7 wonders review

7 Wonders Board Game Review


Name: 7 Wonders

BGG Weight: 2.32 / 5

Year Published: 2010

Publisher: Repos Production

Designer: Antoine Bauza

Number of Players: 2-7

Playing Time: 30-45 minutes

Game Category/Theme: Card Game, Civilization, Ancient

Board Game Mechanics: Closed Drafting, Hand Management, Neighbor Scope, Set Collection, Simultaneous Action Selection, Variable Player Powers



Strategy: 8.5

Complexity: 5.5

Player Interaction: 8.0

Replayability: 9.0

Game Rating: 8.2

Cost: 5.0



Weight Rating: = (5.5 + 8.5) = 14.0

Playability Rating: = [(9.0 + 8.0 + 8.2) – 5.5] = 19.7

Play Rating Score: = (14.0 + 19.7) x 2 = 67.4

Value Rating: 67.4 / 5.0 = 13.48


Final Score Rating: = 67.4 + 13.48 = 80.88



7 Wonders is a card game where players take on the role of ancient civilizations and build wonders over three rounds. Players take turns drafting cards from a communal deck and building up their civilization, earning points for various achievements such as constructing buildings, military victories, and scientific advancements. The game has a lot of depth in terms of strategy, with players needing to balance building their own civilization while also hindering their opponents. The game also has a high replayability factor due to the variable player powers and randomized card drafting. The artwork and components are high quality, adding to the overall enjoyment of the game. However, the game can be a bit overwhelming for new players, and the learning curve can be steep. Additionally, the cost of the game can be a bit steep compared to other similar games on the market.

7 Wonders offers no solo or cooperative play.


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