Tre.venture Rules

Posted on Jul 30 2020 - 8:19pm

These are the official rules of Bad Pirate Tre.Ventures. 

I expect most of you don't need to be reminded of these things. Being a Bad Pirate though, I know there will be some that DO need reminding  HAR !  So here is the full, detailed, long winded list...

Each Tre.venture may have additional rules, or rules that supersede these, that will be posted on it's Hunt Page.

  • The most important rule is to have FUN !

Be respectful

  • To the locations you are  in, their surroundings, and to others you meet.
  • Practice Leave No Trace while on your Tre.venture.
  • There is no need to dig, move, remove, or alter anything, at any time. 
  • What you bring with you, you should bring back with you - this includes trash.

Social Distancing

  • Practice proper social distancing at all times.
  • Have face masks and hand sanitizer with you.
  • Use face masks as directed by town, county, state, and federal guidelines/laws.

Be Legal

  • Do not trespass on private property.
  • Follow all park, city, town, county, state, federal, and other applicable laws at all times.
  • This includes hours of operation for Locations.


  • Must be 21 years of age to purchase a Hunt Key and live in a jurisdiction that allows purchase.
  • Those under 21 years of age may be part of a team, with someone 21 years of age or over responsible for them.

Hunt Keys

  • One (1) Hunt Key is good for a group of five (5) people for a given Tre.Venture.
  • Family, friends, whatever you like - this will be your Team.
  • You are welcome to Tre.venture solo, if you think you have five brains HAR !
  • A maximum of five (5) members per team is based on two factors.
    • The average number of people that will fit into an average car.
    • Not having large Teams moving through public areas.
  • Each Tre.venture will have:
    • A minimum number of Hunt Keys required to be sold prior to the start date - this is to ensure the Tre.venture can be run successfully.
    • A maximum number of Hunt Keys able to be sold - this is to maximize the experience of all.

Loose Lips

  • Do not share information outside of your Hunt Team in ANY form.
  • Don't post pictures on social media of your activities until the Tre.venture is completed for ALL participants.
  • Doesn't matter if a family member or friend has another Hunt Team -  do not share. 
  • This includes, but is not limited to: Hunt Keys, Clues, Locations, pictures, and hints.
  • We reserve the right to disqualify the Hunt Key of anyone who shares information outside their Hunt Team


  • All Placement prizes will be awarded.
  • Non-Placement prizes are not awarded unless they are found and solved.
  • Only one (1) Placement prize per Hunt Key.
  • Only one (1) Non-Placement prize per Hunt Key
  • All winners will be validated prior to prizes being awarded.
    • Validation includes: Hunt Key, Clues being solved in order, visited physically, correct selfie backgrounds, and all Hunt Rules followed.
  • Winners are responsible for any taxes incurred from prizes won.
  • Prizes will be delivered to the address on record for the winning Hunt Key, as defined at the time of purchase.

All Sales Are Final

  • In order to offer large Prize values for we cannot have people canceling at the last minute, similar to a concert.
  • are many-day events, involving multiple people on a Team.
  • Things are bound to come up and individual Team members may have conflicts at the Hunt start date/time, or even the full day. 
    • This should not significantly affect your Tre.venture experience given the many-day nature of the event.
  • There are two exceptions, when a Tre.venture may be canceled and Hunt Keys refunded.
    • If the minimum number of Hunt Keys are not sold by the start date.
    • For unforeseen circumstances, at our discretion.


  • are not affected by weather - use your own judgement on local weather conditions.
  • You do not need to go inside any building.
  • You do not need to pay for admission to any location.
  • If you find yourself in a Location that does not feel safe, most likely you are not at the right  Location.
  • You give permission to use your selfie pictures provided during the hunt and your provided Nickname in promotion of the hunt.
  • No employees of Bad Pirate, its partners, or their families may participate in

We reserve the right to

  • Modify, cancel, or reschedule a hunt based on unforeseen events, circumstances outside of our control, or breach in confidentiality by a participant.
  • Set the Prize amount, Prize distribution based upon completion, Hunt Key price, and number of Hunt Keys sold for a given hunt.
  • Refuse selling a Hunt Key or allow participation to anyone, for any reason.


    • By purchasing a Hunt Key you are agreeing to these Tre.venture Rules, any Hunt specific rules (see Hunt Page), and the Liability Waiver for the Hunt - for yourself and all Team members.