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Splendor is a game of chip-collecting and card development. Players are merchants trying to buy gem mines, means of transportation, shops—all in order to acquire the most points.Recommended age 10 and upNumber of Players: 2 to 4Game Time: 30 minutesIncludes: 40 gems 'poker style' weighted tokens: 7 × 5 Colors (green, blue, red, White, black) + 5 Jokers (yellow)/ 90 development cards (63.5×88 millimeter): 40 level 1, 30 level 2, 20 level 3 / 10 noble tiles (60×60 millimeter)
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28 Reddit comments about Splendor:

u/MovieSuperFreak · 10 pointsr/boardgames

Amazon has it for $26 and free shipping if you're Prime which might be a better deal for some, as MM's shipping costs are sometimes high.

u/roarmalf · 7 pointsr/Boardgamedeals
u/Dr_Scientist_ · 7 pointsr/truegaming

This is extraordinarily thorough. So thorough in fact, that you should also consider board gaming. Reading this, it just makes a lot of sense for you. I think board gaming would fit you like a glove.

1. Video games have moved away from couch co-op. You've made a great list here with a lot of solid points, but I doubt you would have ever reached your conclusion, had you considered board games. Keep Talking is certainly a good entertaining game, nothing against it. It's just, that game feels plucked like a needle out of a haystack. Like you've biopsied out a very small node from inside a large mass.

You don't really have this problem with board games. Literally every single board game in existence is designed to be played with people immediately around you. I hesitate to use the phrase "played co-operatively" simply because most board games are NOT co-operative - though there are notable exceptions like Pandemic or Ghost Stories. Both great games.

Board games use human beings as the engine the game runs on. That's not to say board games pit intellects against each other in some sort of valid competition of "who's the most smartest", but to say: humans are social machines and will surprise you with their grasp of system thinking. If I have five or six people in the room with me, I'd prefer the game that we're playing to exist in the head-space between us rather than on some electronic device.

People have come over to my house in the real world. Why not play a game with them that also exists in the real world? I can play videogames over online multiplayer until I'm blue in the face. Just last night I reinstalled Bad Company 2 and played with a few old college roommates. If I had those old friends over to my house, we'd play a board game. It seems crazy to me that someone has taken the time to drive over to your place and you set them down in front of a computer.

2. Because boardgames have always been designed around a social experience taking place in the real world, they're just better at it. This is definitely subjective. You can feel free to disagree with me all you want, but there are mechanics that I just don't see in videogames. Sure, I could load up Gremlin's Inc and replicate what is probably the best roll n' move game I've ever played, but roll n' move is a Monopoly era game genre. Board games can move past this.

You can't play Two Room's and a Boom on a machine. You can't play Bid n' Bluff games like Liar's Dice, Sheriff of Nottingham, or social deduction games like Coup or Love Letter. You can't play physical dexterity games like Jenga (still great fun btw), Flick em' Up, or Catacombs.

There are just games that play better with groups of people because they exist in the real world and make use of humans as the operating system.

3. Board games are much more open to much more people. I don't know about you, but in my experience board games are just more accessible to a wider range of people. I'm maybe going to get a round of Mario Kart out of the adults in my life that love me, but I've sat down with people over 50 and had a great time with Ticket to Ride. At family reunions I've enjoyed Dominion with young children and grandparents alike. Settlers of Catan, Blockus, and Carcassonne are all genuinely fun games I played to death with my family.

How crazy is that? I would really look forward to playing one of those games with my whole family. I can't think of even one videogame that fits that criteria.

4. Perhaps most simply, there are incredible games that just don't exist in videogame form - even though they could. Is the total conversion mod for Crusader Kings II not giving you that full heady Game of Thrones experience? Why not just play Game of Thrones. This is probably my favorite game and it's just not on computers. I can imagine a version of Cosmic Encounter played over online multiplayer, but why? It already exists in perfect form. If I want to play El Grande, or Arctic Scavengers, or Lords of Vegas - well . . . those games just don't exist as videogames.

5. Just honorable mentions. Seven Wonders. Splendor. Blueprints.

TL;DR. There are a ton of great board games out there and if you actually are struggling to think of something that you and your friends can enjoy together in the same room - maybe give it a shot rather than lament the lack of couch co-op in videogames.

u/billygreen23 · 5 pointsr/Boardgamedeals
u/abpat2203 · 5 pointsr/Boardgamedeals

Mysterium - $29.71

Spendor - $23.76

u/FlyMolo_A · 4 pointsr/Boardgamedeals

Saw the price. No brainer. This should be gone soon

Splendor is also $15.03

u/PhYnKL · 4 pointsr/boardgames

There are two Amazon listings for splendor. The one sold by Amazon is cheaper but is also a pound lighter. (Look in the product description)



u/orchidsandtea · 4 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

What do you do for a last-minute, good present for a friend?

