As a wealthy Renaissance merchant, acquire mines and transportation, hire artisans and woo the nobility. Create the most fantastic jewellery to become the best-known merchant of them all!
Acquire precious stones to trade them for development cards. Use development cards to acquire more gem stones. Use your gems and gold to create the most fantastic jewellery, and appeal to the nobles to gain the prestige you need to win.
Splendor is a fast-paced and addictive game of chip-collecting and card development.
On your turn, you may (1) collect chips (gems), or (2) buy and build a card, or (3) reserve one card. If you collect chips, you take either three different kinds of chips or two chips of the same kind. If you buy a card, you pay its price in chips and add it to your playing area. To reserve a card — in order to make sure you get it, or, why not, your opponents don't get it — you place it in front of you face down for later building; this costs you a round, but you also get gold in the form of a joker chip, which you can use as any gem.
All of the cards you buy increase your wealth as they give you a permanent gem bonus for later buys; some of the cards also give you prestige points. In order to win the game, you must reach 15 prestige points before your opponents do.
35 precious gem tokens, 5 gold tokens, 90 development cards, 10 noble cards, rules.
•Limited actions and resource management.
•Challenging economic theme.
It may not be possible to ship very heavy items outside of the Mainland UK.
Released: 17 October 2014