Archive for the '7 Wonders' Category

Spiel des Jahres Nominee Reviews

Posted by James (admin) on 1st June 2011

The Spiel des Jahres nominees were revealed last week.  Below is a list of the nominees with easy links to reviews of most of them.

Spiel des Jahres

Forbidden Island

Kennerspiel des Jahres nominees
7 Wonders

Luna was also on the list of recommended titles.

As far as my thoughts go, Read the rest of this entry »

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Review: 7 Wonders

Posted by James (admin) on 24th January 2011

7 Wonders was the most anticipated game of Spiel 2010 with a very effective pre-launch campaign and general word-of-mouth. During the game, each player builds various buildings including developing their wonder of the world.  The winner is the player that scores the most victory points (VPs).

The game lasts 3 eras and each era consists of 6 turns.  Each turn, players pick one of the building cards in their hand and either:

(a) Build it
– Paying resources (if their built buildings produce enough or bought from neighbours)
– For free (if they built the pre-requisite building, or if it’s a basic building requiring zero resources)
(b) Discard it for 3 cash
(c) Use the card to build the next stage of their wonder (with the relevant resources)

Sounds pretty standard, right?  Well, there are several game mechanics that make 7 Wonders very different to other games. Read the rest of this entry »

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