Saturday. My dance card in other words is pretty full.

I`m happy enough with the way things are. If I want to find someone to play
with I can do it at one of the JIGG forums.

But certainly a president would help if someone could make a commitment for two
or more years. I think a term as president should be at least two years.

I will get off the podium…

Kevin Burns

Lego Racers

Lego Racers

Lego Racers : High-Speed Learning

by Cheema Beckham

It is said, “Speed thrills but kills”. This statement holds good for all speed racing sports and high-speed motor sports pose a serious threat to the life of the participants. This high-speed phenomenon is really loved by the children of our times but the hazards and risks involved in such a game keep them at an arm’s length from the race track. To fulfill these desires of owning a speed car and driving it at super speeds, Lego introduced its own range of racers. Lego toy
racers proved to be a mammoth success.