Be the player to collect the most gems to be the winner of this game. By using gems, you buy cards, which in turn give you more gems. The more expensive cards have a value on them, when you collect 15 points you are the winner. You can see what the other players have on the deck, so you can try and prevent them from collecting cards they need. It is a good family strategy game that isn’t too complicated.
Splendor is a game of chip-collecting and card development. Players are merchants of the Renaissance trying to buy gem mines, means of transportation, shops—all in order to acquire the most prestige points. If you're wealthy enough, you might even receive a visit from a noble at some point, which of course will further increase your prestige.