Remember playing Monopoly or Life with your family as a child? Splendor is like that, except fun. If you’ve been paying attention lately, you know that board games are enjoying a huge resurgence with new indie game companies popping up all the time. People have begun collecting games and even dedicating whole rooms of their house to board games with custom gaming tables, chairs, and shelving to store their collection.
Splendor is a brilliant trading game with a simple premise. You play a gem merchant during the European Renaissance intent on striking it rich. Collect gems like rubies and sapphires in order to buy mines and secure the patronage of wealthy nobles. The first person to reach a set number of points wins the game. Easy to learn, but filled with strategy, Splendor is guaranteed to be a hit with board game neophytes and veterans alike.