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Name Century: Spice Road (2017)
Complexity 1.7833
BGG Rank 283
Player Count 2 - 5
Mechanism(s) Action Retrieval, Contracts, Deck, Bag, and Pool Building, Hand Management, Increase Value of Unchosen Resources, Open Drafting, Set Collection

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.

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Lists with this game

Organization Year Ranker Rank List
The Dice Tower 2019 Tom Vassell 5 Top 10 Themless Game
The Dice Tower 2018 Tom Vassell 87 Top 100 Games All Time (2018)
The Dice Tower 2018 People's Choice 68 Top 100 Games All Time (2018)
The Dice Tower 2017 Eric Summerer 6 Best of (2017)
The Dice Tower 2017 People's Choice 2 Best of (2017)
The Boardgame Mechanics 2019 Jason 50 2019 Boardgame Mechanics Top 100
The Boardgame Mechanics 2019 Joel 89 2019 Boardgame Mechanics Top 100
The Dice Tower 2021 Tom Vassell 74 2021 Top 100
The Dice Tower 2021 Zee Garcia 6 Top 10 Casual Two Player Games