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on August 26, 2010
If you own all the related games, the Treasure Chest bulk-expansion box is quite a value. If you only own one or 2 of the related games, it's hard to justify the price. It is worth noting that many of the expansions are tiny -- barely more than a few playing cards or set of tokens. Perhaps more frustrating, not much attention was paid to the cards during production. The San Juan expansion in particular is almost inexcusable. Its playing cards are not a color match for the game it is expanding AND the cards contain typos and significant grammar errors. In short:


As a game publisher and game player, I must admit I am disappointed in the quality here.
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on May 16, 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
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on May 3, 2013
This was a great expansion package for Puerto Rico & San Juan that really change the game play and provide more options. It was also about the same price as trying to buy just the Puerto Rico expansions off of ebay, so a good price.
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on April 18, 2013
Nice set of expansions, but it would be very nice if they were sold separately. They are a great addition to the game, in my case, Puerto Rico and I imagine they also add up to the other games.
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on March 8, 2013
This is a great way to get the expantions that you need, especially p u e rt o ri co
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on July 8, 2015
Everything was as described and quick
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