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Title: [7 Wonders Duel]
Post by: Jimmy V. on 31/01/16, 09:41pm
Hi all,

I wanted to start a discussion about 7 Wonders Duel.


For those who have no idea what this game is about, they must first know that it is the 2-player version of the widely acclaimed 7 wonders game. It is a separate game from the original specifically designed for 2 players and only 2 players.

It takes many of the features of the original game and if you are familiar with 7 wonders, it will not take you very long to understand 7 Wonders Duel. I know. That's what I have just done: I have just finished going through the rules (very good ones BTW and it is important to mention) and they were easy to follow.

I have to say that I was slightly skeptical about this game at first although international reviews anonymously received the game as one of the greatest. But after going throught the rules, my doubts are cleared. I can foresee great fun and variety in this game. I feared it would be too much of a computing exercise, but I have seen many elements in the rules and in the cards that make sure the game can't be dry.

So I really look forward to playing my first game of 7 Wonders Duel.

I wonder(!) if you played it and what your thoughts are.

Title: Re: [7 Wonders Duel]
Post by: Gerry S. on 20/03/16, 09:53pm
It is as great as they say.  A lot of Strategy in what card to pick. Do you build a pyramid now to get an extra turn or wait? How are you going to win? A lot of choices to make and each game is different because the cards are never the same and in the same place.  There are not that many great 2 player games but this Is one of them.  My wife will play it too cause she has a chance of winning without it being too long of a game.
Title: Re: [7 Wonders Duel]
Post by: Jimmy V. on 21/03/16, 12:05pm
Hi Gerry,

Thanks for your post!

I have a chance to play it 3 times so far. And I like it.

I have been beaten every time so it seems I am still learning :) I struggled badly with a lack of resources in the last two games. In the second one, I tried a science strategy that failed miserably, in the last one, I tried an attacking strategy that failed badly while my opponent comfortably made it with a science approach!

So my advice is take resources in the first phases. You will need them all along!

I look forward to playing again. I can't stay on two heavy losses :)
Title: Re: [7 Wonders Duel]
Post by: Keith K. on 23/03/16, 09:34pm
I haven't played either but they look interesting.  How does Duel compare to the 2 player version of 7 Wonders?  We often play games with 2 players but frequently 3, so if the 2P version of 7W is inferior to Duel (which I suspect it may be) that makes the decision hard.
Title: Re: [7 Wonders Duel]
Post by: Olione O. on 25/03/16, 08:24am

I have it.
This game is really accessible.
I play with 7W and 7W Duel without preference: they are two different games and I like them.

@Keith: 2P version of 7W is inferior to Duel. 7WDuel has a real raison to exist.

@HM: Let's go : create the game online! :D
Title: Re: [7 Wonders Duel]
Post by: Jimmy V. on 06/04/16, 05:35pm
Hi Keith,

Many people said that the 2P version of the original game was not very good. But I have also read a few people claiming that they liked it as it was. So in essence, it is difficult to give a definite answer to your question.

Duel has received widespread praises. So you should probably give it a go and make your own opinion. It is not an expensive game either.

Title: Re: [7 Wonders Duel]
Post by: Liallan G. on 05/06/16, 09:36am
I know a guy who just got Duel, and since I love 7 Wonders I am looking forward to trying it.  My group has enough attendees that we're often in a position where there are, or could be, 2 extra people, so this shouldn't be a problem.

Will report back if I ever get around to it, which I'm sure I will eventually.