From the manufacturer: "Valley of Pharaohs is a rousing archaeological adventure that has players racing to be first to excavate the Scepter of Amun-Ra. Players become archaeologists, searching for hidden scarab tiles, in an effort to unearth the sacred Scepter. Find safety in an oasis or risk peril by spinning the dreaded Wheel of Fate. But beware the Mummy, who has come to life wandering the board. The mummy is always dangerous, falling in and out of your control. This game is played on a wonderfully illustrated cloth map of ancient Egypt with cast-metal playing pieces, each one a different-colored caravan camel. This Bookshelf Edition comes packaged in an antiqued wooden book, making it a stylish decor piece as well as a fun game."