You will have fun your first 2 games but the sweet spot with this game is after about 3 plays.
Strategies will unfold and once you understand the game's inner workings, every move you make feels very important. This is my wife and I's 'go to' game if we want something a little more complex after dinner.
Bonus - There are 2 auto-win strategies that are hard to pull off, but feel amazing if you can do it.
7 Wonders Duel Pack Board Game
This game is great, high on strategy, great mechanics to keep the game interesting and enough variation to ensure replayability. There is some luck involved due to card drafting, but a good player will learn to mitigate this with strategy once they become more familiar with the game.
Thematically it is great, the artwork is lovely, the pieces feel really well made.
I won't deny that this game is a bit tough to learn initially. We realised we played it incorrectly twice before finally getting it right. You do need to consult the rule book more than once to understand the rules, but once you do learn it, it's wonderful. There are a few videos on youtube explaining the game thoroughly which we found helpful also.
My husband and I are building our library of good two player games, as it is often just the two of us who play, and this one would make my top 5.
I bought 7 Wonders Duel from Gameology as a gift for 2 blokes and they have enjoyed it so much they went back and purchased the expansion pack a few weeks later!! Highly recommend it.
Competitive price, easy transaction, super early delivery and well packed. Thank yoy