7 Wonders (2-7 players, 30 minutes) is a card-based civilization development game. It's played from three decks representing three ages. Players draft then reveal cards simultaneously.

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Are “East trading post” and “West trading post” considered identical structures?

The rules state that a player can never build two identical structures - with the same name/illustration. Since both "Trading post" cards are called just "Trading post" on the "Forum" card (which ...
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Can the Wonder that pulls from the discard pile be used multiple times?

One of the Wonders earns the player, in its second stage, the right to go through the discard pile of previously played ages, choose one card and build it for free. Is this a one time deal, to be ...
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If you have multiple wonders do you get multiple special powers?

In 7 Wonders some stages of building a wonder provide special powers. For example stage of 2 of Olympia (side A) allows you to build one free structure per age. If you have built 2 wonders in this ...
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Is there a strategy to choosing the card used to construct a wonder phase?

When a player is constructing a wonder phase, what strategy is used to pick the card, and is the value of the card used for anything? I'm assuming that: The value of the card serves no purpose once ...
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Can resources in Alexandria's side A second wonder be bought by other players?

On the Alexandria board side A, are players allowed to buy the resources given in the second wonder? Or are they 'special resources' like the ones give by yellow cards... aka not transferable to other ...
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In 7 Wonders, when using a Leader to build Babylon (B)'s second stage before Age 3

With the addition of the Leader's expansion, you can use your leaders to build your wonder. If you build Babylon (b)'s second stage (which allows you to play the card you would normally discard) with ...
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Choose from discard pile ability: put into play simultaneously?

The rules for the Wonder Pack say: If multiple players take cards from the discard pile during a given turn, the resolution order is the following: Halikarnassos, The Great Wall, Manneken Pis, ...
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Commerce in Seven Wonders: possible to buy the same resource more than once in the same turn?

Situation: one of my neighbors has a single resource card; I want to build something that needs two of that resource; my neighbor's card is the only way I have access to that resource (i.e., I have ...
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7 Wonders, Babylon Side B: Using Resources and Coins from 2nd Wonder [duplicate]

When using side B of Babylon, after acquiring the 2nd Wonder Stage, I am able to purchase the last two cards in my had. Can I then: 1) Use coins from the sixth card (which I burn) to pay for the ...
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Looking for an Online Card Shuffler and Drawer

For some play-by-forum games I'm looking into creating specific card based games that allow people to moderate on their own. Specifically I'm looking into 7 Wonders. The only thing a mod needs to do ...
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What to do when all 3 diplomacy tokens are in use and you need a 4th?

The Cities expansion comes with 3 diplomacy tokens. In each game there could be 4 (5 with Manneken Pis) ways to get a token: age I city Residence age II city Consulate age III city Embassy wonder ...
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Do you get 2 coins from Xenophon for yellow cards put into play by Halicarnassus/Solomon?

The rules for the leader Xenophon (Leaders expansion): Xenophon grants 2 coins for each commercial structure (yellow card) that the player builds from this point forward. The coins are taken from ...
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What are the important differences for games with 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 players?

In 7 Wonders you add cards to the game depending on the number of players. So (for example) a 3 player game probably plays somewhat differently than a 5 player game. What are the most important ...
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Timing of Babylon's (B) and Halicarnassus' special abilities?

Alice has Babylon (B), Bob has Halicarnassus (B). Alice has built the 2nd wonder stage, so she is able to play her 7th card. In the 6th turn: Bob builds a stage of his wonder, so he is able to ...
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Rules for 7 Wonders (and extensions)?

Are the rules for 7 Wonders and the expansions available online?
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Timing of Roma (B)/Catan (B) and Courtesan's Guild?

7 Wonders with Leaders extension (and optionally Catan wonder) In the same turn (Alice and Bob are neighbours): Alice builds the Courtesan's Guild → she can copy a leader Bob builds 2nd or 3rd ...
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Choose a leader when copying the Courtesan's Guild with Olympia (B)?

7 Wonders with Leaders extension Situation Alice has the wonder Olympia (B) and builds her 3rd wonder stage (= at the end of the game she can copy a guild card of one of her neighbours). Bob plays ...
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Using the Chamber of Commerce as Alexandria

I was the Alexandria civilization which starts with the glass luxury good as a starting resource. I played the Chamber of Commerce card (the middle one) which grants a player 2 gold and 2 ...
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7 Wonders Resource Clarification

I am trying to learn how to play the Game 7 Wonders. How many of what resources do each of the wonders start the game with? The instruction manual never actually tells you how to know what resources ...
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7 Wonders scoring question (Olympia B, copying a guild) on BSW

On BrettspielWelt, I played Olympia (B) and built the 3rd wonder stage (copy a guild). The end score confused me, and I think BSW might have implemented the scoring wrong. We were 3 players. Everyone ...
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'Free City' with Babylon (B): How to play the special ability (2nd stage)?