I had an Amazon gift card, so I looked up some cute notebooks and cards, socks and two, tote, umbrella and two, books, and board games. I went with the notebook and cards, for her, but it might be fun to brainstorm good possibilities. Summer is the season of birthdays around here.

u/wolfkin · 3 pointsr/boardgames

oh this is perfect. An excellent exercise.

$100 to buy games on Amazon with a newbie who has specific needs.

Ok so we're looking to minimize card games, adult players, 2+

  1. Alhambra - $30 - it's a fun game and it gets our requirements right out of the way. it's more than just a card game there's a board, there's tiles to play with, A nice amount of physicality. it's new player friendly and works with 2 players.

  2. Last Night on Earth - $45 - Again going hard on the requirements here. It may be totally cheesy and it might not last a long time in your collection but if you're gonna get this game better to get it when you're young in the hobby so you'll have the most fun. It's team based but works with one player teams. It's a zombie game with a lot of mini zombie figurines to play with. It's a lot of fun to play with.

  3. Blueprints - $30 - I want a dice game in your library and in my head the first game is King of Tokyo which is an excellent game but I don't know how useful it is for two players. Blueprints is easy to learn fun to play and performs well with two players.

    At this point I'm about $5 over maybe a little more because i think i rounded down a few. I might have been able to switch a few things to get more games in but I wanted quality games that minimized or compensated for cards. Plus all of these games play 2 or more pretty wel.


    Honorable Mentions:

    Jaipur - $35 - For a couple I think one of the best beginner games is Jaipur. It's a two player card game with a welcoming theme that's easy to learn and yet when you play it's as difficult as your opponent makes it. The games aren't long so even when you want to try and experiment with headgames you're not investing too much into it.

    Looney Pyramids aka IceDice - $9-15 - Now obviously the one to get is the Ice Dice. It's two "stashes" for $15 vs 1 for $10. Ideally you want three stashes and you can play the most excellent "Space Chess" like game Binary Homeworlds

    Bananagrams - $15 - Bananagrams is an excellent party game if you have the tablespace. Honestly this is the singular reason I haven't played my copy yet. It's light it's fluffy, it's fun.

    Splendor - $30 - Splendor is an excellent game. Nothing feels good as holding the poker chips in this game. It's a nice strategy game with a dash of tactical planning if you want. You could substitute it for Blueprints and still have excellent picks. Very fun quick game. But it is card heavy.

    Word ARound - $15 - Now most people probably haven't heard of this charmer. It's cheap, it's probably best as a party game. I happen to like the look of it but no doubt it'll burn out as you become familiar with the words a bit.

    Race for the Galaxy

    I happen to love that game. If you're ever stuck may I recommend this awesome video tutorial.

    Modern Table Gamer

    Also don't forget you can play online at BoardGameArena. Some people might be recommending Roll for the Galaxy the new spin off game. I haven't played it yet but I found the Miami Dice episode about it to be very enlightening. Both Tom and Sam speak highly of the game especially in comparison to the original game.

    Ticket to Ride

    Excellent game I hear for two players you want the Switzerland/India map


    I think this might be a bit heavy for new players

    Eldrich Horror/Castles of Burgundy

    While I have played CoB i don't know it well enough to judge it. I didn't have a great time with my play but it was just one time. I hear lovely things about Eldrich especially compared to Arkham.



u/koreanpenguin · 3 pointsr/GameDeals

$15 - Codenames is a great party game where you have to use one-word clues to communicate to your teammates which words you must guess in order to win. It's a race against time because both teams are trying to find all of their words first, but one word is an assassin, and by choosing it, your team loses immediately. It's creative and stressful. Really fun, for $15.

$33 - Ticket to Ride is a classic that lots of people love. It's relatively simple, and has up to five friends placing trains on tracks, trying to complete their routes around the US. It teaches quickly, has some opportunities to mess over other players, and is pretty and plays fast.

$30 - Splendor is a fast, strategic, card-buying game. Players take turns grabbing gems to eventually purchase cards, that act both as points and gems. It's great and hilarious in hindsight, because you realize everyone sat in utter silence for a half hour, because for some reason, Splendor makes people quietly brood and think and be silent. Occasionally, you might take the last gem someone else needed, and they burn inside, sometimes letting out a long, long sigh. It's a wonderful, pretty, well-produced game.

$22 - Sheriff of Nottingham is a 3-5 player, bluffing, negotiation game. Players try to get chickens and apples into town, while smuggling extra goods and contraband. Player rotate as the sheriff, and must be bribed with goods or coins, because if the sheriff decides to check their bag, and they lied about the contents, that player loses what they lied about. It's sweat-inducing, and makes for lots of riotous laughter and shouting. Also beautiful and easy to learn. Great game.

Join us over on /r/boardgames because that's where I learned a lot about modern board gaming. It's an amazing hobby that's growing quickly.

u/felix_mateo · 2 pointsr/boardgames

Amazon has it for $19.99 right now.

u/Cornwall · 2 pointsr/Floof

Big fan of Takaido and Pandemic. Don't know any others, but do you know of Splendor?

