From Japan to the World

“Japon Brand” is a collective of indie designers working to produce Japanese indie board and cardgames and encourage more Japanese game designers.

Greetings, world. The popularity of board games is increasing all over the planet, and Japan is no exception. After the disaster with the earthquake and tsunami in 2011, the board game population in Japan actually increased – non-electronic games were useful in the stricken areas, as many didn’t have power.

These days, the biannual board game convention/marketplace called Game Market in Tokyo is visited by more than 10,000 people. There, over 100 amateur designers are producing hundreds of games per year, many of which never leave that convention and never reach any ships bound for abroad.

We at Japon Brand take the best of those games and exhibit them at Essen Spiel. Come by, and enjoy our games and our oriental winds of change. Gaming is an excellent road to world peace!