We are Chicago Megagames

Chicago Megagames is a collection of folks who like designing and running megagames.

What is a megagame?

Megagames are 4 to 6 hour (or more) game events that combine elements of modern board games, live roleplaying games, and theatre for 20 or more simultaneous players.

The genre focuses on team communication and problem solving, and the theme of a megagame can vary wildly: from international response to an alien threat, to rebuilding society and rationing resources in the face of an apocalyptic scenario, to kingdom building in the middle ages, and many more themes in between.

Those sound really cool! How do I get involved?

We are always looking for more people to help us build and run games. Our planning sessions are organized using our Chicago Megagames Meetup Group.

If you’re looking to play some games, we keep our upcoming schedule over in the sidebar on this page, and send announcements to our mailing list (signup at the bottom of this page).

What if I’m not near Chicago?

Don’t fret! There are megagame groups across the country.

We’re a part of the Megagame Coalition, a group composed of different groups that run megagames all over North America that come together to bring megagames to gaming conventions. You can find other groups who are part of the coalition through their website.

There are also groups outside the coalition. Your best bet is to just search for megagames in your area online.

Upcoming Events

Introductory Megagame Office Hours

3 September 2019

Join us for the first Megagame Office Hours!

After a long hiatus, we’re going to try to make megagames happen again in Chicago. To support this goal we’re going to try to start hosting open office hours on a regular cadence.

Office Hours are open to anyone interested in building megagames.

More information in our Meetup Event.