Splendor Review and Giveaway

The summer holidays are here so I
was glad we had a new board game to review, Splendor
(RRP £24.99) is aimed at children 10+ but my seven year old who is used to
playing allsorts of games as they arrive for the blog got the hang of it
fine. It’s actually quite a simple
concept really easily explained in a few minutes but very addictive, today we
have had four games of it and I would happily have played a few more except its
time to write up this post and let one of you lucky readers win your own copy!

To sum up the game you basically
want to be the gemstone merchant to get to 15 prestige first, you do this by
buying up gemstones ideally using bonuses to make the gems more
affordable. If you get a certain
combination you might be lucky enough to have a visiting nobleman, which grants
you three additional prestige – I have yet to be fortunate enough to have this
privilege as I seem to move sooo much slower than everyone else when it comes
to collecting gemstones. So its quite
strategic really you need to plan ahead which gemstone bonuses would work best
to your advantage. Some of the cards
also have prestige points on them so it’s a good idea to aim for those one when
collecting gemstones.

The game starts off slowly but
then becomes a race to get to the 15 points finish. You are quite tense hoping the player after you doesn’t pick the
card you had your sights on. To get
round this you can on your go reserve a card, I think I need to use this
feature more as hubbie kept winning the game and that was one of the things he
seemed to do quite regularly.

If you would like to win Splendor please fill out the
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