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Facebook's Treasure Isle: Everything You Need To Know

Updated on January 2, 2013

Welcome To Treasure Isle!

Welcome to Treasure Isle, the newest online game from Zynga, the people who brought you Farmville, Yoville, and Petville! Sort of surprising they didn't name it Treasureville, huh?

Treasure Isle allows players to act out their fantasy of being a real like treasure hunter, digging for priceless artifacts, jewels, and gold!

So let's put on your explorer hat and head out to Treasure Isle!

Aloha! Time To Create Your Explorer

When you first get to the Island, you'll be asked to choose between Male and Female. Once you've clicked your preference, your new explorer will be dropped onto his or her very own private island.

To change your character's looks, all you need to do is click on them. A Male/Female screen will pop up again, however at the bottom of the screen is a 3rd option, "Edit Look," which allows players to customize their face and outfit.

If you've ever played Yoville, Zynga's most popular game, you'll notice that all the facial features and hair options are exactly the same in Treasure Isle. This is nice because it'll let you coordinate your character to look the same in all your Zynga games!

Areas yet to be explored are darkened.
Areas yet to be explored are darkened.

Start Exploring!

You've created your explorer and now it's time to put him or her to work! First-time gold diggers will always begin on Aloha Island. This is a small island where you'll look for for your first collection of treasure!

To dig for treasure, you'll want to click on the shovel icon. Click on patches of ground to dig at. Darkened or shadowed areas have not been searched yet. They help you keep track of which areas you've already dug at and which ones you haven't.

Each piece of treasure is part of a collection. Completed collections can be traded in for huge coin bonuses! If you're missing certain items from your collections, you can add them to your wish-list and one of your friends may send them your way!

Travel From Island To Island

You'll be doing a lot of traveling in this game, as you can see from the map. You begin your adventures with a small and fragile rowboat. To travel, you'll want to click your wooden rowboat. This rowboat will take you to the next island on your map or back home to your private island.

As you progress in the game, you'll be able to make upgrades to your boat. Keep an eye out for ways to upgrade your boat so you can discover and explore more distant lands.

How Does The Energy Work?

Click edit above to add content to this empty capsule.

Energy lets you search for buried treasure. Each time you dig, you use a little bit of energy up. When you begin the game, you'll be given a full bar of energy. As you dig for treasure, this bar will begin to decrease. Energy can be refilled by eating fruit, using energy packs, or simply coming back after some time has passed.

Eating Fruit:

  • On your home island, you have a small garden where you're able to plant seeds and grow the fruit of your choice.
  • There are several different types of fruit, each contain different amounts of energy.
  • You can find fruit as you dig for buried treasure, but only if you have the energy to actually be digging.
  • If you find fruit, it will be placed in your backpack.
  • You can also receive fruit as Facebook gift requests, but don't forget to send free fruit back!
  • As your friends dig, they may find extra fruit which they can post as a feed for their friends. Check these feeds for free fruit crates.

Energy Packs:

  • Energy packs are special items which, when consumed, completely refills your energy bar.
  • You'll be given one energy pack for free when you first join Treasure Isle.
  • You can ask for energy packs from your friends once a day, but be nice and send them back one also.
  • Energy packs can be purchased from the store, but for a staggering 10 Island Cash. Personally, I wouldn't waste real money to buy fake money.

Passing The Time:

  • 1 point of energy is replaced every 5 minutes. Personally, I'm not patient enough to wait.
  • If you're waiting for energy to re-supply itself, try playing some of the other great Facebook games like Yoville, Petville, or Hotel City!
  • Another thing you can do while waiting is to decorate your own island!

Your Very Own Island!

Each explorer receives his or her very own private island, like the one shown here! Here you can relax, plant and grow fruit, and decorate to your hearts content!

Gem Trees:

The Gem Tree is a strange and rare plant that comes in several varieties. You can only harvest one gem per day, once you harvest your tree, your friends can collect a gem to help them in their travels. You can also visit your friends' islands to collect a variety of gem colors.

You can sell gems for gold coins or you can use them while you're exploring. There will occasionally be obstacles in your way while you're digging for treasure and gems help you get past them. Each gem opens a different gate that corresponds to it's color, so don't be so quick to sell your gems!

Treasure Chests:

The gem tree isn't the only thing that keeps on giving. There is a treasure chest on your island that will give you coins every day. There's no telling how much gold is in it until you open it. Your friends have treasure chests too, and there's always a little bit in there for you when you visit their islands.

Decorating Your Island

Personalizing your island is, in my opinion, the funnest part of this game.

  • Make your Island a tropical oasis with lush plants, bright flowers, and a jungle-like waterfall.
  • Go for the Tiki theme, with a full Tiki bar and stool set and thatched Tiki hut!
  • Create your own private beach with an array of surfboards, beach towels, and even a lifeguard tower.

Buy everything from tools to Tiki Bars.
Buy everything from tools to Tiki Bars.

To buy decorations, you'll need to go to the store! This is where you'll find everything you need to decorate your island!They have tons of cool items to purchase including trees, flowers, and animals!

The store is also where you'll find objects you'll need for your travels. Example: You'll need to buy a machete to cut through brush while you're digging for buried treasure!

Facebook Feeds

Facebook feeds for Treasure Isle are a superb way of finding extra fruit, earning special bonuses, and accepting neat gifts only found in feeds. To view your friends' feeds, You'll want to go to your home page on Facebook. Check "Most Recent Posts" and begin the hunt.

