7 Wonders Duel*

7 Wonders Duel takes the essence of the classic 7 Wonders and refines it for an intense two-player experience. It retains the thematic elements of building a civilization through acquiring various types of cards, but it introduces unique mechanics suited for a duel.

Unique Card Drafting and Gameplay Mechanics

Unlike in 7 Wonders, where cards are drafted simultaneously from a shared hand, Duel features a distinct arrangement of face-down and face-up cards. This layout requires strategic planning, as players can only choose cards that are not covered by others. This setup introduces a critical element of timing and strategy, offering a fresh take on the familiar card-selection process.

Building Wonders and Managing Resources

Each player in 7 Wonders Duel starts with four wonder cards, but only seven wonders can be constructed throughout the game. This limitation adds a layer of strategic depth, as players must choose wisely which wonders to build to gain their unique benefits. Resource management is also key, with players acquiring resources that become progressively more expensive for their opponent, representing a strategic domination in resource control.

Multiple Paths to Victory

The game offers three distinct paths to victory, adding to its replayability and strategic complexity. Players can win by military supremacy, advancing a marker towards the opponent's capital; by scientific dominance, collecting a set of scientific symbols; or by having the most points at the end of the third age if no other victory condition has been met.


7 Wonders Duel is a testament to strategic depth and replayability, offering a challenging yet engaging experience for two players. It successfully adapts the grandeur and scope of 7 Wonders into a compact, duel-format game.

Nominated for 16 awards and won 9.

  • 2 Players
  • 30 Minutes
  • 10+ years old
  • Easy to learn

Video reviews, ratings, Let's Plays and tests for 7 Wonders Duel

  • YouTube Review for the game "7 Wonders Duel" by Shut Up & Sit Down
    Video is in English

We like 7 Wonders Duel so much that we recommend it in the following board game recommendation lists 2024

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