• Poh Lee Ong

Mega888 Throne of Egypt: A Brief History of an Ancient Theme Game

When I think about games, the first thing that comes to mind is a game my grandfather taught me when I was a child. The game was so well-known back then that even my father used to play it with me. The game was called “Mega888”— and it was very popular in India during the ‘80s and early ‘90s. I remember having lots of fun playing this game with my grandfather when I was a child. Even today, this game remains popular worldwide.


Based on the game of ludo, the name of this game is derived from the ancient capital city of Egypt called Memphis. This board game became very popular in India among teenagers and young adults during the 1980s and 1990s. Mega888 is a strategy board game in which players have to move their pieces from start to finish before their opponents do. The player with the most number of points wins the game.


The original Mega888 game was invented by a Greek named Mega Moo. According to history books, he invented this popular board game during the Greco-Roman period. According to historical records, there were two different versions of this ancient board game: One was played by Greek players, and the other by Egyptian players. Eventually, these two teams met and unified their versions of the game into one universal version that became popular throughout the world.


One of the reasons for this board game’s popularity is its simplicity. Since players can easily understand the rules and objectives, they can spend more time thinking about their moves instead of learning how to play. Another reason for this game’s popularity is that many rules have been devised to make it more interesting. For example, some people have introduced elements such as dice and gambling into their versions of Mega888. Over time, these rule variations have given rise to many new games with similar concepts but different rules.


Playing Mega888 reminds me of my childhood days— it brings back wonderful memories of playing with my grandfather and having lots of fun. This popular board game has timeless appeal because it can be enjoyed by all ages at any stage of life. Although there are several variations of this age-old board game, some consider the original version played in ancient Egypt to be the most captivating one!




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