The Happy Collector

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A card game designed specifically for design lovers.

Perfect for parties with friends and family gatherings, card games make any get-together more fun. And good card games can even make a party memorable. A recent addition to the range of classic games, The Happy Collector provides something new: a card game for design lovers. Published by AV Edition, the game is the brainchild of Sabine Flaschberger and Renate Menzi. Both of them are curators at the prestigious Museum of Design Zurich. As Switzerland’s leading museum for design and visual communication, it has a collection of around 500,000 objects in an array of different areas of design. These range from furniture and product design to decorative arts and textiles as well as graphics and typography.

Specifically made for those who appreciate design in all its forms, The Happy Collector comes with 52 cards that display popular designs in 13 playing categories. Among them, chairs, tools, clothes, shoes, and bags, as well as audio and video. Players have to answer fun and funny questions. For example, one card features a question about the insurance value of the iconic Rex potato peeler. Another challenges the player to calculate Michelin man’s cubic meter volume. Apart from these amusing queries, The Happy Collector also aims to inform the players about the crucial aspects of the art and design collection process. Players can learn more about the purchase, storage and handling as well as the insurance and documentation procedures. A perfect card game for design lovers and collectors in equal measure. Photographs© AV Edition.

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