The excursion to the Valley of the Kings is the highlight of your vacation to Egypt. As you crawl through the narrow passageways, you lose the rest of your tour group. You enter a mysterious burial chamber. A massive stone door closes behind you.
Completion Time: 58 minutes
Date Played: 17th of August 2019
Party Size: 3
3 weeks and counting of being stuck at home and definitely getting some escape room withdrawals. So it’s a good job I’ve got a shelf filled with Exit: The Game play-at-home escape rooms.
So here is a throwback to the first one I ever did! In The Pharaoh’s Tomb you find yourself trapped in a mysterious tomb. You work your way through various rooms, you find treasure, symbols, and clues everywhere. The object of the game is simple – escape!
The puzzles are themed pretty well for the setting. You can expect hieroglyphs and plenty of mentions of Tutankhamen.
This one is marked 4/5 on the difficulty scale, but with plenty of optional hints it’s still possible to get through in under an hour. In particular, I generally enjoy Exit the Game’s mechanic of cards being picked up in a certain order with dead ends and twists and turns. It’s unique and interesting – but not particularly easy!
Overall, a fun way to spend an afternoon with friends, but a little bit of extra explaining needed if they’re not familiar with the structure of these games. Oh – and if you want to keep your box when you’re finished with it, be sure to photocopy bits! This game is definitely one use.
The Pharaoh’s Tomb can be purchased for £13 on Amazon, or at many local escape rooms.