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Musée is a 30 minute card laying game for 2-4 players. Collect and Curate! Score by filling up and carefully theming your art museum!
Musée is a 30 minute card laying game for 2-4 players. Collect and Curate! Score by filling up and carefully theming your art museum!
Musée is a 30 minute card laying game for 2-4 players. Collect and Curate! Score by filling up and carefully theming your art museum!
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Musée: Alf Seegert's New Bookshelf Game of Classic Art!

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Alf Seegert is one of our favorite designers at Gryphon Games and we are very pleased and proud that Musée marks his debut in the Gryphon Bookshelf Series. Gryphon Games has been fortunate enough to publish several of Alf's best known titles such as Fantastiqa, The Road to Canterbury, and Cubist (co-designed with Steven Poelzing).

Here is how Alf describes Musée: "In this fast-paced card game, you collect impossibly valuable works of art and put them on display in your own personal art museum, the Musée. The only problem is that your opponents are doing the very same thing! Each gallery must be organized properly by exhibit number, but to succeed you must balance your passion for order with the need for public acclaim. Impress visitors by tastefully positioning works of art side-by-side showing similar themes. Make sure you don’t get too greedy for applause, though — doing so might disorganize your collection and keep you from displaying any more paintings! The first player to complete each separate gallery will open the exhibition early and receive extra recognition. The player who displays the most compelling combination of artworks in the most artistic manner is the winner. Musée includes sixty unique fine art images from artists ranging from the fifteenth to the early twentieth centuries, all licensed through Bridgeman Art Library."

Musée is for 2-4 players, ages 8 and up. Duration: 30 minutes.  

Here is the short summary of the rules of Musée.  For the full rules please check the link below.

English Rules for Musée!

Musée:  Deutsche RegeIn sind beigefugt

Musée : Résumé des règles en Française!

Alf's Personal Prototype
Alf's Personal Prototype
  • 60 Large Musée Cards displaying fine-art paintings
  • 3 Gallery Bonus Cards
  • 30 Double-sided Tokens (“Chandeliers” and “Staircases”)
  • 4 Rules Summary cards

Here are examples of just some of the cards used in Musée:

Musée Cards 11-15 from the 16th Century
Musée Cards 11-15 from the 16th Century
Musée Cards 16 to 20 from the 16th Century
Musée Cards 16 to 20 from the 16th Century
Musée Cards 36 to 40 from the 18th Century
Musée Cards 36 to 40 from the 18th Century
Musée Cards 56 to 60 from the 20th Century
Musée Cards 56 to 60 from the 20th Century

At $15,000 we will upgrade these Gallery Bonus Cards from playing cards to placards with plastic stands:

At $20,000 we will add wooden Victory Tokens that will look a lot like these:

At $25,000 we will include a FREE tuck box version of High Society by Reiner Knizia. This travel-sized version of the game is #5 in the original Gryphon Bookshelf Series. Tuck box components are shown here with big box. The tuck box will be smaller.

 More about the Gryphon book shelf games

With your help in supporting this Kickstarter, Musée will become the 16th and latest addition to the Gryphon Bookshelf Series. Other recent additions have been Lords and Ladies by the brother/sister team of Jason and Jen Corace, Wyatt Earp by the very talented design team of Mike Fitzgerald and Richard Borg, and Sleuth by the legendary Sid Sackson.  More can be found about each of these titles below and on www.boardgamegeek.com.

The entire line up of the 16 games in the Gryphon Bookshelf Series is seen above.

Initiated by Gryphon Games in 2007, this series contains some of the best-known and most-loved fast, family fun games ever produced.  Very noteworthy titles in the series include Roll Through the Ages, For Sale and Incan Gold.  Several of the titles in this series have sold over 100,000 copies.  The games' designers are some of the best known in the world, including Stefan Dorra, Bruno Faiduti, Reiner Knizia, Matt Leacock, and Alan R. Moon. You can find out more information about this series and its individual titles on www.eagle-gryphon.com.

The original 12 titles in the Gryphon Bookshelf Series are:

**We only have 50 copies of Botswana available for add-ons (not including the 16 game complete set). Please send us a message or email to reserve your copy! 

We are very proud to announce the next four games coming to the Gryphon Games Bookshelf Series!


Lords and Ladies is a first design by brother and sister artists Jason and Jen Corace. 

Lords and Ladies is a card game where you control a turn of the 20th Century noble family and their servants. Your goal is to raise your family's status through careful marriages, hiring servants and having children all the while destroying rival families through gossip, backstabbing, and using superior wit!

Lords and Ladies is a game for 2-5 players ages 10+ and plays in about an hour! Lords and Ladies is currently on a ship bound from China to the US and will be arriving in August! 

COMPONENTS are listed on the back of the box below.

Full Rules for Lords and Ladies!

