7 Wonders Babel
7 Wonders Babel
7 Wonders Babel is made up of two expansions for 7 Wonders, which may be played together or separately. The base game is required to play. 7 Wonders Babel can be played with all 7 Wonders expansions.
All civilizations have turned their gaze to the horizon, where the majestic Tower of Babel is slowly being erected towards the heavens. Each player may decide to support this Wonder or not by taking part in its construction and by financing prestigious, related projects.
In one expansion of 7 Wonders: Babel, players draft quarter-circle tiles at the start of the game prior to drafting anything else; each tile depicts a law that affects all players should it be put into play. For example, all single resource cards provide an infinite number of resources each turn, or winners in military conflicts receive fewer points than normal.
During the game, players now have an additional option when discarding a card. Instead of gaining three coins, they place one of these tiles in the next open space on a circular display; the law on this tile remains in effect until the end of the game or until it's covered. (Should a fifth tile be placed, for example, it's placed on top of the first tile played.) At the end of the game, players receive points based on how many tiles they played.
In the second expansion of 7 Wonders: Babel, one of five law cards is randomly revealed at the start of each age, and a number of tokens are placed on it, based on the number of players. This card imposes a tax on players who want to play cards of a certain color. When a player pays this tax, he takes one of the tokens from this law card. At the end of the age, if all of the tokens have been removed, then players receive a bonus (which is depicted on the card) for each token they have; if tokens remain on the card, then each player without a token is penalized.
Just as the cost of cards increases in each age, the number of resources required to pay the tax also increases.
Note: This an expansion for the first edition of 7 Wonders. The basic game is required to play.
Suggested Ages: 10 and up
Number of Players: 2 to 7
Playing Time: 40 minutes
Designer: Bauza, Antoine
Illustrator: Miguel Coimbra
Publisher: Asmodee Editions