The game is currently available at
The Game Crafter.
However, I regularly place orders with them so if you live in Sweden and are interested in a copy,
please feel free to contact me.
How does this game differ from the rest of the Nova Suecia series?
The two main differences is that Find the Treasure! is designed for a younger audience and
and has another theme than the Swedish 17th century. Besides that, however, many of the
characteristics from the Nova Suecia series appear here as well, such as
the hidden information and the deduction information as the pirates attempt to
collect all missing map pieces to find the treasure. That is
also one of the objectives of the game: to serve as a gateway to "heavier" games.
What makes Find the Treasure! different from other games?
Hidden information of some kind is common in most games but Find the Treasure's unique coordinate system allows the players to collect information and draw conclusions about what is hidden in specific places. This creates a tactical decision point on when to collect more information and when to start using it.
About the Rules
How is the game best taught to others?
Explain how the intersection of the 3 longitude and the 3 latitude maps are used to tell what the 9 spots on the island hides. Clarify that the treasure is not physically picked up but rather marked as being picked up by the lids. Walk through a sample turn, showing how pirates may look at 1 map, how they conclude whether to search in or avoid that area and how they move 1 tile at the time. Explain that battles with other pirates is a mean for looking at their maps or taking their treasure by replacing 1 of their lids with 1 own lid. Conclude by pointing out the special map areas of swamps (raft required), caves (random direction) and bridges (attack bonus from bridge).
If I fight another pirate and wins, may I look at all the longitude and latitude maps pointing towards the lid she has placed before I decide which lid to replace?
No. Like the famous box of chocolate, you don't know what you get until you take it. You must choose a lid first and then look at the maps.