7 Wonders

Start at: 18:30 August 21 2020 UK time

Finish at: 21:00 August 21 2020 UK time


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Friday 21st August

From 6:30 pm until 9:00 pm

Played on BoardGameArena and organised through the MSO Discord server

7 Wonders is a board game created by Antoine Bauza in 2010 and published by Repos Production in English and by Κάισσα in Greek, that won the prestigious Kennerspiel des Jahres in 2011. It is the first game to receive this prize. It also won the 2011 Deutscher Spiele Preis.  7 Wonders is a dedicated deck card game based on civilisations. It uses a card-drafting mechanic where, once per turn, each player selects a card to play from his or her hand then passes the remaining cards to the next player. This is repeated until 6 out of the 7 cards dealt have been played. The game is played over three decks representing three ages. Once all three decks have been played, players tally their scores in different developed areas (civil, scientific, commercial). The player with the most points wins.

Full rules of the game can be found here.

Tournament Details

This tournament is open to all players, beginners and 7 Wonders experts alike. We will play five rounds of five player games with players awarded Tournament Points based on the results of each round. Games are drawn such that everyone plays against a wide number of opponents and in the later rounds the strongest players will be matched against one another in order to decide a champion. After five rounds the player with the most Tournament Points is the winner!

– 5 Rounds
– 5 Player Games
– Rounds 1-4 Heats, Round 5 Final

Players must have a BoardGameArena premium account in order to enter. At the time of writing a one month premium subscription is available for £3.90. This will grant you access to all MSO events played on the BGA platform and supports the website that makes this tournament possible.

The tournament shall be organised via the Mind Sports Olympiad Discord server, which enables us to use text & voice chat throughout the tournament (voice chat is optional). To join, please follow this link: https://discord.gg/mRhtB4M

Please ensure you join the channel on time (refer to schedule) so that we can get everyone organised and to avoid disappointment.

Game Rule Clarifications

– Wonders are determined randomly but players may choose between the A and B sides.
– Clock rules: +0:43 per turn (maximum 3:09) aka BGA real-time slow speed setting.

Check In Opens: 17:30
Check In Closes: 18:25
First Games Commence: 18:30
Expected Finish Approximately: 21:00

Additional information


Adult, Child