Announcement 2022 Holiday Shipping Dates - To receive your game(s) by Christmas, please place your order by: December 15th for domestic US orders, and December 4th for all other locations. Thanks for ordering!!!
2022 Holiday Shipping Dates - To receive your game(s) by Christmas, please place your order by: December 15th for domestic US orders, and December 4th for all other locations. Thanks for ordering!!!
Tabletop code-breaking adventure of maps & exploration that immerses you in a complex web of murder, conspiracy and ancient treasure!
EPIC Game Bundle! FREE U.S. SHIPPING when you buy Parts 1 & 2 of Legend: A Game of Maps. Begin your mystery-solving adventure today!
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Michael on Sep 16, 20225 out of 5 stars
Looks amazing & while I figured out the map, I still have a ways to go. Can't wait!
Christee on Aug 4, 20225 out of 5 stars
Incredibly detailed and so ornate and authentic, seller clearly takes pride in their work! Can't wait to play, thank you.
David on Jun 25, 20225 out of 5 stars
I first received my bundle as a gift a few months ago and loved it. The attention to detail and quality are both excellent. There little details (that I'm still trying to figure out if they're relevant or descriptive 😂) that really make this interesting and add depth to it. I highly recommend this for puzzle enthusiasts and problem solvers. FYI, it's great for themed parties. I just bought one for a friend.
Lisa on Apr 29, 20225 out of 5 stars
Can’t wait to give these to my grandkids for their birthday.
nyoleesue1 on Jan 21, 20225 out of 5 stars
I purchased this as a gift for my son. We are a big game playing family, and he was instantly intrigued. Cool presentation. I just hope I'll be invited to play...
Patricia on Oct 20, 20215 out of 5 stars
Originally bought part 1 for my Airbnb and guests loved the challenge and the quality of the product. Since then i have bought part 1&2 for myself. Ron is wonderful to work with and the quality of this challenging code breaking game is awesome. The product is just like pictures show in listing.
Gord on Sep 2, 20215 out of 5 stars
Absolutely fantastic. I was amazed by the quality of the materials and the thought and preparation that has gone into crafting this game. Part 1 down, working on part 2 now and thoroughly enjoying myself. Can't wait to see what's next. I cannot recommend this enough.
Patricia on Aug 31, 20215 out of 5 stars
I bought this for my new AirBnB and I love the packaging and look forward to having it at my Pirates Treasure AirBnb. I hope the guests love it as much as the reviews posted here. I will update after guests try it out. The owner of this shop was very responsive and the delivery was accurate.
L on Aug 12, 20215 out of 5 stars
Beautiful game! I've only played Part 1 so far, but I had a great time over a Saturday night/Sunday morning. I've since peeked at the components for Part 2, and they are lovely. I can't wait to get started. Also, Ron was very helpful answering my questions prior to purchase. Definitely recommend!
SANDRA on Feb 4, 20215 out of 5 stars
Thoroughly enjoying the challenge! Thanks so much.
Adventures are great to read, but even more fun to go on!
Ron Francesangelo was born into a home of stories and adventure. His mother, a die-hard Star Wars fan, tells him he experienced the premiere of the first film because she was pregnant with him when she saw it in 1977. “I always get a kick out of her telling me that.”
Much of Ron’s youth was spent creating elaborate stories and immersive experiences for his friends. He re-emphasizes how much of an influence his mother had on him. “She’s the one who sent me on my first treasure hunt. When I was a kid, she made all these clue cards and hid them around the house, and I had to follow each one’s clue to find the next. It was awesome!”
Ron eventually attended art school where he studied computer animation. “I wanted to work in film, but these stories kept talking to me.” Then, just before graduation, he accidentally registered for an advanced creative writing course. The class took a vote, and decided he could stay. That class gave him the courage to take himself seriously as a writer. “It’s something I’ve always done (tell stories), but didn’t have the courage to actually call myself a ‘writer.’
So he wrote. A lot. And he rewrote (and rewrote and rewrote) until he finished his first novel, an adventure-fantasy for children age twelve and up – and for those who are children at heart.
Another passion for Ron is designing games. “They’re like stories, but ones people have to unwrap themselves. It’s like being IN a story. I just wish I could experience my games like first-time players do.” He laughs. “I already know what happens!”
His Etsy shop, Legend: A Game of Maps, is Ron's first foray into the world of online selling, but not his first creative business venture. He credits his father, who is successfully self employed, for his entrepreneurial spirit. At Ron’s shop, he sells his story-games (which he calls ‘tabletop treasure hunts’), handcrafting each and every one from true-to-life materials so that players feel like they are handling centuries-old artifacts. “I want them to be immersive,” he says. “I want players to feel like they are a part of the story."
Ron M. Francesangelo
Formally trained as a digital artist and animator, Ron has sojourned the wintry peaks and colorful valleys of film making, novel writing, role playing & video game design.
Each 'episode' of the series is a stand-alone experience, but only together do they form the entire mystery.
Will you be the one to solve it?
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Additional policies and FAQs
1. Is this an on-going thing or a one-time item?
Legend: A Game of Maps is a series of tabletop treasure hunt games filled with code-breaking and mystery-solving adventure. Each game can be compared to a chapter in a mystery novel, except that these 'chapters' will continue to be useful throughout the series. It's designed so that all of the games are stand-alone (can be enjoyed and solved without needing the others in the series), but the overall story is best when they are used together.
Furthermore, the main, underlying mystery can only be solved with all the games combined, for each is really a piece in a much larger puzzle!
2. What if I get stuck and can't find the answer? Is it included in the package?
Legend: A Game of Maps is made to be an immersive experience, so everything you receive feels, looks and even smells like it's hundreds of years old. That being said, no answers are included. HOWEVER, a Hint System is available at www.legendagameofmaps.com. Each game also includes an instructional letter from 1908 which details how to get additional help if needed.
3. What do I do once I solve the mysteries/puzzles?
The included instructional letter contains information as to where to send your findings for analysis. If you are correct, you will receive the conclusion for the particular game you have solved which details the effects your solutions have on the world.
Each solved game pulls you deeper into a mystery which continues to unfold as you progress. It takes courage to begin and cleverness to solve this rabbit-hole of a mystery which spans continents and centuries.