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  • Century: Spice Road
  • Century: Spice Road
  • Century: Spice Road
  • Century: Spice Road
  • Century: Spice Road
  • Century: Spice Road
  • Century: Spice Road
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Category: Strategy Games
Mechanics:
Ages: 8+
Players: 2 - 5
Play Time: 30 - 45 minutes
Designer: Emerson Matsuuchi
Artist: Fernanda Suarez
Publisher: Plan B Games
SKU: PBG40000
MSRP: $39.99
Our Price: $34.99
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Century: Spice Road

Plan B Games

4.8 (Avg. 4.8 from 61 ratings)

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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 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 Suarez. 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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What's in the Box?





Over 200 High-Quality Components!



  • 1 Rules Insert
  • 5 Caravan Cards
  • 53 Trade Cards (Purple Back, 10 Starting Cards, 43 Additional Cards)
  • 36 Point Cards (Orange Back)
  • 35 Yellow "Turmeric" Cubes
  • 30 Red "Safran" Cubes
  • 20 Green "Cardamom" Cubes
  • 20 Brown "Cinnamon" Cubes
  • 4 Red Plastic Spice Bowls
  • 20 Metal Coins (10 Silver, 10 Gold)




  • Your Journey Begins…



    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 higher 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. This is Century: Spice Road!



    The Spice Must Flow



    In Century: Spice Road, players aim to collect and trade spices in order to acquire point cards and coins that are worth points at the end of the game. Players play cards from their hands to acquire spices for their caravan and trade those spices in for wealth and power (point cards and money), or to purchase new merchant cards to more efficiently acquire rare and valuable spices. Players take one action a turn until someone has acquired their fifth (or sixth in 2-3 player game) point card, players will finish out the current round of play and the person with the most points wins!



    Play or Acquire Cards
    At the start of the game, each player is given two merchant cards to start with and some preliminary spices. On their turn, each player may choose, as their action for the turn, to play a card from their hand, or spend spices to acquire a new merchant card from the row and place it in their hand. Merchant cards allow players to acquire new spices, exchange spices they currently have for different ones, or upgrade a spice to one worth more. Building up a good spice trading engine of merchant cards is an important part of succeeding on the Spice Road, so look out for powerful play sequences when taking new cards!



    Rest
    Once they've played all the cards from their hands, players must use their turn action to rest and return their cards to their hand. Now they'll be able to play their cards again on future turns, building up their caravan and further developing their hand of merchant cards to start acquiring point cards.



    Claim Point Cards
    The way to win in Century: Spice Road is to have the most points at the end of the game. Players get points when they acquire Point Cards and Coins by trading in their spices. Each point card in the row will have a different cost and overall point value listed on it, and the spice cost must be paid to acquire that card. If the two leftmost cards in the row are acquired, whoever acquired one of those point cards can take a coin from the pile above it. Silver coins are worth 1 point at the end of the game and gold coins are worth 3 points! Once a player has bought their fifth point card, the round of play finishes and a winner is crowned!



    Critical Praise for Century: Spice Road!



    Check out Tom Vasel's Review of Century: Spice Road!




    Hear what Man vs. Meeple had to say about Century: Spice Road!





    Received a Seal of Excellence from The Dice Tower

    'A perfect gateway game!'

    'If you love Splendor, definitely check this one out!'

    -Man vs. Meeple

    'Phenomenal!'

    'I cannot tell you how much I love this game.'

    'This game flows like no other game I've played before.'

    'It's jumped into my top ten gateway games of all time.'

    'Extremely high recommendation from me!'

    -Tom Vasel, The Dice Tower



    The Spice Roadtrip of a Lifetime!


    Flex your spice trading muscles and build up a trading empire to rival the greatest in history! Get your copy of Century: Spice Road today!



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