After the success of the original Musuem game, a new addition to the Museum range is coming to Kickstarter on March 3rd!
Introducing… Museum: Pictura!
Museum: Pictura is a standalone set collection game for 2-4 players by Olivier Melison and Eric Dubus, in which you take on the role of an aspiring curator in an art museum. Your goal is to create collections of some of History’s most iconic works of art.
Museum: Pictura brings exciting new mechanics and strategies to the table, while maintaining a strong family connection to its predecessor. The basic style and premise of the game remain set collection and Museum curation, but the historical artefacts from the original game have been replaced with classic art.
To fill the galleries of your Museum, you will be acquiring Painting cards and placing them onto your player board to create Collections. These Collections can be based either on the painting’s Period (ranging from the Renaissance period all the way to Impressionism), or its Style (Historical, Landscape, Mythological…). The Collections you create will earn you Prestige points, and the player with the most Prestige at the end of the game wins.
During play, you will have to deal with the changing trends of the art world, acquiring and exhibiting Paintings depending on what’s in highest demand. Exhibiting paintings of the types that are currently in fashion will gain you additional points!
As your Collections grow, you will be able to open them briefly to the public with a Temporary Exhibition, which allows you to immediately score that Collection’s value and obtain special bonuses for the rest of the game. But beware, your visitors will quickly grow tired of seeing the same types of Collection again and again, so timing your exhibitions correctly is essential!
With a wealth of ways to score points and plenty of player interaction, Museum: Pictura’s fresh mechanics bring a fascinating twist to the original game, that is sure to delight veteran curators and new players alike! It also retains the original game’s cultural depth: all of the paintings featured in the game are real, and each card will tell you where it is currently exhibited.
Set in the roaring 20’s, the game is gorgeously illustrated in art deco style by French artist Loïc Muzy, while the 145 paintings featured in the game have been individually brought to life by Ekaterina Varlamov.