NAME OF GAME: Splendor
DESCRIPTION: Splendor is a game of chip-collecting and card development. Players are merchants of the Renaissance trying to buy gem mines, means of transportation, shops - all in order to acquire the most prestige points. If you’re wealthy enough, you might even receive a visit from a noble at some point, which of course will further increase your prestige.
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Splendor is a great 2-4 person, family game. It is easy to play even from the very first time you open the box. The rules are simple to understand for all ages. Splendor is the perfect game for those who are just getting into card and board games. Likewise, Splendor has a few educational components such as economic concepts and resource depletion as well as historical connections to the Renaissance era. This makes it perfect for teachers to include in their classroom. Overall, we recommend Splendor to just about any family since it provides a healthy amount of competition without the clawing and ferocity that usually occurs during Monopoly.
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We understand your stress. Creating tons of lessons that are engaging and educational can be challenging and stressful sometimes. We want to help you out as best and as much as we can. We want to give you tools that you can use in the classroom to engage your students and to make learning fun! With that in mind we want to introduce you to our Teacher Toolbox Series. In each of these posts we will include information to diversify your teaching strategies and to make your life a little bit less stressful.
What posts can you expect from our Teacher Toolbox look like?
To get you started, the first toolbox item we will give you is a link to our Pinterest Board: DIY Escape Rooms at Home or School. We update this board just about every other day with new ideas for puzzles, projects, and the like that can be made with items you can find at your local convenience store.
You will see subject specific posts like Mission Math, Greek Mythology Escape, and Poetry Escape Room. You will also see posts relating to ways to build things like how to create a cipher, DIY pressure plate switch, and the like.
We want to make this as helpful to you as possible! Let us know in the comments below if there is anything else you might find helpful!
The Conundrum Staff
Are you a newbie to the escape room world?
Do you consider yourself to be an escape room artist or veteran?
Is there a specific lock or puzzle that you just can not seem to crack?
Good news! We are here for you! Every few weeks we will be posting a lesson or two to help you improve your escaping skills! Whether it is a lock you consider to be your nemesis or just a refresher course on an old favorite, we will cover it all.
Things to look out for in the coming weeks:
In these informational posts, you will learn how to become an expert escape artist. You will enjoy video tidbits, infographics, and other images as well as expert advice from the Conundrum Staff! We may even include some history of different puzzles and locks! Stay tuned for more!
If there is a specific type of lock or puzzle you want to learn more about, comment below!
Have you ever wanted to create a small scale version of an escape room in your home or classroom?
Have you ever wanted to surprise your friends or family by turning your home, apartment, or other living space into a makeshift escape room?
Do you just like building puzzles?
If you answered YES to any of the above questions then you have come to the right place!
Every few weeks we will post ideas, puzzles, and other such things to help you build your own escape room out of your own home or classroom! For each of these we will use resources that are readily available in the average home or purchased from your local Walmart, Home Depot, Lowe's, Michael's, etc. We will cover things like:
With each post we will include video tutorials, helpful images, a bullet point list on how we made it ourselves, as well as how these different puzzles and items can be used as a challenge. Everything we post will have been attempted by us, so if you have any questions you can always comment on the post or come into the store and ask us!
Our goal is to make this affordable for you!
While you wait for our first DIY post check out our Pinterest! We have some cool ideas posted there already!
If there is anything you would like a DIY tutorial on, comment below!
Every few weeks we will be posting reviews on board games and card games that we have in store. These reviews will give you a good amount of insight into some of our favorite games. In the coming weeks we will review games like Scythe, Abyss, Splendor, and more! Each review will have the following information to help you make that final decision.
NAME OF GAME: The name of the game we are reviewing. Will also include an image of the game.
DESCRIPTION: A description of the game as told by the board game maker.
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THE DOWN LOW: Photos and possibly a video of us playing the game. This also will include our description and what we thought of the game when we played it.
Comment below with games that you would like to see reviewed!