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Sparky
United States
Albuquerque
New Mexico
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10
Nov 2007*
Okay, a couple of these games are a bit weak, I think specifically, of the less than entertaining "Ringside" and the rules heavy "Food Fight"

HOWEVER, the rest of the content merits a 10 for even just one of the games.

"Search for the Emperor's Treasure" is one of the best Dark Tower/Dungeon style board games ever made. If you like Kings and Things, you'll draw some serious parallels to the world it's set in and art style.

"File 13" I have fond memories of from when I got my first copy of this game, many years ago. It's a simple race style board game, making fun of trying to successfully design, print and ship a board game.

"Baton Races of Yaz" is a pure strategy game someone gave a theme when no one was looking. It continues to be a favorite with my family.

"King's Table" Aka "That Viking Game" is a great ancient strategy game in similar lines to chess. I was inspired to pick up a set made of leather with glass beads for the soldier pieces, and it gets a prominent display place in my game room.
2007-11-30*
Matt Glodek
United States
Hackettstown
New Jersey
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10
Mar 2011
A great way to get your hands on some Tom Wham classics.
2009-11-05
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Axel Schaupp
Germany
Reutlingen
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8.5
May 2015
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2015-05-23
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Damon Jansen
United States
Spokane Valley
Washington
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8
Aug 2005*
8 only for Search for the Emperor's Treasure. The rest deserve a collective 3.
2005-08-02*
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Alex Yeager
United States
Ypsilanti
MI
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8
Dec 2005*
The rating is derived for one game only - my beloved Food Fight. I played that game to DEATH in the 80s...
2005-12-27*
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David Staley
United States
Akron
Ohio
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8
Jan 2009*
A great piece of nostalgia from the golden age of D&D. Good quality and a nice variety of games.
2006-01-23*
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Maurice Tousignant
Canada
Windsor
Ontario
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8
Feb 2006*
A great collection of classic games. Still haven't tried them all yet though.
2006-02-09*
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Bjoern Guenzel
Germany
Berlin
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8
Aug 2006*
Some fun little games in there.
2006-08-21*
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Nameless Necromancer
United States
Lexington
Kentucky
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"In the Red Army it takes a brave man not be a hero." - J.V. Stalin
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8
May 2013
Great little eclectic package. The had enough games for a Vol. II but it sadly never was done.
2013-05-03
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Gene Ksenzakovic
United States
Somerville
New Jersey
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7.5
Mar 2009*
Mixed bag, but some good stuff in this little gold box.
2009-03-24
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John Watts
United Kingdom
Southwell
Notts
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7.5
Oct 2010
The rating is purely for The Emperor's Treasure which is out of the Mertwig's Maze mould - fun on the cheap. King's Table are just re-issues of ancient board games.
2010-09-22
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Charles Lucas
United States
Gladwyne
Pennsylvania
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7.1
Jan 2012
Quality of games here are fairly uneven but Search for the Emporer's treasure is almost worth the price of the set.Great game for both kids and adults to play together but you might want to consider reducing the number of imperial treasures needed to end the game.
2012-02-24
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Bart Miller
United States
Sioux City
Iowa
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7
Apr 2003*
A nice collection of nostalgia.
2003-04-16*
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ron clement
United States
Boulder
CO
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7
May 2003*
A lot of funn games for the money including Baton Races! Woohoo! And a version of king of the table top. Can be found at garage sales and is worth picking up for 2$.
2003-05-02*
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Christopher Plummer
United States
Allston
Massachusetts
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Jul 2004*
Kinda neat. Some fun games and some unplayable ones. I suggest Food Fight and The Baton Races of Yaz.
2004-07-11*
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THE MAVERICK
United States
Herald
California
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7
Oct 2004*
A mixed bag...
2004-10-28*
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Danny Holte
United States
Fullerton
California
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7
Mar 2005*
A couple of these games were a riot - Food Fight and Ringside, and Emperor's Treasure were my favorites.
2005-03-18*
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Sabine K
Germany
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Unspecified
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7
Mar 2005*
Rating reflects my urge to play the better games of this lot.
2005-03-23*
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Francesco Dello Iacono
Italy
Monza
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7
Apr 2005*
Many hours of play, when I was young...
2005-04-08*
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Benny Moeller
Denmark
Viby J, Aarhus
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7
Apr 2005*
Some games in this box are more fun that others. File 13 is probably the funniest game of the lot, and very easy to play.
2005-04-11*
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Scott Russell
United States
Clarkston
Michigan
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7
Apr 2005*
hard to rate as a whole, so I'll give it an average.
2005-04-22*
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Jim Pulles
Canada
Regina
Saskatchewan
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7
Oct 2005*
File 13 is almost worth the price alone. A super collection of games that were each previously published in Dragon magazine.

The fun will never end...
2010-04-13
Owned
Goddammit! Quality and on time delivery are not mutually exclusive!
United States
Shelby Township
Michigan
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7
Jan 2006*
Have only really played Emporers treasure, but the set is worth it for that game. Tom Wham fun dice fest - as usual.
2006-01-20*
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Michael Knauer
United States
Norristown
Pennsylvania
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7
Jan 2006*
Nice collection of some of the better games that have appeared in Dragon Magazine.
2006-01-31*
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Jerry Haerle
United States
Oconomowoc
Wisconsin
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Hi Ya Kids! Hi Ya! Hi Ya!
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7
Feb 2006*
I haven't played all the games in this box, but the ones we did were fun. The food fight in the high school cafeteria stands out as the best.
2006-02-05*
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Bob Wilson
United States
Northampton
Massachusetts
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7
Mar 2006*
The gems of this collection are Search for the Emperor's Treasure ((Issue #51)
File 13 (Issue #72). The others are just along for the ride, in my opinion. But Search for the Emperor's Treasure is that good. Great mix of table-top gaming and role-playing. A precursor to so much that came later...
2006-03-08*
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Joshua Buergel
United States
Seattle
Washington
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7
Feb 2007*
I always wanted a deluxe version of Search for the Emperor's Treasure, shame I'm too lazy to do it myself.
2007-02-19*
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Teh Slipperboy

