There are a variety of family games available in the market but most of them are stretched and at the end gets monotonous. I was in search for a board game that had a different approach which involved strategies, planning and management. I checked out a few puzzles and games on the internet but wasn’t satisfied with the search. It was my friend’s house party where I was introduced to this unique game called 7 Wonders. This classic board game promises to offer you an amazing playing experience which is wrapped in leadership, guidance and suspense. You are the leader of one of the ancient cities which are home to the 7 Wonders of the world. The main task in this game is to build the city to become a supreme power. It covers every aspect ranging from commerce, military, science, culture and resource gathering. You are the master of your land which requires you to develop the whole civilisation. This game can be played between 3-7 players without any hassle. There are cards which serve as the assisting source in order to help players build different structures. 7 Wonders is an addictive game which would test your abilities to frame interesting plans to rise to power beating the other rulers. Your strength in this game is the deck of cards and indeed your mind which must help you take sensible decisions. The product box consists of the instructions that must be carefully read before playing. It would help you get a better understanding about the game and its various elements. The best part about this board game is that, it doesn’t get elongated. A single game with 3 players can easily end within 30 minutes. The game pace is quite swift which is not found in other board games. If you are planning to spend a pleasant and happy evening with your friends then you must use 7 Wonders as the perfect weapon to make the moment more happening.
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This game has several fans all around the world and is even appreciated on various websites. The concept of 7 Wonders is the main attractive aspect which keeps the players all focused and boosted up to win. This game has highlighted our ancient civilisations which are now being built once again through your planning and understanding. There are 7 Wonder Boards in the product box which are the main base areas which have to be built as the game proceeds. The main mechanism of this game is similar to deck drafting, that is, each player draws a card from the deck. These cards are different and represent a building that you can construct in your city. There are some special building cards which help you to build other buildings for free. The free building rule makes this game more challenging as the players need to focus on a specific development option in every turn, which means that, they have to make a choice to pick one from commerce, military, culture and science. A perfect balance needs to be maintained so as to be the winner. There is a need to earn victory points through the different paths which are- Builder path, miser path, straightforward path, military path and science path which are the key resource managers.
Limited Time Extra Fun
The positive point about 7 Wonders is that, the pace of the game is excellent. There are no gameplay disruptions or stoppages which extends the game for long hours. One can build his/her civilisation under a time frame of 30-45 minutes depending on the number of players. Even if you change strategies the game would end in a limited time. You can play 7 Wonders with your friends and family members on get-togethers or during tea breaks in the evening.
Features and Specifications
- The game includes 7 Wonder Boards and 7 Wonder Cards
- The average playing time is 30 minutes
- The game can accommodate 3-7 players
- Sneaky Floor Puzzle 2-Sided 24”x36” with 46 pieces
- The game is recommended for children who are above 3 years
- The Product dimensions are 11.2x3x11.2 inches
- It weighs around 2 pounds
Pros and Cons
7 Wonders is a game that is very positive and helps to polish one’s ability to think and act. Apart from the shorter gameplay this board game offers a unique depth which is complex and enticing at the same time. The different elements of this game are made from materials which are durable. The ‘innovative’ aspect of this game brings a major twist in the strategies. There are several exclusive cards that offer addition development options.
The negative part about 7 Wonder is that, the rule book of the instruction manual is slightly vague and misleading. There are few small pieces which might prove hazardous for children less than 3 years.
Customer Reviews and Scores
7 Wonders is a game which has risen to fame in a short time span. The product page is filled with positive comments for this special board game. When I last visited the page there were around 910 customer comments. The average customer rating for the game is 4.8 out of 5 stars which is very impressive!
People have acknowledged 7 Wonders by calling it the “Best board game since Dominion” and “FAVORITE board game”. The game has the power to grab the attention of anyone. That is the reason there are hardly any negative comments. Some of the critical reviews have called 7 Wonders as “it’s an ok game, but over rated”.
If you are in search for a board game which is intelligent and mind-boggling then 7 Wonders is the perfect choice. Build your own civilisation to outdone the others. Use your brain to frame a city which has a balanced commerce, military, culture and science sector. This game can be played by people belonging to any age group. Make sure you read the instructions beforehand in order to retain the pace of the game. 7 Wonders is a short and powerful board game to be played with friends and family.