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A daily look back at the toys, games, and objects that captured our attention as children and continue to fascinate us today.

Swiss Museum of Games – La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland

Swiss Museum of Games – housed in a 13th-century castle near Lake Geneva – is an elegant museum created to recognize the history and influence of games and play throughout the centuries.

The Museum’s permanent collection consists of a vast array of antique and contemporary games from around the world. Visitors discover the history of ancient strategy, board, and card games and learn how those games evolved over time to influence contemporary play. In addition to the Museum’s permanent collection, highlights include special temporary exhibits, a research library, and a fanciful outdoor game trail. While many of the oldest games are safely preserved behind glass, there are plenty of hands-on games for the entire family to enjoy.

The Swiss Museum of Games is a popular tourist stop thanks to the Museum itself, the historic castle, and spectacular lake views. The Museum offers guided tours, workshops, and space for private functions.


Plan your next vacation to include a visit to a play-related store, museum, or private collection.