7 Wonders lasts three ages. In each age, players receive seven cards from a particular deck, choose one of those cards, then pass the remainder to an adjacent player, as in Fairy Tale or a Magic: the Gathering booster draft. Players reveal their cards simultaneously, paying resources if needed or collecting resources or interacting with other players in various ways. (Players have individual boards with special powers on which to organize their cards, and the boards are double-sided as in Bauza's Ghost Stories.) Each player then chooses another card from the deck they were passed, and the process repeats until players have six cards in play from that age. After three ages, the game ends.
In essence 7 Wonders is a card development game along the lines of Race for the Galaxy or Dominion. Some cards have immediate effects, while others provide bonuses or upgrades later in the game. Some cards provide discounts on future purchases. Some provide military strength to overpower your neighbors and others give nothing but victory points. Unlike Magic or Fairy Tale, however, each card is played immediately after being drafted, so you'll know which cards your neighbor is receiving and how his choices might affect what you've already built up. Cards are passed left-right-left over the three ages, so you need to keep an eye on the neighbors in both directions.
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An amazing game of strategy that can be played in just 30 minutes!Review by Matty on 31/01/15
- I bought this game recently and must admit that I am very happy with the purchase. This is such a unique game! The fact that it can cater up to 7 players with the length of the game not being affected is fantastic! The gameplay is fast-paced and the strategy deep. Unfortunately, it does take quite a while to get your head around the rules and then explain these to the other players. Apart from that though, this is one game not to be missed!
Really clever gameReview by Joe on 14/01/15
- A really smart game. The beauty is that up to 7 people can play without making the game exhaustively long. This is because of the choose a card, pass your remaining cards onto the next person system. It takes a few plays to figure out the different strategies of winning, but it's well worth it!
DraftingReview by Dani on 12/01/15
- A brilliant and simple civilization themed drafting game. Takes only about 30 minutes and is incredibly fun. Also it has fantastic production and many expansions to add strategy