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193 of 204 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best board game since Dominion, December 16, 2010
= Durability:2.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:4.0 out of 5 stars 
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Excellent game, brilliant art, poor components.

The game's core mechanic is similar to deck drafting from collectible card games, where you get a hand of cards, pick one, and then pass your cards to your neighbor. The difference is in 7 Wonders you play the card you choose immediately. This is great because it means the play speed is brisk and the game can play seven people about as fast as it can play three, a trait rarely found in board games.

The game features a tremendous amount of variety because, along with the cards being shuffled and different each game, you can play one of 14 different wonders (7 wonders plus an alternate version of each on the back) that can seriously adjust your strategy and how you try to win the game.

A feeling that comes from the game is the sense of progress and power as you build the city and your wonder using the cards that you choose. Each of the cards represents a building that your constructing in your city. Some demonstrate scientific achievement, military might, or economic opportunity. One cool ability is that some buildings allow you to build other buildings for free, making you feel smart that you built the first building.

This is a great game you'll play a lot, and the cards, while beautiful, are thin and easily damaged. It's wise to get some sleeves to protect them if you don't want it to wear out.
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Initial post: Feb 25, 2011 5:21:32 AM PST
David says:
Not to nitpick, but Dominion isn't a board game. ;)

I do love me some 7 Wonders, good review.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2011 7:29:40 AM PST
Kamala says:
To be fair, Dominion is popular in board game groups and at board game conventions. There are actually a lot of card games that are marketed for and played by boardgamers: Race for the Galaxy, St. Petersburg, and Bohnanza immediately come to mind.

P.S. Scott. Thanks for the point about the card quality. I'll remember to buy sleeves when I get my own copy of 7 Wonders.

Posted on Jan 19, 2012 11:01:52 AM PST
Thanks for the comment about card durability.

If you like the deck-builder games, you should really try Thunderstone. I think it's better than Dominion.

Posted on May 15, 2012 7:40:36 AM PDT
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