- "Open the chest for something splendid! The thrill of surprise..."
- — Treasure Chest Shop in Majora's Mask
Treasure Chest Shops are recurring locations in the Legend of Zelda series. They house a mini-game that is typically a gamble, requiring Link to open one of two or more Treasure Chests in hopes of winning the prize.
The Treasure Chest Shop is found in the Village of Outcasts, located in the Dark World. For 30 Rupees, Link is given a chance to open two chests out of a total sixteen. The chests are randomized each time he enters, and contain anything from re-stockable items such as arrows, Bombs, or Rupees to a Piece of Heart.
The Treasure Chest Shop can be found in Hyrule Castle Town and is only open at night. It requires Link to open one of two chests to find the Small Key leading to the next room. If Link fails to get the key, he gets a consolation prize of Rupees based on the color of the room he is in. If Link successfully picks the correct chest every time, he will be awarded a Piece of Heart the first time, and a Purple Rupee for every subsequent game. Essentially, it is a game of chance; however, using the Lens of Truth, Link can "cheat" to see which chest contains the key. This is alluded to by a Gossip Stone, who tells Link that it is against the rules of the Treasure Chest Shop to use "glasses." As the value of the Rupees increase, the color of the room changes to match.
The operator of the Treasure Chest Shop appears to be the Hyrulean counterpart of the Fisherman.
The Treasure Chest Shop can be found in East Clock Town. Unlike other versions of the game, it does not require Link to open more than one chest. It simply requires him to navigate a maze within 45 seconds to reach the chest at the end of the shop. Notably, the price of playing this game and the reward are different for each form Link takes. Normally, it costs 20 Rupees to play and the prize is 50 Rupees, as a Deku it costs 10 Rupees and the prize is 10 Deku Nuts, as a Zora it costs only 5 Rupees and the prize is 20 rupees, and as a Goron it costs 30 Rupees and the prize is a Piece of Heart, or 50 Rupees if Link has already won the Piece of Heart during a previous time loop.
After all items are bought from the Member's Shop it gets replaced with a Treasure Chest Shop. In this variation Link has to play three rounds with two chests each, but the proprietor will offer him a chance to play another round after the third and fourth wins. The prize is a Seed Ring.
The Treasure Chest Shop is found in the basement of a Zuna's house. Playing the mini-game costs 100 Force Gems. There are three chests. Link must pick one of the chests which may contain either a normal Force Gem, a large blue Force Gem, or a large purple Force Gem.
The Treasure Chest Shop is located in Hyrule Town and is run by Borlov. After paying a small fee, Link can enter the next room and choose between two chests: one containing more than he bid, and the other containing nothing. Ironically, Borlov hates gambling, and even tries to discourage Link from playing his game. After fusing a certain Kinstone, Link can gamble even higher amounts and choose between three chests.
The Treasure Chest Shop is located in Hytopia and is called the Daily Riches Shop. Unlike past games, there is no charge for playing, however Link can only play once a day. There are four chests and one contains a material reward, while the other three contain Freebies. Link can change the material reward to a different material by paying 50 Rupees. Note even if Link manages to pick only the Freebie chests, he can still return the next day to open the chest containing the reward, so its not possible to lose the game. In fact the Freebies can be used as Materials to create the Dapper Spinner Kit. Winning 5 Freebies unlocks the Dapper Spinner Kit in the catalog at Madam Couture's Shop, of course 10 Freebies are actually needed to make the outfit itself. The Treasure Chest shop is the only place Freebies can be obtained and serves as another place to earn materials besides the Street Merchant and Drablands.
- "All right, listen up. See those treasure chests over there? Whaddaya say to a little wager on 'em? The idea is you pick any chest you want and open it. Simple, right? The best part is whatever chest you open, you get all the money inside. Course, only one chest is worth opening, heh heh. Don't come crying to me if you pick wrong. Before you go opening any boxes, you'll have to shop me what it's worth to you. What's a bet, after all, if you don't stand to lose a bundle on it? That's the part that really gets a man's heart racing! It's up to you how much you want to throw in. But the more you bet, the more you stand to win. A man like you must have expenses. Couldn't hurt to make some quick cash-right here, right now-am I right?"
- — Cloyne
In Breath of the Wild, there is a Treasure Chest Shop located in Lurelin Village. It is located in a building shaped like a ship and is run by Cloyne. The shop has three Treasure Chests with each containing Rupees, though only one contains a high value Rupee. The amount Link wins is based on how much he bets. Link can make bets of 10, 50, or 100 Rupees. At the minimum bet of 20 Rupees, Link can win a Red Rupee (20 Rupees). At the medium bet of 50, Link can win a Silver Rupee (100 Rupees). At the maximum bet of 100, Link can win a Gold Rupee (300 Rupees). The other two chests contain Green Rupees. As there is no way for Link cheat, the mini-game is based purely on luck and statistically Link has only a small chance of making a profit as only one of the 3 chests contains the high value Rupee.
|Link (x4) · Princess Zelda · Six Maidens · Vaati|
—Full list of characters
|Phantom Ganon · Helmaroc King · Stone Arrghus · Jalhalla · Dagtail · Frostare · Big Dodongo · Vaati · Ganon|
| Whereabouts of the Wind · Eastern Hyrule · Death Mountain · Near the Fields · The Dark World · The Desert of Doubt · Frozen Hyrule · Realm of the Heavens|
—Full list of locations
|Bomb · Bombos Medallion · Boomerang · Bow · Fire Rod · Four Sword · Lantern · Magic Hammer · Quake Medallion · Shield · Slingshot|
|Blue Bracelet · Carrot · Force Gem · Force Fairy · Heart · Heart Container · Moon Pearl · Pegasus Boots · Power Bracelet · Roc's Feather · Shovel · Small Key|
|Knight Mark · Letter · Magic Book · Royal Jewels · Vaati Barrier|
|Gerudo · Goron · Hylian · Zuna|
| Ezlo · King Daltus · Link · Princess Zelda · Smith · Vaati|
—Full list of characters
|Big Green ChuChu · Gleerok · Mazaal · Big Octorok · Gyorg Pair · Vaati Reborn · Vaati Transfigured · Vaati's Wrath|
| Castor Wilds · Cloud Tops · Eastern Hills · Hyrule Town · Lake Hylia · Lon Lon Ranch · Minish Woods · Mount Crenel · Mt. Crenel's Base · North Hyrule Field · Royal Valley · South Hyrule Field · Trilby Highlands · Veil Falls · Western Wood · Wind Ruins|
|Deepwood Shrine · Cave of Flames · Fortress of Winds · Temple of Droplets · Royal Crypt · Palace of Winds · Dark Hyrule Castle|
|Smith's Sword · White Sword · Four Sword · Small Shield · Mirror Shield · Bombs · Boomerang · Bow · Cane of Pacci · Gust Jar|
|Bottle · Flame Lantern · Flippers · Grip Ring · Mole Mitts · Ocarina of Wind · Power Bracelets · Roc's Cape|
|Elements · Kinstones · Tiger Scrolls|
|Deku · Fairy · Goron · Human · Hylian · Minish · Wind Tribe|
| Link · Princess Styla · King Tuft · Madam Couture|
—Full list of characters
|Arrghus · Blizzagia · Margoma · Moldorm|
| Hytopia · Woodlands · Riverside · Volcano · Ice Cavern · Fortress|
—Full list of locations
|Gripshot · Bomb · Boomerang · Bow · Fire Glove · Gust Jar · Hammer · Water Rod|