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Subject: My 8 year old just burnt Pantheon so that I couldn't build it! rss

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My 8 year old has definitely advanced up a step in board game ability. He has been playing 7 wonders for a while off and on with my wife and I. In the last game I didn't build the Pantheon (though I had Temple) thinking that it would come around since neither other player could come close to building it, had plenty of money, and had finished their wonders. My son looks at the hand I pass him, glances over at my played cards, says "you have temple" and then burns a card for 3 coins. Sure enough, he burned Pantheon so that I couldn't build it. Although it was annoying, it was a proud moment

What is that moment in 7 wonders you knew your child had gotten it?
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Before reading the body of your post I thought your son literally burned the Pantheon card. laugh
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I'm proud of him too, and he's not even my son. I think it's great that you treat him as an adult in this respect. My dad bought me an adult book when I was in third grade--The Washing of the Spears--and I was the proudest kid you ever saw (tho I couldn't understand probably about 50-60% of the words in it).
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My 11 year old daughter did something similar last year in a game of 7 Wonders Duel. She saw a card that I could build that would offer a good number of points, so she grabbed it to discard it. But to make the situation much worse, three turns later she was able to complete a Wonder and build any discarded card for free - so she grabbed it back and built it.

Talk about a huge point swing!

Needless to say, she won the game. When I asked her if she planned all of that out on her own, she said she did. We now encourage all guests who play against our kids to not take it easy on them, as they will show no mercy of their own.
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Great story, and.a cutthroat play. I love it!
 
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savedbyhim01 wrote:
My 8 year old has definitely advanced up a step in board game ability. He has been playing 7 wonders for a while off and on with my wife and I. In the last game I didn't build the Pantheon (though I had Temple) thinking that it would come around since neither other player could come close to building it, had plenty of money, and had finished their wonders. My son looks at the hand I pass him, glances over at my played cards, says "you have temple" and then burns a card for 3 coins. Sure enough, he burned Pantheon so that I couldn't build it. Although it was annoying, it was a proud moment

What is that moment in 7 wonders you knew your child had gotten it?


Did it do him any good in the end, or did you still win, regardless?
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