The 7 Wonders board game master page. A complete guide. Review, how to play, editorial, useful links, similar games, FAQ, interesting facts and so much more. 7 Wonders is a hugely popular card drafting and civilization-building game. It is a rich strategy game that, because of its nature, plays very quickly.
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7 WONDERS GAME INFO
|RELEASE:||2010 (1st), 2020 (2nd)|
|PLAYERS:||2 – 7 Players|
|GENRE:||Draft / Civilization Building|
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7 WONDERS OVERVIEW
7 Wonders is a card drafting strategy game that has quickly established itself as one of the new classics. In the game, you take on one of the ancient wonders (think Pyramids or Statue of Zeus). There are three “eras” players go through to build up their resources, military, scientific sets or glorious wonder construction. This is done by drafting cards that do various things and cost various resources. 7 Wonders meets the tough bar of being a robust strategy game that can be played very quickly. The fact that it is also a satisfying game for a play count of up to seven is also quite a feat.
7 WONDERS REVIEW
9.0 out of 10
We say this plenty but 7 Wonders is one of those “best of” platinum artist board games. If this was PlayStation, this would be re-released every year with that board game’s greatest hits red label at the top of it. Now out 10 years (2010) it still holds up and is beloved today. If you are looking for an interesting twist on a rich strategy game, love drafting (card, fantasy or other) need to play something satisfying and only have 30 minutes, or just need a game option that can actually handle 6 or 7 players, 7 Wonders is a phenomenal choice. This has been our 7 Wonders review.
7 WONDERS HOW TO PLAY
The game lasts three ages. In each, players receive seven cards from a particular deck, choose one of those cards, then pass the remainder to an adjacent player. Players reveal their cards simultaneously, paying resources if needed or collecting resources or interacting with other players in various ways.
7 WONDERS SIMILAR GAMES
We thought about everything from gameplay to theme, intensity level to overall motivations, the quality and more to determine what are the five most similar board games to 7 Wonders. The quick recap of the list is below with the link to the descriptions and full article below it.
- Fairy Tale
- Sushi Go Party!
- Imperial Settlers
7 WONDERS INTERESTING FACTS
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7 WONDERS USEFUL LINKS
If it is a topic that has not yet been covered, you can most likely find more information here on your topic of choice. From official 7 Wonders useful links to very unofficial ones.
- 7 Wonders vs (Game Showdowns)
- 7 Wonders Official Website
- Publisher Repos Production Website
- Buy 7 Wonders on Amazon
7 WONDERS FAQ
Who plays first in 7 Wonders?
No one. There is no first, everything happens all at the same time.
What are the Wonder options in 7 Wonders?
The base games comes with – (1) Alexandria, (2) Babylon, (3) Halikarnassos, (4) Rhodos, (5) Olympia, (6) Gizah and (7) Ephesos. There are additional ones in future expansions.
Does the effect of the Lighthouse (1 coin / yellow card) apply to itself in 7 Wonders?
Yes. In all cases, the card is built (building, Wonder) and then its effect is applied.
Can I buy the resource from a card played this turn by a player next to me in 7 Wonders?
No, the only resources which can be used are those which were available before the card was played.
When a card grants coins, is that money taken when the card is played or at the end of the Age in 7 Wonders?
As a general rule, when a card grants coins, that money is gained when the card is played.
Should the Wonder stages be built according to the Era being played (1st stage at Age 1, 2nd stage at age 2…) in 7 Wonders?
No, you can build them during any era. You only have to build them in the correct order. Also, building them remains optional…
Is the resource found on a Wonder board considered to be a brown (gray) card in 7 Wonders?