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What games have set collection like 7 Wonders?

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NewbieDesigner
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I'm looking for ideas involving set collection similar (but preferably less complicated) to 7 Wonders. The idea is to collect items early that will compliment items in later rounds resulting in potentional bonuses. Any ideas? Some that come to mind:

-Fairy Tale
-The Hanging Gardens (sort of)

Any others come to mind (obscure is fine)? Thanks.

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Reiner Knizia's Ra

Would Knizia's Ra be an example?

Ra is an auction game where you collect matching wonder tiles, complementary civilization tiles and a couple other tile classes.

Unlike 7 Wonders, there is no element of getting a tile more easily later as a result of what you played earlier.

In fact you could argue that it is just the opposite since the auction currency is one of each of the set of all integers between and including 1-16. This forces you to trade power for point scoring tiles or opportunity for more power.

If you haven't played it you should check it out. It's also available as an iOS game in the iTunes app store if you have such a device.

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yep

Nice example! I've played it many times but it slipped my mind.

hulken
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Can you not just look at

Can you not just look at bgg.com under the "set collection" mecanic. It should list al games with that mecanic.

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Race for the Galaxy and Citadel

Race for the Galaxy has similar mechanic - you collect cards that bring you short-term advantages and help in long-term strategies. It seems easier than 7 Wonders. Citadel also works similar except it involves performing a particular role each round.

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chemiisoyo wrote:Race for the

chemiisoyo wrote:
Race for the Galaxy has similar mechanic - you collect cards that bring you short-term advantages and help in long-term strategies. It seems easier than 7 Wonders. Citadel also works similar except it involves performing a particular role each round.

No, on almost all counts.

RftG doesn't have set collection, and it sure as hell isn't easier than 7 Wonders. The feel of the game is similar but the mechanics aren't close to the same.

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1 in 10 of all boardgames

hulken wrote:
Can you not just look at bgg.com under the "set collection" mecanic. It should list al games with that mecanic.

There are almost 5,000 games using set collection in the Boardgamegeek database...

...but I can recommend Alea Iacta Est as one of the good ones :-)

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Stone Age

I would say Stone Age has some set-collection on the cards.

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