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Christian Fürst-Brunner
Germany
Neuching
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10
Dec 2010
First impression: Great drafting game with short playing time and wonderful grafics. Hope to play it alot in the near future.

Second impression: After 8 Plays it pleases me still. Eager to play again and again! Clearly on it's way to a modern classic!
2010-12-29
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Jeff Ridpath
Canada
Toronto
Ontario
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10
Nov 2010
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Nicolas Doguet
France
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10
Oct 2010
It's the first time a game made my top 5 so quickly.
Exceptionally well balanced and addictive!
2010-10-26
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Randolph Bookman
United States
Los Angeles
California
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10
Apr 2011
A card drafting game with direct interaction with you neighbors plays fast and up to 7 players
Includes Leaders and Cities

Must Keep
2014-02-08
Owned
David Brafman
United States
Boca Raton
Florida
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10
Apr 2012
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Mike Pranno
United States
Chardon
Ohio
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10
Feb 2015
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Eagle-Eyed Superhawk
United States
Ann Arbor
Michigan
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If we can hit that bullseye, the dominoes will fall like a house of cards. Checkmate.
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10
Jul 2015
Amped up Fairy Tale. Some cards are worth points, others give you resources so you can draft and play better cards later in the game. Each player gets a different Wonder, with its own abilities and point systems.

Light and quick but definitely deep enough to be satisfying.
2011-05-24
Owned
Ben Harris
United States
Beaverton
Oregon
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10
Jun 2012
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Debbie Ohi
Canada
Toronto
Ontario
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YAY, a chance to play games during the DAY!! (I am cursed with morning person genes)
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10
Apr 2011
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Tom Decker
United States
Foothill Ranch
California
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10
Sep 2012
The best filler I own. I would never turn down a game of this.
2012-03-26
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Torsten Tschirner
Germany
Nürnberg
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10
Nov 2014
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Mik Svellov
Denmark
Copenhagen N
EU
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10
Apr 2010
A CIV game for 7 players that is playable in 30 minutes!
Even with multiple expansions, it could easily be played under 60 minutes. And so simple that even non-gamers can participate! Great fun!
2010-04-21
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Igor Potapov
Russia
Rostov-on-Don
Rostov State
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10
Jun 2012
Идеальная игра про развитие цивилизации. Быстро и логично. При этом есть и место стратегии и умеренная доля везения. Отдельно хочется отметить масштабируемость. Игра 2010.
2011-01-02
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Tom Servo
United States
watkinsville
Georgia
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10
Jul 2013
Pros:
- quick playing time allows me to get in games easily.
- cards are nice and colorful. It looks pretty on the table and gets the attention of folks passing by.
- I enjoy the draft-and-pass mechanic to construct your play field.
- scales well for almost any number of players.

Cons:
- the cards are a little flimsy and wear. Can be eliminated by sleeving - but I hate sleeving
- some of the backs of the cards (age 3) are slightly a different color than others. Doesn't bother me much, and again can be eliminated by sleeving, but does bother some.

7/20/13 updating to a ten. This is a great game my whole family enjoys. We recently added the cities expansion which helped round out things nicely. Also constructed the fan expansion lost wonders, which is fantastic.
2013-07-20
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Joel Allan
Australia
Toowoomba
Queensland
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10
Aug 2011
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Dea Draper
United States
Boise
Idaho
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10
Dec 2010
Another interesting card game which is unlike any other at this time. I find it interesting that you interact with people only adjacent to you, yet you are trying to get the best score of all the players.

None of the games have lasted over 20 minutes. Graphics are nice and colorful. It feels like a well thought out and tested game.

Another game that lends itself to expansions, I am sure.

