7 Wonders

7 Wonders

Product #ASMSEV01

Regular Price: $49.99

Special Price: $44.99

6 In stock

Manufacturer: Asmodee


Lead one of the seven great cities of the Ancient world. Exploit the natural resources of your lands, take part in the eternal march of progress, develop your commercial relationships and asset your military might. Leave your mark in the history of civilization by building an architectural marvel that will transcend the ages to come.

Contents:
7 Wonder Boards
7 Wonder Cards
49 Age I Cards
49 Age II Cards
50 Age III Cards
46 Conflict Tokens
24 Value 3 Coins
46 Value 1 Coins
1 Score Booklet
1 Rulebook
2 "2 Player" Cards


Ages: 10+
Players: 2-7
Game Length: 30 minutes


NOTE: Manufactured by Repos Production; Distributed by Asmodee North America.



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Hmmm....
I started to understand after I play about the 3rd time but still wasn't a 100%, wouldn't recommend. Game play is fast so game doesn't last too long. Every time I thought I had figured it out I was confused on something else. Like the layout of the cards to be able to stack to see materiel's easier.
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Review by bubblerider on 11/15/2017
Essential Stock game for any collection
In short, the game is essential for a game player or collector, but might not be your fav or capture your attention the most. The most useful aspect of this game is that it plays smooth up to 7 players (and with the expansion, 8). This makes it a great game for your gamer 'toolbox'. I wouldn't call it a party game but it comes close to a board game that plays as one... crunchy enough for a gamer but easy enough to learn for most normies. I usually end up taking it out when that 5th or sixth person shows up. Suddenly you can't play that 4 player game or that one game that supposedly plays five but you know the players will get bogged down in analysis paralysis. But even if you have 3 players the game is still 100 percent functional and smooth.

If you hate waiting for other players to finish their turn this game is for you! 8 people can do their turns simultaneously, trade and wage war in an abstracted way without bogging the game down.

At its heart, the game is really just about drafting card combos... so it might not capture your imagination the most or have the most super interesting mechanisms. But it plays to it's theme well enough. The spectacle of 7 players and the usefulness of the mechanics to alleviate board game malaise make it super awesome!
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Review by Rob on 9/13/2017
All You Do is Draft Cards...
The only action you could ever do in this game is "Draft Cards" as they are passed along the table, and switched up every "Age". Granted, you have quite some depth provided in the base game that allows for a couple fun games wherein you have to figure out what card is best played at this stage, what card is best trashed to avoid having your opponent acquire it, and what cards to place on one of the "7 Wonders" you've picked. This game grows quite stale, and boring after awhile. One can argue and bring into the spotlight the fact that I haven't tried any of the expansions in an attempt to enhance gameplay, but if the base game requires SO MUCH TIME doing the EXACT SAME ACTION every turn, and the scoring takes up 50% of gameplay time simply to figure out who the winner is, you wouldn't expect a consumer to purchase an expansion for a game that falls flat during gameplay.

Not recommended... if you're looking for a similar game that provides more gameplay, fun, and is more appealing towards its theme... "Sushi Go" should be next on your list. This game is an immediate pass, and I regret paying $30 ($60 + Shipping) for it.
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Review by Ryan on 7/10/2016
Complex, elegant, layered drafting game of civilzations
I was introduced to 7 Wonders at a game night at my FLGS, and I was pleased to find a new game that can be played with more than 4 players (my collection sorely lacks in games with high player counts). So when I was learning how to play this game, my first thought was, "How am I going to keep all this straight?"

The drafting mechanic is fun in this game, as you get a hand of cards, take one, and pass them to the next player. This is somehow much more satisfying than picking from a cache of cards displayed on the table. It took me a while to figure out what was going on, but the idea is that you're trying to collect resources and build factions -- science, military, political -- in order to earn the most victory points. The first game I played, I ignored the science factions altogether, which probably led to my coming in 2nd place.

