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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.
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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#Mystery or Puzzle 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.
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In 2009, Geocaching.com revised the guidelines to prohibit ''mandatory requirements''.
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Cache owners may request cache seekers to perform optional, simple tasks.
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Such tasks must be optional.
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Furthermore, this guideline now applies to previously existing caches
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with [[Additional Logging Requirement]]s (ALRs).
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The ALRs are now officially optional,
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and cache owners may not delete the Found logs of those who do not complete the ALRs.
  
 
== List of themed caches ==
 
== List of themed caches ==
* '''101 TFTs''' The caches in this series require 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]  Cache in Santa Clara, CA.
 
** [http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCN5Z2 101 TFTs - One Pair]  Cache in San Jose, CA.
 
** [http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCNYVP 101 TFTs - Two Pair]  Cache in Mountain View, CA.
 
** [http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCPVF3 101 TFTs - Three of a kind]  Cache in Sunnyvale, CA.
 
* [http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GCR8HX Pizza: NOT on the Menu]  Cache in Belmont, CA that requires all loggers to describe a kind of pizza that is not normally on the menu.
 
* [http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=44069744-c0f0-4697-8266-005be772d616 Teamwork]  Cache in Richmond, VA that requires all loggers to find the cache with another geocacher (and spouses and children do not count).
 
  
== Ideas for themes ==
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=== Individual caches ===
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* {{waypoint|GCXQCD|Circular Reasoning}} (Los Altos, CA) requests loggers to trade small, round things.
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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.
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* {{waypoint|GCRXDB|I Lost My Marbles}} (Menlo Park, CA) requests loggers to trade a marble for a marble.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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* {{waypoint|GCKW51|The Purple Heart}} (Palo Alto, CA) requests loggers to tell a story of a geocaching-related injury.
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* {{waypoint|GCGBWZ|Roses are Red …}} (Cumming, GA) requires all loggers to post their online logs in verse.
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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).
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* {{waypoint|GCZQBX|The 12 Days of Christmas All Year}} (Redwood City, CA) requests loggers to trade Christmas-related items.
  
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=== Series of caches ===
  
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* '''101 TFTs''' series requires all loggers to collect and photograph specific combinations of the owner's [[Signature items|signature tokens]]:
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** {{waypoint|GCN0V8|101 TFTs - No Pair}} (Santa Clara, CA)
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** {{waypoint|GCN5Z2|101 TFTs - One Pair}} (San Jose, CA)
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** {{waypoint|GCNYVP|101 TFTs - Two Pair}} (Mountain View, CA)
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** {{waypoint|GCPVF3|101 TFTs - Three of a kind}} (Sunnyvale, CA)
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* '''TNLN, I Don't Think So''' series requires all loggers to exchange items meeting certain criteria:
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
  
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== Ideas for themes ==
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* A [[liar's cache]]

Latest revision as of 00:55, 24 January 2011

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.

In 2009, Geocaching.com revised the guidelines to prohibit mandatory requirements. Cache owners may request cache seekers to perform optional, simple tasks. Such tasks must be optional. Furthermore, this guideline now applies to previously existing caches with Additional Logging Requirements (ALRs). The ALRs are now officially optional, and cache owners may not delete the Found logs of those who do not complete the ALRs.

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[edit] List of themed caches

[edit] 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.

[edit] Series of caches

[edit] Ideas for themes

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