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Video GameBuild A Boat for Treasure (Roblox) Review
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Posted: 8 months ago, last updated 4 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Build A Boat for Treasure (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 a 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, avoid 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 co-ordinated 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, survive dragon attacks or getting to the treasure under certain building conditions.

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

The result is a game that offers 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.

DetailsGame Details

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

Price: Free

Platforms: Amazon Fire, Android, Mac, PC, Xbox One and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1 (7 online)

Genres: Simulation and Strategy

Developer: Chillz Studios (@ChillzStudios)




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.

Play StylePlay Style

You can play this by yourself or as a 7-player online game.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 7.
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.

Skill Rating

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Although it's a Roblox game, to create 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
You can access Roblox games without a subscription, although many families choose to pay for a subscription that grants access to features and Robux currency in the game without the risk of individual transactions. Outside the game, you can make larger purchases.

The 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. This game is free to play. Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. Some of these purchases (known as 'loot boxes') are for a chance of getting rare/higher-value items although common/lower-value items are more frequent.  

You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One.
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:
  • 1000 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.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Build A Boat for Treasure Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@ChillzStudios) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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