Thrift Treasure:  Relic Raiders

Thrift Treasure: Relic Raiders

Most of the treasures we have demonstrated on SahmReviews are flat and two-dimensional. This week’s Thrift Treasure literally takes board games to a new level by featuring a pop-up playing field. The good people at Goodwill know a unique game when they see one and price it accordingly – this one was $3.38! Relic Raiders: Treasure of the Lost Pyramid is one of two games in the Relic Raiders series by Basic Concepts and is probably not a game you’ll see carried at your local discount store.

A 3-D board game from Basic Concepts, Relic Raiders: Treasure of the Lost Pyramid takes gaming up a level! -

Relic Raiders: Treasure of the Lost  Pyramid comes ready to play right out of the package. Just unfold the board and the game begins. With moving pathways that can change the flow of the game, players can use personal strategies to their advantage for themselves or to make it difficult for others to advance.

A 3-D board game from Basic Concepts, Relic Raiders: Treasure of the Lost Pyramid takes gaming up a level! -

A unique feature of of the game is that each person gets 2 players each as a team to move around the multi-level board. You can choose to move one player or divide the number of spaces between the two playing pieces. The object of Treasure of the Lost Pyramid is to be the first individual or team to determine what the treasure is at the top of the Lost Pyramid as well as navigating their way around the constantly adjusting game board, avoiding the Mummy, and trying to discover the nature of each of the other treasures hidden in the four Pharaoh’s Tombs.

A 3-D board game from Basic Concepts, Relic Raiders: Treasure of the Lost Pyramid takes gaming up a level! -

Once completed, each player takes his team to the top of the pyramid and correctly states the identity of this final treasure! Memory isn’t an issue as you keep track of the treasure locations on the included score sheets. You can also keep track of where your opponent has visited so you know how close they are to winning, and whether or not to block them from a particular tomb.

A 3-D board game from Basic Concepts, Relic Raiders: Treasure of the Lost Pyramid takes gaming up a level! -

Definitely a unique game experience with a decent amount of replay value. You’ll have to be a little careful of the game board since it is made of nothing more than thick card stock. Being a used game, ours did have a couple condition issues due to long storage, but nothing that a little tape couldn’t overcome. As always, there are winners and losers…

A 3-D board game from Basic Concepts, Relic Raiders: Treasure of the Lost Pyramid takes gaming up a level! -

Originally issued in 2008, Relic Raiders: Treasure of the Lost Pyramid was listed at one of Dr. Toy’s 100 Best Products of 2009. Finding a copy now might prove difficult, but we did find one seller on Amazon as well as a couple on eBay. Of course, always keep your eyes open at your local garage sales and thrift stores!

Basic Concepts does have many other game offerings so be sure to follow them on Twitter and Facebook. And kids, if you’re playing this game, don’t let your mummy get you!

Scott Brady

About Scott Brady

A former manufacturing executive, Scott now balances his family life with ownership and backend administration of websites such as, and a number of other online properties. He also is an award-winning board game designer with notable titles such as Hues and Cues and boop.

28 comments on «Thrift Treasure: Relic Raiders»

  1. Terry says:

    Sound like a very fun game, especially since each person gets two players. That would make it even more interesting. You would really have to put some thought into whether you move one or both players.

  2. My kids would love that. They have been into games a lot lately, so this would be fun!

  3. Tess says:

    What a cute little craft there. I think my nephew would like this!

  4. What a fun game! I like that it allows each player two game pieces. Having both boys and girls at home I think this is a game both genders would enjoy.

  5. Oh my boys would absolutely love this game! IT is exactly to their playing style!

  6. I loved the Indiana Jones movies so I know that I would really like this game. I think this is a great way to spend some quality time with the family having some fun.

  7. Pam says:

    Looks like a fun game for family game night! I will have to keep an eye out for it.

  8. Awesome thrift store treasure! I’ve never heard of Relic Raiders until today. But then again, I didn’t grow up playing board games.

  9. I have to admit this is yet another game I haven’t heard of – it does sound quite fun though – I love all the thrift store find you come across! x

  10. Liz Mays says:

    The vintage games are always fun to play! I like that you have to figure out the treasure!

  11. Pam says:

    This looks like a fun game. I like the “2 players each as a team” feature. Seems like it would promote the whole idea of teamwork. Kids need to play more board games.

  12. This looks like a fun little activity for kids.

  13. Ah, Indiana Jones – timeless! Looks like a fun game for kids and adults alike!

  14. Maria says:

    My kids love to play board games. This looks like a fun time for the two of them.

  15. My oldest son was the Indiana Jones fan and he would have loved this. He used to watch the movies over and over.

  16. What a cool awesome game! My kids would love to play this, never heard nor seen it before. Very cool find

  17. veronica says:

    I love Indiana Jones. This toy looks like so much fun! My son would really appreciate this

  18. Annie says:

    Vintage games are fun to play! Great thrift find 😀

  19. toni says:

    You find the coolest games! This looks awesomes!!!!

  20. Triplezmom says:

    My husband would get such a kick out of this. Maybe more than the kids would!

  21. Amanda says:

    This looks like a really cool family activity! I would love to play this with my son!

  22. Hillary says:

    Sounds like a really fun game!

  23. That sounds like so much fun – how fortunate that you stumbled across it at the thrift store! Enjoy!

  24. Rosey says:

    This looks fun. And lol at the voice on the commercial, he’s got that nice haunted touch going on with it. 🙂

  25. Ha those commercials always crack me up. I think your review is advertizing the game a lot better then those cheesy commercials great review.

  26. Erica says:

    This looks like a fun game to play. My family would really enjoy it!

  27. This looks like a great game and I love the different levels. Very cool for the kids!

  28. Wow – what a fun looking game! It’s too old for my boys but would make a great gift for older kids.

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