It's a ton of fun, love it personally.

u/Guinnessnomnom · 2 pointsr/gamecollecting
u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/exmormon

It's likely more that she hates video games and views them as a complete waste of time than it is the actual money. Try buying a board game instead. I was (and still am to a certain degree) an avid gamer. For reference, my XBOX Gamerscore is over 50,000. But a few years ago I sort of accidentally found myself getting into modern board games. I'm not talking about Monopoly or Scrabble, or even Settlers of Catan. Little did I know there is an entire world of modern board games that has been exploding in recent years. I've actually found a lot more enjoyment in board games because they require more in-depth thought, problem solving and mental acuity. My wife is not a fan of video games, but as luck would have it, she loves playing board games with me because it's something we can do together. I've gone off onto quite a tangent here, but I'm serious. Board games have mostly scratched the itch that video games used to for me and it's a great way to get my gaming in without my wife getting annoyed. I'd recommend Splendor, Pandemic, or Carcassonne as starting points if you're not real familiar with modern games. All three of those games are pretty light and a lot of fun. But also, just go peruse Fantasy Flight Games for an idea of the kind of stuff that's available which might be a good transition from video gaming. Tons of Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Lovecraftian horror, LOTR, etc.

Also, fuck tithing.

u/Jahoota · 1 pointr/boardgames

It's $26 on Amazon right now, plus shipping.

Edit: Whoops, just noticed you're on the other side of the planet.

u/BlueberryKind · 1 pointr/boardgames
u/ZefHous · 1 pointr/NDQ

My seven-year-old daughter and five-year-old son both love these games. They’re both quite affordable and well-rated.

Sleeping Queens

This is a nice little card game targeted at kids. I find it interesting enough to not be completely mind numbing for adults, too — though it’s definitely a kids game.


This is an adult strategy that was given to me as a gift, but is quite playable for both of my kids — despite saying it’s for 10 years and up. One nice thing about this game is that there is no hidden info, so it’s easy to advise and assist others without having to see something that is normally private. It’s a fun game with somewhat simple strategy, but that can actually be a bit more deep or advanced than it initially might seem.

u/ubergemut · 1 pointr/StPetersburgFL

I haven't dug through the bag they bring yet because I was mostly interested in meeting people and trying new things, but I saw people playing the following.

Boss Monster

Love Letter

Cards Against Humanity

DC Deck Building Game


Kittens in a Blender

and Samurai Spirit

There is also an N64 with Goldeneye and Smash and an Emulation Station with many nes / snes / ps / gb / sega games.

u/vxcosmicowl · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

We use dot us these Training Swords in my medieval combat class!

They also make a Shield

This steampunk flavored Cryptex Flash Drive might be appreciated! Useful and stylish in a similar vein to this Steampunk Watch
As for board games, I recommend Shadow Hunters, Splendor, and Coup

For tabletop games, you could get him A Nice Set of Color Coded Diece

When it comes to video games, this Retro Arcade Console Desk Toy could be a great work passtime with 200 games! Alternatively if you have a fridge or a metal workspace, Magnetic Tetris! for idle hands

Hope any of these help haha

u/taipwnsu · 1 pointr/santashelpers

Amazon has been having tons of deals on Board Games recently that you might want to check out here. I would really recommend Splendor, it one went up for the Game of the Year this year & is a really fun to learn, quick game.

I'll also second the homebrewing kit but you might want to search around. I got one of them for each my brother (mid 20s) and father (late 40s), neither of which are usually very "DIY" kind of people, from Northern Brewer and they both really enjoyed them and purchased more kits later on.

u/VegasAdventurer · 1 pointr/MaliciousCompliance

Sorry, I should have clarified. We buy card/table top games. Our recent favorites include:



Camel Up



Games on amazon change price a lot so even when setting the price alert to near the all time low it doesn't usually take very long to trigger

u/kyleboe · 1 pointr/boardgames

It just went back up to $23.85 for me. Link

u/Ginganinja888 · 1 pointr/Gaming4Gamers

This afternoon: Torchlight II with Synergies Mod, farming those two final legendary set pieces in Derinkuyu.

Shortly after dinner, introducing a friend to Archer with the Archer drinking game. (I mean, it's a game, right?)

Finally, after dying from exactly one episode, we'll be having board game night with friends. I'm guessing we'll be playing Shadow Hunters with cards we made ourselves, but I'm hoping that we play something different, like Splendor or City of Thieves with draft picking.

u/ThePrince_OfWhales · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hey welcome back! What sports and teams do you enjoy following?

On my "Games" list is Splendor, which just dipped below $25 for Prime Day. We played it once at a friend's house and we'd love to add it to our little game collection.

u/TurboCooler · 1 pointr/boardgames

My picks because they are 1) easy to learn for all skill levels and can be played in less than 1 hr. Whoever is running the tournament should have game master who is VERY familiar with the games and has actually played multiple games themselves.