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* ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIX'': Treasure maps form a huge part of the endgame, as they open randomly-generated dungeons full of horrible monsters and treasure (emphasis on the random- one Japanese player found one with a floor full of MetalSlimes). Some specific ones let you fight BonusBosses from earlier games.

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* In the ''Series/{{Porridge}}'' episode "Happy Release", TheOldConvict Blanco draws Fletch a treasure map, saying that if he doesn't make it out, he wants Fletch to have his hidden loot. It gets stolen by a vindictive fellow prisoner who's due for release. [[spoiler: Which turns out to be the plan, the whole treasure map business was just a way of tricking this guy into digging up a football pitch.]]


* On the ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "Aargh!", Spongebob, Patrick and Mr. Krabs play a board game called Dutchman's Treasure, which Krabs becomes obsessed with. The next day, Krabs claims to have a real treasure map and takes Spongebob and Patrick on a journey to find it. Later, the map turns out to be [[spoiler:the game board, which Krabs had taken for a real map. However, it does turns out to be a ''real'' treasure map, as they do find the tresure, only for the Flying Dutchman to take it back.]]

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* On the ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "Aargh!", Spongebob, Patrick and Mr. Krabs play a board game called Dutchman's Treasure, which Krabs becomes obsessed with. The next day, Krabs claims to have a real treasure map and takes Spongebob and Patrick on a journey to find it. Later, the map turns out to be [[spoiler:the game board, which Krabs had taken for a real map. However, it does turns out to be a ''real'' treasure map, as they do find the tresure, treasure, only for the Flying Dutchman to take it back.]]


* In ''Comicbook/SevenSoldiers: Manhattan Comicbook/{{Guardian}}'', the Subway Pirates are fighting over a map to the fabled "Foundation Stone" or "God Machine", (which is actually [[spoiler: a Father Box]]). The map was tatooed on one pirate's back, which doesn't stop a rival crew from stealing it.
* ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1942'': In #48 the Barnacle Gang discovers the map made by the long dead ruthless pirate Capt. Storm which leads to his buried treasure.

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* In ''Comicbook/SevenSoldiers: Manhattan Comicbook/{{Guardian}}'', the Subway Pirates are fighting over a map to the fabled "Foundation Stone" or "God Machine", (which is actually [[spoiler: a Father Box]]). The map was tatooed tattooed on one pirate's back, which doesn't stop a rival crew from stealing it.
* ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1942'': ''Franchise/WonderWoman'' [[ComicBook/WonderWoman1942 Vol 1]]: In #48 the Barnacle Gang discovers the map made by the long dead ruthless pirate Capt. Storm which leads to his buried treasure.


* Admin of Oldverse (a whole bunch of Facebook Groups) did a treasure hunt along all the groups mixing references from gaming, nerd culture, manganime, memes and such. In fact, this is the last step of the hunt. Winner will win a videogame. The clue is this: En el Instagram de Old Gamers complete la frase de acuerdo a lo que dice el poema
[[spoiler: PISTA: Observar el tiempo]].


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* Admin of Oldverse (a whole bunch of Facebook Groups) did a treasure hunt along all the groups mixing references from gaming, nerd culture, manganime, memes and such. In fact, this is the last step of the hunt. Winner will win a videogame. The clue is this: En el Instagram de Old Gamers complete la frase de acuerdo a lo que dice el poema
[[spoiler: PISTA: Observar el tiempo]].





* The map in ''Literature/TreasureIsland'' (1883) by Robert Louis Stevenson - TropeCodifier.

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* ''Literature/TreasureIsland'': The map in ''Literature/TreasureIsland'' (1883) by Robert Louis Stevenson - TropeCodifier.Jim Hawkins pilfered from among Billy Bones' possessions is the Trope Codifier, and possibly the Trope Maker too.

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* In ''Film/YellowHairAndTheFortressOfGold'', The Pecos Kid steals the map to the Mayan gold which Grey Cloud has engraved on a deer antler.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SeaPrincesses'': In "The Treasure", when the Shark King leaves a secret treasure map lying around, Tubarina, Marcello, Ester and Polvina see it and go off in search of the treasure. Will they be able to work together to follow the map and find the treasure?


* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has treasure maps inside bottles that players can find while mining, fishing, or doing botany. The map shows a small section of the regional map and a red X indicating where the treasure coffer is located. After digging up the coffer, trying to open it will always have a group of monsters attack you since the coffer is rigged with a trap and you have to kill all the monsters before you can open the coffer for its contents (usually rare materials, tomestones, gil, or even a more rare treasure map). Some coffers will require multiple players working together to fight the monsters since a solo player would not survive.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has treasure maps inside bottles that players can find while mining, fishing, or doing botany. The map shows a small section of the regional map and a red X indicating where the treasure coffer is located. After digging up the coffer, trying to open it will always have a group of monsters attack you since the coffer is rigged with a trap and you have to kill all the monsters before you can open the coffer for its contents (usually rare materials, tomestones, gil, or even a more rare treasure map). Some Certain coffers will require multiple summon beasts so numerous and deadly that the map's tooltip recommends bringing a full party of players working together -- these coffers also have a chance of summoning a portal to fight the monsters since a solo player would not survive.dungeon full of ''even more'' treasure.


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*Admin of Oldverse (a whole bunch of Facebook Groups) did a treasure hunt along all the groups mixing references from gaming, nerd culture, manganime, memes and such. In fact, this is the last step of the hunt. Winner will win a videogame. The clue is this: En el Instagram de Old Gamers complete la frase de acuerdo a lo que dice el poema
PISTA: Observar el tiempo



* In ''Manga/AsteroidInLove'', Ino's interest in cartography comes from the recreational use of this trope: treasure maps her elementary-school friends made for her as simple treasure-hunt games. She became interested in maps as she was fascinated in the experience of exploring with maps, even in places she knows a lot about.

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* In ''Manga/AsteroidInLove'', Ino's interest in cartography comes from the recreational use of this trope: treasure maps her elementary-school friends friend Keiko made for her as simple treasure-hunt games. She became interested in maps as she was fascinated in the experience of exploring with maps, even in places she knows a lot about.

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* ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1942'': In #48 the Barnacle Gang discovers the map made by the long dead ruthless pirate Capt. Storm which leads to his buried treasure.


Next, they'll need to find the starting point, the right tropical isle or hidden cave. Getting there may be an adventure in itself. Once there, the heroes have to find the actual location of the treasure. This can be as simple as XMarksTheSpot", or "fifteen paces south of the dead pine" (though might find that fifteen paces for one of their group doesn't cover the same distance for another) up to having to navigate a BambooTechnology DeathCourse, with only cryptic comments scrawled on the map to help them find the safe route through. If StatusQuoIsGod either the treasure will [[AllThatGlitters turn out to be worthless]] or the heroes will have to [[FriendOrIdolDecision abandon it for the greater good]].

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Next, they'll need to find the starting point, the right tropical isle or hidden cave. Getting there may be an adventure in itself. Once there, the heroes have to find the actual location of the treasure. This can be as simple as XMarksTheSpot", or "fifteen paces south of the dead pine" (though might find that fifteen paces for one of their group doesn't cover the same distance for another) another, and there's always the possibility that the landmark is no longer around - trees fall down or catch fire, rivers change course, rocks roll to a new position, etc) up to having to navigate a BambooTechnology DeathCourse, with only cryptic comments scrawled on the map to help them find the safe route through. If StatusQuoIsGod either the treasure will [[AllThatGlitters turn out to be worthless]] or the heroes will have to [[FriendOrIdolDecision abandon it for the greater good]].

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