Charity Challenge - Week 3 Night 5

Thanks for joining us on the final night of week 3. We’ve been going three weeks now, raising money and hopefully some awareness for mental health! Thank you for following along and if you’ve been able, your donations.

We’ve raised $390 of our $600 goal (thank you thank you thank you!)! If you’d like to donate, you can do so here.

The Choice

Oh boy I’m nervous about tonight. Tonight if Rachel manages a win she’ll have managed her first ever clean sweep of the Charity Challenge. Luckily for me I’m in charge of the picking the game for tonight and I’m going to have to pick something I’m confident I can win. There’s no way I can let Rachel finish me off this fast!

Tonight we’ll be playing Century Spice Road.

The Game

Century Spice Road is a card based engine builder for 2 to 4 players.  Every turn players can do one of four things:  Play a card and do what it says, or claim a new card from the board, or claim an objective card or take back all the cards you’ve played into your hand.  The goal of the game is to collect spices and trade those spices for objectives, which are worth points. 

The cards let you either acquire new spices or trade up or down your quality of spices with varying efficiencies.  The game is a balance of building up a hand of cards that combo together to get you resources efficiently versus using those cards to actually get you things (since you can only do one of play or acquire cards each turn).  It’s a bit of a race as the game ends as soon as a player acquires their sixth objective card.

If you’d like to learn more about the game you can check out this Watch It Played video.

The Result

I was INTENSE during this game. The pressure of not wanting to be swept in the Charity Challenge was very much in the room during the game. We both got off to a pretty balanced start but I noticed Rachel was building an engine that went for slower/bigger point cards, so I really focused my engine on very fast, low scoring cards. The game ends whenever someone completes 6 objectives so I really pushed and got to 6 super quick. Rachel only managed to get 3 of her bigger point scoring objectives in that time. The final score was 72-42 for me.

So we live to see another week of the Charity Challenge! Or more aptly – I’m given another chance to fight back against Rachel next week. See you then!