Chests are items that when broken, give the player 1 Wood, 1 Food, 1 Gold, and 1 Experience Point. Currently, whenever you first spawn in the game, you always will spawn next to a chest. They are located near the outsides of the map, and so are very helpful for smaller tribes. They are marked on the map by yellow dots and can be looted by barbarians.
Chests are also dropped by the ogre upon death.