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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 ==
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=== Individual caches ===
 
=== Individual caches ===
  
* [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|GCXQCD|Circular Reasoning}} (Los Altos, CA) requests loggers to trade small, round things.
* [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|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=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|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=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|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=GCKW51 The Purple Heart] (Palo Alto, CA) requests loggers to tell a story of a geocaching-related injury.
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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=GCGBWZ Roses are Red …] (Cumming, GA) requires all loggers to post their online logs in verse.
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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=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|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=GCZQBX The 12 Days of Christmas All Year] (Redwood City, CA) requests loggers to trade Christmas-related items.
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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.
  
 
=== 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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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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