Allen Park
Michigan
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Wouldn't want to disappoint Frumpish...
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7
Aug 2009*
I would be embarassed to reveal how many hours I've spent on Search for the Emperor's Treasure but I'd be lying if I claimed to regret them. Ringside and File 13 were also a lot of fun - I've never actually played the Baton Races game...
2007-08-30*
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Mikey Patton
United States
smyrna
Tennessee
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7
Aug 2007*
a treasure
2007-08-21*
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Greg Crowe
United States
Frederick
Maryland
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7
Aug 2007*
Emperor's Treasure might be the most entailing Tom Wam game ever made. Baton Races of Yaz is a personal favorite. I regret they opted not to put in Flight of the Boodles though.
2007-08-24*
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Andy Van Zandt
United States
South Ogden
Utah
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PlayTMG.com
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7
Apr 2008*
Search for the Emperor's Treasure is the good one in here, see my review: http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/307651
2009-10-30
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Rod Batten
Canada
St. John's
Newfoundland
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Death and the dice level all distinctions.
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And so it goes...
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7
May 2008*
Goofy collection of favourite old magazine games.
2008-05-20*
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Jim Millard
United States
St Joseph
Minnesota
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7
Feb 2009*
Great value; File 13 alone is a 'beer n pretzels' game worth the cost of the whole collection.
2008-09-30*
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Ubergeek
United States
Camas
Washington
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Be Happy in your Game!
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I spent 100 Geek Gold and all I got was this lousy overtext message!
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7
May 2009*
A great collection of classic games from days gone by that you won't find anywhere else.
2009-05-03
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Werner Bär
Germany
Karlsruhe
Baden
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6.5
Apr 2008*
Search for the emperor's treasures is best. Food fight is good, but long setup. The baton race is ok. File 13 is a stipid random dice roll game, but fun. Don't like Ringside.
2008-04-22*
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Jhonna Niver
United States
Houston
Texas
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6.5
Jul 2009*
Good collection of interesting games you may have missed.
2011-08-27
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Patrick McNamara
United States
Jupiter
Florida
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I'm not Beethoven...
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Bird of paradise fly in white sky, blues for Allah en'sh'allah; Let's see with our heart, these things our eyes have seen; And know the truth must still lie somewhere in between
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6.25
Aug 2011
Ratings of Individual games:

Ringside: 5.5
Food Fight: 6.0
The Baton Races of Yaz: 5.5
King's Table: 6.75
File 13: 5.5
Search for the Emperor's Treasure: 8.25

Good collection. Search for the Emperor's Treasure is by far the best game, but all have something to offer.
2011-08-09
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Chris Brua
United States
Michigan
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6
May 2003*
Nice collection of cheap games with better components then when they were originally published in The Dragon magazine. Despite the title, it definitely is not the cream of the Dragon crop, though. Most of Tom Wham's games are not included, probably because they were later published as boxed games.
2003-05-21*
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Jason Hunter
United States
Unspecified
Illinois
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6
Jul 2003*
Some games are very good, others are only okay.
2003-07-17*
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Jeff Rients
United States
Urbana
Illinois
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Feb 2004*
Omitted some of their best games from this collection and made unecessary changes to Search for the Emperor's Treasure.
2004-02-10*
Andrew Knecht
United States
Moscow
Idaho
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Jun 2004*
The copy I have is missing Search for the Emperor's Treasure, the funnest game of them all unfortunately.
2004-06-16*
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Paul DeStefano
United States
Long Island
New York
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It's a Zendrum. www.zendrum.com
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6
Aug 2004*
While good, these were not the best...
2004-08-27*
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David Barlowe
United States
Clarks Summit
Pennsylvania
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6
Oct 2014
Rating is for File 13, have not tried other games (maybe Food Fight once, in like 1984).
2005-12-10*
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Fredrik Søvik-Ringstrøm
Norway
Sofiemyr
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6
Oct 2009*
Six games. Two are not that interesting, but the remaining four are ok and better.
2006-01-13*
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Marty Barylski
United States
Winchester
Virginia
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6
Nov 2011
My misspent youth in a box. Actually, much of the fun part of being young back in the '70s.
2007-09-17*
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Ollie Gross
Germany
Wiesbaden
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6
Oct 2006*
I only played Food Fight, Ringside & Batonraces.
2006-10-29*
yegods
United States
Campbell
CA
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6
Jul 2009*
played some of them. does that count? search for the emperor's treasure is wonderful!
2010-03-07
Mark Hayse
United States
Overland Park
Kansas
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Aug 2010
File 13 is a cute Tom Wham game that simulates the grind of game publishing, but I prefer Food Fight -- a free-for-all that involves tactical maneuvering in a school cafeteria while attacking each other with 30 food types and the occasional trashcan.
2008-01-08*
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Philip Honeybone
United Kingdom
Canterbury
Kent
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6
Oct 2010
Food Fight played 27/10/10 rating - 5
2010-10-28
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Chris
England
Harrow
London
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Feb 2009*
A collection of entertaining light games, some of which can drag on too long. Not something I'd recommend people buy as I don't think it would get lots of play.
2009-12-11
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