Chimei Museum (奇美博物館) has launched a new augmented reality game, turning its exhibition halls into game zones. Armed with a board game box and smartphone, visitors transform into a treasure hunter to embark on an informative gaming adventure.
"Posterity of God Pan (穹頂計畫II-潘神之子)" is a sequel to the 2019 game "The Myth of Allegories (穹頂計畫)." The specially-designed board game box provides visitors with mission cards. Throughout the game process, visitors examine and search for clues as they make their way around the museum to complete multiple challenges. Through this new initiative, the museum integrates effective learning theory with entertainment elements, hoping that it will magnify visitors' interests and enhance the experience of museum visits.
Museum deputy director Patricia Liao (廖婉如) said that such reality games makes the museum even more fun and interesting, and attracts people who do not regularly visit museums. She also shared that, since "The Myth of Allegories" was first launched in 2019, it has accumulated more than 10,000 visitors. It is also a good choice of activity for groups to carry out thematic activities, for instance company team building and graduation activities for students, Liao added.
Liao pointed that Chimei Museum exhibits many works inspired by Greek mythology, including paintings, sculptures, and musical instruments. However, many visitors may not pay much attention to mythological stories depicted by the artists because they are unfamiliar with Greek mythology. She expressed her hopes that by playing the game, visitors can learn about the mythological stories and better appreciate the art works.
Museum officials explained that the game "Posterity of God Pan" is simple to operate, visitors can use their smartphones to enter the museum's website and purchase the board game box on site. The box will be available for sale starting from May. 10.
Chimei Museum is a comprehensive museum with wide collections of Western art, musical instruments, weaponry and natural history. There are permanent exhibition galleries, one temporary exhibition gallery and sculpture halls in the main building.
Photos courtesy of Chimei Museum.