Which Century is Better?

I like the game Century and want to buy either Golem Edition or Spice Road. I don't imagine buying the other games to go with spice road but I don't want to not have the opportunity in the future either, even though I like the look and theme of Golem Edition better.

3 points by trentellingsen - updated 8 months ago | 15 comments | report | subscribe

Medraut 17 months ago | 4 points[-]

There seem to be a ton of people who prefer the Golem edition.  I gotta believe they'll create the expansions for it also.

trentellingsen Supporter17 months ago | 2 points[-]

I agree. The demand was way higher than they expected and they are probably working on something at this point for it.

TheBeardedFinch 17 months ago | 2 points[-]

The biggest thing the other comments have missed is compatibility: Century: Spice Road & Century: Eastern Wonders have a combined form (From Sand to Sea) which is pretty good and definitely a big selling point for the Century series. The third and final installment in the series (Century: A New World) isn't available yet but will also feature combined games (combining with each of the first two games and combining all three games, for a total of seven unique games).The hitch: Golem edition features gems, not cubes, and uses different colors. While you can still work around this and combine them, it removes a lot of the elegance. Save yourself the trouble and buy Spice Road (and buy Eastern Wonders while you're at it - it's a great game).

maartendp 17 months ago | 2 points[-]

I do like this game, for the esthetics I put golem edition on my wishlist 

I’m not sure the other games are an improvement to this game, I believe the elegance of the design shouldn’t be cluttered by extra rules and mechanics

trentellingsen Supporter17 months ago | 1 point[-]

maartendp 17 months ago | 2 points[-]

I haven’t played the others, I did see some reviews of eastern wonder, and they couldn’t convince me to try it. It came across more like an average design where spice road is a great design

NPC 17 months ago | 2 points[-]

+1 for Golem Edition 

zerotozero 17 months ago | 2 points[-]

I'm in the same boat with Exploding kittens since they changed the card design but at least I have a work around being able to sleeve the cards. Have you played Century before? If you're not looking to sink time and money into the expansions I would go for the Golem edition and just call it good.

trentellingsen Supporter17 months ago | 2 points[-]

I have played it a bunch. My friend owns Golem Edition which is why I know how cool it is. I'm probably going to just go that route.

zerotozero 17 months ago | 1 point[-]

Sounds good here's hoping you find it on sale too.

trentellingsen Supporter17 months ago | 1 point[-]

I set a price alert for both, haha.

trentellingsen Supporter8 months ago | 1 point[-]

I think that Century: Golem Edition is the one that people get most excited about because it really has a solid theme that doesn't feel tacked on.

trentellingsen Supporter17 months ago | 1 point[-]

The thing that I really like about Golem Edition is the components matching the them and how the art matches the mechanics really well too!

trentellingsen Supporter17 months ago | 1 point[-]

I got a small spark of joy when I noticed that each golem has the same crystals as their point requirement.

Linked Games

Century: Spice Road
Century: Golem Edition