-=::) Dante (::=-
Rocky Road à la Mode
is fun game that is similar to splendor, but different enough that I enjoy owning both. It is also a small box and portable.
As a counterpoint this is the comment I left on the the game page after buying it based on exactly this kind of endorsement:
Wouldn't turn down a play but don't be drawn in like I did by claims that this is Splendor-like with Patchwork turn order added to the mix. While that's not completely inaccurate and it is reasonably fun light fare it's SO much more fiddly by comparison, and lacks the elegance that makes Splendor special by a wide margin.