Century Spice Road + expansions
Greetings trader! through the Century series you are whisked through history to become a merchant in a movement that altered the course of many countries, the spice trade. Play out each century (15th - 17th) and find out who among you is the ultimate trader!
Century Spice Road
Traverse the globe aquiering and trading the most valuable spices, including cinnamon, saffron, cardamom, and turmeric. Can you do it? Can you cease controle of your own destiny to become the most sucessful trader o all of the spice road? Or will another trader out wit you? Find out in this thrilling game of stratagy, deduction and chance.
Century: Spice Road is a resource management game, in which you do any combination of the following to lead you to victory:
- 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.
Century: Eastern Wonders
Long ago in the Age of Enlightenment and Renaissance periods, the spice trade was by far one of the most lucrative opportunities the world had ever seen. It is by your own good fortune that you will be able to profit from the spice trade too, so long as your rivals don’t get in your way. Journey East by sea to the fabled spice islands and secure your fortune with Century: Eastern Wonders!
Century: Eastern Wonders is a resource management game, you have to collect and trade various spices with the inhabitants of the Spice Isles to bring back the biggest haul for yourself and your nation back home. As you play and trade, you will be earning victory points through the deals you make and the big hauls you bring in, whoever has the most at the end of the game wins.
This game is a tremendously clever and deep game that you can replay dozens of times, and that’s before you add either of the other two century games to the mix.
2 - 4 Players
Century A New World
Back when the world was not yet fully mapped, and Europe was reaching out with its great naval power, a vast promising new land was found, the Americas. Brave explorers and pioneers set out to travel these lands, survive it’s dangers, study its many curiosities and trade with the locals.
Century New World is a worker placement game, where you travel around the board, collecting natural resources and trading them with the locals and other explorers. As you trade and deal with the inhabitants you’ll be scoring victory points along the way, whoever finishes the game with the most will come out the winner. The game is simple and beautifully elegant. Combining it with its fellow games Century Eastern Wonders and Century Spice Road will add even more versatility and replayability to this already excellent game.
Game time: 45 minutes (for all)