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Chris Boote
United Kingdom
Virginia Water
Surrey
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Nov 2011
Ronnie
United States
Carrollton
Texas
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We wanna be free. We wanna be free to do what we wanna do. And we wanna play games. And we wanna have a good time. And that's what we're gonna do. We're gonna have a good time; We're gonna have a party...
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May 2015
I was teetering on the edge of hating 7 Wonders before this but this really made it worse. It adds a bunch of cards that are unbalanced and force players to plan ahead in a game that is primarily tactical. If you take a leader that rewards strategy A but don't get the cards you need than it was a total waste. The game was frustrating before and this really ruined it.
5/18/15 (2-3 games)
2015-05-19
Valerio Albanese
Italy
Imola
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May 2014
冠穎 沈
Taiwan
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Oct 2013
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Eamon Bloomfield
Germany
23569 Lübeck
Schleswig Holstein
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Dec 2013
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Keith Burgun
United States
Goldens Bridge
New York
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May 2013
Unnecessary.
2012-05-23
Owned
me you
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May 2012
M Evan Brooks
United States
Gainesville
Virginia
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Jun 2013
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Tim Glubaskas
United States
Fairbanks
Alaska
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May 2014
Didn't really enjoy playing with this - made a fun and fairly fast game a pain

Will try a few more plays but this is one expansion I don't mind leaving out


If this fell into the trash by accident I don't think I would go through the effort of digging it out

2014-07-19
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Tom Conder
United States
O'Fallon
Illinois
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Jun 2015
The Cheng Meister
Australia
Maylands
Western Australia
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Jan 2013
Curt C
Canada
Truro
Nova Scotia
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Sep 2011
When I think of what 7 Wonders needs, "more iconography" is not the first thing to spring in my head. After passing the cards, we have to play passing the rulebook. I would rather play 7 Wonders without this expansion.
2013-03-20
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Kristin Crane
Canada
Nova Scotia
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Aug 2011
I think if I play this expansion more, and am used to what the card does without having to pass the rulebook with my hand, I *may* like it. Right now, I'm a bit bitter as to how the leaders interact. In a 4p game, it was just my luck to be sitting next to a guy that played a leader that countered mine. Round one, I play the 'gain VP at end of the game for winning battles', he plays 'take your losing battle chits and give them to your opponent'. Meh.
2011-07-17
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Matti Matilainen
Finland
Oulu
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Aug 2012
Lord Pilas
Portugal
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3
Nov 2011
Somehow disapointing... After the fabulous game I was expecting something as spectacular... It's not... doesn't add anything and it turns the game more complicated...
2011-11-01
Owned
Ben Skellett
Australia
Brisbane
Queensland
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I know I'm gonna get got. But I'm gonna get mine more than I get got.
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And the older you get, the fewer things you really love. And by the time you get to my age, maybe it's only one or two things. With me, I think it's one.
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Nov 2011
United States
Alameda
California
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...do not calle up That which you cannot put downe; either from dead saltes or out of ye Spheres beyond.
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Wicked Lich of the West
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Jan 2012
The Leaders expansion added an unnecessary complication to an elegantly designed game. We also found that Rome had a consistently disproportionate advantage when used. In addition, the game is called 7 Wonders, not 8 or 9... that's right I am talking about you Catan!
2015-02-20
Ryan Newell
Canada
Regina
Saskatchewan
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Jun 2012
Doesn't really add much. It mostly just interrupts the flow of the game, especially with new players who need to look up the esoteric symbols on the cards.

Why complicate a game that's appreciated for its simplicity?
2013-08-24
Corey H
United States
Stillwater
Minnesota
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Jul 2012
Kevin M
United States
Madison
Wisconsin
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Sep 2012
Mike Spartz
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Oct 2012
I find the leaders to be slapdash at best. This adds little to nothing of value.
2012-10-25
Geoff
United States
Natick
Massachusetts
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Scully?! SCULLY!!!
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Jan 2013
What an awful expansion. Hay guys I have an idea. Let's do a draft before the draft! Then what do we do after the post-draft draft? Nothing! Because this game is kind of dumb! (Oops. I let a critique of the base game leak into my comment on the expansion)

