Permanent exhibition

Games of chance or mind games, games of skill or educational games plunge the visitor into an inexhaustible world of ideas and surprises.

Games with counters or with marbles, playing cards or bowling, dice games or lotteries – the museum presents the whole variety that prevails in the world of games.

Today’s games and games of yesteryear, games from here and elsewhere – visitors discover or rediscover well-known, unknown or forgotten games.

Handmade or craft games, unique or commercial objects – the permanent exhibition offers a sample of the museum’s rich collection.

Temporary exhibition

Albert Smith. The spectacle of Mont Blanc

Prolongation until the 5th January 2020

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 his ascent of mont Blanc, 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 among his Victorian fellow citizens.

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




The rise of Mont Blanc, what an adventure!

In the 19th century, the Englishman Albert Smith tells of the rise of Mont Blanc and his adventures in the form of a game. Inspired by Smith’s model, children can create a game.

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Guided tours for groups upon request

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Exhibition Portfolio

Private collection – Bruno Gaeng’s passion for beautiful games

Prolongation until the 1st March 2020

In 2018, the passionate collector Bruno Gaeng from Montreux, donated 262 games of his collection to the museum. Over time, Bruno Gaeng was looking for beautiful objects and his collection has become a combination of aesthetics, nostalgia and diversity. In the large showcase of our gallery, an exhibition folder shows a large selection of this unusual collection and explains the special approach of Bruno Gaeng.


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