Hey folks, again, it's been a long time since the last post. :P
I've been playing 7 Wonders a lot with my friends ever since I got introduced to it from my last workplace. A big plus about the game is that it doesn't take too long to set up or play. This makes it a great game to play when people want to try out multiple boardgames in a session, rather than play a marathon session of Arkham Horror. :) The drawback is that there is so much to explain at first and so many symbols to learn that to the new player it seems a lot to take in at once. However, it usually only takes 1 game to get people up to speed - the concepts are really simple especially if you've played other strategy games before.
I do have to admit though, it does get repetitive if you play it too much, which was why I got the Cities expansion recently. The addition of some new cards with cool properties adds some more depth to your strategy as well as a bit more of a random element. I still think that the game probably plays best with 4 or 5 people, as the chances of you knowing what your opponents have in their hands as well as having a card come back into your hand are both lowered. As a result, decisions have a much higher importance and urgency.
Maybe I'll invest in some sleeves for the cards - the cards at my old workplace appeared to wear out quite easily and I've started seeing some slight damage to the edges of the cards in my set. :(