There's plenty of randomness to keep the replay potential of this game high, so one needn't worry about the game becoming stale. It only takes about 30 minutes to play, so while it's not exactly a "light" game, it is pretty quick, and would make for a great 2-3 round game selection at any game night. This is one I would add to my collection if I had friends that enjoyed this kind of game.
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Review by Zach on 11/14/2015
One of the classic drafting games
I love 7 Wonders and everything it brings to the table, but it can be intimidating to learn, so have patience and try to play with someone with experience for the first time. It is a great game with great component quality. The price point is good depending on where you buy it, MM has a very competitive price and well worth the purchase.
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Review by Richard on 11/11/2015
7 Wonder of fun!!
7 wonder is one of that games that are easy to learn and to get stuck in it. Personally i´m addicted to it i always wanna play it becaouse every time is different, its xtremely random and very very funny to play ( more friends more fun ok).
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Review by Willmer on 10/16/2015
Want to pay more
7 Wonders offers a great drafting system and provides you with more options than you can use. There is some randomness involved and a chance of someone getting what you need, but it is fun and takes quite a bit of thought to figure out what to do. Good game that I would like to play more often.
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Review by Eric on 10/14/2015
A great "what's next" game
I've been getting friends and family into the gaming hobby lately. After getting them to play games like Ticket to Ride and Catan I generally introduce them to 7 Wonders. So far, it's been a great success. The game is simply enough to teach that usually by the time we're 1/2 done with our first game the new players are saying "oh, I get it!" but the strategy is complex enough that everybody wants to play again soon as we're done.

This game also plays well with any player count from 2 to 7, which is a very rare thing to find. If you're looking for something new that will get a lot of replay or are just starting out and want something with a little more to it, buy 7 Wonders, you won't regret it.
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Review by Shawn on 10/10/2015
A game that quickly out stays it welcome.
Due to the quick nature of a game like this it is very easy to play it many times. This game does not stand up well to that. It also plays completely differently depending on the number of players (far more strategic with less players (especially the two player game) and far more of a crap shoot when you approach max players. You can form no reliable strategy with 5+ players as you see each hand usually 1 time only. You are at the mercy of what other players take or choose not to take. Many people argue with me that it is so great because a person can play multiple games in the span of one longer game.... but I always counter I would rather play 1 great game than 4 good (or worse) games. For me.. this game falls in the "or worse' category. Maybe I just expect to much from a game (that isn't silly). The expansion that I have played do make the game better.. but the base game itself I find greatly lacking.
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Review by Patrick on 10/9/2015
Great game that plays great at any player count
It's hard to get a game that plays well with more than 4 players that doesn't turn it into a 2-3+ hour game. This one plays well with any player count and really doesn't up the play time much as everyone is playing at the same time. Easy game to play but generally tough choices to be had on each turn...do you help yourself with a card or do you prevent your neighbor from getting a card, but may not necessarily help you as much. Can be tough for non gamers to understand at first but after a game or two you should be rolling.
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Review by Jason on 10/7/2015
The best boardgame in existence for 7 players.
The mechanic of simultaneous turns is brilliant. Keeps the game time low regardless of the number of players. This is the first "gamer game" that I have been able to get my non-gamer friends to enjoy playing. The first play is a little confusing because of all of the symbols, but after that you pick up on the game pretty quick.

This is the best gamer game you're going to find for 7 players.
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Review by Mark on 10/1/2015
Wonderous
I'm not the biggest fan of drafting mechanisms but I really like this game. It has a delightful theme and a well balanced game play. You can go all out on building your armies or pursue science and knowledge. Keep in mind on what your neighbor is doing and what cards they may be drafting. Block when you can and hope for the best when you have a plan!
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Review by Joel on 9/18/2015
Better with more people
I have played this game with small and large groups and found that with this game is more entertaining with larger groups. The game is mediocre with 3-4 players but fun with 6-7. I like games that have some conflict between players rather than games that allow players to simply do as they please. Yes, you have the ability to prevent players from making certain actions in smaller groups but it is not as prevalent as larger groups. I do think that the game is not that durable. The cards are thin and definitely need card sleeves if you plan on playing it significantly.
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Review by Josh on 9/17/2015
Great Card Drafting Game
There are many options in the path towards victory in this game and your strategy should change each game depending on what your neighbors are doing. Because of this, this game was a ton of replay value. Of the card drafting games, this is the one I have played and seen played the most.
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Review by Ben on 9/10/2015
Another masterpiece by Antoine Bauza
The first time I played 7 Wonders I had no idea what I was doing, but that's kind of a common feeling at the beginning of any game of 7 Wonders. I knew the rules, but that didn't mean much, because I didn't know how the game would develop.

