SWISS MUSEUM OF GAMES
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
Guided tours and workshops for groups upon request.
Information and reservations on 021 977 23 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