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Faaraon kirous tausta
Faaraon kirous


Egyptomania, archeology and murder in a historical setting
2,5-3 h |
8-16 |
Finnish / English

This Murder Mystery uses card mechanics


Each guest gets their own character

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It's possible to eliminate or fight other guests

Card-based Murder Mystery with role characters for guests, includes possibility for violence

In 1925 an American archaeologist Walter Salt invited a group of people to marvel at his latest discovery. He believes he has found the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s wife, Ankhesenamun, but most people doubt the authenticity of this claim. Rumours of a Pharaoh’s curse arise when Salt is found dead with an ancient dagger in his back.

Now the guests have the perfect opportunity to find out if the tombs of ancient Egypt really have a curse on them, or if the motive to kill Salt was more of a mundane kind. Why are the Templars and the Vatican interested in Salt’s excavations? Do the artefacts end up in museums or in private collections?

  • Each guest receives an invitation and a character by email

  • Tuoni Studios’ host is always present and acts as a guide to the program and its rules

  • Guests receive name tags, character sheets, and all the necessary cards and items on site

  • It is possible to fight or eliminate other characters

  • The duration is approx. 2,5-3 hours depenging on the number of guests and if there is a dinner served during the program

  • Language options: Finnish or English



Each guest has a character to play in the Murder Mystery. The locals are fed up with the foreigners messing around their home and have their own reasons to solve the case, when the rich nobles, proud archaeologists and self-absorbed antique dealers only seem to serve their own interests. This tension is escalated when an American archaeologist is found dead on Egyptian soil and the local police and diplomats try to keep the peace.



The events are placed in 1920s Egypt, in the golden days of egyptology and archaeological digs. A festive or formal wear is always appropriate, but you can also refer to the Mummy or Indiana Jones movies.

Dressing up for the Murder Mystery’s theme helps you immerse yourself in the story and we encourage such endeavors. Character sheets give some ideas of what the character might wear or look like. We want to emphasize that dressing up is not necessary, and the most important thing is to feel comfortable in whatever you choose to wear. What you can find from your own wardrobe is sufficient, but if you want to put in some extra effort, you might find what you need from costume rentals, flea markets, or party prop stores.


This Murder Mystery uses cards (abilities, secrets, gossip, items) as props and keys to solving the case. When the program starts, Tuoni Studios’ host tells you how these cards work, and is present for the whole duration if you need any help with them later. Reading just one secret card seldom leads to any conclusions, so you’ll need more info from different cards and characters, and then start connecting the dots.


You’ll receive these cards at the start of the program, including any items your character might need.


The venue should have enough seats for everyone in case of a dinner, and ample room to mingle. A restaurant cabinet or a sauna venue works great. There is no need for a stage, nor AV equipment.


  • Acting or memorizing lines are not required when taking part in a Murder Mystery. No one is forced to exit their comfort zone. However, by throwing yourself into the story and your own character, you get the most out of the program.

  • If you normally need glasses to read, we recommend bringing a pair.

  • Conveying information and co-operating with other characters are the key to success in a Murder Mystery. Try to find characters you can trust, ally with, and share information with.

  • Each character has their own agenda, so don’t trust everyone.

  • If you feel stuck, ask the Tuoni Studios’ host for help. They’ll give you more tips on how to advance with your personal goals or solving the case.



Peetu Maijala, Olli Nupponen and Sami Villa


Tuoni Studios Ltd.


The Curse of the Pharaoh is an original story by Tuoni Studios. All rights reserved.

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