Plan B Games is bringing a new expansion to Century: Golem Edition! Eastern Mountains, designed my Emerson Matsuuchi, works much like Eastern Wonders for those familiar with Century: Spice Road where players will explore the Carvania Mountain ranges and establish a trade network. Of course, this expansion will resemble the Golem Edition artwork, illustrated by Chris Quilliams and Atha Kanaani, utlizing manga inspired art. This expansion is now available for pre-order along with its playmat.
For more information, visit Plan B Games’ website here.
When Plan B Games announced Century Golem Edition (Century Spice Road updated with Golem artwork and crystal traders rather than spice traders) was only going to be available directly through its web site, the outcry among the boardgames community was quite deafening.
It was so deafening that now Plan B has announced that Century Golem Edition will be available from retailers later this year.
“Although theGolem Edition was originally sold exclusively on the Plan B webstore, it’s popularity was undeniable. Plan B Games has paired with international partners to bring Century Golem Edition to retailersin North America, the UK, France, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, and Japan beginning aroundQ2 2018! “
Fan outcry and the popularity of the game have once again prompted Plan B to change its mind in regards to the Golem Edition. Does that mean that it may change its mind on the compatibility of the Golem Edition with the announced expansions?
Certainly no word on that. Only time will tell. In the meantime, the upcoming availability of the Golem Edition will be music to many a gamer’s ears.
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 of the world were found. This discovery also led to further exploration, competition….and later, war! During this 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.
Players take to the high seas as merchants who will trade cloves, tea, chili and ginger around the exotic Indonesian Islands. Century – Eastern Wonders introduces new mechanisms and players now utilize a map instead of cards to trade. The signature bowls and spice cubes make their return in addition to other, high quality components such as wooden boats, tons of tiles, and outposts.
Fans who already own Century – Spice Road can combine both titles to play the mixable game, From Sand to Sea, which has its own rule set. Unfortunately, this game does not appear to be compatible with Century – Golem Edition.
Century – Eastern Wonders supports 2 – 4 players, ages 8+, and takes about 30 – 45 minutes to play. It releases on June 13, 2018 at Origins 2018. Retail release would be shortly thereafter. Pre-orders will open soon with an exclusive pre-order promotion.