Splendor is a fast-paced and addictive game of chip-collecting and card development. As a wealthy Renaissance merchant, acquire mines and transportation, hire artisans and woo the nobility. Create the most fantastic jewelry 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 jewelry, and appeal to the nobles to gain the prestige you need to win.
Splendor is a resource management game in which two or more players compete to collect the most prestige points. The game uses 40 gems chips (white, blue, green, black, red, and yellow), 90 development cards and 10 noble tiles. On the player's turn they may collect gems, buy and build a card, or reserve a card.
Splendor is, at its heart, an engine building game. The main focus of the game will be acquiring development cards by spending your gems (chips). Every card you buy makes it easier to acquire future cards and may also provide you with prestige points (victory points). The key is that these purchased cards allow players to buy subsequent development cards for a lesser cost. Gets your engine going and be the first player to 15 prestige points and you win.
Contents of the game:
35 Precious Gem Tokens
5 Gold Tokens
90 Development Cards
10 Noble Cards
Game Length: 30 minutes