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Asmodee Announces ‘7 Wonders’ Expansion: ‘Babel’


Asmodee will release a new expansion for Antoine Bauza’s 7 Wonders series, 7 Wonders Babel, in November, according to news website

The 7 Wonders Babel expansion adds a new dimension to the card drafting and set collection game, centered around the construction of the nearby Tower of Babel and other monuments.  Babel actually contains two expansions, which can be played individually or together, or combined with other 7 Wonders expansions.

At the beginning of a game, players draft quarter-circle tiles before drafting anything else.  The tiles are “laws” that affect all the players while they are displayed after being played on the circular display wheel.  They may be infinite resources from a single card, or an effect on how many points winners of military conflicts receive at the end of a round.



In the first expansion, players have the option of playing a new tile rather than collecting three coins, but once four tiles have been played, the next tile will cover the first existing tile (as the tower ascends), so laws can change throughout the game. Players also earn points at the end of the game depending on how many tiles they placed throughout the game.

The second expansion involves a laws card which is chosen at the beginning of each age, with tokens placed on it corresponding to the number of players in the game.  The tokens are a tax on players who wish to play cards of a certain color, and as they are played, a player collects a token for paying the tax. If all the tokens are removed by the end of the round, players receive a bonus for tokens they collected, or conversely, if tokens remain, then players who did not pay the tax are penalized.



The box contains 1 Tower of Babel board, 24 Babel tiles, 15 Edifice cards, 1 Participation marker, Edifice chips, a score book and a rule book.  The game is for 2 – 7 players, ages 13 and up, and plays in 45 minutes.  As an expansion, it requires the base game to play.






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‘7 Wonders’ Designer Announces New Board Game: ‘Samurai Spirit’

Funforge, which is distributed by Passport Games in North America, will release the new cooperative board game Samurai Spirit, which will have a preview at Gen Con, according to hobby news website


Designed by Antoine Bauza (7 Wonders, Hanabi), players take the roles of members of a samurai squad cooperatively defending a farming village from bandits.  Each samurai has a unique beast essence which is invoked as fighting intensifies, but that quality also bring the samurai closer to death while increasing their power.  Over the course of three turns, players must decide if they will battle bandits, defend the village, or help other samurai.  In the end, the village must have at least one undamaged farm with enough farmers to tend it for players to win. 


MSRP and trade release for North America information were not announced. Funforge and Passport will preview the game at Gen Con.




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