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Build A Boat for Treasure (2016) (Roblox) is a strategy game where build your ship (or anything else) from different materials and set sail for adventure. Doing this successfully earns new items and materials for your next build. Although this churn does encourage in-game purchases, it stands out for its evolution from simple Minecraft-style block building to powerful and flexible build tools like traditional Computer Aided Design (CAD) systems.

Play involves designing your vehicle any way you want. Once you are happy with what you have made you can click to set sale and make your way down the river, avoiding obstacles that may destroy your boat. If you make it to the end you are rewarded with new items for your next build.

When you join the game you are added to a team that can work together to build and share materials. Each team is coordinated by a team leader, indicated by a crown. There are specific quests to find and complete in the game, along with building such as finding teleporting blocks, surviving dragon attacks or getting to the treasure under certain building conditions.

As you progress you gain more interesting materials and items. By carefully using block properties (weight, strength and so on) you can make boats that fly, and have suspension and hinges. Players also strategically plan the placement of blocks and use of strengthening multi-blocks to minimise the likelihood of the boat being damaged or their character touching the water.

The result is a game that offers a huge amount of flexibility to how you build and play. Along with the more advanced building and design tools, players have found various tricks to achieve specific designs or make funny things happen.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Build A Boat for Treasure (Roblox) 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 18 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Collecting and Strategy game with Simulation elements. This is a 7-player online game.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: It takes between half an hour and 1 hour to play a round of this game. Bigger builds can take longer, but on average players spend about 30 minutes playing the game each session.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI "!", Parental Guidance Recommended.
User-Generated Content: This game includes content created by other players, such as maps, outfits and items, that are not reflected in the game rating.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated Parental Guidance (PG) for Mild Violence.

Skill Level

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. It's also important to ensure children understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. Although it's a Roblox game, creating something well-designed takes time and dedication. Younger players can still enjoy creating more haphazard builds and sailing for the treasure.

Account Rating

  • You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One.


Build A Boat for Treasure

XBox Store Xbox One Free
Steam Store PC Free
App Store Mac Free
App Store iOS Free
Android Store Android Free
Amazon Fire Free
This game is free to play, but there are other costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Loot Boxes: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. These include in-game purchases of random items (known as 'loot boxes') that offer a chance of getting rare/higher-value items although common/lower-value items are more frequent.
  • You need a subscription to play online:
    • You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One.
Many families choose to pay for an In-Game Subscription that grants access to features and Robux currency for use in any Roblox games without the risk of individual transactions. Outside the game, you can make larger purchases.

This subscription grants 450 Robux a month as well as discounts on buying more Robux and access to selling and trading items with other subscribed Roblox players. The games generally encourage the spending of Robux to progress as a proportion of the money spent goes to the person who creates the game.
Although the game is free you can buy loot box-style chests to gain more unusual building materials in the shop with gold you earn in the game:
  • Common Chest
  • Uncommon Chest
  • Rare Chest
  • Epic Chest
  • Legendary Chest

You can pay real-world money to purchase more gold or items that speed your progression:
  1. Gold (100 Robux)
  • Gold Multiplier (500 Robux) to double the gold you make in the game.
  • Fox Character (250 Robux) to transform into a faster fox character.
  • Saving Slot (100 Robux) to save a ship. 
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 02/11/2016, updated in 2022

Price: Free

Out Now: Amazon Fire, Android, Mac, PC, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 7 online

Genres: Collecting, Strategy and Simulation

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D Third-Person and Blocks

Developer: Chillz Studios (@ChillzStudios)

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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