the 7th continent review

The 7th Continent Board Game Review


Name: The 7th Continent

BGG Weight: 2.90 / 5

Year Published: 2017

Publisher: Serious Poulp

Designer: Ludovic Roudy and Bruno Sautter

Number of Players: 1-4

Playing Time: 5-1000+ minutes

Game Category/Theme: Adventure, Exploration, Survival

Board Game Mechanics: Area Movement, Cooperative Game, Hand Management, Map Addition, Modular Board



Strategy: 9.5

Complexity: 8.5

Player Interaction: 5.5

Replayability: 10

Game Rating: 9.5

Cost: 5



Weight Rating: (8.5 + 9.5) = 18

Playability Rating: [(10 + 5.5 + 9.5) – 8.5] = 16.5

Play Rating Score: (18 + 16.5) x 2 = 69

Value Rating: 69 / 5 = 13.8


Final Score Rating: 69 + 13.8 = 82.80



The 7th Continent is a cooperative adventure game where players are stranded on a mysterious continent and must explore and survive while attempting to lift a curse that has been placed on them. Players must manage their limited resources and make strategic decisions in order to progress through the game’s modular board, which is made up of a deck of cards that are drawn and placed as players explore.

The game offers solo play as well as cooperative play for up to four players. The mechanics of the game are a combination of action point management, deck building, exploration, hand management, survival, and variable player powers, making for a complex and strategic gameplay experience.

The game’s replayability is exceptional, as the modular board and random card draw mean that each game is unique in its gameplay and potential outcomes. The game’s rating for strategy is also high, as players must make numerous game-altering decisions throughout the game.

The game’s rating for player interaction is lower, as there are fewer opportunities for direct interaction between players. The game’s cost is also relatively high, which may make it less accessible for some players.

Overall, The 7th Continent is an excellent game for those who enjoy cooperative adventure games with a high degree of strategy and replayability.


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