April 26, 2021 – The biggest board game company, announced that one of the biggest games in the word that they control is coming to the biggest online digital play platform that they recently purchased. Amsmode Announced that Splendor is Coming to Board Game Arena.
You can play on Board Game Arena right now!! It is on the premium tier but that doesn’t mean free players are shut out. You can still join games that premium players, you just don’t have the options and prioritized wait time expedition. That premium tier is worth it though at only $2 per month.
To kick things off they are are doing a cool tournament that can get you real life prizes, the grand prize being something very unique you cannot buy. That runs May 5th through the 25th.
This is the first major game from Asmodee to drop on Board Game Arena since the acquisition and it will not be the last. It is a priority for the company to bring great digital experiences to the world through this outlet.
Read the Full Press Release:
Asmodee announced today that award winning title Splendor, from Space Cowboys, is now available to play on Board Game Arena (BGA). Since the acquisition by Asmodee three months ago, Splendor was meticulously tailored by BGA and Space Cowboys to provide the best online experience for new and seasoned players.
Splendor has sold over one million copies worldwide since its original release in 2014. In the game, players take on the roles of Renaissance merchants competing to acquire mines, ships, and other goods via the trade of chips and cards. It has become a favorite game among casual and dedicated players due to its streamlined rules, replayability and its ability to scale in difficulty based on the person’s strategic level.
Space Cowboys collaborated with BGA to ensure that fans of Splendor will have the same exceptional play experience online as at the table. Splendor on BGA will showcase the same characters and artwork the tabletop community loves, with enhanced graphics to mimic the high print quality of the tokens and cards that are sure to please any online gaming fan. Players will be able to enjoy the same game mechanisms they expect and a whole new way to challenge players across the globe with the inclusion of worldwide virtual competitive play. “BGA exists to bring the best games to all players, and we are really proud to offer today this extraordinary game for online play less than 3 months after our partnership with Asmodee that made this possible,” says Grégory Isabelli, BGA co-founder. “Splendor is the ideal game for online play: it is really easy to learn, fast to play, and very good with two players. Now it’s up to you to show the whole world who is the real champion!”
François Doucet, Marketing Manager at the Space Cowboys studio, explains: “We are proud to see Marc André’s game join today the rich catalog of Board Game Arena, alongside the greatest modern board games. The interface efficacy will allow any [game] fan to play when and where they wish to, against opponents from all over the world. Thanks to BGA, new players will be able to discover it through this means.
Going online is a significant step in the life of this game, which we will continue to develop in the future, always with the same objective: to satisfy as many players as possible thanks to its simple yet deep gameplay and its material of excellent quality, beautifully illustrated by Pascal Quidault.” Splendor is now available online to all BGA members. BGA Premium players benefit from exclusive features to have the best play experience with friends and loved-ones: shortened waiting times to join a game, ability to launch a game with friends & family and audio/video chat.
Since the acquisition of BGA, Splendor is the first major game from the Asmodee catalogue to appear on the service, but it is not the last. Several anticipated games are in development and will be released in the coming months.
To celebrate Splendor’s launch, a BGA tournament will happen from May 5th to May 23rd and will be streamed on Trictrac. The four finalists will win the following prizes:
- Tournament winner: a bespoke noble tile with the winner portrait drawn by the game’s illustrator Pascal Quidault and 3 games from Space Cowboys studio available in the winner country
- 2nd in tournament: 2 games from Space Cowboys studio available in the player country
- 3rd and 4th in tournament: 1 game from Space Cowboys studio available in the player countries
Learn more on BGA and play with the world!
Using only five types of gems, you have to grab from a limited amount of cards. These are going to get you bigger and better things. Your turn is either taking gems or spending them, very simple. If you love gizmos and want to kick it back in intensity one notch, but still be robust and satisfying, Splendor is the answer. For 2 – 4 players, games last about 20 minutes each.