Century Eastern Wonders
Centuries ago, the lucrative spice trade compelled the prosperous nations of the world to explore alternate routes to the sources of these precious goods. These nations took to the seas to seek out exotic lands.
This led to the discovery of the famed Spice Islands where the most valuable spices in the world were found. These spices were worth more than their weight in gold and some only grew on these islands.
This discovery led to further expedition, competition...and later, war. This era became known as the Age of Exploration. This is a time of prosperity and opportunity, you find yourself traveling on the high seas in search of these exotic wonders. As a merchant and privateer representing your nation, you seek to control this region for glory and profit. Your journey continues in the Far East.
The modular board allows players to build unique maps, ensuring no game will ever be the same!
Players will move their ship across a board of tiles, placing tiles so they can trade spices from their cargo hold for new spices. Once players have gathered certain combinations of spices, they can fill orders placed on ports and scoring points.
As players build trading posts, they can gather bonuses that grant bonuses like moving their ship more spaces on the board without dumping precious cargo or increasing the amount of spice they can hold. Building trading posts can also grant point bonuses as you seek to build your spice empire!
Players will clash as the board begins to fill up with trading posts. Building where someone has established their own trading post will cost you some spice, as will building an outpost on a tile occupied by another player's ship. You'll need to plan carefully as you attempt to navigate an increasingly crowded board and fill the contracts you will need to come out on top in the end!
2-4 Players aged 10+