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Treasure Chest

expansions for 7 Rio Grande / Alea games


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To play Treasure Chest, you must have:

Puerto Rico #7 ALBS, English language edition Out of Stock

San Juan #5 ASBS, Puerto Rico card game, English language edition Out of Stock

Louis XIV #1 AMBS, English language edition Out of Stock

Notre Dame #11 ALBS, English language edition Out of Stock

In the Year of the Dragon #12 ALBS, English language edition of Im Jahr des Drachen Out of Stock

Witch's Brew #4 AMBS, English language edition of Wie verhext! Out of Stock

Product Description

This Treasure chest is a collection of expansions for 7 games produced by Rio Grande Games and Alea over the past 10 years:

So you get 13 expansions for these 7 great games in one box!

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Average Rating: 4.5 in 1 review

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Expansions to make your favourite games even more awesome
May 31, 2012

In 2009, Alea released a Treasure Chest containing expansions for several games. Ystari offered something similar the same year with the Ystari Box. The Treasure Chest was issued to mark Alea's 10th anniversary, and this medium sized box appropriately contained ten expansions for half a dozen of Alea's games, namely Puerto Rico, San Juan, Notre Dame, In the Year of the Dragon, Witch's Brew, and Louis XIV. Rio Grande's English edition of the Treasure Chest went one better by including two mini expansions for The Princes of Florence as well.

I'm not a huge fan of the model of bundling together mini-expansions in this way, because most gamers will find that they only own a few of the games. In most cases this means that you're buying a product that includes items of little use to you personally. I suppose that in some cases this might entice completists to buy the base game, and publishers won't be complaining about that! The real disadvantage of this concept is that these mini-expansions are not readily available separately. Admittedly, because they're typically very small, it's hard to think of a better way to market them in a way that avoids the publisher making a loss on the whole project.

Fortunately, some of these mini-expansions are absolutely terrific, and despite their small size they really enhance the base game, and are well worth the effort it takes to acquire them, even if it means buying the entire package to do so. Plenty of gamers have bought the entire Treasure Chest in order to get just a couple of these expansions, and found the result more than worthwhile. The expansions for San Juan are particularly outstanding, but the additions to Puerto Rico and Notre Dame are also very good. Sometimes just adding a few cards to a game can make a world of difference!

EndersGame, BGG reviewer
Profile: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/user/EndersGame Reviews: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/37596

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