“7 Wonders” is our Game of the Month in October

Games for 7 players that play fast and are not boring are pretty rare: but “7 Wonders” manages this beautifully. Using an attractive card drafting mechanic (lent from the game “Fairy Tale”) every player is always active and has to make decisions, the cards themselves are then played simultaneously while conflicts and trades are resolved with your direct neighbors only (which can happen simultaneously in larger rounds as well) without slowing down the action. The Empire-Building aspect is also excellent – the game manages to convey the feeling of leading different ancient civilizations with unique abilities quite well. Apart from the high cost this game can be heartily recommended and is definitely one of the highlights of Spiel 2010.