Exciting news! We've re-released The Lost Mummy as version 2 with all new artwork, more interesting puzzles, and more engaging gameplay.
If you've already downloaded Version 1 of the game just head over to your Games & Account page to download the new version. We've also emailed a link to anyone who had previously purchased version 1 so you could search your inbox for the email titled "Here's your free escape room kit".
If you would still like to play Version 1 of the game just keep scrolling down for everything you'll need!
As an explorer, you have always loved Egypt. It’s where your great grandfather, Howard Carter, discovered the remains of the ancient pharaoh Tutankhamun.
On a walk beside the River Nile, you and some friends suddenly feel the ground shift beneath you, sending you all tumbling down a stony shaft into a lost tomb.
Will you find a way out, or will this become your tomb too?
As the host of this event you, or another adult, will prepare everything so the kids can escape.
Your role is like the Game Masters you're used to from other Escape Rooms. Once the game starts you'll do a quick intro, keep things running smoothly, and check answers for each challenge. Don't worry there's a simple 1-page cheat sheet.
The rest of this setup guide will take you through:
1. Customizing the game (optional).
2. Printing the kids escape game.
3. Preparing the puzzle sheets.
4. Adding extra style.
5. Tips for classrooms and large parties.
Need inspiration? Check out this teacher's EPIC game modification here.
If you plan to play the base game without customization, scroll down to Printing the Game.
However, if you enjoy creating custom puzzles, you can easily edit the game using the Designer's Kit included in the download. This is easier than it sounds since the entire game is built using PowerPoint. In other words, if you're comfortable with editing a Word document you have all the skills you need to become an Escape Room Designer!
Just click on the Designer's Kit folder, inside the game download, then open the Designers Kit.pptx file. For a full guide check out the Mod's page.
How to edit the game:
Open the PDF file Game - The Lost Mummy.pdf and print the escape kit on standard paper. It's sized for US paper sizes but will still print on international paper (A4).
There's no need to use high gloss paper, or professional printing since the gritty style looks almost identical either way. Using thicker paper does add a nice touch, but again it's by no means necessary.
The game is designed for a team of 4-6 players. So, if you have a larger group, just print the kit out several times, and run the game as a competitive team event. For example:
The Lost Mummy also includes optional posters, and party invites, to make the experience even more immersive. None of these are required to play the game, but if you want to go the extra mile, it’s totally worth it!
To print the posters just open the pdf under Posters folder. You'll most likely only want a few of them, so when you click print type in the slide numbers separated by commas.
If you'd like to print the birthday party invites you can find these under the Invitations folder. Open the PowerPoint file and edit whichever invite you like the most.
These are perfectly sized to be printed as normal 4x6 photos (the small photos people always print). To export the final invitation choose File -> Export -> Choose the JPEG file format and Save every slide. This will export all of them as photos, so delete whichever ones you don't want.
From here you can print them as photos by putting them on a USB drive. Alternatively, just share them via Facebook or Instagram.
The Lost Mummy requires players to solve 3 major challenges. Start by separating the game into 3 challenge piles, as well as the victory sheets.
Placing each pile of cards in a different room makes for a more immersive experience. However, if you're short on space, just give the kids the first challenge, and when they solve it pass them the puzzle sheets for Challenge 2.
One of the first sheets in the pack is the Answers and Walkthrough guide, which will be your cheat sheet for guiding the kids through the escape kit.
In the Lost Mummy kit, you will find an alphabet written in an Egyptian-type font which needs to be placed correctly on the Rosetta Stone sheet.
To do this, cut the symbols and arrange it based on the hints found in the 4 dairies.
For example, b c d e f g are on one slab of rock with corresponding symbols of a foot, cup, hand, arm, slithering animal, and headpiece. This can be worked out by reading 'Foot = B' in diary 4.
Just continue to fill each of these in. Any leftovers will only have 1 place they fit.
Enjoy cracking the code!
Follow this basic script when kids arrive:
Some of the solutions have been designed as 4 digit codes, so you can easily add combination padlocks to the game. To do this:
Print as many, or as few of these as you like:
The best way to run The Lost Mummy for a classroom, or large party, is a simultaneous race to finish first.
Just print out a copy of the game for every 4-6 players then follow these steps: