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Wide Games:
Treasure Type

Sample of Treasure Type 

THE MAYAN TREASURE: A sealed envelope is given to each Patrol Leader. On the outside is written: "To be opened at (time) o'clock at (start position) and read before your patrol." At the appointed time the Patrol Leader tears open the envelope, which contains a marked map sketch and the following message: 

Story: I am the well-known explorer, (name). It has come to my knowledge that an aviator flying over Yucatan has spied a large ruin never before discovered. I have the suspicion that the ruin is that of a Mayan palace and contains the lost treasure of the Mayas. I have therefore called you together so that we may set out and find the treasure. I have already secured provisions and weapons for the dangerous expedition. But I have learned that our deadly enemies (names) are planning similar expeditions. They shall not succeed! 

Objects: We will proceed to the Mayan palace (marked treasure on map) where the treasure (a packsack with stones) is buried, dig this up transport it to our goal, Numa, where we shall be able to convert it into real money. We will do everything in our power to prevent our opponents from getting the treasure and bringing it to Numa. 


Treasure found = 10 points 
Treasure possessed at the end of game = 20 points 
Each opponent captured = 2 points 

Special Rules: (Method of capture). Game starts at (time), stops at (time). Troop gathers at (place) at (time).

Variations of Treasure Type

bullet THE INHERITANCE: Each Patrol Leader is the son of a man who died ten years ago. On the tenth anniversary of his death each son receives from a lawyer a letter describing where the father buried his treasure, hoping that after ten years the old animosity between the sons would have disappeared. But it is worse than ever. Each son sets out with his own gang to find the treasure and prevents his brothers from getting it. The treasure must be brought to a bank for safety. 
bulletTHE POLAR EXPEDITION: Each patrol is a group of polar explorers racing to the North Pole in competition with the other patrols. On the North Pole they will find the flag which Admiral Byrd threw down from his airplane when crossing the top of the world. This flag (signal flag) must be brought back to the office of the geographical society before the explorers' claim can be acknowledged. 
bulletTHE IDOL OF BULALONGA: Each patrol is a tribe of Zulus in the wilds of Africa. Through their medicine men they are informed that the tribe which finds the image of the heathen god Bulalonga and brings it back to the spot from which it was stolen by the pygmies, will forever after be in Bulalonga's favor. The image may be a staff decorated with a couple of neckerchiefs. 

The treasure type of Wide Game may be combined with the features of a regular treasure hunt (see hike section).

See Also:

Treasure Hunt Games- UK

Seizure Type Wide Games

Wide Games






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