Move together with your guests on the pirate ship sailing to the end of the world and feel like Jack Sparrow!
With the game “Island of 5 Captains” your guests will travel to the high seas and to the depths of the mysteries related to the discovery of America. To find the great Inca treasure the players must solve a series of puzzles from the old pirate book.
The game is based on true characters and legends of known historical personalities, however, there is of course no guarantee that these events had happened in the past the same way as they are described in the game. It contains puzzles from history, mathematics, geography, linguistics and logic, and also exciting adventure stories. In addition, the scavenger hunt is accompanied by printed material.
Players must find a compass and four pieces of a treasure map in order to discover the island where the mysterious Inca treasure was hidden. The treasure, which is an Inca idol, was concealed by the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro after the conquest of the Inca Empire.
** Images represent German version of the game, English version contains similar set of materials
The players begin their journey on the ship of Pizarro, on which the four map pieces and the compass are located. Each piece was hidden by one of the famous pirate captains. The location of these map pieces is coded in a diary.
The diary belongs to the “Keeper of the Pirate Laws” and is the most important element of the game. For each level the players get a set of tasks from one of the captains and have to solve them. But first of all they must find the diary!
+ How it works?
The iDventure game works on PCs, tablets, smartphones or other digital devices. The digital game is mainly used to watch videos with instructions and to enter the solutions to the questions.
The rest of the scavenger hunt takes place with real objects and printed objects. If the players enter the answer correctly in the device, they are automatically forwarded to the next task, which contains a small video. If the players give an incorrect answer, or if they need help during the task, instructions are given to guide the players in the right direction. In some tasks, real objects and digital content are combined.
For example, in a task, the players are given different keys that were previously printed. However, the key holes are shown on the screen in the iDventure game. Thus the players with their own imagination have to find out which key could fit into which lock.
Since this is an internet-based game, you do not need to install anything. If no Internet is available at the party, this is not a problem, as there is also an offline version of the iDventure game.
+ Game preparation
When preparing the iDventure game, there are no limits to the imagination. You can adjust or create the game you want – it’s fully flexible.
In addition, some materials are also needed for the scavenger hunt. These are all included in the iDventure game, or are items that are present in every household. Take the time to prepare the individual tasks and arrange the rooms appropriately. So you create a holistic impression during the game.
To prepare the game “Island of the five captains” there are some templates that you can easily print and cut with a color printer. These include, for example, the diary (8 pages), treasure map and playing cards.
In addition, a few household items are needed such as: an empty glass bottle, glue, a mirror. The objects are distributed in certain places in the house or in the garden. They make the digital quizz a unique experience in the real world.
Furthermore, the game leader should get familiar with questions and the possible solutions of the quizzes before the treasure hunt.
Game instructions sample download
Think about it: every question can be changed and customized.
So you can add special features of your home or garden to the adventure.
For particularly small children, the questions can be simplified and the objects easily hidden.
If the guests are already older, the scavenger hunt can be made more exciting by questioning and complicated hiding places. The available questions in this iDventure game serve as a stimulus for your game. You can also perform the tasks or consider your own questions and tasks.
The game is suitable for children over 9 years. It is also suitable for children from 7 years of age, but at best under supervision and with the help of adults.
In any case, the game will be an unforgettable experience with the big and small guests!