Acclaimed Developer Days of Wonder Announces Digital Release of Splendor, Available Now for IOS and Android

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Award-winning strategy board game makers invite players to dive into a unique world of Renaissance merchantry

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Days of Wonder, an Asmodee studio and a leading developer and publisher of board games, is proud to announce today the release of Splendor on IOS and Android and coming soon on the Steam platform. Splendor is a truthful digital adaptation of the Space Cowboys board game, which has sold more than 200,000 copies globally, immersing players in the heart of a unique Renaissance world to deliver a friendly and exciting experience.

Splendor is an addictive visceral strategy turned-based card game, where players assume the role of wealthy Renaissance merchants, exploiting mines and caravans, hiring craftsmen and leveraging their influence with the nobility. The goal is to acquire the greatest wealth and become the most popular merchant. The player with the most prestige points wins the game!

In addition to its exclusive content, the digital version of Splendor truthfully adapts all of the various elements of the Space Cowboys’ award-winning board game (2014 Golden Geek Board Game, Family Game of the Year, Origins Game of the Year and 2014 Meeples Choice).

Discover the “Challenges” mode, a singular game similar to chess. Players must deal with complex situations, pushing them to achieve specific goals such as reaching a certain number of points, winning a special card, or collecting a combination of gems. Some goals must be achieved in a limited number of turns, in a limited amount of time, or even by only following a predefined path. The challenges are available in packs of 6, each pack representing a geographical area such as Madrid, Istanbul or the Sahara. Overall, players can discover up to 18 different challenges using these 3 packs.

Days of Wonder is also working on an online multiplayer mode with asynchronous play, which will be accessible later, promising players an enhanced gaming experience. This online multiplayer mode will be added to Splendor in an upcoming update and available to all Splendor’s owners for free.

Key Features:

  • Truthful adaptation of Space Cowboys’ board game.
  • Pick-up and play. Rules only take 5 minutes to learn with the game tutorial
  • Sublime graphics, originally seen in the board game, coupled with atmospheric Renaissance music.
  • Local pass and play mode for up to 4 players.
  • Exclusive “Challenges” game mode based on actual historical facts, which occurred during the 15th and 16th century.
  • A complex artificial intelligence based on player behavior instead of difficulty levels.
  • A playful interactive tutorial with an intuitive and user-friendly interface.
  • Online leaderboard enables players to compare scores from all over the world.

The official digital adaptation Splendor is available now for IOS and Android for $6.99. Trailer, screen shots and other assets are available at:

About Space Cowboys – publisher of Splendor board game
Space Cowboys is an up-and-coming board game publisher which already has three games under its belt: the worldwide bestseller Splendor (Golden Geek Award 2014), Elysium (nominated for KennerSpiel Jahres) and Black Fleet (UK Games Expo 2015 Board Game of the Year Award). This board game design studio was established in 2013 by the founders and pillars of Asmodee (French board game market leader) Marc Nunes, Philippe Mouret and Croc. Expanding their footprint over the game market for several years now, they have created a new synergy to create bold and innovative play concepts, such as Time Stories, scheduled for the end of 2015.

About Days of Wonder, an Asmodee studio – publisher of Splendor digital games
Days of Wonder®, a studio owned by Asmodee, develops and publishes one of a kind games, as reflected in the company’s slogan "Play different.”™ The smashing successes that are Ticket to Ride®, the best-selling train game, Small World® and its epic conquests in a fantasy world; and Memoir ’44® , the definitive World War II board game, supported by more than twenty expansions, motivate Days of Wonder to always raise the bar higher. Days of Wonder games are distributed in 40 countries and their digital versions are available on the App Store and on Google Play, as well as on Steam and on Days of Wonder’s website. To date, the company has sold more than 5 million games and over 45 million game sessions have been played online on its website. It also remains the youngest company to ever win the prestigious "Spiel des Jahres" (Game of the Year Award in Germany), the most coveted prize in the world in the field of board games.

About Asmodee
Founded in 1995 in France and with offices in 7 countries including England, China and the United States, Asmodee is a publisher and distributor of popular board and card games like 7 Wonders, Jungle Speed and Dobble. With six studios publishing and distributing games in more than 44 countries, Asmodee sells more than 10 million games per year. Asmodee’s reputation for delivering strategically challenging games with attractive design, has earned the company unfailing loyalty from fans, families, hard core players and also casual gamers.

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