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.
Players Per Table – 3
Rounds – 7
Platform – BoardGameArena
Clock Settings – 10 mins per player
This tournament will be played using the BoardGameArena (BGA) tournament system. Signed up players will receive an email one day before the tournament inviting them to follow a link to register to the tournament on BGA. You will need to do this in order to secure your place in the draw and this cannot be done sooner than 1 day before the tournament (this helps to avoid players being in the draw who do not show up for the tournament). Players who do not have 100 ELO points in the game on BGA will not be able to join the tournament without the email invitation so please make sure you have registered here on the MSO website 48 hours before the tournament. We may not be able to get you into the tournament after the invitations have been issued.
When playing in the tournament on BGA please ensure that you join each of your matches promptly as any player who misses the start of a round will automatically be withdrawn from the tournament. When a new round is drawn a bar should appear at the top of the page on BGA inviting you to join your match (you may need to refresh to see it). Follow this to join your table and play your game. We are unable to add players back into the tournament who miss a round or accomodate late entries for this tournament.
Tournament Link on BGA – https://boardgamearena.com/tournament?id=93294
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