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Curse of the Sphinx: Murder Mystery Party

Gather at the feet of the Sphinx to unwrap an ancient mummy…and find the murderer in your midst.


The year is 1924. As dusk falls, you wander past the Great Pyramid of Giza, the cooling air whispering across your skin, crisp sand crunching beneath your feet.

You enter a recently excavated temple that lies at the base of the Sphinx. It is here that you expect to meet your host for the evening, the renowned archaeologist, Professor Tilmuch.

Lamps and candles fill the room, causing light and shadows to dance across the sandstone walls. Professor Tilmuch has invited you to a mummy un-wrapping party. They’re the latest craze among Cairo society’s elite.

To your left, on a dais, lies the linen-swathed remains of Queen Nitocris, last Pharaoh of the Sixth Dynasty.

In front of you, seated around a table of glittering glassware and gleaming silver platters, are your dining companions.

Taking a deep breath, you join them…


Become your character, join your table, and play through three rounds of clues, questions and secret missions.


Be the first person in the room to correctly identify the murderer to the Cryptkeeper.


Tickets $25.

Places will be limited to 48 people (6 tables of 8). Includes a cold buffet and drinks. Book here.


It is essential you provide an email address when booking so we can provide your character and information sheets before the event. This must be an email address you are okay to share with your table mates.

You will also need a smart phone during the game party to access your emails.


CURSE OF THE SPHINX game designer and author, L.J.M.Owen, will be available to sign copies of her latest Dr Pimms novel, Egyptian Enigma, at the conclusion of the evening.



Upon booking you will be assigned one of eight characters on a random basis. The only way to choose a character will be to book as a group of eight people. 

All characters are designed as gender neutral – make them your own.

  • Dean Aldhahab, passionately cerebral head of Cairo University, an ex-colleague of Professor Tilmuch
  • Chancellor Blass, haughty member of Austrian royalty, passing through Cairo on a grand tour
  • General Iron, abrasive ex-member of the English military, has become a prominent figure in Cairo colonial circles
  • Orvos Lila, pedantic Hungarian high society doctor, medico to Professor Tilmuch’s team
  • Doctor Obsidian, rival Italian archaeologist, of a soothing disposition
  • The Honorable Uaine, serene Irish Justice, on sabbatical in warmer climes
  • Capitaine Vermeil, a secretive ex-member of the French navy turned archaeologist
  • Air Commander Woad, combative ex-member of the Scottish airforce, now works for Professor Tilmuch