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.

75 years ago, World War II came to an end.

A selection of games from the years before and during the war.

The games from the collection of the Swiss Museum of Games are historical sources. Illustrative, eloquent and sometimes disturbing, they inform us about the events and topics of general interest, the views and opinions of the people, their tastes and values.

The games that appeared during those years were often misused for propaganda purposes, especially by publishers close to governments.

 For more detailed information, click here.

Premio Archimede 2018

Discover the winning prototypes, as well as those with a special mention in the 2018 edition displayed in the Museum gallery. The 2016 winning games, which have been published in the meantime, are also displayed.

After each edition of this famous contest, the Studiogiochi in Venice, sends the winning prototypes to the Museum to be displayed for a certain period of time and then archived with the Museum’s collection.

For more info : https://www.studiogiochi.com/en/premio-archimede/edition-2018/


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