The Egypt Game follows two 11-year-old girls living in California, who both share an interest in ancient Egypt. After finding Egyptian relics, including a bust of Nefertiti, in an abandoned yard, the girls invent the Egypt Game. They create their own Egyptian story and play the roles of high priestesses. The game is interrupted with the murder of another young girl in the neighborhood. The owner of the abandoned yard where the Egypt Game is played is the prime suspect. One night, one of the girls finds herself in danger with the most unlikely of rescuers. This Novel Study provides a teacher and student section with a variety of activities, discussion questions, vocabulary, and enrichment ideas to create a well-rounded lesson plan.