In 7 Wonders Babel, all civilizations have turned their gaze to the horizon, where the majestic Tower of Babel is slowly being erected towards the heavens. Each player may decide to support this Wonder or not by taking part in its construction and by financing prestigious, related projects.
7 Wonders Babel is made up of two expansions, which may be played together or separately.
In one half of 7 Wonders Babel, players draft quarter-circle tiles at the start of the game prior to drafting anything else; each tile depicts a law that affects all players should it be put into play. During the game, players now have an additional option when discarding a card. Instead of gaining three coins, they place one of these tiles in the next open space on a circular display; the law on this tile remains in effect until the end of the game or until it's covered. At the end of the game, players receive points based on how many tiles they played.
In the second half of 7 Wonders Babel, one of five age specific great project cards is randomly revealed at the start of each age, and a number of tokens are placed on it, based on the number of players. This card imposes a tax on players who want to play cards of a certain color. When a player pays this tax, he takes one of the tokens from this law card. At the end of the age, if all of the tokens have been removed, then players receive a bonus for each token they have; if tokens remain on the card, then each player without a token is penalized. Just as the cost of cards increases in each age, the number of resources required to pay the tax also increases.
7 Wonders Babel is an expansion for 7 Wonders and requires the base game to play.
7 Wonders Babel Expansion is recommeded for 2-7 players, ages 10 and up. Gameplay takes an estimated 45 minutes.