Although I have read that some feel it has similarities to Dominion or Race for the Galaxy, I don't agree. Yes, they are all card games, and you are building something, and the most victory pts. wins the game, but the mechanics on all 3 games are so different. I own all 3, love all 3, and could play all 3 back to back and not feel redundant.
2010-11-24
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Peter Jackson
United Kingdom
Oxford
Oxfordshire
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10
Apr 2014
Fast paced and hugely rewarding game, in which the game develops extremely quickly. If you aren't watching your near neighbours closely and other opponents at all then the game can evolve without enough time to combat others, or remove critical choices from them. The choices are endless and there are many paths to collect points to win the game. I love card games and this one is really engaging, the cards are so well put together with all the reference required in symbols.
Can't wait for expansions and for this title to true rank along and fully compete with Dominion as my favourite game that I own.
2010-12-15
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Steve M
Canada
Toronto
Ontario
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10
May 2015
Favourite: Drafting

My favourite drafting game. Players choose amongst cards for resources, set collection, trade bonuses, military focus, or cultural buildings. Three hands of cards and the game is over, making it a welcome addition to any game night. It can be difficult to explain the iconography to new players, but once it clicks, everyone seems to enjoy this. Cities and Leaders expansions add some specific strategies that players might otherwise not choose to adopt, which is welcomed. For a game that has short play time as a selling point, it always seems like I want it to last a bit longer.

30-60m, best with 3-5. 20+ plays.
2015-05-31
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Dark Seal
Italy
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10
Apr 2011
Magic meets Civilization: if Dominion was similar to T2/Standard mechanics, 7 Wonders is a draft-like enticing game.With 7 players supported, it's really a wonderful game.
2011-04-23
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Will M. Baker
United States
Alameda
California
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Jul 2015
Components: Nice, over-sized cards, though they really start to fill up the table after a bit. Wonderful art. The iconography is clear but too small in the 'costs' corner of the cards, making it difficult to audit my neighbors as the cards are played.

Experience: I went into my first game thinking I would invest heavily in raw and manufactured goods, so that I wouldn't need to rely on commerce with my neighbors. This ended up pushing me toward a brown/gray/blue strategy, since I found myself continually strapped for cash. Other players focused more on commerce, or on science. I hammered my neighbors with military, but they were able to compensate in other ways. Very interesting.

Seems to be well balanced, and I expect that as we become more familiar with the cards, the game will become more competitive. With complete knowledge of all cards in circulation (except for the guilds in Age III), and with better knowledge of the build chains, one could employ different strategies with better clarity than I was in this first outing.

I appreciate that my neighbors can't muck with me too much (other than taking my cards, and vying for military might). Nearly every card is attractive to build. Whereas in Agricola the game mandates that I have a little of everything, this game, like Stone Age, seems to push me more toward extremes: specialize in a few different scoring methods, and let the rest fall to the side, otherwise I end up being mediocre in everything.

I'm beginning to feel like Science is too good, as more often than not the player who scores the most in science is also the winner. I also want a bit more direction in terms of final scoring (somewhat provided by the Leaders), to prevent me from just making the same choices every time.

Like in Kingsburg, there isn't much in this game to make me try new strategies; our group is in a bit of a rut with the types of cards we play.

First Played: 2011-03-30
Last Played: 2015-07-23
Plays (18):
3 players: 4
4 players: 3
5 players: 5
6 players: 5
7 players: 1
2015-07-24
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Tim Seitz
United States
Glen Allen
VA
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Like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be recovered, so we must die. But God does not take away life; instead, he devises ways so that a banished person may not remain estranged from him. 2 Sam 14:14
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10
Nov 2010
Bam! Easy 10. Scales perfectly well from 3 - 7. It really does only take 30 minutes and there is plenty of strategy.
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How is this game not #1? It's easy to teach, fast to play, engaging for all skill levels --even us hardcore mega-gamers, and more versatile than anything out there. Best with 3, 4, 5, 6, or even 7! I should stop buying other games and just play this more. Heck, Wifey even likes it!! Shoot, based on that I may need to adjust everything else down a notch.
2011-09-19
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Matti Luostarinen
Finland
Helsinki
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10
Dec 2010
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Bien F V
United States
Riverside
California
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10
Nov 2014
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Daniel Kearns
United States
Bloomington
Indiana
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10
Jun 2013
I'm sure this is a game that will improve once we know the various cards and chains. UPGRADE. I like playing 7W quite a bit, but teaching it is a real bastard. UPGRADE. This could be the perfect game. Fast, fun, strategic, tactical, luck, free will, and smack talk. And short enough to play over and over.
2013-06-24
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Jason Bailey
United States
New York
New York
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10
Nov 2011
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Tim Pelletier
United States
Auburn
New Hampshire
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10
Dec 2010
Easy to learn, super fast to play, great strategy and tactics! This is an instant classic.
2010-12-31
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David Reed
United States
College Station
Texas
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10
Feb 2013
Definitely one of the best titles of Essen 2010, which still hits the table by request over two years later.
2013-01-07
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PY D
Belgium
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10
Oct 2010
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Lonnie H
China
Tian Jin
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10
Feb 2011
I love that it scales well for 2-7 players. There just aren't many games that you can play with more than 5 players. This fills a nice niche in the game collection.

