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"Spirits are taking up residence in the museum; nothing is as it seem, even in this photograph," says game director John Maccabee (John Lee/ Aurora Select)

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At the Smithsonian American Art Museum, tech-savvy players gather clues in the alternate reality game "Ghosts of a Chance."

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The Luce Center plans to keep "Ghosts" around even after its grand finale on October 25. The museum has commissioned a version of the game that a group of visitors could play on-site in one afternoon.

McGonigal says ARGs work best when players solve real problems. That should bode well for ARGs based at museums, since, she adds: "Any museum is going to have some unsolved mysteries."

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Anika Gupta’s writing has appeared in India and the United States, including in Business Today magazine, where she serves as its first digital content editor, the Hindustan Times newspaper and Smithsonian magazine.

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