La-Tour-de-Peilz. Image courtesy of Dominique Schreckling.
There is everything from Chinese checkers to electronic games with everything in between covering 5’000 years of history. The permanent collection displays games (5’500 pieces) from all over the world and is fascinating in itself (in fact, just the castle is fairly overwhelming), but there are also events and special exhibits throughout the year. There is even an exceptional collection of slot machines dating from today back to 1900 (attention children: watch out for your parents!).
Anyone of any age, alone or in a group of friends or family will love this special place. And when you’re tired of playing and need a break, there is a café restaurant called (what else?) “Dominio” which is built in the castle gardener’s house.
In addition to the permanent collection, the “Château du jeu” has other collections such as the Japanese stamps that are on display now. In warmer weather there are outdoor games to keep everyone busy, amused and highly competitive.
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