Designed by Olivier Melison and Eric Dubus and illustrated by Vincent Dutrait, Museum by Holy Grail Games is a set collection board game where 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.
Discover lost civilizations from four continents and acquire relics to display in your galleries. Each object you exhibit will earn you points! Additionally, at the end of the game, you’ll score more based on the size of your different Collections, which can be based on Civilizations or Domains. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins!
The world will keep turning as you play however and you’ll have to contend with historical events that may make the acquisition of artifacts harder, as well as facing the scrutinizing gaze of public opinion.
Will your Museum go down in the annals of history? Or will it simply be a footnote?
A well as being a fun experience, the Museum board game is also rich in historical content. The cards contain over 300 unique illustrations by the inimitable Vincent Dutrait, including 180 unique artifacts. All of the objects and places in the game are real, and the information included on each card is factual.
How to Play
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 to gain you Prestige points!The player with the most Prestige points at the end of the game wins.
To place an artifact from your hand into your Museum’s galleries, it must be paid for with one or several cards of equal or higher value, which are put into your discard pile. Think of your discard pile as your Museum’s warehouse – any artifact placed there is in your possession but has not been displayed yet. However, this means that other players can come and take it for their own collections, so beware!
Each artifact card has a value that represents the number of points you gain by adding it to your galleries. 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!
Play Time: 60 Minutes