7 Wonders Babel

Tower and other building projects


There are still some building projects left in ancient times that could be taken care of by players. In this “big” expansion for 7 Wonders we find ourselves in Babel and word - in two different expansions - on the famous tower and the city of Babel. Those two expansions can be used together or alone and in any mix with other expansions.

In Turmbau zu Babel you use a board for the tower and build Babel tiles. First you draft three Babel tiles and can then, during the game, also use the card that you played to add to the tower; if you do this, you set tile and card aside for the time being. At the end of the round the Babel tiles are turned over and build in ascending order; the effects of a tile are active until the tile is built over.

Bauvorhaben in Babel - At the start of an epoch a building project is laid out together with number of players minus 1 participation tokens. When you build a card you can participate in the project of the same color, pay the costs for both and take a token. At the end of an era the project is scored: When all tokens were taken, all participating players are rewarded. When tokens are left over, all players that did not participate are penalized. Projects are scored before military conflicts.

Building the tower introduces action to the game, and might even trigger a change of strategy. Building Projects are challenging, too, as you can restrict yourself to one marker and hope that the others will be penalized because they cannot afford to participate in the project or don’t have the cards. Those are expansions just as you want them, an enrichment and upgrade for the core game.


Players: 2-7

Age: 10+

Time: 40+

Designer: Antoine Bauza

Artist: Miguel Coimbra

Price: ca. 27 Euro

Publisher: Repos Productions / Asmodee 2015


Genre: Drafting, resources management

Users: For experts

Special: Many players

Version: de

Rules: de en fr

In-game text: no



Again very attractively designed

Introduces the interaction that some players had been missing in the game

An absolute must if you like the core game


Compares to:

7 Wonders and expansions


Other editions:

Announced: Asterion,  


Chance (pink): 1

Tactic (turquoise): 2

Strategy (blue): 3

Creativity (dark blue): 0

Knowledge (yellow): 0

Memory (orange): 3

Communication (red): 0

Interaction (brown): 3

Dexterity (green): 0

Action (dark green): 0