Rating: 7.5 Very Good
Popularity:23
Difficulty:Very easy
Year:2017
Players: 2-5 players
Playing time: 30-45 minutes
Age:8+

Official Site: Official Developer Site


Created by: Emerson Matsuuchi, David Richards, Fernanda Suárez

Published by: Plan B Games, ABACUSSPIELE, Arclight

Alternate Names: Caravan, Century: Cesta koření/Cesta korenia, Century: De Specerijenroute, Century: Die Gewürzstraße, Century: Fűszerút

Description:

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 installment. 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. 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)

The last round is triggered once a player has claimed their fifth victory point card, then whoever has the most victory points wins.

Prices:
Retail Price:$33
Ebay:$33
Expansions:
Century: Spice Road – Bonus Cards
Awards:
International Gamers Award - General Strategy: Multi-player Nominee 2017
Gouden Ludo Best Family Game Nominee 2017
Golden Geek Board Game of the Year Nominee 2017
Golden Geek Best Family Board Game Nominee 2017
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Setup

  1. Shuffle the orange-backed scoring cards and form a stack. A Place five of these cards face-up in a row next to the stack. B

  2. Put twice as many gold coins as there are players playing above the leftmost scoring card. C Place the same number of silver coins above the second card from the left. D

  3. Among the purple-backed trader cards there are 10 starting cards with a violet frame on the front. E Each player receives a "2 Tumeric" (yellow) and a conversion card as a starting hand. Return the other starting cards back to the box. …



Centuries ago, the lucrative spice trade compelled the prosperous nations of the world to explore alternate routes to the sources of these precious goods. These nations took to the seas to seek out exotic lands.

This led to the discovery of the famed Spice Islands where the most valuable spices in the world were found. These spices were worth more than their weight in gold and some only grew on these islands. This discovery led to further expedition, competition... and later, war. …



Setup

To set up a game of Century, follow these steps in order:

  1. Shuffle the Point cards (Golem back) to form a deck A, then draw 5 cards and place them face up in a row to the left of that deck B.

  2. Place a pile of copper tokens equal to the number of players x2 above the first (leftmost) Point card C.

    Then place a pile of silver tokens equal to the number of players x2 above the second Point card D. …




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