Collectie van Leunstoel Schatgraverijen

1985

The hunt for the Golden Brain

Buried somewhere in the Universe is the repulsive wrinkled item below. It is a perfect life-size replica of the President's Brain, fashioned by Luck and Flaw out of 22-carat gold, and strangely resembling a splendorous growth known as a 'walnut', oft-times used by the Ancient Egyptians to decorate their cakes.

Believe it or not, this hideous object is worth thousands of pounds. Faber & Faber, painfully aware that this book hasn't a paisley's chance in hell of selling on its literary merits, coughed up the necessary in an attempt to capture, as they put it, "the walnut-loving end of the market". You think they are mad. And who can blame you.

   


The Money Hunt

Play To Win $ 1,000,000 Real American Dollars

Inside his box you will find everything you need to put you on easy street - a 32 page clue book, a full color giant map of North America with a treasure hunt clue poster on the flip side, a pre-numbered registration form plus three officially numbered answer forms.

   

Maze

Solve the world's Most Challenging Puzzle

I invite you to enter my Maze. I say it is mine, because despite who else I might be, I am the architect as well as your guide. Your first goal is to find the shortest route through the maze - a simple task, I assure you, if you know what to look for. I have planted clues throughout for your interpretation - or misinterpretation.

Tempted? Test your wits against mine. I guarantee that my Maze will challenge you to think in ways you’ve never thought before. But beware... one wrong turn and you may never escape.


The Tasks of Tantalon

Can you solve The Sorcerer's Grand Puzzlequest?

The land of Gallantaria is reeling from the aftermath of a long and costly war. Tatantalon, wizard of the court, rules the kingdom over an Inner Council of scheming knights, jealously vying for power. Bu tTantalon's years are drawing to a close...

In order to seek out the kingdom's sharpest mindes, Tantalon has devised an epic adventure quest. One which will test the wits of its contestants to their full. From near and far contenders come to Royal Lendle to take up the challenge.

Do you have to courage and a mind sharp enough to complete the Tasks of  Tantalon?

The Gold Key

$100,000 reward mysterey 

Solve the murder, find the location of the gold and WIN a $ 100,000 cash reward. This unique mystery is rour key to a fortune.

In 1965 Andre Rambeun believes that he is about to be murdered. He sends his diary, miscellancous notes and instructions to his legal firm. The instructions specify a plan that will solve his own murder and reward the investigators. Andre has created a film concept based on a compilation of scenes from old movies These old films were either written and directed byhim, or served as acting vehicles for his former partner Carl (Ray Milland). Andre has drawn on real experiences from his past and beleives that he has come too close to the mark in describing a real situation. After a series of attempted thefts, several accidents nearly take his life. Andre fears everyone. He knows his days are numbered.

Play armchair detective: Solve Andre's murder, find the location of the gold and win an actual $ 100,000 cash reward!

1986

The Ultimate Alphabet

In this definitive alphabet book the artist Mike Wilks takes us on a magical journey through the English language. The twenty-six unforgettable paintings illustrate a multitude of objects beginning with the relevant letter - there are 7.777 depicted! Some are easy to spot, some are more elusive and esoteric, the result of painstaking research as the artist buried himself reading several multi-volume dictionaries and encyclopedias from cover to cover. A minutely observed dream world is revealed in increasing detail each time the pictures are examined. The use of different symbols and layers of meaning  is complemented by the classic technique of using up to twenty transparent glazes, giving a rare vividness and vitality to these haunting images.

     


So You Think You Know All About Cheshire


With Interst Revisited, The quest for the Stone

Aliens make their secon visit to our earth with an improved understanfing of our world. They have returned to search for an inscribed stone which is somewhere in Great Britain.

To win the valueable prize you have to use this book, and the special new illustration, to locate the stone. Solve the clues in the narrative and in the illustrations but beware of the red herrings!

1987

The Lost Cross of Gold

"...and some say that soon, over a thousand years after its beaten gold first reflected fire in the faces of the people of this place, the ancient cross will again be found."

