The largest game board

of the French-speaking world is in Cannes!
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This is the effect provoked by le Festival International des Jeux (FIJ): once a year, tens of thousands of visitors laugh, ponder, dabble with the unlikely token or throw the die frantically to transform themselves into true strategists.

The event also transforms le Palais des Festivals et des Congrès into a world-class gaming arena, where the general public and professionals come together to share the same fervor.

Age? To the cupboard!

Children’s games for all audiences, initiates or experts! But also great classics, board games modern, video, in rvirtual reality, role-playing or simulation….

The FIJ has a knack for bringing all generations together, and making the traditional 7 to 77 years old formula a little, a lot, vintage.

Here, indeed, there’s no age that matters anymore, as all audiences, absolutely all, find a game that suits them on site, every year. This is made possible by hundreds of professionals from the six corners of France, Europe and the rest of the world. Not only do they showcase their latest creations and present the latest innovations, but above all they allow everyone to play a full part, to test them on site, taking their time. A true luxury.

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Video FIJ 2024
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Fun and business

The event, organized by le Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, has become over the years the epicenter of international gaming news.

Publishers, distributors, authors, illustrators (and gamers of course!) come together in a joyous cultural melting pot gathered around a hobby that has become a veritable social phenomenon.

The game industry has established itself as a leading economic player in recent years. So much so that the Festival represents, for professionals, an absolutely essential rendez-vous in order to get in touch with the public certainly, but also to do pure and unadulterated business.

Social commitment

With le Festival International des Jeux, le Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, as a company with a mission, illustrates its desire to develop, ever more, its societal commitment in order to “sustainably welcome the world” around three objectives: connecting the world, taking care of people and the environment as well asrevealing talent.

The Festival connects professionals, festival-goers and competitors.

Every year in February, Cannes becomes the French entertainment epicenter of the planet where trends are created for some (exchanges, negotiations, creations) and are a discovery for others (the festival is a breeding ground for previews and new releases to the delight of festival-goers).


The Festival takes care of its audiences.

It welcomes all audiences by offering games accessible to all, and strives to fully meet the expectations of its professional visitors. A rich and diversified program that respects the environment and the ecosystem that surrounds it.

The Festival reveals talent.

The Nuits du Off, the Protolab, the formal and informal meetings that take place in Cannes initiate great projects and unveil the stars of tomorrow with “Golden Aces” considered the most prestigious distinction in the great world of gaming.

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