Theme Addict: Splendor

Jems Gems… they are truly outrageous. They are truly, truly, truly outrageous. Do you shine like a diamond? Are you green with envy like an emerald? What about onyx? Wait.. what about onyx?

Enter Splendor. Splendor is an engine-building and resource management game around developing gem farms, collecting gems, and attracting Nobles. (C’mon, which Noble couldn’t resist a good sapphire necklace?). After panning for gold or reading up on your birthstone for a few hours, players should expect the following:

  • A tendency to take loans they definitely can’t repay, but might deter others from taking the same loans
  • A sense of Affluenza
  • The urge to become a gem collector. One of each please!
  • Possible arguments over why people care about onyx as a precious stone



  • Multi-colored rock candy
  • Ring Pops
  • Candy Necklaces
  • Anything from Sugarfina (it sure costs as much as gems)


Specialty Cocktail: Sapphire Martini



In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add gin, blue curacao, and dry vermouth (optional). Shake vigorously until combined.

Strain sapphire martini into a martini glass. Garnish with lemon, orange, or a maraschino cherry.


RDG’s Splendor Playlist

Feel like you need more before your next game?

Movies and TV to Watch 

Other Games to Play

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