I also really like shorter time length (30-45 min). Now with a baby crawling around, we can still get a couple games in after she has gone to bed.
2011-02-15
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Lars Ehresmann
Germany
Haan
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Feb 2015
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Rick Baptist
United States
Highland
California
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10
Jun 2011
Okay, there's a learning curve here. For an experienced gamer, though, it's only about one game. After the first game I knew everything I had to know and started to work on trying different strategies. It was around that second play that I really fell in love with it. Gorgeous game that plays really, really well. I can't believe such an involved game can play seven people in 30 minutes, but it can. This is one of the best games of the year, no doubt. *Update* - 13 plays later and it's made my 10 list. Absolutely love it.
2011-06-01
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Sharon Khan
United Kingdom
Shefford
Bedfordshire
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Games, games and more games!
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10
Dec 2010
One of our favourite fillers, especially as it scales so well from 3 right up to 7 (I don't like the 2 player variant). A great drafting game, that has really interesting decisions throughout, and has huge amounts of replayability.
2015-02-18
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Nicolas MARTIN
France
SARTROUVILLE
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10
May 2011
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Andreas Gedaschko
Germany
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Aug 2012
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Nate Sandall
United States
Portland
Oregon
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10
Sep 2011
So quick and so luscious! And it's possibly the best 7 player game ever created.
2010-11-24
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Craig Hallstrom
United States
Jackson
Mississippi
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10
Aug 2013
Love this game. Have now taught it about 5 times. Just short in complexity to be a 9 now - though elegance may get it there soon.

Advanced to a 10 (August 14th, 2013). This has become a favorite of my family. We spent a lot of money at Staples to get fairly professional looking sets of the Lost Wonders and we love the Cities expansion. Play at least two times every time I visit them.
2013-08-14
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Dan Wojciechowski
United States
Aurora
Illinois
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10
Jul 2013
I like 7 Wonders a lot. It plays fast with up to 7 players. While I can try to choose a strategy, I have to adapt to the cards I'm seeing. I think it is important to watch well beyond my two neighbors to understand what cards have been built so that I don't continue to look for them.
2014-04-18
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Timo Onken
Germany
Varel
Niedersachsen
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10
Feb 2014
Number 320/777 + Ex-Ludis
2015-03-10
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Michel Bédard
Canada
Québec
Québec
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10
Jul 2011
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Jeff Hannes
United States
New Windsor
New York
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Jun 2011
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luffy Lo
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May 2015
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2015-05-14
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Gerald McDaniel
United States
Lakewood
Colorado
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10
Oct 2011
Acquired December 2010

October 2011 - Our family group has really enjoyed this game during the past year. It has quickly become one of my favorite games, and I expect we will play it for many years to come. The fact that it plays in a short time frame, with up to seven players, makes this ideal for us. It is an outstanding design, and must have been extensively play-tested before publication.

November 2012 -- This is still an amazing game, to me. I would enjoy playing it more often, because I tend to forget the best tactics between game times. Maybe we will get it out more this coming year.

2013-November: I have enjoyed this game every time I've played, although I have seldom won it. It's just a great game.
2013-11-18
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Mr X to the Mr Y
Germany
Dietzenbach
Hessen
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10
Mar 2011
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Mateusz Pitulski
Poland
Toruń
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10
Oct 2011
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Sebastian Schmitt
Germany
Münster
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10
Oct 2012
Great game! One of the best gateway games I know. Some of my friends who would normally never play games have changed their mind about gaming thanks to this game.
2012-10-22
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thierry Prov
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Jun 2011
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Carl Lamb
United States
Salem
Oregon
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May 2011
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Josh Bodine
United States
Provo
Utah
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10
Jan 2013
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Campbell
United States
Hesperia
California
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10
Jan 2011
Rules X
2013-08-01
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Ping Hsu
Taiwan
Taipei
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Feb 2011
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