7 Wonders Duel Game Review
7 Wonders Duel is similar to its parent game 7 Wonders where over three ages players purchase cards that provide resources or progress their military or scientific development to build a civilization and complete wonders.
7 Wonders Duel, however, is a game for two players. At the start of a round, players do the following:
- draft cards from a display of face-down and face-up cards
- A player can take a card only if it’s not covered by any others
- Bonus moves may allow players to take a second card immediately
- As in the original game, each card that you acquire can be built, discarded for coins, or used to construct a wonder.
Each player starts with four wonder cards. The construction of a wonder provides its owner with a special ability. Only seven wonders can be built.
Players can buy resources at any time from the bank, or they can gain cards during the game that provide them with resources for future building.
As you buy resources, the cost for those particular resources will increase for your opponent, representing your dominance in this area.
A player can win 7 Wonders Duel in one of three ways:
- each time you acquire a military card, you advance the military marker toward your opponent’s capital; when you reach the opponent’s capital, you win the game immediately;
- if you acquire any six of seven different scientific symbols, you achieve scientific dominance and win immediately;
- if none of these situations occurs, then the player with the most points at the end of the game wins.
7 Wonders Duel Game Review Summary
- Engaging card drafting for 2 players
- Shorter game time than the original 7 Wonders game
- Involves strategic and tactical play
- Lack of variation due to the size of the card deck
- Some moves feel forced
7 Wonders Duel Game Review Links
7 Wonders: Duel - Shut Up & Sit Down Review
7 Wonders: Duel Review - with André Nordstrand
7 Wonders Duel in about 3 Minutes
Miami Dice, Episode 181 - 7 Wonders Duel
|Estimated Game Time||30 min|
|Min number of players||2|
|Max number of players||2|