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Themed caches are caches that have an unusual requirement or suggestion such as the "Ladies First" cache in Ottawa, which required the first 50 finders to either be a girl or be dressed like one.
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Themed caches are caches that have an unusual requirement or request beyond finding the cache and signing the log.
  
In 2007, [http://www.geocaching.com/ Geocaching.com] published revised [http://www.geocaching.com/about/guidelines.aspx Cache Listing Requirements/Guidelines]. Themed caches with mandatory requirements should be listed as [[Types of caches#Puzzle/Mystery/Unknown Caches|mystery/puzzle caches]], not as [[Types of caches#Traditional Caches|traditional caches]]
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In 2007, [http://www.geocaching.com/ Geocaching.com] published revised [http://www.geocaching.com/about/guidelines.aspx Cache Listing Requirements/Guidelines] that clarified how themed caches should be listed. Themed caches with ''mandatory requirements'' should be listed as [[Types of caches#Puzzle/Mystery/Unknown Caches|mystery/puzzle caches]]. Themed caches with ''optional requests'' can be listed as [[Types of caches#Traditional Caches|traditional caches]], assuming they otherwise meet the guidelines for traditional caches.
  
 
== List of themed caches ==
 
== List of themed caches ==
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=== Individual caches ===
 
=== Individual caches ===
  
* [http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCXQCD Circular Reasoning] (Los Altos, CA) requests loggers to trade small, round things.
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* {{waypoint|GCXQCD|Circular Reasoning}} (Los Altos, CA) requests loggers to trade small, round things.
* [http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCXQCD The Five Senses: TASTE] (Woodside, CA) requires loggers to describe their favorite food, what it tastes like, and where they get it.
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* {{waypoint|GCXQCD|The Five Senses: TASTE}} (Woodside, CA) requires loggers to describe their favorite food, what it tastes like, and where they get it.
* [http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCRXDB I Lost My Marbles] (Menlo Park, CA) requests loggers to trade a marble for a marble.
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* {{waypoint|GCRXDB|I Lost My Marbles}} (Menlo Park, CA) requests loggers to trade a marble for a marble.
* [http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCHR87 Ladies First] (Ottawa, Ontario) requires the first 50 loggers to be women, or to post a photo of themselves dressed as women.
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* {{waypoint|GCHR87|Ladies First}} (Ottawa, Ontario) requires the first 50 loggers to be women, or to post a photo of themselves dressed as women.
* [http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCZ1ZF Ladies First, please...] (Clinton, OK) requires the first 30 loggers to be women, or to post a photo of themselves dressed as women.
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* {{waypoint|GCZ1ZF|Ladies First, please...}} (Clinton, OK) requires the first 30 loggers to be women, or to post a photo of themselves dressed as women.
* [http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCR8HX Pizza: NOT on the Menu] (Belmont, CA) requires all loggers to describe a kind of pizza that is not normally on the menu.
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* {{waypoint|GCR8HX|Pizza: NOT on the Menu}} (Belmont, CA) requires all loggers to describe a kind of pizza that is not normally on the menu.
* [http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCKW51 The Purple Heart] (Palo Alto, CA) requests loggers to tell a story of a geocaching-related injury.
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* {{waypoint|GCKW51|The Purple Heart}} (Palo Alto, CA) requests loggers to tell a story of a geocaching-related injury.
* [http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCGBWZ Roses are Red …] (Cumming, GA) requires all loggers to post their online logs in verse.
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* {{waypoint|GCGBWZ|Roses are Red …}} (Cumming, GA) requires all loggers to post their online logs in verse.
* [http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCQB92 Teamwork] (Richmond, VA) requires all loggers to find the cache with another geocacher (and spouses and children do not count).
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* {{waypoint|GCQB92|Teamwork}} (Richmond, VA) requires all loggers to find the cache with another geocacher (and spouses and children do not count).
* [http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCZQBX The 12 Days of Christmas All Year] (Redwood City, CA) requests loggers to trade Christmas-related items.
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* {{waypoint|GCZQBX|The 12 Days of Christmas All Year}} (Redwood City, CA) requests loggers to trade Christmas-related items.
  
