Publisher: Space Cowboys, Game Length: 30-45 minutes, Players: 2-4, Complexity: Average
"Splendor is a wonderful gem of a game" - Board Game Authority
"With just the right amount of randomness and simple rules that, without pictures, could fit on one side of a sheet of paper, Splendor is one of the best new games I’ve tried.." - Paste Magazine
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Rotate Left Mouse Hold, Pan Right Mouse Hold, Zoom Scroll Wheel
WHAT What is the main theme, story or key idea?
You are a rich merchant from the renaissance, fine art is in high demand and wealthy nobles are looking to spend some coin. So as a fine upstanding merchant you will use your resources to acquire mines, transportation methods and artisans to turn your raw gems into profitable jewels.
HOWHow do the key mechanics and ideas work?
Players spend their turns collecting gems, which they can use to purchase development cards. These same cards make it easier to acquire future cards and could also reward players with victory points. Play continues until one player reaches 15 prestige points and is ultimately victorious.
WHY Why is Splendor worth your time?
A great beginner or ‘gateway’ experience Splendor is easy to teach and learn and its theme makes Splendor a great family game. While simple to play though, Splendor allows for a great deal of tactics and strategy and encourages player to keep thinking ahead and plan future turns as they play.