Another game, available only within the exhibition space, is dedicated to Ekaterinburg of the 19th century and the permanent exhibition of the museum.
Other games of the museum became mass production. You can buy them and play at home. For example, the Battle of the Coaches
game was created for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the opening of the Before:Urals photo exhibition dedicated to the establishment of the Ural football team. A professional game designer was involved in the development. This collaboration allowed us to create a real strategy game you can play multiple times.
The game cards were designed using photographs from the archive of Fyodor Rybakov, a photo reporter of the factory newspaper called For Heavy Engineering. The photographs showed the path of FC Ural over several decades: from an amateur team of employees of the Uralmash plant to a professional club that managed to get into all football leagues of the country, including a brief stop in the USSR top league in 1969. The mechanics of the game are as follows. Two players act as coaches. They have a team of five people (cards) on the table and three in hand. They can decide which card they should lay on the table (some team members are stronger than others). And then, with the help of their "coach" cards, they can power them up or take away the power of their opponent. The one who gets more "power" of the opponent wins. There are also special cards, such as Goalkeeper or Captain, which bestow special properties on nearby players. One round lasts 15 to 20 minutes. To win the game, you need to win two rounds. This board game is not very difficult and is somewhat similar to the mega-hit Munchkin game. It allows players to develop strategies and get into passionate fighting with opponents. There are no age restrictions. The game will be interesting for teenagers from 10 to 12 years and adults.