A new edition of 7 Wonders is slated for September 2020 release. Why is this a big deal?
- 7 Wonders was the first game to win the prestigious Kennerspiel des Jahres (Connoisseur-Enthusiast Game of the Year.) It has since won more than 30 different awards across the world
- 7 Wonders still remains one of the most popular and commercially successful games out there despite its age (published in 2010)
- 7 Wonders is a great strategy game that has introduced many people into the hobby world
Here's the new edition:
According to Repos Production, the main goal of the new edition was to appeal to a wider audience by making a visual overhaul and by streamlining the rulebook. Changes include:
- Larger box and updated insert design
- Visual updates for box cover and minor changes to card illustrations
- Larger Wonders cards
- Changes in card design and iconography
- Streamlined rulebook
Looks like this new edition is essentially "catching up" to the advancements in design and visuals that we've seen through its successors such as 7 Wonders Duel and its latest expansions.
So... What do you think about this new edition? Would you consider replacing your original copy with this? Or for those who've never jumped on board—will this convince you to make a purchase after all these years?
Here's an unboxing video from the publisher:
Here's Trent's video covering the news: