"Papa, where do crystal golems come from?" "The great masters craft them using soul crystals." "Oh… but where do soul crystals come from?" "From all over the world. They are very rare. Legend says, they are the souls of people who died long before the first humans came to Carvania." "Well, when I grow up, I’m going to be a crystal trader! I’ll travel the whole world and I’ll find the very best crystals and the masters will make great big powerful golems from them, like the Gatekeeper!"
Centuries have passed since the first humans arrived on Caravania. Legends have been shared from one generation to the next explaining Caravania's most exotic and rare mysteries – the soul crystals. Legend has it that the souls of the planet's original inhabitants were so pure that after death they were preserved as mesmerizing and powerful crystals. Simply holding a soul crystal, one could feel the essence of life radiating from deep inside. It wasn't long after the discovery of the soul crystals' power that humans used them to build and activate towering golems. After many forgotten centuries, those pure souls are able to breath life once again. In Century: Golem Edition, players serve as traders attempting to collect crystals to create the most ornate and powerful of golems.
- 36 Point Cards
- 53 Trading Cards
- 5 Caravan cards
- 105 Plastic Crystals
- 4 Plastic Crystal Bowls
- 20 Copper and Silver Tokens
- 1 rulebook
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The gameplay earns the often used phrase "elegant". The rules are simple yet complex. The games played are quick and usually tight feeling different each time because of the variety of adventurers to recruit and Golems to "create"/purchase. I have played successfully with adults, teenagers and even my 5 and 7 year old girls! All ages have adored the game. Last, but not least, the artwork is charming and detailed. I enjoy just looking at the cards while playing :)
Our family loves this game! The gems really make it exciting for our 7 and 5 year old.
Great artwork in the cards, fun strategy game
Century: Spice Road is a great game: easy to learn, fun to play, not boring or oversimplified. Golem Edition takes all of that and adds on beautiful whimsical art and great tactile crystals instead of colored cubes. If you're going to get a version of Century: Spice Road, get this one.
I have played this 2 player with my wife and I, and 3 player with an additional family member. We all love it. It is easy to learn, plays quick, has great strategy, and the components are very good quality.
Love the art. Simple to teach and fun to play.
This game is easy to pickup but challenges you strategically. A fun play, and a great price here on Game Nerdz.
Got a chance to play this back in February and couldn't wait to get my version pre-ordered. Came at the end of March and we've played more than 10 rounds already!