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Treasure of the Pharaohs

Made by Palitoy this 3-dimensional board game of a pyramid is still a great game today. You explore the four chambers of the pyramid in search of the hidden treasure meeting hazards along the way, such as the pit of snakes and the great stone of Cheops. It's great for young children because the person in the lead doesn't always win the treasure. BEWARE THE CURSE OF THE PHARAOH. I played this game with my daughter and now her sons still think it's marvellous and what a great way to learn a little about the pyramids of ancient Egypt.


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Do You Remember Treasure of the Pharaohs?

Do You Remember Treasure of the Pharaohs?

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    Hiya everyone i have give you all the wrong email its elizabethlewis1234@gmail.com i have this game and have seen you all wanting it back give me a email i will send pics
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    I Have Found This Game And Thinking About Selling It Email Me If Intrested elizabethlacy1234@hotmail.co.uk
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    I think it was introduced around '81, and was at first branded as dangerous because of fears that the 'curse of the Pharoah' bit could conjure up dark forces. Certainly there was controversy from the Church- I recall it being reviewed on ATV Today (as it then was) in the Midlands when Anne Diamond interviewed a worried cleric about it. Some people wouldn't buy it for their children because of fears around it's occult potential.
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    I remember playing this in the late 70's with a friend who owned it and have just come across one in a garage sale and got it for £2. Wonderful game. I have spent the last 30 years describing it to people but couldn't remeber the exact name. So glad I'm not mad and will enjoy playing it again.
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    I also remember having this game. My mum had some points from her local bingo hall in Fleetwood, Lancs. The bingo hall had a gift shop there, and she got me this game with her points. My cousin borrowed this game from me, having himself thinking it was a wonderful game. I never did get it back. I too would like to get hold of this game, and it would be brilliant if it could be produced again. My kids would love it. Kenny Hall, Fleetwood
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    I got this one christmas from my nanny doreen who I lost in august 2005 and I played it with my dad a lot as a child i lost him november 2005 I gave the game to a childrens home in reading through capital radio childrens appeal and now wish i had never given it away. I tell my daughters about it and wish I could find a complete game to play with them
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    I'm also late 30's and remember this game so well. It was the only present I got at Christmas that year, my BIG present! I kept the game in mint condition until mid 80s where it was stored in the garage and got damp.. the rest is history! However, picked up one from Ebay recently.. Aahhh such memories!
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    We got this as kids and we are now in our late 30's and trying to find one to buy. It was a great game, which we could play for hours. I just wish my Mum hadn't given it to the local bring and buy sale all those years ago.