Century: Spice Road box cover
|Playing time||30-45 minutes|
Century: Spice Road is a 2017 table-top strategy game designed by Emerson Matsuuchi and distributed by Plan B Games. The game is a simulation of fifteenth-century spice trading, and each player competes for points as they buy and sell spices represented by colored cubes.
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The game has received positive reviews. The Guardian calls Century: Spice Road "slick and fast-paced," noting also that the game's "speed and simplicity mask some real depth." Owen Duffy of Ars Technica calls it a "tight, brain-teasing card game." The New Indian Express describes the game as "clever," also praising the game's pace, a facet encouraged by the focus on series of small, quick decisions as opposed to offering many options to consider simultaneously. The game currently holds a rating of 7.4 on the website BoardGameGeek.
- Duffy, Owen (2017-06-03). "Century Spice Road, Catch the Moon, Sagrada Games Review – Fiendish Fun." The Guardian. Retrieved 2018-10-06.
- Duffy, Owen (2018-10-06). "Century: Eastern Wonders Makes Cardboard Spice Trading Fun Again." ArsTechnica.com. Retrieved 2018-10-16.
- Sukumaran, Arjun (2018-09-07). "Get Down to Spice Business." The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2018-10-06.
- Century: Spice Road (2017) BoardGameGeek.com. Retrieved 2018-10-06.