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Century Spice Road Board Games
|Brand||Plan B Games|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||7.38 x 2.75 x 10.75 inches|
|Cautionary Statement||Choking Hazard - Small Parts|
|Number of Game Players||5|
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- Introducing century, a series of exciting and wonderfully addictive stand alone, mixable games
- Each title is set in different centuries, from the 15th 17th, and depicts the trading systems and routes of these eras
- Century: Spice Road is the first title in the Century series of games, and is designed by Emerson Matsu chi (Specter Ops designer)
- Discover the beauties of the spice trading road and its colorful markets with the amazing artwork by international renowned artist Fernanda Suárez
- For ages 8 and up
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Discover the beauty of the spice road in the first game in the Century series
Centuries ago, the spice trade was the most important market in the world. It established and destroyed empires, compelled men to explore the far corners of the earth, and led to the discovery of new worlds. At that time, the value of spices even rivaled that of gold! In the old days, they carried a sense of mystery and allure. Spice merchants would weave fantastic tales of danger to reach these spices in hopes of selling their wares at high prices. In later centuries, the demand on spices became so great that those who controlled the spices generated immense wealth and renown. It is at this time you find yourself leading your caravan across the eastern lands to the Mediterranean Sea in search of wealth and fortune. As a caravan leader, your journey begins on the Spice Road.
Century: Spice Road is the first in a series of games that explores the history of each century with spice-trading as the theme for the first instalment. In Century: Spice Road, players are caravan leaders who travel the famed silk road to deliver spices to the far reaches of the continent for fame and glory.
Discover the beauties of the spice trading road and its colourful markets with the amazing artwork by international renowned artist Fernanda Suárez
Wrap your mind around simple and pure game mechanics combined with a touch of deck-building system that lead to endless strategies and decisions
Each turn, players perform one of four actions:
- Establish a trade route (by taking a market card)
- Make a trade or harvest spices (by playing a card from hand)
- Fulfill a demand (by meeting a victory point card's requirements and claiming it)
- Rest (by taking back into your hand all of the cards you've played)
Introducing Century, a series of exciting and wonderfully addictive stand alone, mixable games. Each title is set in different centuries, from the 15th to the 17th, and depicts the major trading systems and routes of these eras. While quick and easy to learn, the century trilogy will fully engage even the most strategic players. Discover the beauties of the spice trading road and its colorful markets with the amazing artwork by international renowned artist Fernanda Suárez. Wrap your mind around simple and pure game mechanics combined with a touch of deck building system that lead to endless strategies and decisions. Century Spice road is truly an outstanding game. One you will play over and over and...over again!
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- 5 players. My gaming group often has 5 people which limits what games we can play.
- Games are quick. I have only played with 2 so far but games were about 20 minutes.
- It seems complicated but the basic rules are very easy to understand.
- Only two pages of rules, but the rules do a very good job of explaining the game.
- If you have played Splendor you understand that it is a good game, but it is somewhat lacking in player interaction. The same is true of this game. In theory you could make moves that could help another player as much as it helps you, or in theory you could make a move that is designed to hurt other players, but it could use more of that aspect.
Pros: the game mechanic of getting cards to upgrade your spices is fun. Lots of strategy. The components are superb! Metal coins! Plastic cups! Good size cards, but I am a little concerned about durability since I play it all the time. I may pick up sleeves.
Cons: the durability of the cards. The names of the spices. I can only remember cinnamon. Some players can suffer from analysis paralysis. There are many ways to score. Do you go for the upgrade card that'll allow you to he the point card you want in two rounds (hopefully before another player snags it!)? Should you get that point card now or wait until it hopefully moves down to the gold coin slot?
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Note: the trade cards allow you to do th trade any number of times, as long as you have enough cubes. For example: if you have a card that allows you to trade in 1 brown spice (cube) for 2 green and 1 yellow cubes then if you have 2 brown cubes you can get 4 green and 2 yellow cubes, as long a you have spots available. This rule is always missed.
1 drawback (this is a personal issue more than a problem with the game) is that the game tends to unfold over 2 stages. The first half of the game is jockeying to acquire the best cards (building an effective combination of cards in your hand). The second half of the game has limited card acquisition, and is mostly just playing sequences of the cards acquired in the first half. A couple notes - this could just be the dominant strategy of those I play with, since by no means, is this methodology required to play the game. Second, this isn't inherently a bad thing (two different feeling halves to the game, but it's not something I generally like - i prefer some consistency in games, with a natural escalation.
I'm curious to play with the 2 additional expansions (they are standalone games that can be combined with century spice road, but i'm hesistant to commit to purchase those other games since century spice road is only a above average, but not excellent, game in my opinion.
I'm excited to get the other games in the series.
The has pretty simple basic strategy which becomes more complicated as you try to predict which choices others will make. It takes a tad bit longer to play a game than the box says. For that reason, it's best as a 2- or 3-player game, since the game time scales with number of players.
The board cards and pieces are overall very high quality. The cards are beautiful and glossy. Not much variation in the artwork (many cards share the same art), but the quality makes up for it. The spices themselves are dull little wooden cubes - my only disappointment. But, they come with good quality little cups to hold them. And the box itself is excellent, providing easy, compact storage for the game.
I'm very excited for the next two Century games in this series.
Top reviews from other countries
It might take that first game to 'get the hang of' but since a game is only likely to last an hour at most even your 1st time playing it, you'll quickly want to play it again so you can try a different strategy in changing those turmeric (yellow wooden cubes) into more valuable cinnamon (brown wooden cubes) using cards in your hand to play and finally snaffle those valuable 'merchant' cards especially if they have lovely gold or silver coins as a bonus.
A game everyone should own - go on, leave the Trivial Pursuit in the cupboard, discover a whole new world of fantastic new games.
Guaranteed fun in a box.