To know if it's a Treasure Isle feed, it'll give you the time of posting along with the app that it came from. If it says via "Treasure Isle," you're in luck. But make sure you're quick about clicking feeds, because someone could get to it before you! Uh-oh!

Quit Reading and Start Digging!

So I definitely have to give thanks to Zynga for another awesome and addictive game. Treasure Isle is a great addition to their gaming line-up. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do! Have fun and God Bless!

~ Laura


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      Lara Alves 5 years ago


      I would like to restart playing treasure isle! How can i delete everything and restart the game?


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      smurfette 5 years ago

      how do you get to supply island?

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      jiggleepuff 6 years ago

      I just reached level 291. Usually the energy bar refills completely with each level cleared...but not this last time. I got a window pop-up with a statement I didn't completely read...should have, probably explained why my energy didn't refill. If this is the case, I'm done playing Treasure Isle...just do not have the patience to wait for energy anymore.

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      kezzy911 6 years ago

      can you put items from your isle back into your backpack?

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      ranju 7 years ago


      how to sell gems in treasure isle? i have too many and its frustrating..

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      zan 7 years ago

      I deleted the mine and i need it to do a quest what do i do?

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      lauralolita 7 years ago from Florida

      Hi Deb,

      Your best option is to contact the Zynga support for Treasure Isle. They're really quick about fixing syncing issues, as well as replacing missing items. Unfortuntaly this is usually the only method to resolve those problems. As far as accidently deleting something, there's no fix for that. Just overcome the inital pain and get a new mine. Hope that helps you out!

      ~ Laura

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      Deb 7 years ago

      My game keeps saying out of sync then I fix it and lose the treasure or what it was I received at the same time. How do I get these back? Also, I accidentally deleted or sold my gem mine, is there any way I can get it back or purchase another one? Thanks!

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      taigers12 7 years ago

      how did you record the gameplay?

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      Aldez 7 years ago

      TIrwing: Another thing you can try is pushing the Ctrl button while scrolling the center mouse bottom. It'll make the game zoom in and out depending on which way you're scrolling (up or down). That works on firefox, don't know about others offhand.

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      Kris 7 years ago

      Kind of a silly question...but how to do you take something that's on your home island and put it back into your backpack? My island is WAY overcrowded and I can't seem to move any of my items back into my pack. Help???

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      Rachel 7 years ago

      Im missing sea god from my tiki collection.i have all rains god including 10 rain gods from volcano mountain. i have aleady completed sunny shores a long time i was wondering if there was ne way i can get it now? thanx ...

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      Rosa Rienert 7 years ago

      How to I ask for gems from other players?

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      BB 7 years ago

      How do you sell gems?

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      nancy 7 years ago

      i'm at level 127 and have no more islands to do...what now?

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      Hannah 7 years ago

      How or when can I get into the Volcano? I am at level 36 now...?

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      Ava 7 years ago

      I'm having the same problem as Marlene. It says that I have completed the collections again, but I never got a notification to trade them in- only the purple oval that says "Completed!" Is there anything I can do?

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      Marlene 7 years ago

      I have several complete treasure collections for which I've received the completion bonus once, but now I've completed the collection again but can't trade it in. Why is that?

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      lauralolita 7 years ago from Florida

      Hi Pam, If you don't immediately trade in your treasures, you can always click on the treasure chest icon and the bottom right hand side of your game screen to see the collections you're working on or have already completed. If you've already collected your completion bonus, you can't receive it again until you've found all 5 items in the set again.

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      pam 7 years ago

      how do I trade in collections? when I completed the collections, I opted not to cash them in right I can't figure out how to go back to cash them in..any ideas?

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      lauralolita 7 years ago from Florida

      Hi TIrwing, I think I know what might be the problem... Here are some things to help fix the issue. Let me know if this helps or not.

      1) Are you on Internet Explorer or Firefox? Firefox seems to run the game better.

      2) If you are on Firefox, click view, roll over zoom and click zoom out. If you're on Internet Explorer, the zoom out feature will be in the lower right hand corner. Try zooming out a few times, if still doesn't work, zoom in to where you were.

      3) She can try removing the game and re-adding it again. To do that on Facebook, click account at the upper right hand corner, and click application settings. Scroll the list until you find Treasure Isle and click the X at the end of the row. Next time she plays, it'll force her to approve the game again, and will hopefully refresh the loading screen.

      4) If it still doesn't work, You can contact Zynga for customer support questions. Otherwise, I'll try and figure something else out.

      Hope this Helps,

      ~ Laura

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      TIrwing 7 years ago

      My treasure isle is fine but my mom has one & you cant see the icons on the top left hand side to be able to request fruit & energy packs & send fruits. There are a few things that are very different from the way mine is & i dont understand why. I tried to lower the quality of the picture to see if it will load better but it does not work. Do you know whats wrong??

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      lauralolita 8 years ago from Florida

      You're probably out of energy. If you come back to the game after waiting a few hours, your energy should be filled and you can continue digging for treasure. Also ask for energy packs when available. These refill your energy instantly. You'll see the icon for energy packs on the left-hand side of your game screen. Hope that helps!

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      gus 8 years ago

      i am stuck cant go any farther... is there a reason other neighbors are farther... what i do wrong

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      ox 8 years ago

      Rosa you can view other peoples wishlists by clicking on your my neighbors tab at the top of your game, and you can view them all, but not everyone knows how to make them yet ;)

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      Rosa 8 years ago

      how do you look @ ppl's wishlists?

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      Treasure Isle 8 years ago from Hamilton, New Zealand

      yes! cool hub