Mission: Flag Recovery
price tag
Purchase for $8 plus $6.50 shipping and handling

For Thanksgiving 2014, we had dinner with our extended family. Travis was getting ready to leave to see cousins, aunts, and uncles, etc. He wanted to play a game with them, but not one that he had already played. He had an idea and gathered a few supplies - pieces of paper, plastic keys, and a pen. Matt was visiting with family when Travis asked if he wanted to play a game with them. A small group played it continuously until dinner. Afterward, Matt suggested to Travis that the 2 of them could make a version of the game and sell it. The first versions were very rough, and were sold as the "Bargain Bag" game. Matt then suggested that if they each put a little money in, they could buy some supplies that would make a much better game. Travis agreed, and now, they produce a really nice homemade game that they have sold almost 200 copies of during the last 2 years. The "Bargain Bag" has even returned, but with the updated game pieces.

If you are in the Harrisburg, PA area, contact us. We may be able to sell it to you in person and save you shipping costs.

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You can buy this fun game here. Your enemy has captured your flag. It is sealed behind 10 solid locks hidden in enemy territory. You have to find the keys and match them with the correct lock. Your mission is to hunt down the hidden keys that will lead you to unlocking your flag. Mission: Flag Recovery is an active, simple game, that give you hours of enjoyable excitement.
This game was created by Travis, who is an 12 year-old boy in sixth grade, and brought to life with help from his father.

The game is hand made individually by Travis and his dad (with some "help" from his younger sister). As much recycled paper as possible is used and we even were able to re-use some paper instead of recycling them.

If you are in the Harrisburg, PA, area, Email us and we can help you buy the game.

game instructions

Our tutuorial filmed at The Fancy Unicorn, Elizabethtown, PA

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A Recent Restocking Of Our Supplies

You have 10 keys and 10 locks. If a key is under a lock, you cannot get it until the lock is opened.
how to play game

Your enemy has captured your flag and secured it under one of the locks.
unlock the flag for victory

The rest of the keys are hidden and locked, too.
hide locks and keys

Your mission is to find each key that opens the next lock which will lead you closer to your flag.

A lock is opened when you see 2 green indicator lights.

If you only see one or no green, the lock is still locked.
losing key

scavenger hunt game

your game opened

Game Details

  • Ages: 8 & up
  • Players: 2
  • Time: 15 Minutes

Contents of Game:

  • 10 Locks
  • 10 Keys
  • 2 Flags
  • Detailed Instructions
  • Handmade by Travis and his father, Matt, in Elizabethtown, PA

inside the game box

instructions contents game pieces

Buy the game to unlock TOP SECRET access to hints and user provided suggestions for variations on the game through our user forum

Real Life Gaming:

Put a lock over a key and prevent your opponent from using it until they find the right key.
childrens game

Lock a door by putting a lock in a doorway or hall. Your opponent cannot go through until they find the right key.
made by a 10 year old

Please note: This game is under constant improvements. Your game may look different than the game pictured.