SPLENDOR: Diamonds are a gamer's best friend...

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SPLENDOR: Diamonds are a gamer's best friend...

Post by DrClick » 28 April 2021, 11:47

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It's happening. Now.
Splendor: Marc Andre's best seller, the game nominated more than 40 times- including for Spiel des Jahres 2014, the winner of the Golden Geek Award and the As d'Or, as well as too many trophies from too many countries to be mentioned here! DRUMROLL PLEASE - is AVAILABLE NOW, on Board Game Arena, for all to play.

It's all about the jewels...

Splendor is a game of chip-collecting and card development. Players are merchants of the Renaissance trying to buy gem mines, modes of transportation, and 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.

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On your turn, you may (1) collect gems (chips), or (2) buy and build a card, or (3) reserve one card. If you collect gems, you take either three different kinds of gems or two gems of the same kind. If you buy a card, you pay its price in gems and add it to your playing area. To reserve a card to build later (to make sure you get it, or, why not, your opponents do not), place it in front of you face down and take a gold in the form of a joker chip, which you can use later as any gem.

All of the cards you buy increase your wealth by giving you a permanent gem bonus for later purchases; moreover, some of the cards also give you prestige points. In order to win the game you must reach 15 prestige points first.

The game is quite short and you should be able to play it in 30 minutes or less. But it is also quite intense.
It is a perfect wonder of a game, a timeless masterpiece many have tried to copy without success.

You can see the game and play it NOW by clicking this link:
https://boardgamearena.com/gamepanel?game=splendor

If you already know the digital version, you will feel at home.
The Board Game Arena version is completely playable right from your browser, thanks to the wonderful work done by darhf and lordalx, our outstanding developers that did incredible work.

The game has been tested internally with a small private group to make the release a surprise, so don't hesitate to post any bug reports- especially because in a few days, there will be an event:

The Splendor Official Inaugural Worldwide Tournament!

The tournament is going to be held from the 5th of May 2021 till the 24th of May, in turn-based mode.

We will then invite the 8 best players to a LIVE tournament.

More information to come, but you can check the tournament page here:
https://boardgamearena.com/tournament?id=83327 (Inscriptions will start today)

And the Facebook page here:
https://www.facebook.com/SpaceCowboysFR

There will be many prizes to win, and we are expecting many people to come play and have fun, worldwide.

We would like to thank Asmodee, Marc Andre and the Space Cowboys team for making this possible.
We are more than happy to welcome the game to BGA, and we are pretty sure you will enjoy it as much as we do.

More coming, soon, so keep an eye out on our social network platforms- and follow us if you are not already.

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Re: SPLENDOR: Diamonds are a gamer's best friend...

Post by Snodnal » 28 April 2021, 12:33

What is the difference between Casual and Competitive?

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Re: SPLENDOR: Diamonds are a gamer's best friend...

Post by atmpoison » 28 April 2021, 13:05

:o yesss! Thank you!

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Re: SPLENDOR: Diamonds are a gamer's best friend...

Post by Pipernation22 » 28 April 2021, 13:11

I am DEFINITELY not complaining but I never even saw this on the alpha posts, let alone BETA. You guys are sneaky.

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Re: SPLENDOR: Diamonds are a gamer's best friend...

Post by bowdy » 28 April 2021, 13:16

Fantastic!

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Re: SPLENDOR: Diamonds are a gamer's best friend...

Post by darhf » 28 April 2021, 13:18

Snodnal wrote:
28 April 2021, 12:33
What is the difference between Casual and Competitive?
In competitive mode, game assists are disabled :
- No visual difference between cards you can buy and cards you can reserve
- No "show remaining costs" option
- No auto-spend gold option : When you own gold you control whether to spend it or keep it.

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Re: SPLENDOR: Diamonds are a gamer's best friend...

Post by sourisdudesert » 28 April 2021, 13:22

Pipernation22 wrote:
28 April 2021, 13:11
You guys are sneaky.
Definitely :)

And we like to make surprises too :)

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Re: SPLENDOR: Diamonds are a gamer's best friend...

Post by DukeOfPrunes » 28 April 2021, 13:28

Awesome! Thanks a lot.

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Re: SPLENDOR: Diamonds are a gamer's best friend...

Post by DavidBadalona » 28 April 2021, 13:37

thanks thanks a lot.
It's a greedy ask for the marvel splendor? hahaha

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Re: SPLENDOR: Diamonds are a gamer's best friend...

Post by dexdouglas » 28 April 2021, 13:40

Yes! Now for the expansions to be added.

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