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The Search for Blackbeard’s Treasure

Captain Greybeard and his First Mate have spent decades searching for Blackbeard’s treasure and lost their crew in the process.

They need a new crew to help find the treasure, but before you get your share, you must prove you can be a worthy pirate. After a test of their pirate skills the new recruits are sent out to find clues to help lead Captain Greybeard to Blackbeard’s Treasure.

I’ve never seen the kids so engaged with something that came to the OSHC before.

Immaculate Heart OSHC

The kids thought it was fantastic and want them to come back and as a coordinator we all want that.

East Ipswich OSHC

Kids loved it. It tested their memory and social skills, literacy and numeracy, active learning and communication.

Raceview OSHC

THE PUZZLES

3D Block Puzzle

The new Pirates are sent to find anything in the room that may be clues to the treasure.  The pieces of this 3D puzzle are collected and the kids quickly realise it is a puzzle to be solved.

Once together the 4 sides give a clue to solving the Path Of Destiny by matching the symbols on the side of the puzzle.

The Path Of Destiny

Inspired by all our favourite adventure movies, like The Goonies, Indiana Jones and any other movie with a lost treasure hidden beyond a treacherous walk through a dark cavern, comes The Path Of Destiny.

This 4 box path requires kids to press the correct 4 panels in order to progress.  The correct 4 panels are discovered when they complete the 3D Step Pyramid Block Puzzle.

Once they work out the right combination and press the panels all at the same time a plate pops out of the top end of the Path.  This plate has a magnet attached to be used on Blackbeard’s Table.

Ottendorph Cypher

A message in a bottle is found during the scavenger hunt.  The message is a series of letters and numbers.

The image of Blackbeard’s flag is a visual connection that helps the kids realise the coded message goes together with the three letters written by Blackbeard.

Once deciphered the message explains that they need to use a lodestone (magnet) to unpin the table.

Pirate Treasure Puzzle Box

Found during the scavenger hunt is a wooden lockbox with a 3 number combination.

The names on the lock box are the names of real pirate ships that used to sail the seven seas. They are also the clue to finding the code to open the padlock.

On top of Blackbeard’s table is his Pirate map.

The map contains images of pirate ships with an amount pillaged from each ship.

Kids have to add the amount of pillaged booty from the 3 ships together to get the code for the box.

BlackBeard’s Table

Once they have deciphered the Ottendorph Cypher from Blackbeard’s letters, the kids realise they need to unpin Blackbeard’s table.

Once unpinned the table pulls apart to reveal 2 hidden lockboxes.

One lockbox has a series of 5 keys attached to the top and a 5 letter padlock keeping it closed.

The second lockbox is unmarked and locked with a large vintage padlock.

The Keys Lockbox

Throughout the scavenger hunt, and inside each puzzle the kids unlock along the way they keep finding small keys with hand stamped metal key tags.  Each key tag has a letter of the alphabet stamped into it.

Matching the 5 keys on the top of the lockbox to the keys they find on their journey they discover the 5 letters on the tags required to unlock this puzzle box.

Blackbeard’s Treasure

Having worked their way through all the clues, puzzles and lockboxes, they finally come to the last locked box.

A plain unassumuing box with a padlock.

Once they discover the key and open it they find a real box of treasure with gold doubloons, giant gems, necklaces, pearls and other riches.

Meanwhile Captain Greybeard’s First Mate takes the treasure so it can be counted and shared among the pirates at a later date.  Of course we will come back…we are pirates…of course you can trust us!.

  • Portable set pieces
  • Kids find real treasure
  • 2 actors
  • Best for groups of 15-20 kids per session (We hold multiple sessions to cater for your size)
  • Less than 1 hour set up, approx 30min pull out
  • Approx 45 mins per session

I’ve never seen the kids so engaged with something that came to the OSHC before.

Immaculate Heart OSHC

The kids thought it was fantastic and want them to come back and as a coordinator we all want that.

East Ipswich OSHC

Kids loved it. It tested their memory and social skills, literacy and numeracy, active learning and communication.

Raceview OSHC

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