Every month, Treasure League hides a treasure chest somewhere in Calgary, then sends clues to its members to help them find it. The game launched at the beginning of February and its numbers have swelled to the hundreds.
Twenty-one days after the first clue was sent, we're thrilled to announce that the first chest has been found by Leslie O'Leary and her coworkers at Enbridge. The team has been searching for the hidden treasure chest all month as a team-building exercise.
The theme of Treasure League changes with each round. February's was Fire & Ice, with Calgary-centric clues that had members puzzling over local history, and sending them off to explore hunches through Fort Calgary, Olympic Park, and the Stampede grounds.
The clues led O'Leary and friends to the chest's February hiding spot, under a wooden stair, halfway up Scotsman's Hill. Following the instructions inside the chest, they contacted Treasure League creator Anders J. Svensson to claim their prize.
“Our first month went incredibly well,” says Svensson, who launched Treasure League to see if its simple, unusual premise could grow an audience and become self-sustaining.
“The response has been overwhelmingly positive, people seem to really enjoy having a mystery to solve, and it's getting people out to explore the city. So let's do it again.”
The next round of Treasure League begins on March 1st and players can register for just $10 at treasureleague.com. Those who register before the month begins will get a special bonus clue to help them claim the next $500 prize.
Treasure League is a monthly game published by Jetpack Creative Industries. For more information, contact:
Anders J. Svensson