Do you also dream of a world in which children, youngsters and adults are truly connected to each other, looking at the world around them with a sparkle in their eyes? Then you are game for Treasure Hunters!
WHAT IS IT
Treasure Hunters is a game of cards. It consists of two types of cards. The first are chore cards, which consist of small tasks divided into stimulating and life-affirming themes. The second are treasure cards, which show valuable characteristics to discover with and from each other.
Treasure Hunters connects you to yourself and others in an exciting and dynamic way. Whether you play it for fun or with a predetermined goal, the unique combination of chores and treasures means there is something for everyone to enjoy – young and old(er). In the meantime you keep reflecting on yourself, but also on others.
You will be showered with well-intended and substantiated compliments. The picture you have of yourself and your fellow players will get clearer, and secretly those of other people around you as well.
While you playfully discover all the small wonders of life, your own qualities and those of others will surprise you.
‘It really is an amazing game; it leads to so many fun and sweet conversations without ever feeling heavy! Thanx ladies!’ - Dorien Goris
‘Surprising, how it works to communicate in such a playful way, and how much you can discover about yourself and others in such a relaxed atmosphere. I thought the chore cards were really funny; they bend your thinking and make you look at things in a different way. All in all it was fascinating, different, fun to play with the family, valuable, and most certainly to be repeated. The positive points and mutual compliments really stick! You never get bored of this game, time flies… So spot on, this game, ladies of Treasure Hunter!’
‘Great game for kids of all ages. I have played it together with my 12-year old son, a freshman at highschool. He also really liked the assignments and was seriously into it, enjoying all the personal qualities he saw laid out in front of him. It is fantastic to see how the game makes sure that the cards in front of you paint a better and better picture of who you really are.’
‘I just wanted to let you know that we (my six year old son and me) really enjoyed playing this game. We were happily surprised. And yes, really connected! “What a great boy our son is.” It made me (extra) appreciative of all the abundance we have, right here in our home.’
‘For the first time I am coaching a teenager. She loved playing Treasure Hunters! And so did I! The game brought so many things up, that it led to a clear objective for her immediately. I am a huge fan of this game!
Treasure Hunters is a fantastic game for sure. I have played it with the children in my practice several times now. Super! The children also really enjoy playing. The chore cards are definitely working to the max!
Wow, what a beautiful connection we had with our family this morning. Honestly, this game has so much silver lining; wonderfully illustrated, designed and quality with an amazing content!
What a fantastic game of cards! My children enjoyed it, laughed, and evolved! “So mummy, can we play again tomorrow?”’
What a wonderful, great, useable, beautiful and special game! The power lies in its simplicity and my, how I love that. And I realize all the work it must have taken to put it together, for which I thank you. I am really happy with the game, ladies, and I think all the children’s coaches following my training feel the same. I cannot recommend it enough!
Today I played the game with a group of five children. It was so much fun to witness the interactions taking place all by itself! Great also to hear the spontaneous ideas and new rules that they came up with. Everything is possible with this game, without there being differences of opinion or fights. The children felt that this was about something else. A boy came up with the idea to put the cards in the order of “what you still want to work at”. Isn’t that just amazing?! And he will ask Santa Claus for his own copy of Treasure Hunters! That says it all! Thank you for this marvellous game!
Treasure Hunters is a ‘must have’ for everyone working with children and youngsters. Due to its simplicity it has a low-threshold structure, but the results are incredible: you literally see the players grow right in front of you, because of the positive feedback they receive. It is also recommended for families! When parents and children play this game together they learn how to revalue and appreciate each other again!
RULES OF THE GAME
The game starts the second the treasure cards are handed out: each player receives five random treasure cards and places them face up in front, starting with the card that suits their personality best and ending with the one that is the least fitting.
Each player receives five random treasure cards and place them face up in front
As a player, this forces you to really look at yourself. Where most people are usually (meant to be) modest, you have to ascribe certain qualities to yourself here.
The first pile foundation of your positive self-image is inserted firmly into the ground! After every chore card you’ve completed, you pick a new treasure card.
This happens with every turn of the game, and with every player. If you pick or receive a new treasure card, you get rid of the one that suits you less. In this way you collect the five treasure cards that describe you best. Curious how to play the whole game right? Then find all the rules of the game once again below.
GETTING THE RULES RIGHT
In general, treasure cards with one key are suitable for young kids already. If a treasure card holds two keys, it is best understood by players aged nine and above. If needed, you can always make a pre-selection of age-appropriate treasure cards.
The game starts with two piles: one pile containing 120 chore cards and the other 107 treasure cards.
When the game starts, each player receives five random treasure cards and places them face up in front.
Each player then rearranges these five cards in the order of which characteristic most suits their personality. For example starting on the right side with the treasure card that is most descriptive and ending on the left side with the card that is the least descriptive. Or place them vertically, from the bottom up or top down.
The players decide together who should go first and which direction the game will be played in. For example, the youngest player may begin, or the one with the shortest name, or the person who woke up earliest that morning…
As a first player you draw a chore card and complete the assignment. Then you draw a treasure card. You decide if the characteristic on that card is best suited to you or to another player, and explain why you think so. If there is no match, the card may also be put back on the bottom of the pile.
|If you choose or receive a new treasure card, you then take the treasure card from your collection that least suits your personality and put it back onto the bottom of the pile. In this way you collect the five cards that most suit you, and your most valuable characteristics will show more and more.|
SUGGESTED LENGTH OF PLAY
Until all of the chores have been used (not all chore cards need to be used in every game)
According to an agreed time limit
|♦||Until all players are happy with the self-image based on their five cards.|
It is useful to have materials such as pencils, markers, pen, paper and possibly some empty stickers ready. You might need them for certain chores.
What question do you have today?
Tarot kun je zien als een beeldtaal. Net als elke andere taal, kun je deze eigen maken door te oefenen. Trek dagelijks een kaart of doe een eenvoudige legging om vertrouwd te raken met de symbolen en betekenissen.