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What’s Hot: 7 Wonders

7 Wonders is by designer Antoine Bauza (Ghost Stories) and is published by Asmodee Games.

In a game of 7 Wonders there are three ages. In each age, players receive seven cards, chooses one, then passes the remainder to an adjacent player. The cards are then revealed simultaneously, and players pay and collect resources and interact with the other players in various ways. Each player has their own (double-sided) board on which they can organise their cards, and which give them special powers. Each player then chooses another card from the deck they were passed, and this process repeats until players have six cards in play from that age.

7 Wonders is a card development, civilization-building game with similarities to Race for the Galaxy and Dominion. Cards may have immediate effects, provide bonuses or upgrades later in the game, provide discounts on future purchases, provide military strength to overpower your neighbors, and some cards give nothing but victory points. However, you’re receiving cards from a player who can see what you’re trying to build, and you’re passing a card to someone whose strategy you can see. This leads to difficult decisions, and you’ll need a strategy from the outset and some clever playing to win. And the cards get more powerful as the game continues …

The boxs lists 3-7 players, but there is an official 2-player variant in the instructions.

Check out this amazing review by Matt Drake: “With a nearly ideal combination of strategy, excruciating decisions, speed and constant tension, 7 Wonders is quite possibly about to join my top five games of all time.”

1 Comment

  1. This is going to prove to be THE most popular game from 2010!

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