Across the lands of Neopia lie buried treasures and hidden locations, long forgotten but not quite lost. If you have the skills and resources to seek them out, you just might be able to assemble the scattered pieces of treasure maps pointing to these places... but will what you find be worth the risk?
Let the hunt begin!
How to Play
While Treasure Maps is part of the Games Room, it isn't a game in the traditional sense. Unlike other games on the site, to "play" you must collect a set of items (maps, usually purchased from other users), which you can then redeem for Neopoints, items, and other special prizes on the Treasure Maps page.
Locating individual map pieces can be somewhat difficult, however, due to the fact that all pieces of a given map will have the same item name. The Original Map, for example, is made up of nine items, each called Piece of a treasure map. If you're having trouble finding a specific piece, instead find a user selling other pieces of the same map for a reasonable price; they will often have several different pieces of that map available.
To turn in a completed map, visit the Treasure Hunt page for that specific map with all nine pieces in your inventory. You'll see an option to turn in the nine pieces.
All map pieces are one use. Once you turn in a set and receive your prizes, you will not be able to retrieve the pieces or resell them.
You can click on any of the map pieces found in this guide to view them in the Item Database.
These treasure maps are widely available, and almost any piece can be bought from other users at any time. They are most commonly distributed through Random Events, but are also available as quest rewards.
Upon being turned in, the Original Map will award:
- ~6,000 to ~14,000 Neopoints
- Two collectable cards r51 through r89
- Three random items r61 through r97
You may turn in a set of 9 "Piece of a treasure map" pieces as many times as you like, and you will receive the rewards listed above each time.
Upon being turned in, the Spooky Map will award:
- ~5,000 to ~15,000 Neopoints
- Nine Spooky Foods r13 through r91
Grrrr! You found my treasure :(
[9 random Spooky Food items]
Well, I hope you enjoy these Halloween goodies. I have also given you XXXX Neopoints!
You may turn in a set of 9 "Spooky Treasure Map" pieces as many times as you like, and you will receive the rewards listed above each time.
Secret Laboratory Map
You can only turn in the Secret Laboratory Map set once per account. Upon being turned in, the Secret Laboratory Map will award up to 15,000 NP and grant permanent access to the Secret Laboratory. Visit our Lab Ray guide for more information.
Although turning in the map awards some Neopoints, you are allowed to complete this map on side accounts:
OMG, I finally got the Lab Map and Petpet Lab Map! =D and OMG, it gave me NPs!! =O I didn't know it did that... it didn't tell me that it gave them to me, my NPs just suddenly went up after I used the pieces! If it is supposed to do that, wouldn't that make it against the rules to use the Lab Ray on a side account? I've seen you say in previous Editorials that it isn't against the rules to use the Lab Ray on a side account. So are the lab map pieces and Petpet Lab Ray pieces supposed to give out NPs... or is it a glitch? If it is a glitch, please don't freeze me for spending the NPs! *clings to Lab Ray and Cybunny* =( ~sk8erkat
Oh right, nearly forgot about that... heh. We're willing to overlook that, as the 10,000 NP or so that the maps give don't even begin to cover the expense of buying it. We'll just consider it an, erm... rebate rather than income. Don't go running around applying this to other things, though. ;D It's only because we've repeatedly said that lab maps on side accounts are all hunky-dory. Remember everyone, the NP "rebates" from the Lab Ray maps are only a one time each thing (when you turn the pieces in) and can never happen again for that account -- just to clear up any confusion.
From Neopian Times, Issue #311
Petpet Laboratory Map
You can only turn in the Petpet Laboratory Map set once per account. Upon being turned in, the Petpet Laboratory Map will award up to 20,000 NP and grant permanent access to the Secret Petpet Laboratory.
This map can only be redeemed once you have turned in a full Secret Laboratory Map. Visit our Petpet Lab Ray guide for more information.
Forgotten Shore Map
You can only turn in the Forgotten Shore Map set once per account. Upon being turned in, the Forgotten Shore Map will award up to 20,000 NP and grant permanent access to the Forgotten Shore. Visit our Forgotten Shore guide for more information.
While these maps can still be turned in for prizes, the individual pieces are retired and no longer given out by the site.
Upon being turned in, the Underwater Map will award 9 Aquatic Food items (see list below), some Neopoints (we've had reports between 7,700 and 11,300 NP), and each of your Neopets will gain a level:
Congratulations! You have found the water treasure! All your pets gain a level!!!
[9 random Aquatic Food items]
Well, I hope your Neopets enjoy these aquatic treasures!! I have also given you X,XXX Neopoints!
You may turn in a set of 9 "Underwater Map Piece" pieces as many times as you like, and you will receive the rewards listed above each time.
The following Aquatic Food items have been confirmed prizes (it's possible only r180 Aquatic Food items are available):
Upon being turned in, the Space Map will award 3 items with rarities between 81 and 94, some Neopoints (we've had reports between 4,000 NP and 6,900 NP), and one of your Neopets will gain a level (not necessarily your active Neopet):
Congratulations! You have found the space treasure! [one random Neopet] gains a level and you get three rare items!!!!
[3 random items]
Congratulations!!! You also gain XXXX Neopoints!
You may turn in a set of 9 "Space Map" pieces as many times as you like, and you will receive the rewards listed above each time.
- Click on any of the map pieces in this guide to view them in the Item Database.
- Having trouble finding a specific piece? Find a user selling another from the same map; they will likely have several different pieces in their shop.
- Full maps are often available on the Trading Post.
- Visit the Treasure Hunt page for with all nine map pieces in your inventory to turn it in for your prize.
Benjamin the Chia may know where your next clue is...
In the past, Treasure Maps was paired with another game, known as Treasure Hunt. In this game, a mysterious Shoyru would give you clues leading to various locations in Neopia, with the clues becoming more cryptic (and even scrambled) as you progressed. Eventually, one of the clues would lead you to a treasure map piece, which could be used in Treasure Maps.
This game guide was written by: Chesu