The great cities of Europe at the height of the Renaissance. Trade and science are pushing back the borders of the world, and the roads to the Orient are open. In faraway lands, gems are mined and pulled raw from the earth. These precious stones are carried in sluggish caravans and whisked across the ocean in fully-laden trade cogs - all to arrive in the cities of Europe, where they are finely worked, set, and cut into the most beautiful jewelry in the world.
Take on the role of a Renaissance merchant striving to become rich in Splendor, a fast, elegant, and intuitive game for two to four players. You begin by collecting raw gems, then use those to fund the development of mines throughout the world. Once you've mined more gemstones, you will need the means to transport them, artisans to shape them, and finally a storefront where you can sell your polished jewels. If you produce exactly the right jewelry, a powerful noble may become your patron. The player whose jewelry business earns the most prestige wins!
The first-ever expansion for Splendor, Cities of Splendor contains four distinct expansions within the box, each highlighting and enhancing a single aspect of Splendor without sacrificing any of the original’s elegance or strategic gameplay. With each of the four expansions offering a fundamentally different approach to the game, the replayability of Splendor reaches new heights with this expansion.