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Mystery on the Nile

English language edition

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Ages Play Time Players
10+ 30 minutes 2-6

Designer(s): Michael Palm, Martin Drewes

Manufacturer(s): Eurogames Descartes USA

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Product Description

Welcome to the mysterious 1920's. Whilst on a Nile cruise, the singer Lokita Posperita has mislaid a valuable pearl necklace, and she suspects four of her fellow passengers of being the culprit. Against a background of desert, pyramids, and other ancient Egyptian monuments, players must help track down the thief. But time is short! The investigators only have three days until the steamer docks in Cairo and all the passengers disembark.

The search for clues on board begins... Each player tries to uncover as many clues as possible, while at the same time leaving a trail of red herrings for the other investigators. The mystery is only solved at the last moment: did the thief work alone, or with accomplices? Or did the singer just misplace her necklace?


With an anguished cry, the famous singer Lokita Posperita threw herself on the captain of the steamship Cleopatra. She had completely lost control of herself. Somebody, she claimed, had sneaked into her cabin and stolen her priceless pearl necklace. Gasping for breath, she named those whom she suspected of the deed. After some time, the captain managed to calm Ms. Posperita and call on the ship's best detectives...

Object of the Game
Now begins the hunt for the suspected thieves. By skillfully searching the steamer for clues, the two to six detectives must try and find enough evidence to prove the guilt or innocence of the suspects. All the passengers will leave ship in Cairo, so time is everything. But watch out! The singer Lokita Posperita is known to be a bit scatter-brained, so the possibility must be considered that she has simply misplaced her precious pearl necklace and there is no thief to find.

Product Information

  • Designer(s): Michael Palm, Martin Drewes

  • Manufacturer(s): Eurogames Descartes USA

  • Artist(s): Nikola Neubauer

  • Year: 1998

  • Players: 2 - 6

  • Time: 30 minutes

  • Ages: 10 and up

  • Weight: 955 grams

  • Language Requirements: This is an international edition or domestic edition of an imported item. Game components are printed in English. Manufacturer's rules are printed in English.

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