In a game of 7 Wonders you have to pay close attention to what your neighbors are doing. Is the person on your left going for a military civilization? Does the person on your right have a lot of resource cards? This
will all be important in the end when you score points for the cards that you have and also maybe for the cards that your neighbors have.

The second time I played the game, I had to teach other people and they kept asking me if military was better, or maybe science. That's the beauty of 7 Wonders, though: each game will be different based on the decisions
that the two people next to you make.

I highly recommend this game. It has little downtime, it plays fast (even with 7 players) and looking at your score suddenly go up because you have multiple sets of tablets, gears and compasses (each set is worth 7 points in
the end) is just awesome.

Another masterpiece by Antoine Bauza, designer of Tokaido and Takenoko, among others.
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Review by Leo on 9/4/2015
Amazing!
Love this game! Can play over and over again with different outcomes. Easy to teach new players. The expansions add layers to the game that make this even more incredible. The games pieces hold up very well from my experience. We do use clear card protectors to help the cards last.

Highly recommend the game! You will not be disappointed.
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Review by Helene on 7/27/2015
Good Introductory Game
First off, it is important to know what type of game group these reviews are based from. I look at myself as a hardcore gamer. Complexity, millions of pieces, and a rule book that is thick doesn't intimidate me. Everyone else in my group is the exact opposite, with little to no exposure to board games. 7 Wonders is a great game for my beginner group. Pick a card and play it, then pass. The rules are pretty simple and after a few turns of passing, people pick it up quickly. There isn't much strategy you will get from the first game played, but when the game ends and you tally up scores, you see people realize where they went wrong and should have done differently. The second time playing, it clicked. You can see strategies forming and people going for certain cards. These beginners were interested and had a lot of fun playing the game, and it introduced them into the card drafting mechanic. As for me, the game is fun and I don't mind playing it every now and then, but it can get a bit dull and monotonous if you don't give it a breather. Still, its a classic and should be in everyone's collection.
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Review by Brandon on 7/16/2015
Fantastic and Flexible Game
Having played dozens of games of 7 Wonders I am still amazed at how engaging and deep the game is. Game-play consists of aggrandizing resources, buildings, and armies, all of which have a synergistic abilities with each other. The building mechanic is both simple and deep due to card interaction. More notably, the game is one of the few I have seen that play extremely well from 2 to 7 players. I have played several 3 player games and found them just as fun as 6 player games. This is a rare trait and a good reason to make sure you have a copy of 7 Wonders. Regarding the quality of the game components, my copy has seen a lot of use and everything is still in good shape. I can only assume that the other reviewer received a copy from a bad batch.
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Review by D on 3/17/2013
Suprising game
After the first play of this game I found myself wondering where it has been my whole life. I can see this one hitting the table alot in our group, the player interaction, simultaneous card selection and overall feel of the game are excellent. A good balance of playing your own game buy keeping a close eye on your neighbors is a necessity. On another note this was the first game that I have ever thought that immediately I need to get card sleeves. The cards didn't wear well and the cardboard player boards for each wonder had the corners bent and delaminating after removing them from the box and setting up and playing a single game. I don't sleeve my cards and have never had any issues in the past with games like arkham horror, tomb or stone age for example. I think the components of this game could have been a little higher quality. That being said the gameplay shines bright like the lighthouse of Alexandria.
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Review by Paul on 3/14/2012