Questions tagged [splendor]

For questions about the 2014 resource management board game Splendor by Space Cowboys.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
4
votes
2answers
137 views

Do reserved cards get returned when gold token is spent?

I am playing with my son and he reserves a card I wanted and gets a gold token. On his next turn he buys another card and uses the Gold token in his purchase. What happens to the reserved card? He ...
7
votes
4answers
577 views

What is the fastest possible game in Splendor?

In the game of splendor, what is the fewest number of turns you could take to get 15 points?
8
votes
1answer
813 views

In Splendor can we have more than 3 joker (gold) tokens in our hand without spending them?

the situation arrived when a player had one reserved card but already 3 joker tokens and wanted to reserve another card. can he receive a gold token even if he already has 3 in his hand?
0
votes
1answer
311 views

Winning Splendor with reserve cards

Can you win a game of Splendor if you still have cards in reserve?
6
votes
1answer
667 views

Can you take 2 gems of the same kind for 2-3 players?

It says in the rule book that you can only take 2 gems of the same kind only if there'll be at least 4 chips left after you take the 2. Since you only have 4 chips for two players and 5 chips for ...
0
votes
1answer
357 views

Discarding Coins in Splendor [duplicate]

In Splendor there is a max coin limit of 10. If I exceed that limit by one, Would I need to return the most recently acquired coins, or could I return any in my hoard? The rules: A player can ...
2
votes
1answer
362 views

Do I have to pay for a development card if I have a joker and the card needs only one type of resource?

Yesterday I've been introduced to Splendor (awesome game!), and there's one question stuck in my head. In one turn I've run out of options (no resources to collect, nothing to buy), so I reserved a ...
3
votes
2answers
625 views

Splendor: Visibility of reserved development cards

When one reserves a development card, the rules state The reserved cards are kept in hand and cannot be discarded. And when reserving a card drawn blindly from one of the three decks without ...
6
votes
2answers
3k views

Returning tokens for the 10 token limit: which ones?

Splendor rules regarding tokens (gem coins) state: A player can never have more than 10 tokens at the end of their turn (including jokers). If this happens, they must return tokens until they only ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

Splendor: can I use gem coins instead of development cards?

In Splendor, when I buy a development card, can I choose to pay the full price using coins, rather than exploiting the bonus price reduction given by the development cards I already own? Example: I ...
6
votes
6answers
1k views

Alternative play for Splendor

My husband and I like Splendor, but once someone manages to get one high level card, the game is pretty much over in minutes. Increasing the number of points you need to win doesn't make the game last ...
11
votes
3answers
443 views

Is Splendor accessible to those with red-green color-blindness?

I was recently discussing Splendor with a friend who in turn has a friend who's colorblind, and my friend was wondering whether his friend would be able to play the game. Color-coding shows up in ...
7
votes
1answer
1k views

When is it worthwhile to aim for visits from Nobles?

I've played quite a few rounds of Splendor over the past few months, but I've almost never come across a situation where a visit from a Noble has made a difference to the outcome of the game, except ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

How to count Splendor bonus gems

In the game of Splendor when you have a developer card with prestige points on it, is that the number of gems it produces also? Or is it just one gem per card?
2
votes
1answer
197 views

What if a player forgot to take the noble tile?

A player has all the cards to be visited by one noble, but at the end of their turn they forgot about the noble tile. If another player in their turn also have all the cards for this noble who gets ...
3
votes
1answer
433 views

Do reserved cards influence the end of the game?

I have some reserved cards in Splendor and 15 prestige points at the end of my turn. Is this the final round of the game, or do I have to buy all my reserved cards to end the game? Do reserved cards ...
8
votes
1answer
2k views

Can you be visited by more than one Noble in Splendor?

In Splendor, after you have collected enough bonuses to receive a visit from a noble, can you receive a visit from a second noble with the some of the same bonuses as the first, or do you need ...
8
votes
4answers
3k views

Handling dwindling supplies in Splendor

Splendor is a great game, but the rules were written sub-optimally. The following quotes the rules that specify what actions a player can take on his turn: On their turn, a player must choose to ...
7
votes
1answer
3k views

Is a noble permanently yours once he's visited you in Splendor?

Splendor is a great game, but the rules were written sub-optimally. At the end of their turn, each player checks the noble tiles in order to determine if they’re receiving a visit from one of them. ...