Annabel is an archaeologist studying in Egypt. One day, while visiting a museum, she is told that a young woman disappears within every ten years. Suddenly, she is in ancient Egypt and is now Princess Annabel. The Pharaoh is sick and her love, Akhenaten, is in danger from the evil priest, Amertekh. It seems he wants to kill Akhenaten and marry Annabel so he can be a full-fledged Pharaoh. You, Annabel, must escape the priest and save your father and your lover, thereby saving all of Egypt.
Annabel is a hidden-object game. You move about in a first-person view by clicking your mouse on arrows at the sides or top and bottom of the screen. The objects you need to find may be in more than one room/location. You must find objects to solve various puzzles, such as finding scissors so you can get a bouquet of roses to give to a lady to get her flute to charm a cobra. You will also have puzzles to solve like swapping the pieces of a puzzle to complete the picture so a doorway will open.