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Name 7 Wonders Duel (2015)
Complexity 2.2229
BGG Rank 16
Player Count 2 - 2
Mechanism(s) Card Drafting, Layering, Set Collection, Sudden Death Ending, Tug of War

In many ways 7 Wonders Duel resembles its parent game 7 Wonders as over three ages players acquire cards that provide resources or advance their military or scientific development in order to develop a civilization and complete wonders.

What's different about 7 Wonders Duel is that, as the title suggests, the game is solely for two players, with the players not drafting cards simultaneously from hands of cards, but from a display of face-down and face-up cards arranged at the start of a round. A player can take a card only if it's not covered by any others, so timing comes into play as well as bonus moves that allow you 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, and the construction of a wonder provides its owner with a special ability. Only seven wonders can be built, though, so one player will end up short.

Players can purchase 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 acquire resources, the cost for those particular resources increases 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, giving you a bonus at certain positions; if you reach the opponent's capital, you win the game immediately; similarly, 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.

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Inventory 2
Copies Available 2
Checkouts 11
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ID Name Rank Weight Year API
173346 7 Wonders Duel 16 2.2229 2015 Source

Lists with this game

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The Dice Tower 2018 Zee Garcia 11 Top 100 Games All Time (2018)
The Dice Tower 2018 People's Choice 11 Top 100 Games All Time (2018)
Board Game Anonymous 2019 Anthony 15 Top 100 Board Games of All Time – 2018 Edition
Board Game Anonymous 2019 Chris 3 Top 100 Board Games of All Time – 2018 Edition
The Boardgame Mechanics 2019 Jason 41 2019 Boardgame Mechanics Top 100
Board Game Anonymous 2019 Anthony 53 Top 100 2019
Board Game Anonymous 2019 Chris 20 Top 100 2019
The Dice Tower 2021 Zee Garcia 9 2021 Top 100
The Dice Tower 2021 Tom Vassell 7 Top 10 Casual Two Player Games
The Dice Tower 2021 People's Choice 1 Top 10 Casual Two Player Games