Augmented 7 Wonders is an augmented reality app that helps you play the 7 Wonders™ board game.
1- You don't remember the rules of a card that's in you hand or you find it difficult to understand.
2- You film that card with your device's camera.
3- The app shows, in augmented reality, the detailed explanation corresponding to the card being filmed.
4 - [New since 1.3] :
Automatic scoring in augmented reality.
Cards handled by the app :
- Original 7 Wonders™ Cards (including "wonder" cards and boards).
- Cards introduced by the Cities extension (including "wonder" cards and boards).
- Cards introduced by the Leaders extension (including "wonder" cards and boards).
Cards detection :
If you notice that the cards aren't detected by the app, it's most probably a matter of brightness of the room you are in. The card's surface must be well and homogeneously lit in order for it to be recognized by the app. To enhance detection, you should turn the lights on and rotate the card in the direction of the light source. At any time, the app also gives you the option to turn the flashlight of your mobile device on, if any.
If those advises don't help you enhance cards recognition, you should also consider trying to change the distance between the camera and the card being filmed. The optimal distance may vary from one device to another.
Long explanation texts :
If the explanation text currently being shown is bigger than the height of the targeted card, you just need to scroll the text up with your finger.
Power saving :
Sessions of 7 Wonders™ can last a long time (even more if you don't know the rules very well !). In order to save battery, the camera is, by default, set to be automatically deactivated after a period of inactivity of 1 minute. You can change that in the options.
Currently supported languages : English, French, German, Italian, Spanish.
Fixed a bug that prevented to delete cards in scoring mode.
Ratings and Reviews
Lacking updates, but a wonderful companion for scoring.
This app really needs to be part of the official companion app.
Use your camera to scan your cards and total your points for you? Fantastic feature for what can sometimes be the most tedious part of the game when a lot of players. I will say, often you will find players doing the math themselves again to check, as you gain confidence in the app.
Negatives are just a few for me:
- does not properly fit the screen on an iPhone XS. Thus I think the negative military button is outside the touchable area. Hard to tell what I am missing.
- would be great if it would recognize your military chits also.
- how to recording multiple players scores in one game is a mystery to me. Maybe you cannot, and the expectation is that every player has this app installed? See also my first negative, so I may be missing a button.
A screen size update would be wonderful. Great work and wish more official game companies supported great third party companion apps like this, rather than treating it as a bare bones marketing line when delivering very basic functionality.
Keep those updates coming!
I can’t believe you added the icons for Armada before it even came out. The stupid official 7 Wonders companion app hasn’t even added Babel. Hasn’t been updated in over a year. Thank you so much!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.