You can use the special ability of Babylon (side B, 2nd stage) to get a 7th turn (EDIT: well, apparently not) where you are allowed to play your last (7th) card (which would otherwise be discarded). ...
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Can you use Halicarnassus' special ability to build the wonder or to discard the card for 3 gold?

The wonder Halicarnassus has a special ability (second stage on side A, all stages on side B) that let's the player choose a card from the discard pile. (Note: In this question it is discussed if the ...
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What should you do when someone mistakenly builds the same building twice?

You're not allowed to build the same building more than once. I noticed that this rule is easily overlooked, especially in 7-player games and when the table is not that big (and so the cards need to ...
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Rules to decide which wonder side (A or B) to play in 7 Wonders?

In the rules it is recommended for the first games to use side A of the wonders only. After these first games (if I understand the rules correctly) players play the side that is at the top of the ...
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Babylon (B), 2nd step: Can you use this ability only one time?

The wonder Babylon (B) has a special ability on step 2: You can play your last (7th) card instead of discarding it. These two questions cover if you'd have to play both cards in the 6th round or if ...
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What is meant by “built” regarding the Vineyard card?

On the recommendation of a friend, I picked up 7 Wonders, and two other friends and I played our first game a few nights ago. When one of my friends played Vineyard, we had a lengthy discussion of ...
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How does Babylons's second stage wonder work for building/discarding your last two cards? [duplicate]

Babylon: When you have the second stage of the wonder that allows you to buy your last 2 cards in the age instead of discarding, does this count as 1 turn or as 2 separate turns? Here's why I ask... ...
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In 7 Wonders, does getting a VP for all yellow cards include the card mentioning it?

In 7 wonders, there is a yellow card whose icons say "get a VP for each yellow card I have played". If I already have 3 yellow cards in play, is my total VP from yellow cards 3 or 4?
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Advanced two player rules clarification for 7 Wonders

Perhaps I overlooked the following when reading the rules, but I don't recall these questions being addressed in the two-player advanced rules for 7 Wonders: Can the free city build its wonder, or ...
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Do you get a gold when playing Trading Post?

The symbols for Trading Post show a one gold symbol above the symbols for the resources. Does this indicate that playing the card gives you a gold (in addition to getting a discount from it), or is ...
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Are the A-sides and B-sides of the wonder boards really balanced?

I know the rules claim the sides are balanced and can be mixed in the same game, but I have my doubts. In general, the B-sides feel a little stronger to me, but it's sometimes hard to compare because ...
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Can a resource card be used more than once in a turn when allowed to build more than one structure?

Scenario: Player is using Babylon (side B) 2nd wonder has been completed (allows playing last card of each age instead of discarding) Player has a Mine in play (can produce either Stone or Ore) ...
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Is it common to have too few resources for most cards in Age 3 of “7 Wonders”?

I've only played one game so far and it was with 7 players so that might not have been a normal experience... I got the feeling that most cards in Age 3 are simply not affordable because they need so ...
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In 7 wonders when you buy resources from neighbor do you take the card?

When you buy resources from neighbor do you take the card or just get access to the resources you need?
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Which Seven Wonders Leaders Should I Be Hoping To Recruit?

I got to play with the Seven Wonders Leaders expansion for the first time last night, and it certainly adds an extra dimension to the game. I was able to assemble a lethal combo of Xenophon (2 extra ...
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When is it advisable to take Blue cards in the first age in Seven Wonders?

I've played several games of Seven Wonders now, and I'm still figuring out a lot of the strategy. I've learned that every card has its place and advantages, but the one group of cards that seems most ...
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In Seven-Wonders Can I buy resources that were built by my neighbors this turn?

In 7 Wonders, you do a lot of building things and purchasing resources from your neighbors. Naturally, you cannot purchase resources that aren't actually there. However, sometimes you run into a ...
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In Seven Wonders can you use the “Play card from Discard Piles” ability to play an age III card?

In Seven Wonders one of the the wonder abilities allows you to look through discarded cards and pick one to build for free. If you use this in your very last turn can you pick a card from Age III, ...
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Timing Rules in Seven Wonders

There may or may not be a clear definitive ruling on this in the rulebook, but it's something that keeps confusing me in the actual play, so I'll ask anyway. Here are several questions that, when put ...
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Is there much strategy and planning in 7-Wonders or is mostly luck?

I have played about 15 games of Seven Wonders now. When I ask the winning player why they won, they tend to tell me what they did rather than why they did it, and rarely does it involve anything ...