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.

The World in Games

Geographical games (puzzles, cube games and lottos) based on contemporary maps, as well as games based on the famous story “Around the World in 80 Days” by Jules Vernes.


The Chess Match of all Time

In a mini-exhibition, the Swiss Museum of Games commemorates the spectacular world chess championship between Boris Spassky and Bobby Fischer, which took place 50 years ago in Reykjavik. The exhibition “The chess match of all time” features selected treasures from the museum’s collection and library and loans from private collectors: books, magazines, pictures, games and souvenirs. The duel caused a great international sensation and had a lasting impact on the chess world.


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