Game designer: Antoine Bauza
Artwork: Miguel Coimbra
Leaders is an expansion for Wonders which offers a new type of cards, which are played at the beginning of each Age. The Leaders (white backs) are chosen at the very beginning of the game in the same way as Age cards: Each player chooses one from among four, then passes the remaining 3 to the player to their right, and so on until each player has a hand of 4 Leaders.
Then, at the beginning of each Age, the players have the option of playing one of their Leaders the same way as any other building card: by paying its cost to put it in play; by discarding it to gain 3 coins; or under their Wonder by paying the cost of the stage the player wants to build. Leaders does not extend the duration of the game (only 4 more cards are played than in the base game), but it adds a true strategic dimension to games of 7 Wonders. Without making the game more complex, Leaders will give players the chance to focus their strategy before they have even received their cards from the first Age.
This expansion requires that players have played a few games of the base set to be able to get the most out of it and durably change your way of playing 7 Wonders.