Cabunk - I don't know if this will be of any significance to solving the treasure hunt, but I will tell you how I often used magic squares teaching Texas history, a required course for seventh graders in Texas. I used two nine block squares. The first had letters and the second would contain numbers when the students completed a matching activity.

A B C ? ? ?

D E F ? 1 ?

G H I 5 ? ?

The students matched a letter answer to a numbered question. If the answer to question number one was "E", they put that number in the corresponding box with the letter "E". If the answer to question 5 was "G", they put 5 in the corresponding box. If all the rows, columns, and diagonal added up to 15 each, the answers were correct. Don't know how or even if this could apply to finding the twelve tokens. I don't see why you couldn't increase the number of squares to a 5 x 5 and create number patterns that would work the same way. I'm sure math people do other wonderful things with magic squares, but I'm mathematically challenged and this is all I know about magic squares. Maybe it will help you thing of something.

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