Splendor is an engine building game of card development and chip collecting. Players are merchants from the Renaissance buying gems and attracting the attention of nobles.
HOW TO PLAY
Cards are laid out in a grid of three rows representing the increasing costs of the cards. Players take turns in either taking gem chips, buying cards or reserving cards. If you choose to take chips, you must take one of each of three different gems or 2 of the same gem. Pay the cost on the card to buy a card and add it to your engine or reserve a card and gain a gold chip which acts as a wild for later purchases. Some cards have points on them and the first to 15 points starts the end game. Your card engine may also attract the attention of noble tiles which give you bonus points.
PETER'S REVIEW – 4/5
This game really gets you thinking.
SUE'S REVIEW – 5/5
Splendor is an amazing game. I enjoy it even when I’m losing.
WHO WOULD ENJOY THIS GAME?
This game is suitable for 2-4 players ages 10 and up.
HOW LONG DOES THIS GAME TAKE TO PLAY?
The game plays in approximately 30 minutes.
ARE THERE EXPANSIONS TO THIS GAME?
The expansion – Cities of Splendor contains four expansions for the game.