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  • Status: Live
  • Version: 8.0
  • Designer: Alpha
  • Rating:
  • Rating Score: 8.28 out of 10 [25 ratings]
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Created Date: 30th Jan 2011
  • Release Date: 19th Sep 2010
  • Games Played: 0

Design Information
Territories 53
Continents 0
Advanced Features Border Modifiers
One-way Borders
Board Settings
Gameplay Turn Based
Available Players
Card Sets Worth Off
Territory Selection Automatic
Unit Placement Automatic
Starting Setup Scenario based
Capital Cities On
Teamplay Disabled
Fog Setting None
Fog Override Disabled
Open Games 4 [View]
Seat Color Starting Cards Starting Bonus Win Condition
1 Black Default Default
2 White Default Default

Board Description

See board for basic description and rules.

Detail description:


The game seven is a pure strategy game. The goal of the game is to get to 23 territories before you opponent does and be in a position to hold these territories.


Each player starts the game with 30 units to be placed via fortification on the board one at a time. The game board is a 7 by 7 grid comprising of 49 territories. At the start of the game, there are 17 abandoned territories on the board owned by white and there are 16 abandoned territories on the board owned by black. Black begins the game.


Each player starts with a territory connected to opposite corners of the game board containing 30 units. These territories connect to the corner as denoted on the board. All other territories border the territories up, down, left, and right (no diagonal attacks or fortifies).

First turn:

Each player is guaranteed to own the territory next to their starting pot containing 30 units. This means that a player must fortify onto the board before being able to attack. Since return to attack from fortify is on, once you fortify your unit into position, you are then allowed to attack any bordering territory not already of your color.


Once a player has 23 territories at the beginning of their turn, they will be given a unit to place anywhere on the map. This unit should be placed in their swordsman territory and used to capture their opponents swordsman. The swordsman are both capitals. If a player captures their opponents swordsman, then they capture all of their opponents territories and thus the game ends.

Basic strategies:

On every turn, each player should use both their attack and fortify in which ever order suits the player best.


Since all of the attacks on this board use zero sided attack dice and one sided defense dice, it is impossible to kill an opponent?s unit. Therefore, a player should never try to attack an occupied territory (any territory with more than one unit). All attacks should be against abandoned territories (territories with zero units).


Always fortify a unit from your beginning store of units. A player only needs to gain 23 territories to win the game so there is no fear on running out of units before the game ends since units cannot be killed defending.


Since it is impossible for either player to kill a unit once it is place on the board, each player wants to use their units to block their opponents advance. That is, any territory which has a unit in it is safe from being taken and the opponent's advance must go around.

Protect the pot:

Always make sure that your opponent does not have the ability to take the square next to your pot as this would prevent you from being able to fortify more units onto the board and effectively end the game.

Keep fortification routes open:

In most cases it is good strategy to prevent the opponent from breaking your connected components so that you may fortify to reach more places.

Cut off opponents units:

In most cases it is good strategy to separate an opponent?s unit from their connected component so that this isolated unit is less of a threat.

That?s all for now.

As always, good luck and enjoy,


Gameplay Settings

Gameplay TypeTurn Based
Return to unit placement from attackOff
Return to attack after fortifyOn
Number of attacks allowed1
Number of fortifies allowed1
Multiple attacksOn
Allow fortificationConnected
Allow abandonment of territoriesOn
Abandoned territories revert to neutralNever
Fog typeNone
Allow override of fog settingNo
Game historyShow

Team Settings

Teamplay EnabledNo
Team VisionOn
Team Unit PlacementOff
Team Unit TransferOff
Team Factory ProductionOff


Card CaptureOn
Maximum number of cards allowed5
Card values
Must capture non-empty territory to earn cardOn
Card deckA:18 B:18 C:18 W:2

Bonuses, Limits and Dice

Grant 1 unit per x territories owned23
Minimum bonus units per turn0
Elimination bonus0
Capturing of reserves on eliminationOn
Maximum reserve units0
Maximum units per territoryUnlimited
Auto Assign FactoriesOff
Number of sides on Attacker's Dice1
Number of sides on Defender's Dice1

Initial Setup

Initial setupSetup based
Lock seat colorsOn
Lock seat orderOn
Lock starting bonus to:Color
Allow seat selectionNone
Capital citiesOn
Capital city captureOn
Capital city unit assimilation %100
Destroy unallocated CapitalsOff
Number of units per Territory0
Territory selectionAutomatic
Unit placementAutomatic
Neutral countLow
Neutral Factories
Use team names defined in ColorsOff
Allow players to choose seats / teamsNone