Today Asmodee and Repos Production announced the upcoming release of 7 Wonders: Architects, the next standalone entry in the 7 Wonders series. This will be the second stand-alone 7 Wonders game, with 7 Wonders: Duel released in 2015. 7 Wonders: Architects is said to be focusing on “streamlined gameplay with easy-to-understand rules and true-to-life scale recreations of the world’s wonders, making it a great entry point into board gaming.” This makes me wonder if 7 Wonders: Architects will follow the Ticket to Ride New York model of streamlining the game down for a shorter playtime. Right now details are light, but this is what we know.
From the press release:
“7 Wonders: Architects empowers up to seven players to race to become a leader of the Ancient World by completing an architectural wonder that will last through the ages. Players receive an unconstructed Wonder at the beginning of the game, and must collect resources to build their society, develop military might to navigate conflicts, oversee resource management, research science improvements, and collect civil victory points as they race to leave their mark on World History. Each game of 7 Wonders: Architects is unique as players deploy different strategies to win, giving the game high replay value and allowing fans of the 7 Wonders franchise to easily bring friends and family into the fold. The rules have been re-imagined from the ground-up with family gameplay in mind, making for a quicker, easier to understand and more family friendly experience.”
Key features of the game include:
- Build your wonder on the table using high-quality pieces, true-to-life scale recreations of the world’s greatest hits from Ancient History
- Easy-to-understand rules and mechanics designed to welcome new players into the 7 Wonders universe
- High quality game pieces, artwork and materials that all come together to make 7 Wonders: Architects a lighter and more colorful version of the game players already know and love
- Dynamic strategic gameplay with high replay value
- Supports 2 – 7 Players
- Designed for ages 8+
- Games last ~25 minutes
7 Wonders: Architects will arrive this fall for an MSRP of $49.99.
Asmodee USA will show 7 Wonders: Architects in action during an Unbox & Play livestream on Thursday, September 16 at 11am PT / 2pm ET. The stream will include an unboxing and playthrough of the game.