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An amusement park located at Southern Thanalan, founded and managed by the master goldsmith Godbert Manderville. It has a Cactuar known as "Senor Sabotender" as the official mascot of the park. Players can participate in different minigames such as the Triple Triad, Chocobo Racing, and many more to obtain a special currency known as MGP (Manderville Gold Saucer Points), which can be used to buy exclusive rewards in the park.
Players may obtain access to the facility at any time after completing the level 15 sidequest It Could Happen to You, available in Ul'dah after completing the diplomatic envoy Main Scenario quest (level 15) for their starting nation to gain access to the airship.
Gold Saucer Aetheryte Plaza
||Chocobo Racing allows players to race, breed and train chocobos to race against NPCs and other players. It is an expanded version of the racing minigame from Final Fantasy VII.|
||Triple Triad is a minigame based on the card game from Final Fantasy VIII, with the same rules. It allows players to collect cards from around Eorzea and play against other players or NPCs.|
|Lord of Verminion
||Lord of Verminion is a real-time strategy minigame where players engage opponents using summoned minions to destroy the rival's “Arcana Stones”. Players can participate against other players or against NPCs.|
||Doman Mahjong is a minigame based on Japanese Riichi Mahjong. A tile-based game, players race to complete a winning hand of 14 tiles, with points awarded for speed and difficulty of the hand. Players can participate against other players or against automata.|
||A basket shooting game. The player makes free throws within an allotted time, and will be awarded based on how many they can through within the time. Throw timing changes so the player must to adjust to score the maximum points.|
|Crystal Tower Striker
||A hammer strength game. Players need to press a button with correct timing.|
||A punching strength game.|
||A crane minigame, where players must to grab objects using a crane UI in the lower-right of the screen. Smaller objects yield more points.|
|The Finer Miner
||Swing the pickaxe to locate the hidden ore. It is based on the Miner gathering system from 1.0.|
|Out on a Limb
||Swing the hatchet to locate the hidden timber. It is based on the Botanist gathering system from 1.0.|
GATEs are events similar on FATEs that occur at the 15 or 45 minutes past every hour Eorzea time.
Manderville Gold Saucer Points (MGP) obtained from playing minigames can be traded for many type of rewards including Setzer Gabbiani's costume, a Bunny outfit, and NPC casual wear.
Adamantoise mount and Fenrir mount are also available.
The Manderville Gold Saucer debuted in the interim patch of Before the Fall. Triple Triad, Chocobo Racing, Cactpot Lottery, GATEs, and the first mini-games debuted here.
The launch of Heavensward added twenty new cards to Triple Triad, as well as NPCs to play in expansion areas.
Patch 3.1 As Goes Light, So Goes Darkness added Lord of Verminion, as well as two new mini-games based on the older Gathering system from Version 1.0.
Chocobo Racing was expanded by introducing the Chocobo Challenges, along with additional abilities and items to use during races.
The Triple Triad Battlehall was added to permit cross-server Triple Triad matches across the same data center. Similarly, Lord of Verminion matches can be queued through the Duty Finder.
"Four-sided Circle", a violin arrangement of the "Gold Saucer" theme from Final Fantasy VII plays in the park. It was composed by Masayoshi Soken.
The original version of "Shuffle or Boogie" from Final Fantasy VIII plays while playing Triple Triad.
Behind the scenes
Square Enix's Eorzea Cafe served a dish called "Parfait of Gold Saucer" with a description that translates to: The Gold Saucer—a place for all to indulge in transient dreams. This parfait embodies the glamor of it all. Enjoy the many flavors provided by the fruits and sauces!
Gold is a chemical element with the symbol Au and atomic number 79. It is a dense, soft, malleable and ductile metal with a bright yellow color and luster, the properties of which remain without tarnishing when exposed to air or water.