30
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30
Players
2
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4
Time
Age
10
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2014

Description

Splendor is a game of chip-collecting and card development. Players are merchants of the Renaissance trying to buy gem mines, means of transportation, shops—all in order to acquire the most prestige points. If you're wealthy enough, you might even receive a visit from a noble at some point, which of course will further increase your prestige.

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.

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November Daily Game Challenge: Splendor
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Ruel's Blog
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November 20, 2018 8:59 PM
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November Daily Game Challenge: Splendor

November Daily Game Challenge: Splendor

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This is Day 19 of my Game-and-Blog-Every-Day-in-November Challenge. Search my blog for “Daily Game Challenge” for previous entries. It’d been a while since my wife and I played Splendor, one of my favorite gateway games.
This is Day 19 of my Game-and-Blog-Every-Day-in-November Challenge. Search my blog for “Daily Game Challenge” for previous entries. It’d been a while since my wife and I played Splendor, one of my favorite gateway games.
Review: Splendor
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One Board Family
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September 29, 2018 9:48 PM
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Review: Splendor

Review: Splendor

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I love a good thinking game. I crave a game where I need a long-term plan that is broken up into smaller, short-term plans that have to adjust from time to time due to the movements of other players.

I love a good thinking game. I crave a game where I need a long-term plan that is broken up into smaller, short-term plans that have to adjust from time to time due to the movements of other players.

Two-Player Tuesday #1: How to Play Splendor!
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Two-Player Tuesday #1: How to Play Splendor!

Two-Player Tuesday #1: How to Play Splendor!

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Splendor Vs Century: Spice Road Board Game Comparison & Review
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Splendor Vs Century: Spice Road Board Game Comparison & Review

Splendor Vs Century: Spice Road Board Game Comparison & Review

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