Hall of Games



    "...a person is only ever fully a human being when he [or she] plays..."
(Friedrich von Schiller, 18th-century German writer)

From January 17 to March 11, Discover the history of board games as well as games of skill and strategy with friends or family in the Hall of Games, a new area of entertainment featuring games from the 16th to the 20th century. Players can try these old games using replicas and learn their rules.

Explore 13 games of skill, chance and entertainment, including:
  • Frog Game
  • Jeu de mail
  • Bowl Game
  • Cup and Ball
  • Pick-Up Sticks
  • Game of Goose
  • Solitaire
  • Spinning Top
  • Playing Cards
  • Canadian Checkers
  • Dice
  • Battleship
  • Dominos
All of these old games were as much fun for the players as the games we play today!

Every weekend, participate in a workshop led by a museum guide from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Note to our visitors
Parental supervision is required in the Hall of Games for safety reasons. Thank you for your cooperation.