Saturday, April 02, 2022

#39: It's A Wonderful World (Mark's Top 100 2022)

It's A Wonderful World
    • rank: 134
    • rating: 7.8
    • published: 2019
    Print Status
    • in print
    Why It's On The List
    • A slightly more gamer-y 7 Wonders-ish card drafting game of civilization building... but that description sounds like damning with faint praise. The major difference is that you’re drafting a set of cards that you then use as resources (discarding them) or construction (building them) - the interplay can be fascinating and fast-moving... with the right players.
    Tips &Tricks:
    • Creating production is key to winning... but you can make a huge production engine that doesn't generate a lot of points if you're not careful.
    • Learn when to give up on a card - preferably before you've invested too much in it.
    • Easy to forget rule: when you discard a card in your construction area, the resource pictured on the card goes to your civilization card - it's not used on another card in the construction area.
    • The main expansion offers some really interesting cards to mess with producing and scoring... and does so without doing any damage to the base game system.
    • Warning: a single AP player can slow this game to a crawl.

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