Nominate a child to help an Egyptologist lift the Pharaoh’s Curse.

Postal detective game for 7 to 12-year-olds​

Pharaoh's Curse

• Four postings packed full of realistic artefacts and documents that make you feel like a genuine detective.

• Choose to add a ‘DO NOT OPEN UNTIL 25/12/2021’ seal on the first envelope, for Christmas presents.

• Can be played by one or more investigators making it an excellent gift for one child or the perfect shared experience for siblings.

• An immersive experience that encourages your child to enjoy reading and delve deeper into history without looking at a screen. 


It all starts with an unexpected letter from the Custodian of Unsolved Mysteries.

You have been nominated to help investigate one of our unsolved mysteries.

You will receive a series of artefacts and documents relating to case 426.

If you choose to help, break the seal on the black envelope and commence your investigation

The investigation begins…

Your detective discovers a Professor of Egyptology has been requested to lead a team of explorers into a remote location.

They must find the whereabouts of a hidden Tomb, uncovers secret rooms, lost treasures and help the Professor find the hidden charms to lift the Pharaoh’s curse.

The Four mailings contain:

Genuine Egyptian papyrus, a stone with a strange symbol carved across the surface, two Egyptian charms, an old photograph, several pages from the professor’s diary, cyphers and codes, notes from the archive, correspondence from the professor’s assistant and a doctor in Cairo, an old weathered map, letters from the archive, an ancient diagram of the labyrinth inside the tomb, and a newspaper articles that bring an enlightening insight.

• A final letter from the Custodian of Unsolved Mysteries concluding the case and revealing the nominator.   (You can choose to reveal the nominator at the start)

• An exclusive membership badge from the Custodian of Unsolved Mysteries.

• A personalised certificate of achievement from the Archive.

• A unique Egyptian papyrus bookmark.


5 stars rating

“We would definitely recommend Mysterious Mail to anyone with an inquisitive child who loves a good mystery.
In a time where everything is becoming digital, it’s a real novelty for a child to get exciting mail through the post.
The documents and artefacts combined to make a really compelling experience!”
– DadGeek

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