In Splendor, you lead a Renaissance merchant's guild. Your only objective: prestige! At the beginning of the game, you have a small stash of gems (as represented by poker chips) with which you'll build a commercial empire.Your tokens allow you to acquire mines, ships, and artisans (represented by cards), which are called developments.These cards, split into three tiers of increasing cost, offer you bonuses; each development produces a virtual token, which reduces the cost of your future purchases.
The more expensive developments also grant you prestige points. When you have the required number of bonuses, a noble patron will visit you and grant you three precious prestige points. At the end of the game, the player with the most prestige wins.