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The Splendor Strategy Board Game is a fast, elegant and intuitive way for two to four players to compete to build Renaissance Europe's most lucrative and prestigious jewelry business. You begin by collecting raw gems and use those to fund the development of mines throughout the world. Once you've mined more gemstones, you must acquire 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 business earns the most prestige wins. Deceptively easy to learn, Splendor involves quick strategic thinking and produces intense interpersonal competition. This challenging board game rewards players who use strategy to think several turns ahead and who make bold moves. There are many options available each turn, each of which can help or hinder you further on.