Players: Between 2-4
Average Game Time: 30 minutes
As leader of a merchant guild, players invest in mines, send their ships to the new world, and recruit the most renowned artisans. Build a commercial empire and receive the visit of wise monarchs, patrons with infinite resources, to acquire glory and prestige. Players will need to choose their tokens with care to acquire developments which will increase their prestige and grant bonuses. This in turn allows them to buy increasingly more prestigious developments until a noble patron visits and contributes to their prestige. Only prestige can determine the winner!
Splendor was nominated for the 2014 Spiel des Jahres.
- 40 gems (5 green, 5 blue, 5 red, 5 white, 5 black and 5 yellow jokers)
- 90 development cards (40 level 1, 30 level 2, 20 level 3)
- 10 noble tiles