Proud to Be an American
- August 23
comparisons between Treasure Hunters and The
Amazing Race were too many to ignore. While The Race
was first, Treasure Hunters felt like what The
Race should have been all along. Rather than holding the
hands of each team as they looked high and low for $3
million in gold, teams were given a handful of clues,
more in the form of puzzles than "Go to the next
location." There were wrong turns, false solutions, and
something that The Race has never provided; a history
Typically I don't go to adventure game
shows to get lessons about our forefathers and how our
country was founded. However, Treasure Hunters
wove the history of the early days of the
into the game in such an interesting way that I couldn't
help but do more research after the show ended.
Sometimes I've watched an episode of The Race and
thought "What a neat place, I'd like to go there," but
the show never brought out the studious side in me.
Treasure Hunters became more than just another game
After looking through our country's
history through the eleven episodes of Treasure
Hunters, I found a new respect for our forefathers
that twelve years of public school never did. For that,
the show is to be applauded.
It was also fun to watch, too. Send your
e-mails to Travis Eberle at: firstname.lastname@example.org.