Competitive spice trading in the 15th century ... doesn't sound like my kind of game. I like to kill stuff, explore strange new worlds and find treasure in dank, dirty dungeons. So why is this game sooooooo good? Century is a card-driven game that basically involves getting and exchanging four different coloured cubes (supposedly spices ... pfft theme) and trading them in to buy points cards. When a player buys their fifth points card it triggers the end of the game and then - surprise - the person with the most points wins. This game is just so clean and smooth. It's easy enough that my nine-year-old can play and win (against adults) but meaty enough for players of all ages. My non-gamer wife also enjoys it. The 'down time' between your turns is almost non-existent, as turns are super fast and you're planning out your future turns at any rate. Very similar to the super popular game Splendor, but with cards, which I think adds an interesting element to game play. Highly recommended.