Cities of Splendor brings multiple expansions to your Splendor games. Considering the game is all about jewels and such, it’d be a mistake to leave out the far East and all the various wonders that lie there. Well, that’s just what the Far East expansion looks to rectify. It adds in three development decks, just like the standard game, but focused on the Orient and what it has to offer.
From the preview:
At long last, your trading caravans have returned from the lands of the Orient, heavy laden with goods and gemstones. There, among the thriving empires of India, China, and Japan, you’ve found undeniable riches and developments unlike anything yet seen in Europe. You’re walking in the footsteps of Marco Polo… but you’re not alone. The other great trade guilds have also reached the Orient, and amidst these new treasures, your old struggle remains the same.
The Orient is just one of the four expansions included in Cities of Splendor, the first ever expansion for Splendor, and like the other three expansions in the box, it offers an elegant variant to the original game, bringing new challenges and new ways to test your mind against the game’s puzzle and your rival players. Over the past few weeks, we’ve looked at the Trading Posts, The Cities, and The Strongholds expansions, and today, we’ll take a closer look at exactly what The Orient has to offer!