The gold cross is woven into the rich tapestry of the stories that form this saga; a golden thread hidden and revealed, hailed and reviled, and finally lost to view, though not forever because the reader of this book has the change of finding it.

The story brings the faces of a history back to life.


Steeleye and the Lost Magic

What you have to do

You will need a pencil and some paper. First read the scroll on the opening page. then go on to SECTION 1 and follow the instructions given.

You will then make a dangerous journey, but YOU will decide what paths to follow. On your way you will have to solve clues that spell out a message for Steeleye the Raven. 

If you choose the right paths, and if you solve the mysterious clues correctly, your message will describe a creature whose name Steeleye must discover if he is to save the dying valley.

   


The Dream, a rebus

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Casket of Souls

 I am Sallazar, spirit guardian of the kingdom of Amarillia. For two hundred years I was the keeper of an artefact of magical energy, so powerful that its creation took the lives of eleven grand wizards. It was a casket that could imprison a demon and was made to defend Amarillia in its darkest years. And when the demon came, I awoke ready to trap it with the casket. But I gambled and lost. I was obliterated and rematerialised on the plane of shadows, unable to escape. Yet the demon can still be annihilated by the casket. There is a hidden spell that can open it. I will lead you to it. Please help for there is no other hope left to us.

 


1988 

The best of Treasure Hunt

The 34 best hunts from the successful television series including maps, clues and locations.

New clues to be solved in an exciting competition with a £1000 first prize.

Historic details and colour photographs of many of the 150 sites visited make this an excellent guide book to Britain.


1989

Search for The Lost Railway Engine

A treasured engine has been lost but not buried in the ground. No need to dig; with this book's help its location can be found.

Unearth the clues, enjoy the search and do not be defeated. Who is the boy whose name is in two parts and is repeated?

With answers found there's just one thing to do to end this game. Send an item with your entry- the Gold Engine you could claim!

Steve & Pauline Bane


Helium Dream and the Lost Heart

The Lost Heart is real, made of 18 carat or finer Gold, and contains a Diamond, an Amethyst, a Ruby, a Topaz, an Emerald, a Sapphire, and a Garnet. It's value exceeds £ 10.000

Do you think YOU can find where Carly lost the Helium Dream jewel?

It's out there somewhere in the British Isles, just under the earth, waiting for you to discover it. The clues to its whereabouts are logical, but cunningly concealed. With a little dedication, persistence, and patience, you've as much chance of finding it as anybody else. Keep trying - and never give op. Good Luck!

 

1990

Lost Treasure of the Pharaoh

trapped in the tomb of a long-dead pharaoh by the ghost of his evil priest, you are condemned to wander through a maze of rooms filled with unknown dangers. Only you ability to solve the puzzles sat by your ghostly tormentor will get you through the maze and help you find the pharaoh’s treasure. Armed with nothing more than the power of your mind you  must defeat the cunning priest and claim the prize.

Unlike other puzzle mysteries this one does not rely on complicated rules or a throw of the dice to decide the reader's fate - it is a pure test of intelligence.


Snafooz

The squishy foam puzzle

Some crazy ways to try. Solve the Mystery Cube for a chance to win € 1,000 or hundreds of other prizes.

The Mystery Cube uses all six colors. Identify the correct of each piece and you may be a winner.

 


1991

Murder Game


1992

Quest

QUEST is a self contained Treasure Hunt containing 29 clues, one to every page. Each one provides an answer that will be your starting point for the next, so you need to start on page one and work your way through, deciphering the clues in their numbered sequence. The enigmatic verses will provide you with all of the answers, and the illustrations contain additional clues, but also a few 'red herrings', so beware! 

   


The Key to the Kingdom

An enchanted deck is a kingdom without walls, yet entry is impossible without the key. Hidden within are clues to an undiscovered mystery, fragments from a half-remembered dream or a forgotten riddle. A surreal turn has transformed an ordinary pack of playing cards into a fanciful gallery, where art and verse brush against each other, casting off curious sparks and shadows. Fifty-three cards. Four familiar suits. The landmarks are the same, but the scenery is somehow different.

 


 

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