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Old Mummy

Old Mummy

Fall 2004 Games
Ages: 6 - 10 yrs.
Manufacturer: Birdcage Press
Price: $15.95
Learning about the lives and beliefs of ancient Egyptians is given an entirely new twist with these intriguing versions of classic card games. The deck of 47 cards features images of the gods, goddesses, symbols, and art of ancient Egypt from The Quest for Immortality: Treasures of Ancient Egypt, an exhibition organized by United Exhibits Group, Copenhagen, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, in association with the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Cairo. The companion guide is filled with facts about one of the world’s earliest civilizations.

The attractive and sturdy tin contains a pamphlet with instructions to play Old Maid and Mummy Memory, descriptors of each card and a list of recommended reading. The cards are a great size for little hands and made sturdy enough to avoid bending. Where was this game when the entire elementary school studied Egypt for four full weeks?

Review   ©2004 Parents' Choice

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