One of Carmen Sandiego's many henchmen has stolen a rare cultural object. The Acme Crime Detective Agency hires three contestants to find the crook and recover the loot. The contestant who captures the crook is then given the chance to locate and capture Carmen Sandiego by locating countries on a large map of a continent placed on the floor. The host, The Chief and a variety of other guests help the contestants by supplying clues. A cappella music is performed at the beginning of the show, between game segments and at the end by Rockapella.