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By Dan Moren

A Thing We Like: 7 Wonders Duel

It’s hard to find good board games for two people. When my girlfriend and I are traveling, it’s nice to be able to throw a small game into our bag, just in case we have some downtime. I’ve found a handful over the years, but one of my favorites remains 7 Wonders Duel.

The original 7 Wonders has long been one of my favorite games, but its two-player mode was lackluster, to say the least. It was a cumbersome adaptation of a game that really is at its best with at least 3 players, as evidenced by the complicated rule changes imposed for just two players. Clearly the designers of the game agreed, because they ended up producing Duel as a version of the game that’s designed specifically for two players.

As in the full version of the game, Duel sees you each take control of a wonder of the ancient world as you attempt to build the best combination of military, scientific, and commercial advancements.…

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