# Treasure Tomb

## Introduction

Treasure Tomb is a simple game of chance by 1x2 Gaming. Much like in the Indiana Jones movie, the object is to cross a hallway where each step will either bring you more riches or death. There are a variety of ways to be killed, so all due credit to the game designers and artists for creativity.

## Rules

The following table shows how much the player's Cash Pot will be multiplied by, if he survives the step, according to the color square he steps on.

Color Multiplier
Blue 1.25
Green 1.5
Yellow 2
Purple 3
Red 5

## Strategy

It does not matter what color square the player chooses, the house edge is always the same. However, the player should never collect his winnings but always go for the altar or die trying.

## Analysis

According to the Football1x2.com Treasure Tomb report by the NMi Gambling Commission, the expected return on every bet is 94.79%. In other words, a house edge of 5.21%.

The following table shows the probability of surviving each step, according to the color of the square.

### Multiplier Table

Color Multiplier Probability
Survival
Blue 1.25 0.758320
Green 1.5 0.631933
Yellow 2 0.473950
Purple 3 0.315967
Red 5 0.189580

By a "bet" I mean every step. However, the 10% bonus by reaching the end lowers that 5.21% house edge. By taking a weighted average, I show that if the player always plays until reaching the end, or dies trying, he will achieve an expected return of 96.09% overall. Interestingly, it does not matter which color squares he chooses.