7 Wonders Board Game Review

There are some video games, easy, but so modern that the second they hit the market, grow to be on the spot hits. 7 Wonders is one among them. With a load of awards already received, let’s have a look at what makes this sport distinctive.

Sport Overview

7 Wonders is actually a card sport during which every participant takes management of 1 nice historic metropolis: Rhodes. Alexandria, Ephesus, Babylon, Olympia, Halicarnassus or Giza and tries to make it the main metropolis of the Historic world. To realize this purpose, gamers should exploit pure sources, develop commerce relationships with neighbouring cities, advance in know-how and lift a strong military. Furthermore gamers have the chance to constructed a surprise of their metropolis with a view to earn extra victory factors or different bonuses. The surprise is in-built 3 levels (besides one metropolis which makes use of 2 levels). The sport takes place over 3 Ages by means of which the related card deck is used. In every Age gamers have the chance to develop their cities and construct a surprise by taking part in 6 playing cards chosen although a drafting system,comparable of that utilized in Magic The Gathering. On the finish of the third Age gamers rely their victory factors and the participant with essentially the most VP is said the winner.

Initially of the sport every participant is assigned a metropolis randomly (there may be additionally the choice of every participant selecting town he/she prefers) in addition to the facet of town they are going to play. Every participant board is double-sided (A & B sides) with either side having completely different necessities and bonuses for every stage of Surprise constructing. Every metropolis is ready to produce a useful resource, proven within the higher left nook of the board.

Initially of every Age, every participant receives a hand of seven playing cards, dealt randomly, from the corresponding deck. Every Age is made up of 6 sport turns. Throughout every flip the gamers put into play a single card, concurrently.

A sport flip takes place as follows:

1. Select a card

2. Motion

3. Give your hand of playing cards to the participant sitting to your left or proper and obtain one other hand of playing cards from the participant sitting subsequent to you.

All playing cards signify a selected construction and are of the next sort:


  • Brown Playing cards (Uncooked Supplies). These are useful resource buildings. They provide one among extra items of wooden, clay, stone or ore
  • Grey Playing cards (Manufactured items). These are buildings that produce manufactured items: Loom, papyrus and glass.
  • Yellow playing cards (Business buildings). These playing cards could earn cash, produce sources, change commerce guidelines and typically earn victory factors.
  • Crimson playing cards (Army buildings). They signify navy buildings which grant navy energy.
  • Blue playing cards (Civilian buildings). These playing cards award victory factors
  • Inexperienced playing cards (Scientific buildings). These playing cards signify know-how development and rating victory factors relying on progress in three completely different scientific fields.
  • Purple playing cards (Guilds). They earn victory factors relying on the variety of same-color playing cards or levels of wonders constructed by the participant or/and his neighbours.


After selecting a card, comes the motion section of the sport, during which gamers can select between 3 completely different actions:


  • construct the construction they selected within the earlier step. Every card has a price in sources or cash however some useful resource playing cards might be performed totally free. Furthermore constructing particular buildings throughout an Age lets you construct totally free another structrures within the subsequent Age e.g in case you construct the Scriptorium in Age I, you may construct totally free the Library in Age II. If you do not have sufficient sources to construct a construction you may all the time commerce together with your neighbouring cities so long as they produce the useful resource you might be on the lookout for. You have to pay 2 cash to get the useful resource you need (however by constructing some commerce (yellow) buildings you might cut back this price to 1 coin).
  • construct a stage of the surprise by paying the related price (proven on the participant board) and utilizing the chosen card as a building marker
  • discard the chosen card to get 3 cash


After selecting a card and performing an motion with it, gamers give the remaining playing cards to the left (for Ages I and III) or to the proper (for Age II) and the sport continues this fashion till gamers obtain the final 2 playing cards, during which level, gamers should select one card and discard the opposite. At this level which is the tip of an Age, navy battle begins and gamers battle with their neighbours by evaluating the variety of shields on their buildings (purple playing cards) with every neighbour and gaining a battle token (constructive or unfavourable) for every battle. The sport now progresses to the following Age, till all 3 Ages are accomplished.


I admit that once I first performed this sport a number of months in the past, I did not discover it too spectacular. I needed to play it once more a number of extra occasions to understand its depth. And it does actually have sufficient depth to maintain you desirous to play increasingly as quickly as you understand that. There may be sufficient room right here for a load of various methods, relying not solely on town you play with additionally on what technique different gamers implement. And that is as a result of attempting to remove different gamers methods is acore component of the sport. Most occasions you can find your self fighting essential choices resembling “Ought to I select this card that fits my technique or possibly ought to I block my opponent by utilizing a card he wants for instance to construct a stage of my surprise?” It is a sport of steady resolution making and luck would not play any position. Many occasions you’ll go for a one or two-color technique, particularly in case you resolve to select inexperienced “science” playing cards however different occasions you’ll attempt to stability between many colours.

The paintings of the sport is simply superior, especilally the participant boards depicting every of the seven wonders. Playing cards are easy however environment friendly in design and tokens (cash and confllict tokens) simply fulfill their position.

Lets undergo our traditional score system to speak concerning the elements of a sport that actually matter:


As I mentioned earlier than, aesthetics of the sport are in a excessive degree. The field illustration attracts consideration instantly with a gorgeous mixture of wonders depicted within the entrance. Participant boards are colourful and illustrate the surprise of town in elaborate element. Playing cards are adequately designed, easy and stable. Coin and battle tokens could possibly be higher if the have been of wooden or steel (possibly in a deluxe version??). General 8/10


The guts of every sport!. 7 Wonders actually makes miracles right here because it retains wanting for extra every time you end a sport. Mechanics are polished and completely different cities are completely balanced. A complete lot of methods to select from:you may deal with useful resource gathering aiming for heavy price playing cards within the final Age, stability between manufacturing and commerce and even change the principles of commerce. You may select to disregard navy progress or to not or deal with science. However remember to all the time keep watch over your opponents strikes too. Gameplay is quick and is impartial of the variety of playes as all actions are accomplished concurrently. 9/10

Studying Curve:

Though the 12-page handbook could appear daunting at first, the destiny 2 trials carry sport is kind of easy at its core and fairly straightforward to recollect for future video games. After dedicating a while to learn the principles as soon as, all will grow to be clear and after a number of video games you’ll have mastered all the small print. Final web page of the handbook could be very useful because it incorporates all important details about the playing cards of the sport. 7/10


Art work helps a bit right here. Constructions are depicted on the playing cards with stunning photos and the wonders are very impressively drawn on gamers boards. Nevertheless this isn’t a sport of nice immersion. The thoughts focuses so much on the most effective technique to win moderately than the theme of the sport.


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