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Different Strategies

There are many main strategies in Splendor, which applies for everyone and have no preference over one another. Here are some of them:

Card Reserving

  • First, reserve important cards, mostly level 2. This can prevent opponents to get them.
  • Then, buy a few level 1 cards, at least 1 of each type. This should build up your basic engine.
  • After that, start buying cards you reserved and reserve new cards, gaining you lots of points.
  • Do note that you can reserve cards from the deck, which is a good thing when you don't want to destroy the current position.
  • If you notice your opponent aiming for a card, reserve them first to waste their effort.
  • This strategy is what strong players usually do. Therefore when the gold stock is empty, consider other ways to counter...

Engine Building

  • First, buy about 7-9 level 1 cards to get discounts.
  • Secondly, buy cards that can get you nobles. That are valuable in return of your engines.
  • Lastly, start buying point cards with little cost after discount. Some better players can even get cards for free!
  • This strategy is mostly useful for players who have some gaming experience. Do note that everyone wants them and it can be tricky!

High-Score Aiming

  • First, sellect a target. You can reserve it if you want. Then, start collecting lots of gems fpr it.
  • You want to get point cards, especially level 2 and 3 ones. Therefore buy any point card if you can afford.
  • This strategy is mostly useful for beginners with little experience in gaming. It can be effective, but can be blocked easily.

Card Review

Which cards are the best?

  • Level 1: (4,1)>(3,0)>(4,0)>(5,0)
  • Level 2: (6,3)>(5,2)>(7,2)=(9,2)>(7,1)=(8,1)
  • Level 3: (9,5)>(7,4)>(12,4)>(14,3)
  • Note: Each card here is showed by (cost, point). Cards are sorted from most valuable to least valuable.

What relationship are there between the colours?

  • Level 1: Black for green, Blue for black, Green for white, Red for blue, White for red.
  • Level 2: Black for red, Blue for blue, Green for green, Red for white, White for black.
  • Level 3: Black for white, Blue for green, Green for red, Red for black, White for blue.
  • Note: Each relationship is showed by (most needed gem colour) for (card colour).