Splendor released on Board Game Arena

Splendor released on Board Game Arena

Splendor released on Board Game Arena

The award-winning Splendor, from Space Cowboys, is now available to play on Board Game Arena (BGA)!

Since the acquisition of BGA by Asmodee earlier this year, the iconic Modern Classic has been meticulously tailored by both the online gaming platform and Space Cowboys to provide the best online experience possible for both 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 favourite game among casual and dedicated players alike due to its streamlined rules, replayability and its ability to scale in difficulty based on its players’ strategic level.

With BGA and Space Cowboys working together to ensure that fans of the game will have the same exceptional play experience online as at the table, it’s sure to be a hit. The BGA edition of Splendor showcases familiar characters and artwork from the tabletop set, with enhanced graphics to mimic the high print quality of its tokens and cards. Players will be able to enjoy the acclaimed mechanics just as they expect, as well as discover 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 three months after the beginning of our partnership with Asmodee that made this possible,” said Grégory Isabelli, co-founder of BGA. “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 Space Cowboys, added: “We are proud to see Marc André’s game join today the rich catalogue of Board Game Arena, alongside many of the greatest modern board games. The interface efficacy will allow any [Splendor] 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 gorgeous materials, beautifully illustrated by Pascal Quidault.”

Splendor is now available online to all BGA members. BGA Premium players benefit from exclusive features that offer the best play experience with friends and loved ones: shortened waiting times to join a game, the ability to launch a game with friends & family and audio/video chat.

Splendor is the first major game from the Asmodee catalogue to appear on BGA since its acquisition but it will not be the last. Several highly anticipated titles are in development for the platform, to be released in the coming months.

To celebrate the launch of Splendor, a special tournament will be held on BGA from 5-23 May, with the four finalists in line to win free games from Space Cowboys and the ultimate victor a bespoke noble tile with their own portrait, drawn by the game’s illustrator, Pascal Quidault. More information can be found on the BGA website here.