Swiss Museum of Games
The Swiss museum of games is an adventure for anyone aged six to 106. Old games from all over the world are presented in a beautiful castle right by Lake Geneva. The picturesque castle of La Tour-de-Peilz was built in the 13th century. When the city purchased it in 1979, they wanted visitors of all ages to enjoy the castle. The Museum of games was born. Director Dr. Ulrich Schädler says: “Games are intergenerational. They accompany us from childhood into old age. As games are played across the globe, they are also intercultural and a great way to build bridges – thus overcome language barriers and cultural differences.” The permanent collection Shows games from 4,000 years ago including chess, dice, card and skill games but also gambling and lottery, from ancient Egypt, Persia, Rome and Greece to India, China, and Africa up to 21st century Europe. The green around the castle invites young and old to enjoy ten traditional children’s outdoor games.
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