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Nov
23
Fri
Albert Smith. The spectacle of Mont Blanc
Nov 23 2018 @ 10:10 – Sep 8 2019 @ 11:10

Temporary exhibition

Albert Smith. Le spectacle du Mont-Blanc

Opening on Thursday, November 22 at 18h30

The incredible story of Albert Smith (1816-1860), English lover of the Mont-Blanc, adventurer and above all a showman, is awaiting you at the Swiss Museum of Games!

After several trips along the shores of Lake Geneva to Chamonix, Smith staged an unprecedented succesful show in London. To maximize profits, he developed a large number of “merchandising” products, mainly in form of games, highlighting the clichés about Switzerland with great humor. Thanks to his inventiveness, Smith helped to popularize trips to Switzerland within Victorian Britain.

An exhibition in collaboration with the Museo Nazionale della Montagna in Turin.

 

 

 

Conference the 6th december at 6.30 pm

Albert Smith, the Englishman who made the Castle of Chillon disappear, by Ulrich Schädler, Director of the Swiss Museum of Games

The conference is followed by an aperitif

Free entry

 

Guided tours and workshops for groups upon request.

Information and reservations on 021 977 23 00

 

Dec
11
Tue
Les Mardis Seniors
Dec 11 @ 14:00 – 16:00

During an afternoon, the Swiss Museum of Games welcomes Seniors to share a moment playing classic games. 

Games have an important role to play for all ages, especially for the brain. Indeed, board games stimulate memory, concentration and reflection, and promote sociability. Whether for pleasure or to maintain one’s intellectual abilities, every Tuesday, the Museum offers seniors to play chess, checkers and Mah-Jong, over a cup of tea or coffee. A guide will be present to supervise the participants and advise them. For those who wish more variety, other classic games will be available, such as cart, dominoes etc.

 

Registration required, limited places

For more information and reservations please call 021 977 23 00

Price includes admission to the Museum: CHF 6.- / CHF 4.- for members of the Association of Friends of the Museum

 

 

 

Mah-Jong: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month

This traditional Chinese strategy game is a four-player game. Players must form combinations by drawing or exchanging tiles with different patterns.

Beginners are welcome.

  • September 4th and 18th
  • October 2nd and 16th
  • November 6th and 20th
  • December 4th and 18th

 

Chess & Checkers: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month

Chess and checkers are abstract strategy games that can be played at all ages. They help improve memory, concentration and reflection.

Basic knowledge required.

  • September 11th and 25th
  • October 9th and 23rd
  • November 13th and 27th
  • December 11th and 25th

 

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