ZMG7008 Silk Road: Adventure Along a Historic Trading Route by Z-Man Games
Around the time of the Han Dynasty, from 200 B.C. to around 8 A.D., an overland trade route from the Mediterranean Sea to China developed called the Silk Road. This 4,000 mile (6,000 KM) route ran from the Mediterranean Sea to the early Chinese capital of Changan. Not only were goods traded from various European ports to China and the cities in between, but this route played a major role in the diffusion of Buddhism into China.
Silk Road is a strategy game for 3-6 daring adventurers who trade, buy, and sell along this historic trading route from Changan in the East to Antioch in the West. Players bid for control of the caravan leader to determine which cities to visit, where players will choose the actions they wish to perform: i.e. buy, sell and trade goods such as jewels, dried fruit, silk, etc.
Players will also be able to play in reverse, starting in the West and moving East.
75 wooden goods cubes
45 wooden coin disks
5 wooden action disks
2 wooden caravan pawns
90 action tiles
1 22in x 9in gameboard
6 screens, cloth bag
4 sets of rules (English, German, French, Dutch).
Players: 3 - 6
Playing Time: 90 + minutes
Ages: 12 +