Wyatt Earp was first produced by Alea Games in 2001. The Gryphon Games edition (currently being produced in China), updates the graphics but retains the original rules (one change was made by the designers) and flavor of the game!  

The Wild West! Tough times and tough characters! Bandits, desperados,rustlers and thieves are everywhere... Take the roles of the brave sheriffs riding on the heels of legendary Outlaws. Capture Jesse James! Hunt Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid! Rich rewards await those brave and daring enough. Just be careful not to let them slip away...

The game is played over several hands. In each hand, the players try to earn as much reward money as possible by participating in the capture of the Outlaws – and with as little help from the other players as possible. The greater a player’s part in the capture of an Outlaw, the greater will be his reward: a player may earn the entire reward, a large or small portion of it, or nothing at all! All this depends on his level of participation and that of the others. By playing their cards, the players come closer and closer to capturing the Outlaws. Also, the more cards played, the higher the reward grows. Players must play both competitively and cooperatively. The player who best plays the cards he draws will win!

Components

  • 29 Sheriff cards (with stars)
  • 7 Photo cards (1 in each color)
  • 7 Wyatt Earp cards
  • 4 Bank Robbery cards
  • 3 Fastest Gun cards
  • 3 Most Wanted! cards
  • 3 Hideout cards
  • 2 Stagecoach Robbery cards
  • 49 Outlaw cards (7 of each Outlaw)
  • 60 reward tokens ($1,000)
  • 18 reward tokens ($5,000)
  • 4 summary cards
  • 7 reward posters

Wyatt Earp is a game for 2 to 4 players from ages 8+ and takes 30-45 minutes to play.

Full Rules for Wyatt Earp!

Sleuth is a fascinating detective game for 3 to 7 players. This Classic Game was designed by the Dean of American Gaming, Sid Sackson, and was first published in 1971!  Since then it has sold well more than 100,000 copies. Gryphon Games is proud to give it a permanent home in the Gryphon Bookshelf Series! Through skillful questioning of his opponents, each player gathers evidence and then, using his powers of deduction and logic, attempts to discover the identity of the missing gem! 

The Dealer shuffles the Gem Deck and removes one card, placing it where no player may accidentally see it. This becomes the Missing Gem. The remaining cards are then dealt secretly to each player to form their hands. The players then record the information from their private cards on their personal information sheets.

 Each Gem Card has three elements—gem (diamond, pearl, or opal), color (red, yellow, blue, or green), and type (solitaire, pair, or cluster). Players use Search Cards to try to determine what cards the other players hold in their hands.

Play continues around the table with each player using one search card per turn until one player believes they have solved the mystery. They make a note of their guess on their information sheet and check the missing gem. If correct, the player reveals the card by turning it face up for all players to see and wins the game!

Components

  • 36 Gem Cards
  • 54 Search Cards
  • 1 Pad of Information Sheets

Sleuth is a game for 3 to 7 players ages 10+ with a play time of about 30 minutes.

Full Rules for Sleuth!


 

Any Game from the Gryphon Games Bookshelf Series may be added to your pledge. 

Use the table below to determine add-on amounts. If you are backing at the "Pick-4-or-more" pledge level, please use the column to the right to determine the total cost of your pledge (don't forget to add shipping!)

 Botswana is in limited stock - please send us a message if you intended to pledge for it!

CANADA  Add $10 extra for the first game we send to you and $7 extra for each additional game we send to you.

EU and Australia   Add $14 extra for the first game we send to you and $10 extra for each additional game we send to you.

The rest of the world   Add $20 extra for the first game we send to you and $14 extra for each additional game we send to you.

Risks and challenges

We stand by our products, but sometimes issues do happen. Please contact our customer service with regard to any such issues within 90 days of receiving your copy of Musée.

Shipping issues are relatively uncommon, but they do sometimes occur, especially when shipping to destinations outside of the US. We will obtain tracking information when it is possible, but sometimes it is not. We cannot guarantee that there will not be shipping problems, as we cannot guarantee the service and reliability of the various postal/delivery services involved around the world. You will have to assume that risk along with us.

Gryphon Games (and its affiliate Eagle Games) has completed and delivered on over 26 Kickstarter projects to date. Only two current Gryphon Games are delayed with regards to originally-projected delivery dates: 1) Cubist and the other Games of Art are in Chicago and expected to arrive at our warehouse on the day that this Kickstarter project is launched. 2) Roll Through the Ages: Iron Age is about to leave China on a container bound for the US. Two others are recently funded and are in the production process at present: Baseball HIghlights 2045 and Mystery Rummy: Escape from Alcatraz. We keep Backers notified by Updates about the status of their projects. We deliver on our promises reliably and usually on time (the very few delays we have had were related to production issues which we have only, at best, partial control over).

To put it simply, you will get everything you are promised when you pledge to one of our Kickstarter Projects, and it will be delivered to you in as timely a manner as possible.

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