Board Game
2-4 Players
About 30 Minutes
Grade 3 and Up
Game Schooler Recommendation

Splendor is a classic engine-building game in which players get more efficient as the game goes along. Youngsters learn about escalating their abilities throughout the game, and the chunky gem chips are of the highest quality. The game also provides a gentle level of competition as players race to acquire gems & cards. We like watching our kids use the resources they have to make the optimal move while maintaining flexibility to pivot to other combos when the opportunities present themselves.

Game Overview

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.

  • Competition Competition
    Develops healthy competitive habits as two or more parties compete for a goal that cannot be shared.
  • Risk Management Risk Management
    Players must identify, evaluate, and prioritize options to reduce the impact of unfortunate events or risks.
  • Strategic Thinking Strategic Thinking
    Encourages players to develop a process or long-term strategy for accomplishing a goal.
  • Tactical Thinking Tactical Thinking
    Challenges players to make decisions based on currently available information.
  • Confidence Confidence
    Promotes and increases a player’s trust in their abilities and qualities.
  • Resilience Resilience
    Teaches players how to quickly recover from and cope with difficulties.
  • Resource Management Resource Management
    Boosts a player’s capacity to efficiently and effectively oversee available assets.
Game Details
  • Type: Family Game
  • Category: Board Game
  • Designer(s): Marc André
  • Published: 2014
  • Game Length: About 30 Minutes
  • Players: 2-4 Players
  • 2014 - Spiel des Jahres Nominee
  • 2014 Golden Geek Board Game of the Year Winner
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