WELCOME TO MUSEUM

Step right up Ladies and Gentlemen, and Marvel at the Wonders of the World!

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Designed by Olivier Melison and Eric Dubus and illustrated by Vincent Dutrait, Museum is a 2-4 player set collection board game. You play as a curator seeking to gain fame and fortune by amassing the most impressive and extensive displays for your galleries.

Set in the 1900’s, the game is all about the golden age of museums, when worldwide travel was becoming a reality and demand for exotic displays of objects from faraway lands was high.

Will Your Museum Go Down In the Annals of History?
Or Will It Simply Be a Footnote?

The Aim of the Game

In Museum, the aim of the game is to collect Object cards from each of the four Continent decks. These cards can then be exhibited into your Museum – represented by your player board – to gain you Prestige points! The player with the most Prestige points at the end of the game wins.
To place an artefact from your hand into your Museum’s galleries, it must be paid for by discarding one or several cards of equal or higher value. Each object’s card has a value that represents the cost of exhibiting it, as well as the number of points you gain by adding it to your galleries. Discarded cards are placed into your discard pile, which is a little like your Museum’s warehouse – any artefact placed there is not currently being shown to the public, but can be taken out of storage at any time. However, cards is your discard can be taken by other players for their own collections, so beware!
To gain even more points, you can create collections by positioning cards adjacent to one another on your player board, much like in a real museum. Collections can be based on one of the twelve different civilizations in the game, or on the 6 different archaeological domains, so combine your cards creatively to get the highest score!
As well as being a fun experience, the Museum board game is also rich in historical content. The cards feature over 300 unique illustrations by the inimitable Vincent Dutrait, including 180 unique artefacts. All of the objects and places in the game are real, and the information included on each card is factual.

Will Your Museum Go Down In the Annals of History?
Or Will It Simply Be a Footnote?

The Aim of the Game

In Museum, the aim of the game is to collect Object cards from each of the four Continent decks. These cards can then be exhibited into your Museum – represented by your player board – to gain you Prestige points! The player with the most Prestige points at the end of the game wins.
To place an artefact from your hand into your Museum’s galleries, it must be paid for by discarding one or several cards of equal or higher value. Each object’s card has a value that represents the cost of exhibiting it, as well as the number of points you gain by adding it to your galleries. Discarded cards are placed into your discard pile, which is a little like your Museum’s warehouse – any artefact placed there is not currently being shown to the public, but can be taken out of storage at any time. However, cards is your discard can be taken by other players for their own collections, so beware!
To gain even more points, you can create collections by positioning cards adjacent to one another on your player board, much like in a real museum. Collections can be based on one of the twelve different civilizations in the game, or on the 6 different archaeological domains, so combine your cards creatively to get the highest score!
As well as being a fun experience, the Museum board game is also rich in historical content. The cards feature over 300 unique illustrations by the inimitable Vincent Dutrait, including 180 unique artefacts. All of the objects and places in the game are real, and the information included on each card is factual.

Family Friendly and Challenging

Museum is a beautiful, fun game that is both family-friendly and challenging enough for more experienced players. Museum is a set collection board game that allows you, as the curator, to choose the strategy that suits you best. Accomplished gamers will be able to draw out all the depth and complexity from the game’s mechanics, yet its simple rules can be easily adapted to suit newer and younger players.

Family Friendly and Challenging

Museum is a beautiful, fun game that is both family-friendly and challenging enough for more experienced players. Museum is a set collection board game that allows you, as the curator, to choose the strategy that suits you best. Accomplished gamers will be able to draw out all the depth and complexity from the game’s mechanics, yet its simple rules can be easily adapted to suit newer and younger players.
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The Expansions

There are also multiple expansions available
which bring even more variety and replayability to the game!

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The Archaeologist

Brings an expert twist to the game through the addition of a more challenging worker placement mechanic.

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The World’s Fair

Adds common objectives in the form of group exhibits that all players can contribute to.

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The Black Market

Brings a more aggressive play style, with special Favour cards that allow you attack other players and new objects of dubious origin.

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The People’s Choice

Allows you to add a 5th player to your games!

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Museum now has a Second Edition! After a successful first Kickstarter campaign in 2017, Museum has been very well-received by the board gaming community since its release into retail. Based on feedback we’ve received from players and distributors, Museum’s rules have been reviewed and modified into a Second Edition. Our goal was to remove the things that you didn’t like, and improve the ones that you did! Museum’s Second Edition has streamlined rules that we hope will improve your gaming experience. If you purchased the first edition of Museum and are interested in moving to the Second Edition, you do not need to buy a new copy of the game. We have created an Upgrade pack containing the new rulebook and all of the cards which have been modified. You can find it in our store!