Museums with Games and other Public / Private Collections of Games


For those interested in games, there are a multitude of collections, both official and private all over the world. Our list of game collections is not exhaustive - if you know of more collections, libraries or museums featuring a significant games element, please let us know.

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NameDescriptionMain WebsiteOther WebsiteExamples in GARD
Gakugei University, JapanOver 100 images of SugorokuSugoroku
Miscellaneous - publicUnrestricted miscellaneous items43 Examples
Rothschild Collection of French boardgames 1675-1820Kept at Waddesdon Manor, near Aylesbury. Several are illustrated in the Introduction to Play the Game by Brian Love, 1978 and 1984
Sebina OPACIstituto per i beni artistici, culturali e naturali della Regione Emilia-Romagna. Medium (100k) quality saveable images of many goose-type games principally in the Biblioteca Classense, Ravenna Search on gioco in the titolo field (489 entries returned as at June 2008) then click each page for oggetti digitali (about half had been digitised in June 2008)Sebina OPAC