Review

Century: Spice Road

The Short Story: Awesome

Beth Klaser
Feb 4, 2018 · 4 min read

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 Suárez. 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!

BoardGameGeek Rating: 7.5
MSRP: $36.15
Players: 2–5
Ages: 8+
Playtime: 30–45 Min
Publishers: Plan B Games
Designers: Emerson Matsuuchi
Year: 2017

Collect tiny blocks (the spices) to buy spice cards (fill orders) and collect cards that let your upgrade your spices to better spices.

Nice and thick tall glossy cards. Their size makes then kind of very hard to shuffle, but they are thick enough that they easy to a drop shuffle. The greatest part of this game is the little bowls that hold the spice cubes. Oh, and did I mention metal coins!

The are work is good, it fits. A little cartoony but not childish. It works really well for this game.

It’s not! In world where games have 15–40 page rule books, it’s refreshing to open a box and see a single page insert. This game be master in a few minutes, and this doesn’t mean it’s boring either.

Moderately Highish

Our Reviews

My rating: 9
by Aaron Klaser

Century: Spice Road is one my more favorite games. It’s so simple, yet not boring at all. Sure you can’t play it repeatedly day in and day out, but it’s a great go to for something fun and simple anytime.

Century is actually the first in a trilogy. I’m really excited to see more from these guys and can’t wait to pick up the Century: Eastern Wonders.

They also have Century: Golem Edition which is just a reprint of Spice Road but with crystals instead of cubes and different art. And even though it literally the exact same game… I want it!


My rating: 8
by Beth Klaser

Century: Spice Road is one of those games that should be included in everyones game collection. In terms of deck-building games, it is pretty easy and can be taught to a new player in five minutes or less. It can be played at a small table — which makes it really versatile.

I, personally, enjoy it more as a two player. The reason for that is because the more players that are added in, the more down time there is between turns. I enjoy the fast moving aspect of the game.

Overall, I am very impressed with Century: Spice Road. It’s design is beautiful and well thought out. The game pieces are pretty high — quality. It even comes with little dishes for the spice cubes. The spice cubes are stored in the dishes that are placed meticulously inside the box. It was announced the Plan B was going to release Century: Golem Edition (2017) and Century: Eastern Wonders (2018). I can see this series being a staple in a lot of game collections.

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