Game rules

How the game works


Creating an account


When you open the application for the first time, you can do a walkthrough quest to see how the game works. When you have finished your quest, you will be invited to create your account. You can do so with your Facebook, Google or Apple account. If you do not want to link these accounts with Treasure Hunters, you can create an account with an email address using the link in the bottom of your screen.

When you use the standard method to create your account, you can choose a nickname that will later be used in the ranking, and that cannot be used by anyone else. It must be at least five characters long. You can also enter the name of your referrer, that is, the person who recommended Treasure Hunters, your mentor. Your referrer will be rewarded when you win treasures, and you can in turn refer other people. To learn more about referrals, go to the concerned section below.

Of course, if you sign in through your social network, you can modify all of this information from your profile.

How to launch a quest


Once you sign in, you will be able to see the list of quests! You can tap on "filters" shown on the top right part of your screen to filter the quests. You can filter on two main parameters – the entry price of the quest and the region in which it is active. You can also sort the quests by the amount of the treasure and by date.

You are impatient and want to know what you could be hunting soon? That's what the "Coming soon" tab is for. It shows you the future quests and the countdown to them.

The icons under each quest image provide some additional information such as the number of treasures to be won and what the treasure(s) in the quest are worth. You can also go to the quest description for information such as the number of coins needed to hunt this quest if you haven't gone premium, or the approximate number of players hunting this quest.

Once you have decided which treasure you want to hunt, tap on it! A description of the quest is shown. It may contain important information about the treasure, so do take some time to read the description. When you are ready to start looking for the treasure, tap on "Start hunting!" You will then know the distance to the treasure that is closest to where you are. If it suits you, you can confirm your choice and begin the quest.

How the quest works


Once the quest is started, the map opens and shows where your avatar is. On the map, you will see checkpoints as well as greyed areas composed of several tiled squares. Each of these areas represents a treasure that has been hidden. You must go to these areas to find the treasure chests.

When the quest is launched, the prizes that can be won is defined according to the type of prize or the prerequisites decided by our partner who is sponsoring the quest. There may be only one treasure or several treasures to be found.

The search areas are placed automatically according to the players' location so that there are always treasures in the vicinity. The quest ends when the time is up or when all the treasures have been found.

How to win the quest


A treasure chest is hidden virtually in each search area. You need to look for it, move around and have some luck as well. When you are close enough to the treasure so that you can grab it (within five metres), a treasure chest will appear on the map! Tap on it and look around through your screen - you will see it floating. When you see it, tap on it to try opening it and win the treasure!

You can open the treasure chest in two ways:

- by using a key
- by using a 5-digit code

If you don't have keys, don't worry, you can buy them straightaway with your coins when you need to open the treasure.

As for the code, remember to read the quest description thoroughly, as it may have hidden clues to help you find the correct digits.

Don't worry if you do not manage to grab the big prize, you'll still win a "consolation prize" of coins that you can use to go back hunting right away!

Tools to help you


You are having trouble finding the treasure? We have come up with tools to help you in your search:

- Compass : you know that a compass generally points to the north? Our compass does that, and what's more, it shows you the direction in which you must look for the treasure

- Thermometer : it works on the hot-cold principle. When you get closer to the treasure, it gets hotter and the thermometer turns red, and when you move away from the treasure, it gets cold and the thermometer turns blue. You can use it for 30 seconds only.

- Binoculars : with the binoculars, you can choose one of the squares in the tiling to know whether a treasure is hidden in it. With the binoculars and some luck, you can find the treasure easily.

- You must note that we can limit the number of tools that can be used in a quest. The point is to let you do some searching after all ;)

- Tile remover : this tool randomly removes several squares in the tiling so as to narrow down the search area. For this, you can use your coins or watch a video ad.



You can collect free coins at specific points that are marked on the map with a partner's logo or the initials "TH". These points are called checkpoints. You can collect in them once a day.

You can even double the number of coins you collect by watching a video ad!



Coins, tools and keys - this is the place where you will find all you need to make your hunting easier. You can also access the QR Code scanner or purchase a premium subscription if you haven't already done so.

Tap on the backpack to the bottom right of your screen to go to the store.

My profile


You can tap on the hat icon at the bottom of the screen to access your profile where you will find the following sections:

Edit your profile


You can change your avatar or your nickname, or complete or change your contact details by tapping on the pen icon to the top right of your avatar. Note that your contact details must be correct as this is where your prizes will be sent.



Trophies are winnings you unblock by doing specific actions in the game. You can see the list of trophies in your profile (by tapping on your avatar in the top left) and check your progress.



The idea of a treasure hunt is to be the first to find the treasures. Naturally, you won't be talking about it as you don't want others to grab them. We agree with you! Now, what if you also win something every time a player wins? Would that make you consider talking about our game? Undoubtedly!

That is how our referral system works! The more people you refer, the more free coins you will earn every time they win. And it's easy to collect referrees! Share your referral link with your contacts. All they need do is enter your nickname when they sign up.

You can earn in a big way! For example, if any of your referrees wins a treasure worth CHF 100, you will get 3,000 coins, i.e. 3% of the treasure's worth in coins!

Premium subscribers can go up to three tiers of referrals and earn even more coins from the referrees of their referrees. For example, if a referree wins a treasure worth CHF 100, the referrer will earn 3% of the treasure's worth in coins, i.e. 3,000 coins. The referrer's referrer will earn 1%, i.e. 1,000 coins, and his or her referrer will in turn earn 0.5%, i.e. 500 coins. The rewards given to the referrers do not affect the referree's winnings in any way.

One more thing, if you are a referee and you add a referrer, you bag a trophy and 2,500 coins!

So don't hesitate any longer, share your player nickname with all your contacts or add a referrer. You stand to win either way!



The ranking lets you compare your progress with that of the other hunters. It is based on the number of coins collected by grabbing them at checkpoints, completing quests, referring other players or by unblocking trophies.

You can see the ranking in your country or the worldwide ranking. Be the best hunter so that you can brag about it to your friends.

Coins that you buy are not considered in the ranking!

Current hunts


This section shows all the quests that you have started and that are still going on.

Completed hunts


This section shows all the quests that you have completed.



In the settings, you can activate notifications, change the language, rate the application, share the application, redo the tutorial, read the game rules, or find general information (GTU, data protection).