The Asia Pacific Deaf Games (APDG) is a Deaf multi-sport event established in 1984 which is held every FOUR (4) years in the Asia Pacific region.
It is the successor to the "Far Eastern Deaf Football Championship" which was held in Chinese Taipei in 1983. The inaugural games was held in 1984 in Hong Kong. At that time, the games was known as the Asia Pacific Deaf Football Championship which was held biennially until 1988.
In 1988, the games' governing body Asia Pacific Deaf Sports Confederation was formed during the 3rd Championship in Melbourne, Australia . The games changed its name to its present name, the Asia Pacific Deaf Games when the games was held in Seoul, South Korea in 1992 after Asia Pacific Deaf Sports Confederation passed a resolution to change the name of the games, which has since been held once every FOUR (4) years