The second expansion for the multiple award-winning game 7 Wonders introduces two new wonders - the churches of Hagia Sophia at Byzantium and Khazne al Firoun at Petra.

Black City cards are anew category of cards; furthermore there are new Guild cards, new Leader cards and - new - Debt markers and Diplomacy markers.

The rules change somewhat with this expansion, but not fundamentally: First and foremost of the changes - you can now play with eight people. The new Black cards are shuffled into the deck in necessary numbers into the three era decks. Debts are a new feature of the game: When a card shows a broken coin icon, all other players - not the one who played the card - loose coins of the value indicated or must take a dept marker of value 1 for each coin they could not pay. The effects of the card are implemented at the end of the round, after all other effects of cards played in the round have been resolved, for instance income due to discarding of the card. Debts cannot be repaid and deduct victory points from your score at the end of the game.

When you play a card showing a Diplomacy icon, you take a Diplomacy marker and are not involved in your next conflict; you must discard the Diplomacy marker and the conflict is resolved between your left and your right neighbor; if you own a Diplomacy marker you must use it!

With this expansion the game gets more intense, but also more complex and less intuitive; you must consider even more carefully which cards to hand on and how and if you use cards or discard them to avoid debts. This expansion can be combined with Leaders.


Players: 2-8

Age: 10+

Time: 40+

Designer: Antoine Bauza

Art: Miguel Coimbra

Price: ca. 20 Euro

Publisher: Repos Productions 2012


Genre: Card game

Users: With friends

Special: Many players

Version: de

Rules: de en fr pl

In-game text: no



Wonderful design, again

Famous characters and locations

Needs more tactic and strategic considerations

Needs core game to play

Can be combined with 7 Wonders Leaders


Compares to:

7 Wonders Core Game


Other editions:

My rating:




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