About Our Team

About Our Team

John T. Cleveland (Lead) has been playing various board games since his youth and has specifically sought to create opportunities for the exploration of game mechanics and different ways to game throughout his life. After one look through a megagame handbook he knew he wanted to explore the mix of complex human strategy and social dynamics presented in the megagame format. We are committed to taking the many great rule sets from the MegaGame Makers and producing events that will appeal to a wide audience here on the US west coast starting with Sengoku. Leslie Loy (Outreach Coordinator) has been playing games for longer than she can remember. She spends many hours contemplating existential quandaries while community organizing, writing, and figuring out what she’s supposed to do next; she’s enjoyed helping promote our games to anyone willing and unwilling to pay attention. Benjamin Weiner (Developer) works at a bookstore in San Francisco and was Daimyo of the Miyoshi clan in Sengoku 1. Want to join the team? Check out more at our volunteer page.

Our History

Our History

West Coast MegaGames is an event series produced by Axiom Productions in order to bring the fun and intrigue of megagames to the West Coast. Sengoku 1 was hosted on January 4, 2015 and was our first foray into independently producing our own events in the US. Originally founded as Sacramento MegaGames, we’ve since expanded our coverage area in the hopes of bringing megagames to communities–both familiar and unfamiliar with board and simulation games–up and down the US West Coast. Read our blog posts and testimonials from previous game participants.