The TSR Minigames
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From 1977 to 1983, a number of game companies produced multiple titles of small, quickly played games, many of them with science fiction or fantasy themes. They were variously called Microgames, pocket games, capsules, or minigames. Tactical Studies Rules (TSR) released a series of eight minigames in 1981 and 1982. They were unusual in that they came in a hinged box made of clear plastic (that in many cases has yellowed with age), with their own dice.
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"Inspired" (though they couldn't say so) by the famous climax to Star Wars, a fleet of small fighters attack the Bad Guys' space fortress.
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The only entry in the series by Tom Wham, who published many micro-game size designs in the pages of TSR's Dragon Magazine.
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Fun "last stand" game on the final Mexican assault.
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Planetary scale science fiction game of revolution and civil war.
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Norse mythology game combining territorial exapnsion and glorious single combat!
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Game of alien infiltration of the innocent population of Pleasantville. Exploits many B-movie cliches.
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Interesting two-part game: first race to see who will be the first to find and destroy three of Count Dracula's hidden coffins, then fight against the Counti himself in his castle.
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The Battle of Ragnarok.
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