It’s hard to believe there have already been 28 wonderful episodes of Table for Two. Maybe even harder to believe that this is the first time that Splendor showed up in this series. I thought for sure this had to be a rematch, but it really wasn’t! Splendor is a truly amazing game that we played back when we could still meet as a group in person, and it’s one we’ve played online via Steam.
Splendor is a fantastic multi-player game that also plays very well between two players, as well. During the original in-group playthrough the Corrupt Overlord prevailed. Who will win in the Heather vs. Phil showdown? Only one way to find out!
If you don’t have your own copy of Splendor, follow that link to check on prices at Amazon. This board game is an absolute favorite of our group and one that we have broken out both in person as well as online.
Heather and Phil’s Splendor playthrough is a great addition to their increasing library of Table for Two episodes.
Splendor is a fantastic boardgame that is tied to the Asmodee brand. This was an incredibly well designed game and one that everyone among the Meeples loves. While we get that a lot of games come down to taste (one person likes Settlers, one likes Lords of Waterdeep, one likes Dead of Winter, etc.) Splendor is one of those rare games that is just good.
It’s great filler in the best sense of the word. Fun to play, addictive, and creating a good gaming experience for an entire group, this is a game that works for almost any boardgame rotation or big board gaming family.
What Phil & Heather Think
There aren’t a tone of games that both Phil and Heather have labeled as a top game. Phil has this one on the list and Heather has only played a couple games, but she is catching on quick and seeing the appeal. Fun to play, easy to figure out, and the action happens within the easy to understand rules. That is a combination that makes for a great game they can both really enjoy!
“Splendor is just a classic game. Really what else is there to say? Great with two players, scales up great, just a rock solid game all the way through.”
So wow, this is a close one, wasn’t it? Punch to the face barely averted, this was one heck of a game and definitely worth the watch to the very end.
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Proud to embrace the locally created moniker of “Corrupt Overlord” from one of the all time great Lords of Waterdeep runs, Shane is one member of the Assorted Meeples crew and will be hard at work creating awesome content for the website. He is a long-time player of board games, one time semi-professional poker player, and tends to run to the quirky or RPG side of things when it comes to playing video games. He loves tabletop roleplaying systems like Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder, Werewolf, Fate, and others, and not only has been a player but has run games as DM for years. You can find his other work in publications like Level Skip or Hobby Lark.