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Welcome to the Interactive Museum of Gaming and Puzzlery

With over 5,000 annual visitors, IMOGAP is a meeting place that encourages a diverse group of friends, families and hobbyists to play together. Because of the depth of gaming’s appeal, our visitors range from children to retirees; local enthusiasts to vacationing travelers; students and homeschoolers to historians, tacticians, mathematicians, and designers.

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Summer camps
Summer Camp Schedule for IMOGAP will be as follows:
  • Camps will run Noon - 5 pm, Monday to Friday. We will provide snacks for campers.
  • Cost will be $120 for the week, or $35 a day for drop-ins.
  • This year will also include some Adult Game Camps on weekends. More details soon.
  • Game Camp One: All Board Games (June 24-28) - We will play just about anything. We'll learn different types of games, and some history to go with them. We'll also learn about play styles, winning gracefully, and losing with aplomb. All ages are welcome to participate.
  • Game Camp Two: Role Playing Games (July 15-19) - We'll have a sustained RPG campaign for participants. We'll learn about different RPG systems and select one to dive into for a prolonged campaign. This session is for teens to play.
  • Game Camp Three: Introduction to Game Design (July 29-Aug. 2) - Participants will develop a board game of their own after learning about play styles and game types. All ages are welcome.
  • Game Camp Four: Magic the Gathering (Aug. 5-9) - We'll learn about deck design, collecting, tournament types, and most of all play lots of Magic! This sessions is for teens to play.
  • Game Camp Five: All Board Games (Aug. 12-16) - We will play just about anything. We'll learn different types of games, and some history to go with them. We'll also learn about play styles, winning gracefully, and losing with aplomb. All ages are welcome to participate.
  • Game Camp Six: Advanced Game Design (Aug. 19-23) - We'll go in more in depth with design and principles of effective board game development. This sessions is for teens to play.
  • We'll have registration up and running soon!

Watch here or Facebook for more details!

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15607 SW 116th Ave
King City, OR 97224
(503) 968 - 9998

Winter Hours
Open Wednesday thru Sunday
Wed - Fri 4 - 9 pm
Sat - Sun Noon - 9 pm
Open to schools and groups anytime by appointment.

Daily Admission
Adults: $5
Seniors 65+: $4
17 and under: $3
5 and under: Free
Groups of up to 6: $15

IMOGAP is a registered 501(c)(3) public charity

Why Games?

Games provide a sense of play with challenges, rules for success, and rewards for achievement. From the beginnings of early childhood until the late years of our lives, games help teach and retain critical cognitive skills, strengthen trust and communication in our relationships, and enrich our lives with the joy of play.

Games Educate

Mixing games with learning heightens our emotion and engagement, making the experience fun and entertaining while increasing our interaction and focus. Game-based learning also allows players with different levels of skills to participate in the same learning activity. Players with lower skill levels can make guesses based on common sense and intuition, while players with a higher skill set can rely on more complex strategies. Studies routinely support that games improve early childhood development, reduces the risk of cognitive decline, and is an effective tool used in education.

Games Connect

Playing games is a social experience that empowers individuals to make friends and become part of a larger community. Playing a game can break down the barriers of social awkwardness by providing a platform, with a pre-established set of rules, to interact with others. Games build trust and communication skills, that over time strengthens relationships and reduces loneliness and depression. Role-playing games, specifically, are a highly effective tool to teach empathy by encouraging players to identify and relate to individuals different than themselves. Teaching empathy reduces prejudice, racism, bullying and boosts relationship satisfaction. Sportsmanship and competition, important social functions of games, teaches players to consider fairness, respect of others, cope with loss, and confront our insecurities of facing challenges.

Games Entertain & Convey Ideas

Playing games is an important part of healthy human development and lifestyle. Games invite us to explore our creativity and share innovative new ideas by offering choices and the possibility of multiple outcomes. Using the mechanics of games, we can safely test, explore and experiment with our ideas. The playful nature of games nurtures a sense of trust, free from catastrophic consequences, for further creative expression and exploration. As a player, we are expected to project ourselves into the scenario, creating a relatable connection between the us (the player) and the message being conveyed by the game. Through gameplay, the experiences of games can convey complex concepts about people, environments, and societal issues.



15607 SW 116th Ave
King City, OR 97224

(503) 968 - 9998

IMOGAP is a registered 501(c)(3) public charity.
Winter Hours
Open Wednesday thru Sunday
Wed - Fri 4 - 9 pm
Sat - Sun Noon - 9 pm

Open to schools and groups anytime by appointment.
Daily Admission
Adults: $5
Seniors 65+: $4
17 and under: $3
5 and under: Free
Groups of up to 6: $15
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Interactive Museum of Gaming and Puzzlery

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