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How do I use my Shovels?

Once you’ve earned Shovels from winning a game, you must immediately use them on the Treasure Island to dig for gold!

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The Treasure Island is a small, but delightful island, where you’ll see a nice plot of land divided into a 6 x 6 grid of squares. Each square has Gold buried below it, but how much there is, and how deep the Gold is buried is a mystery. Each competing Club has their own Treasure Island, but the buried treasure is identical to the islands of the other 4.

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Digging is simple! Just pick one of the 36 squares on the island and a Shovel will be used to dig once for Gold. You can dig upon any square, with two exceptions. A Shovel can not be used to dig on a square when:

  1. The Club has already uncovered the gold.
  2. The previous dig was by the same participant. You may not make 2 consecutive digs on the same square. Another member of their Club must dig on that square before they may dig again!

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Once a player has tapped a valid square to dig, one Shovel will go to work and dig. In most cases the dig will not uncover Gold and the Club will have to collaborate to dig deeper on that square.

 

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Square D-3 has struck gold!

Once a player has no more Shovels, they may continue on to the next round for a chance to win more. Earn more Shovels and collaborate with Club members to uncover gold.

Score – Uncovering Gold!

Here’s the nitty gritty: Each of the 36 squares on the Treasure Island has Gold. The number of “digs” (or shovels used) to uncover Gold on each square can be anywhere from 5 to 40. The chart above can be found in the Rules Info to help players understand how the number of “digs” (or Shovels used) correlates to the Gold reward: the deeper a Club must dig, the more Gold they will find!

Each of the 5 Clubs will be ranked continuously throughout the competition based on the Score of Gold they have found. Clubs need to uncover more Gold to increase their Score and improve their Club’s rank for a chance at better rewards.

Updated on December 11, 2020

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