Century: Spice Road

Century: Spice Road

Board Game
2-5 Players
About 30 Minutes
Grade 3 and Up
Game Schooler Recommendation

Century: Spice Road is a fast-paced, easy-to-learn family game that highlights the flow of production and trading. Players must efficiently manage and convert their existing resources to meet demand cards to score victory points. Century: Spice Road offers players four simple actions per turn to keep the game moving at a lightning-quick pace and almost entirely eliminates downtime between turns. Throw in the subtle tension that exists throughout the game, and you have yourself an experience the whole family can enjoy.

Game Overview

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.

  • Competition Competition
    Develops healthy competitive habits as two or more parties compete for a goal that cannot be shared.
  • Logistics Logistics
    Allows players to manage production flow between the point of origin and consumption.
  • Strategic Thinking Strategic Thinking
    Encourages players to develop a process or long-term strategy for accomplishing a goal.
  • Tactical Thinking Tactical Thinking
    Challenges players to make decisions based on currently available information.
  • Resilience Resilience
    Teaches players how to quickly recover from and cope with difficulties.
  • Resource Management Resource Management
    Boosts a player’s capacity to efficiently and effectively oversee available assets.
Game Details
  • Type: Family Game
  • Category: Board Game
  • Designer(s): Emerson Matsuuchi
  • Published: 2017
  • Game Length: About 30 Minutes
  • Players: 2-5 Players
  • 2017 - Golden Geek Best Card Game Winner
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