Splendor is a game of chip-collecting and card development. Players are merchants trying to buy gem mines, means of transportation, and shops in order to acquire prestige points. If you're wealthy enough, you might receive a visit from a noble, which will further increase your prestige. On your turn, you may collect chips, buy and build a card, or reserve one card. If you collect chips, you take either 3 different kinds of chips or 2 chips of the same kind. If you buy a card, you pay its price in chips and add it to your playing area. To reserve a card (in order to make sure you get it or make sure your opponents don't get it) you place it in front of you face down for later building; this costs you a round, but you also get gold in the form of a joker chip, which you can use as any gem. The cards you buy increase your wealth as they give you a permanent gem bonus for later buys; some of the cards also give you prestige points. To win the game, you must be first to reach 15 prestige points.
For 2-4 players, ages 10+.