This exhibit is now closed.

The San Diego Museum of Man is getting serious about playing. Counter Cultures: The Secret Lives of Games, funded in part by the Dr. Seuss Fund at the San Diego Foundation, features board, tile, and card games from around the world. Visitors of all ages can reminisce over old classics, marvel at games from around the world, and become a game piece themselves on the Counter Cultures game board. The players lounge also allows visitors to create their own games or play their favorites with friends and family.

Curator Dr. Wayne Saunders draws upon his own collection of more than 1,400 games to provide an engaging overview of the rich cultural history of games. “It’s the little things that make life worth living,” says Saunders. “For some, it’s games.”

What are games to you? Come to the Museum of Man this summer and find out.

Come watch some demonstrations of miniature wargaming! Click here for the schedule.

 

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Counter Cultures

Counter Cultures

Counter Cultures

Counter Cultures

Counter Cultures

Counter Cultures


GAME DESIGN CONTESTS – CONTESTS NOW CLOSED

The Museum of Man is sponsoring a game design competition in conjunction with its exhibition Counter Cultures: The Secret Lives of Games opening June 11, 2010. The object of the contest is to promote the design of a game in which two or more players will race their pieces from one place to another without the use of dice, spinners, numbered cards, or other randomizers. The three design entries judged best will be displayed in the exhibition. All game contest entries must be received by July 1, 2010. 

Click below for contest rules:

General Contest

Children’s Contests