Tabletop Gaming

Welcome to the information page for Tabletop Gaming at FanimeCon!

Tabletop has two locations: the main Tabletop area in SJCC Hall 3 Gaming Hall, and the Tabletop TCG Tournament Room in the Almaden Ballroom, located inside the Hilton Hotel.

Hours Of Operations:

Tabletop @ SJCC – Hall 3/Gaming Hall:

Day 0 – 6:00 pm – 12:00 am
Day 1 / 2 / 3 – 9:00 am – 1:00 am
Day 4 – 9:00: am – 3:00 pm
Last call to check out a game will be 30 minutes before Tabletop closes daily.

Tabletop TCG Tournament Room @ Hilton Almaden Ballroom

Day 1 / 2 / 3 – 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Day 4 – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Sponsors & Partners

Tabletop is working with several new sponsors and partners, with one returning partner this year!


Japanime Games – Tabletop sponsor, providing board games, demos and tournaments!
Website / Twitter / Facebook / Instagram / YouTube

Legends Comics & Games – Tabletop’s local TCG tournament operator and prize sponsor!
Website / Facebook / Instagram

Solis Game Studio – Tabletop sponsor, providing Pocket Paragons games and demos for attendees!
Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram


Pacific Mahjong League – Tabletop’s Mahjong provider and game teaching team!
Website / Twitter / Facebook / Twitch

Interested in being one of our partners or sponsors in 2023 or beyond? Please contact to start a conversation!

Tabletop Game Check-Out Policy

The following policy will be used in the Gaming Hall location:

Game Check-Out Policy

  • To check out a game from the Tabletop front desk, a person will need to present a picture ID that matches the name on your FanimeCon 2022 Badge. 
  • You will then hand over your 2022 Badge to Tabletop staff and in exchange receive a temporary badge. That badge is only valid while inside the Gaming Hall.
  • When returning the game items in the condition in which they were received, staff will verify your ID and then your FanimeCon 2022 Badge will be returned.

Accepted Photo IDs (Must not be expired)

  • Driver’s License
  • State ID
  • Military ID
  • Passport

While renting games, please adhere to the following:

  • Handle these items with respect and return them in the same condition in which you received them, with all pieces intact.
  • Keep food and drink away from the playing area (sealed water containers are allowed)
  • Return the game on request for event use.
  • Observe the Gaming Hall Rules and the FanimeCon Code of Conduct.

Events & Tournaments

For this year, we have partnered up with Japanime Games, Legend, Pacific Mahjong League, and Solis Game Studios to host various demos, events, and tournaments throughout the weekend!


  • Friday, Saturday & Sunday
    • 10:00 am – 6:00 pm: Solis Game Studio’s Game Demos
    • 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Japanime Games Demos
    • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: The World Wide Wrestling RPG
  • Mahjong open games are available everyday – please ask the Mahjong desk for more details


Japanime Games and Legends are hosting tournaments throughout the weekend!

  • Japanime Games’ tournaments will be in the Gaming Hall, while Legends will be in the Tabletop TCG Tournament Room located in the Hilton Almaden Ballroom

Tournament Policy

  • Sign ups will be available the day of the tournament in the same room where the tournament is scheduled to take place. Please check the locations for each tournament carefully!
  • Please bring your own deck for card game tournaments. Signing up for a tournament does not guarantee you a spot in the tournament. You must show up on time to participate.
  • Tournaments being held in the Tabletop Tournaments Room will have sign ups starting one hour before the tournament start time.
  • The Tabletop Tournaments Room has moved to the Almaden Ballroom on the first floor of the Hilton San Jose.

Tournament Schedule

  • Friday
    • Tournaments Room
      • 11:00 am: DragonBall Z TCG
      • 11:00 am: Pokémon TCG
      • 1:00 pm:  Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG
      • 5:00 pm: Magic: the Gathering Draft
    • Gaming Hall
      • 3:00 pm Tanto Cuore Tournament presented by Japanime Games
  • Saturday
    • Tabletop Tournaments Room
      • 11:00 am:  Digimon TCG
      • 11:00 am: Pokémon TCG
      • 1:00 pm: Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG
      • 5:00 pm: Magic: the Gathering Draft
    • Gaming Hall
      • 3:00 pm: Kamigami Battles Tournament presented by Japanime Games 
  • Sunday
    • Tabletop Tournaments Room
      • 11:00 am: Weiss Schwarz TCG
      • 11:00 am: Pokémon TCG
      • 1:00 pm: Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG
      • 5:00 pm: Magic: the Gathering Draft
    • Gaming Hall
      • 3:00 pm: Hearts of Crown Tournament presented by Japanime Games
  • Monday
    • Tabletop Tournaments Room
      • 11:00 am: Magic: the Gathering – Commander