“The Toy Museum is a place where we combine the old with the new, that is, old game technology with the latest technology,” explains the owner of the Toy Museum, Čeněk Cibien. “We have computers, game consoles, arcade machines, pin balls and everything from old to newest.”
The Toy Museum opened for the first time three years ago. But at the beginning of this year, it fought for its survival due to government restrictions. Ultimately, the owner moved him from Holešovice in Prague to larger, more accessible buildings in the Šestka shopping center.
The game museum has both old and new technologies.
More than 500 regularly changing games on over 200 game machines await visitors, the widest offering in Central Europe.
Eněk Cibien defines “At the moment, we have more than 350 games here on about 220 game machines.”
The oldest games offered by the Toy Museum date back to the early 1980’s. “Boulder Dash is wanted here, Dr. Mario or Tetris or Pac-Man,” says Chinook Sepian. “The newer, on the other hand, is the modern Japanese machines that represent such augmented virtual reality. The visitor sits inside, in the cockpit of the slot machine, and takes control, for example, a robot or a character from Star Wars.”
One of the biggest attractions is a novelty in the form of automatic races for up to eight players. There are also popular motorcycle racing simulators and shooting games.
According to ňeňek Cibien, the Toy Museum provides fun for the whole family. “Children between the ages of six and ninety are more interested in games,” he laughs. Tech enthusiasts, musicians, and retro singles will also enjoy themselves.