But seriously, this isn't as horrible as it would be if you had to pre-draft for something like Magic, because at least you have much less variation in the packs you'll "open" in 7 Wonders. It still feels like too many important decisions are front-loaded with Leaders, though. I don't even know what I might possibly want my tableau to look like, and you're asking me to make decisions about the last round of the game already? Hmph.
2013-01-22
Arttu Paju
Finland
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Apr 2014
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Ben M
United States
Northfield
Minnesota
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Jan 2015
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Jens Droegemueller
Germany
Frankfurt
Unspecified
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Nov 2013
Svein Main
Norway
Joerpeland
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Mar 2014
Ben Greig
Australia
Kelso
New South Wales
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3.5
Apr 2014
Leaders makes a good game fairly bad, you get stuck on one strat before you even pick up your 1st hand, making the whole game far more luck based than it should be
2014-04-15
Cresston Gackle
United States
Bettendorf
Iowa
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Jul 2013
Owned
Golg Uthar
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Jun 2011
mate balota
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Aug 2013
Prolongs the game and adds nothing new.
I like to play without this expansion.
2012-07-03
Owned
Bien HBB
United States
Downingtown
Pennsylvania
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Jul 2011
Torben Vang
Australia
Franklin
ACT
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I'm not left-handed either...
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Geekgold to spare, but nothing to say. Truly a case of putting my money where my mouth is!
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Feb 2014
Okay expansion but doesn't really improve the main game. If anything, i enjoy the game less with the expansion. It adds a more random element to the game (not all leaders are created equal, and if you get bad choices, it hampers you more in the game) - and it takes longer to play.
2011-11-08
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Jefferson Krogh
United States
San Leandro
California
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Sep 2014
Chuck Shick
United States
Hamilton Township
New Jersey
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Sep 2012
It was ok, but expansions are generally frustrating for me, especially when applied to a perfectly fine game in the first place. Which version will get played? Who needs an update on the rules? Who won't play one version or another? Ughh

- pasted from Cities comment - It's fine, but this is a game that doesn't need to be more complicated than it is. It's just a little 15-20 minute filler - not some big box strategy game. Felt the same about Leaders.
2014-04-03
Don D.
United States
Miami
Florida
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May 2012
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Nils R.
Germany
Aachen
Nordrhein Westfalen
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Kick it!
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4
Nov 2011
Unnecessary expansion, adds clutter where none is needed.
2014-10-23
Scott Agius
United Kingdom
Brentford
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Nov 2013
Just more of the same but makes the game longer
2011-12-10
Dustin Gervais
United States
Brooklyn
New York
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Jun 2013
Marc Kob
United States
Pennsylvania
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Oct 2013
Alexander Kohlmann
Germany
Würselen
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4
Nov 2011
I think this expansion is quite terrible. The sheer variance of different leaders makes it just lucky to prepare for the right ones. The biggest asset of 7 Wonders is that you play with the same pool of cards each game allowing you to make proper decisions based on knowledge and probability. With leaders you have to guess or just ignore it, both is not helpful when you try to formulate a strategy and not just play casually.
2011-11-04
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Florian Koch
Germany
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Sep 2012
Jason Keen
United States
Colorado
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Apr 2012
Not a fan of the expansion. Fun for large scores, but adds another element of randomness that I cannot really control. I hope Cities adds more to the game.
2012-04-20
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William "Gianwilliamo Crispi" Gerdes
United States
Redmond
Washington
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Jul 2013
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Matt Crawford
United States
San Francisco
California
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Mar 2012
This is the first expansion I can remember in a long time where it actually lessened my enjoyment of the original game. It just adds more stuff, and doesn't improve the original game. You feel more locked in to a strategy, which is not what makes the original fun -- it's being able to adapt your strategy to what you see.
2012-02-02
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Tom Wright
United States
Austin
Texas
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Jul 2013
Roma side B nets me third place. I must not be seeing its true value somehow. I try to play as many leaders as I can.
2012-01-27
Owned
David Vibbert
United States
Plano
Texas
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My god... It's full of zeroes and ones...
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Nov 2012
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Rick
United States
Savage
Minnesota
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Sep 2012
Brett
United States
Santa Clara
CA
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Mar 2012
Chad Miller
United States
Stigler
Oklahoma
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Apr 2014
I'm not as impressed as most; I actually think the expansion makes the game borderline unplayable with > 5 players and have mixed feelings about it in smaller games
2012-03-28
David P
Canada
Vancouver
BC
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Apr 2015
Unnecessary, but not bad. Unless you want to play with eight, I don't see why you'd want this, and if you have eight, you're better off playing, say, Resistance. Or two games of Tichu. Both of those options are cheaper, not to mention better.
2014-08-18

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