Game Night in Japanese

Friday, September 14, 2018 | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

JASWDC Office
1819 L St NW, Suite B2
Washington DC, 20036

$15 JASWDC Members
$20 Non-JASWDC Members

Register Here

Join us for the Society’s first-ever Game Night in Japanese! If you’re looking for something different from the standard conversation class, this is a great way to practice speaking in Japanese while playing board games. The conversation topics are right there in front of you, so there’s no need to scramble to think of what to talk about. Drinks and light snacks will also be provided.

The Game Night is for all levels of Japanese, with corresponding games for each. On the registration form, you will be asked to give us your current level of Japanese, or the level you just finished, if you are a student of our language school. If you are not a student, you may still attend.

  • Beginner levels will play Uno, a famous card game in both the U.S. and Japan which has both destroyed and strengthened many a friendship.
  • Intermediate levels will play Sushi Go, a very cute card game that requires quick thinking and will probably make you want sushi, gyoza, and tempura after you’re finished.
  • Advanced levels will play Machi-koro. Originally from Japan, Machi-koro is a world-building adventure where you’ll raise money to build a town worth living in, complete with a conbini and other tidbits of life from Japan.

All attendees will receive a worksheet with information about the game they’re playing, as well as useful phrases and words to help you get started with the conversation. A JASWDC staff member or volunteer will be with each group to help as well. We encourage you to look up the game beforehand to familiarize yourself with its rules. And of course, we encourage you to bring a willingness to speak in Japanese!

Please note that these games are subject to change on the day of the event.