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7 Wonders
« on: January 28, 2012, 06:35:05 PM »
Another great city-building game...  this one plays just as fast with 3 as it does with 7.  Great balance and nice mechanics to handle some very simple combat, and a nice injection of history.  Bayonet Jr even went on the hunt for a book about the original 7 Wonders to read about them after seeing them in the game.

Anyone else given this one a whirl?
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Re: 7 Wonders
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2012, 07:15:32 PM »
Some friends introduced me to the game and we even got my wife to play.  It took one game to understand how it worked but after that it plays quick and was loads of fun.  We got the game and even had my in-laws playing.  There are plenty of options and ways to play that it won't get old.
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Re: 7 Wonders
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2012, 09:16:44 PM »
I have almost bought this one about 3 times now, but I heard it plays poorly with two (it uses a dummy player), so I passed on it. There were also a few complaints about card color discrepancies in the second reprint that scared me away.
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Re: 7 Wonders
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2012, 09:45:28 PM »
I have almost bought this one about 3 times now, but I heard it plays poorly with two (it uses a dummy player), so I passed on it. There were also a few complaints about card color discrepancies in the second reprint that scared me away.

I won't lie, it plays like crap with only 2.  But with 3+ it's a blast.  Here's the best endorsement: my dad won't put it down, and on a recent trip to Louisiana, bought 2 copies for other family member so he could play with them while on the road.  Dad's a huge history buff and was my introduction to wargaming, but he loves this game.

I've got a 2d ed reprint and have no probs with the colors/printing.
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Re: 7 Wonders
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2012, 07:00:53 AM »
Yeah two players is not so much fun.  Most of the games I have played where with 4 but I got in a couple with 6 players which was great as each decision on which card to play held even more weight.
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Re: 7 Wonders
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2012, 04:12:51 PM »
Ya, its a real pain in the ass to play with only two players, which is the only way I have played so far.  I could tell though that it would be much better playing with 3+.

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Re: 7 Wonders
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2012, 08:05:11 PM »
Fun game. Thanks for getting us hooked on it Brant.  :P Yet another game my youngest daughter can trash talk us while crushing us underfoot. It is a very fun game. Scoring is a bit of a pain but it works out. Need to break out the expansion and play one of these days.  8)
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Re: 7 Wonders
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2012, 08:14:34 AM »
There's a new expansion board out on this one.

http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgameexpansion/110308/7-wonders-catan-island

It's Catan Island

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Re: 7 Wonders
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2012, 01:19:30 PM »
New expansion out for 7 Wonders.  It's called "Cities"

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Re: 7 Wonders
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2012, 07:22:47 AM »
got to play this one recently and it was really fast and fun. i just didn't get a good grisp of what tactics would be smart to do.
i tried to rely on science but that did not work out that well. it looked like the way of the warrior is more promising.
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Re: 7 Wonders
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2014, 08:22:06 PM »
here's an interesting civ-builder that seems to steal some of 7 Wonders' mechanics

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Re: 7 Wonders
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2017, 09:47:59 AM »
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Re: 7 Wonders
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2017, 09:49:06 AM »
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