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We're fairly certain that the success of Volvo's first Treasure Hunt game, which was tied to the release of Disney's second Pirates of the Caribbean movie, took the swedish automaker by surprise. It certainly surprised us, as our initial post on the promotion racked up a record number of comments. Autoblog readers used the post as a common room to share tips and help others overcome the game's more difficult obstacles. All told, nearly 1,271 comments were left on that post.
With the third installment of Disney's swashbuckling franchise on the horizon, Volvo's ready to send our readers on another global hunt for treasure and the keys to a new XC90 SUV. This time, however, the treasure has not been buried on a sandy beach, but sits right now on the ocean floor somewhere. That's right, Volvo has placed a chest filled with $50,000 worth of actual gold in the ocean somewhere. Ballsy, we say. On May 4th, the hunt to find it will begin. You can preregister for the game here, and keep up with news at these two unofficial sites: The Hunt 2007 and Volvo The Hunt - 2007, the latter of which already has shots of the map you'll need to retrieve at a local Volvo dealership to begin the game. Just don't forget to skewer the sales guy with your cutlass on the way out. It's the pirate's way, after all.

[Source: Volvo]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      I dont even know why Im playing...I cant win anyway...stupid rules
      • 8 Years Ago
      Well, Im still stumped on 3, the hallway of doors is driving me crazy
      page
      • 8 Years Ago
      HAY ZANNE HOW DID U GET the revised map?

      THANK U FOR THE ANSWER.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Ryan Gross, you still having trouble with crabs?
      If you've hit on them forever the co-ords should have been revealed.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Thank you to theresal for posting the solution. I am unable to view the puzzle here at Liberty University, and theresal was kind enough to post how he got his solution so I can put it on my site. Full details are below:

      http://the-exodus.net/potc3/index.php?puzzle=18
      • 8 Years Ago
      The answer to the maze is 914N7948E and this the jpeg of the path http://www.regaligifts.com/TheHunt/maze_line.jpg
      • 8 Years Ago
      ZANE - You are a MADMAN!!! How you made that leap in logic- well I just don't see it. Reversing the numbers for me would result in
      8659S
      16242W
      7132N
      37572E
      Not just north and west. Why just those two instead of the entire line? Trial and error might produce it. I am WAY out of my league, but having a great time following the minds of MADMEN!!
      Tim the Red
      • 8 Years Ago
      Zanne ye be a true Puzzle master in my eyes.

      A little nudge and I can solve the puzzles, eventually I hope not to need ye as a crutch.

      Thanks to ye.
      • 8 Years Ago
      are you serious
      • 8 Years Ago
      JoJo,
      http://www.volvocars.us/POTC3_terms_and_conditions-thehunt

      Says the finalists will be notified by or on the 31st. Which leads me to believe the 21st puzzle will be on the 30th.
      Says a final puzzle will be June 2nd for the finalists.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Reminder to everyone that I have puzzles 1-19 solved and posted on my website at:
      http://the-exodus.net/potc3

      Enjoy =)
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'm still stuck on the lanterns. The binary hint didn't help much.
      Pattern of lanterns:
      1=lit by click
      2=lit by having clicked another
      O=the "O"
      X=off
      1 X X X O X X X X
      X 1 X X X X X X O
      X X 1 O X X 2 X X
      X X 2 1 X X 2 X X
      O X X X 1 X X X X
      X X X X X 1 X O X
      X X 2 O X X 1 X X
      X X X X X 2 X 1 X
      X 2 X X X X X X 1

      Now if it is binary are we going from right to left or from left to right? Should our click be counted as 1? Is the lit O a 0? I'm going off lit = 1 and O = 0 but still don't get the numbers. Do we start at 2^0? Did i just go completely off trweqack with the binary?
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