- 1-hour session with drink: ¥1700
- 2 Chome-40-1 Asagayaminami, Suginami, Tokyo
- Distance from Station:
- about 5 minutes from JR Asagaya Station, or 13 minutes from JR Koenji Station
- email@example.com (please use email for contact)
- Tues-Fri 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sat & Sun 11:00am - 10:00pm, Closed Mondays
- Sorry, RPG game play is Japanese only.
DARK GAME & MAGIC CAFE
Become Your Own Character in a Dark Game
Dark Game on Asagaya Anime Street stands out as the only place where you can experience Tabletop Role Playing Games (in the style of Dungeons & Dragons). This gothic style cafe is run by young people who sensed the boom of Tabletop RPG’s in the U.S. and hoped to attract Japanese people into it. Foreign visitors can check it out as well, but be advised that a certain degree of Japanese language proficiency is necessary in order to be able to understand the flow of the game, so you’ll either have to have some Japanese skills under your belt or come with someone who can translate.
Tabletop role-playing games, also known as “pen-and-paper role-playing games”, are a form of RPG in which the participants describe their characters’ actions through speech. The success of the attack or action is determine by the odds of the dices thrown by the participants themselves. The game is guided by the story teller who is also called as the Game Master. The whole game relies on your imagination. For 1700 yen, you can play the game for one session/story (1 hour) which includes one drink. An additional story will be charged 500 yen.
Dark Game’s RPG story is based on the dark horror game Call of Cthulhu (based on the story by American writer H.P. Lovecraft), the most well-known horror-themed live action role-playing game. So if you are a horror fan who can speak Japanese or have a friend who can translate, you are in for a spooky experience at Dark Game on Anime Street.
There is also a Magic Cafe every Saturday, with magic shows at 6pm and 8pm, 3000 yen (for 2 hour event).
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