7 Wonders Duel Pantheon
7 Wonders Duel Pantheon is the first expansion for 7 Wonders Duel, winner of the 2016 2-player International Gamers Award. If you’re unfamiliar with 7 Wonders Duel, check out our review from last year, where I described Antoine Bauza and Bruno Cathala’s creation as “a tense, fast-paced, well-balanced two player game.”
Pantheon was released at Essen, generating considerable attention and coming in #4 on the final Geekbuzz list. In recent weeks, Pantheon has made its way into North American stores.
What’s new in this expansion? There are several small changes, such as new wonders and new cards, but these are primarily to integrate a big new gameplay element: Divinity Cards and the Pantheon Board. Divinities provide in-game bonuses and powers to their purchaser, similar to Wonders. In Age I, players choose which Divinities they will be able to invoke during Ages II and III.
In short, Pantheon adds a new layer of depth to 7 Wonders Duel. If you’re a fan of 7 Wonders Duel, Pantheon freshen it up and give you even more exciting decisions. I’ve enjoyed my plays so far.
Expansion Walkthrough: Divinities and the Pantheon Board