 
=== Series of caches ===
 
=== Series of caches ===
  
 
* '''101 TFTs''' series requires all loggers to collect and photograph specific combinations of the owner's [[Signature items|signature tokens]]:
 
* '''101 TFTs''' series requires all loggers to collect and photograph specific combinations of the owner's [[Signature items|signature tokens]]:
** [http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCN0V8 101 TFTs - No Pair] (Santa Clara, CA)
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** {{waypoint|GCN0V8|101 TFTs - No Pair}} (Santa Clara, CA)
** [http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCN5Z2 101 TFTs - One Pair] (San Jose, CA)
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** {{waypoint|GCN5Z2|101 TFTs - One Pair}} (San Jose, CA)
** [http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCNYVP 101 TFTs - Two Pair] (Mountain View, CA)
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** {{waypoint|GCNYVP|101 TFTs - Two Pair}} (Mountain View, CA)
** [http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCPVF3 101 TFTs - Three of a kind] (Sunnyvale, CA)
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** {{waypoint|GCPVF3|101 TFTs - Three of a kind}} (Sunnyvale, CA)
 
* '''TNLN, I Don't Think So''' series requires all loggers to exchange items meeting certain criteria:
 
* '''TNLN, I Don't Think So''' series requires all loggers to exchange items meeting certain criteria:
** [http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCE132 TNLN, I Don't Think So #1] (Dublin, CA) requires all loggers to exchange the US coin in the cache for a US coin that is dated either 1 year earlier or 1 year later.
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** {{waypoint|GCE132|TNLN, I Don't Think So #1}} (Dublin, CA) requires all loggers to exchange the US coin in the cache for a US coin that is dated either 1 year earlier or 1 year later.
** [http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCE4AE TNLN, I Don't Think So - 1960's] (Pleasanton, CA) requires all loggers to exchange the US coin in the cache for one dated in the 1960s that is a different denomination.
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** {{waypoint|GCE4AE|TNLN, I Don't Think So - 1960's}} (Pleasanton, CA) requires all loggers to exchange the US coin in the cache for one dated in the 1960s that is a different denomination.
** [http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCNAC2 MA - TNLN - I don't think so! #1] (Chicopee, MA) requires all loggers to exchange the US coin in the cache for a US coin that is dated either 1 year earlier or 1 year later.
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** {{waypoint|GCNAC2|MA - TNLN - I don't think so! #1}} (Chicopee, MA) requires all loggers to exchange the US coin in the cache for a US coin that is dated either 1 year earlier or 1 year later.
** [http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCNGAH MA - TNLN - I don't think so! #2] (Northampton, MA) requires all loggers to exchange the TY Beanie Baby in the cache for another TY Beanie Baby, and to photograph the one they left.
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** {{waypoint|GCNGAH|MA - TNLN - I don't think so! #2}} (Northampton, MA) requires all loggers to exchange the TY Beanie Baby in the cache for another TY Beanie Baby, and to photograph the one they left.
** [http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCP0PD MA - TNLN - I don't think so! #3] (Chicopee, MA) requires all loggers to exchange the baseball card in the cache for another baseball card.
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** {{waypoint|GCP0PD|MA - TNLN - I don't think so! #3}} (Chicopee, MA) requires all loggers to exchange the baseball card in the cache for another baseball card.
  
 
== Ideas for themes ==
 
== Ideas for themes ==
 
* A [[liar's cache]]
 
* A [[liar's cache]]
 
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Revision as of 02:49, 27 February 2007

Themed caches are caches that have an unusual requirement or request beyond finding the cache and signing the log.

In 2007, Geocaching.com published revised Cache Listing Requirements/Guidelines that clarified how themed caches should be listed. Themed caches with mandatory requirements should be listed as mystery/puzzle caches. Themed caches with optional requests can be listed as traditional caches, assuming they otherwise meet the guidelines for traditional caches.

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List of themed caches

Individual caches

  • Circular Reasoning (Los Altos, CA) requests loggers to trade small, round things.
  • The Five Senses: TASTE (Woodside, CA) requires loggers to describe their favorite food, what it tastes like, and where they get it.
  • I Lost My Marbles (Menlo Park, CA) requests loggers to trade a marble for a marble.
  • Ladies First (Ottawa, Ontario) requires the first 50 loggers to be women, or to post a photo of themselves dressed as women.
  • Ladies First, please... (Clinton, OK) requires the first 30 loggers to be women, or to post a photo of themselves dressed as women.
  • Pizza: NOT on the Menu (Belmont, CA) requires all loggers to describe a kind of pizza that is not normally on the menu.
  • The Purple Heart (Palo Alto, CA) requests loggers to tell a story of a geocaching-related injury.
  • Roses are Red … (Cumming, GA) requires all loggers to post their online logs in verse.
  • Teamwork (Richmond, VA) requires all loggers to find the cache with another geocacher (and spouses and children do not count).
  • The 12 Days of Christmas All Year (Redwood City, CA) requests loggers to trade Christmas-related items.

Series of caches

Ideas for themes

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