Can You Solve the Riddle of the Sphinx?

Been to the Temple of Ra lately?  Info sheet on how to enter the “Can You Solve the Riddle of the Sphinx?” by Imagic for the 2600.  $1000 cash prize!  It’s an essay contest, ha ha! (Nelson’s laugh from the Simpsons).  Must be received by Jan. 31, 1983, so hurry.

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2 thoughts on “Can You Solve the Riddle of the Sphinx?

  1. Haha! I remember this contest! I even entered it, but I was way too late to claim the prize. The riddle itself was stupidly easy to solve, you just had to go backwards at the start and collect the ‘staff’ at the first oasis as I recall. It was writing a cool story about it that was the only difficult part. As a 5th grader at the time of this contest, I probably had no chance to win anyway but it was pretty cool to think I had a chance at $1000 when I was 10 years old. That’s an absolute FORTUNE at that age, not to mention it’s value then was more like 7-8k in today’s money.

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