Splendor

Frequently Asked Questions

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What happens in a tie?
Player with the least Development Cards purchased wins.
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How do I win the game?
15 prestige points
Can I have a visit from more than 1 Noble at the end of my turn?
No
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I have 8 Gem Tokens and 3 Gems from Developments, do I have to discard one?
No
The Gems that are acquired through development tiles aren't counted towards the maximum limit of 10 tokens.
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Can I discard tokens?
Only if you have more than 10 at the end of your turn.
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I already have 3 Reserved Cards in my hand, can I take a 4th?
No
You aren't allowed to have more than 3 cards reserved and you can not discard them either.
Can I take two tokens from a pile that has only three tokens left?
No
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Do I have to show my tokens to other players?
Yes
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If during my turn I have more than 10 tokens, do I have to return the extra ones immediately?
No
At the end of your turn.
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How do Gold tokens work?
Gold tokens act as jokers, so when you're buying a Development Card, you can replace any Gem with a Gold token.
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How do I get gold tokens?
The only way to get gold tokens is reserving a card. When ever you reserve a card, you also get a gold token if they are available.
Can I take gold instead of gems on my turn?
No
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Can I still get visit from a Noble on the last turn of the game after another player already has 15 prestige points?
Can I reserve a card if I have enough tokens to buy that card?
Yes
As long as you don't exceed the maximum of three cards reserved at one time.
Is receiving a visit from a Noble a free action if after your turn you have the requirements?
Yes
But only once per turn. A visit from a Noble doesn't count as an action.
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I can't take the three tokens and since the two remaining stacks are less than four tokens high, what do I do?
The action "take three different tokens" allows you to pick only two different tokens, or even one, if all the other piles are depleted. So take as many as you can and are allowed.
What are prestige points?
Prestige points are needed for players to win the game. They are gathered buying development cards.