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Azul (Board Game)

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Description

Introduced by the Moors, azulejos (originally white and blue ceramic tiles) were fully embraced by the Portuguese when their king Manuel I, on a visit to the Alhambra palace in Southern Spain, was mesmerized by the stunning beauty of the Moorish decorative tiles. The king, awestruck by the interior beauty of the Alhambra, immediately ordered that his own palace in Portugal be decorated with similar wall tiles. As a tile-laying artist, you have been challenged to embellish the walls of the Royal Palace of Evora.

In the game Azul, players take turns drafting colored tiles from suppliers to their player board. Later in the round, players score points based on how they've placed their tiles to decorate the palace. Extra points are scored for specific patterns and completing sets; wasted supplies harm the player's score. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins.

Product Details

Barcode
826956600107
Department
Boards & Dice
Released
22 Dec 2017
Genre
Category
Abstract Strategy
Game Mechanic
Year Published
2017
# of Players
2 - 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players, Recommended with 2 - 4 players
Suggested Ages
8 and up
Playing Time
30 - 45 minutes
Game Designer
Michael Kiesling
Game Artist
  • Philippe GuĂ©rin
  • Chris Quilliams
Publisher
Plan B Games
User Suggested Ages
8+
Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
Expansion Sets
Azul: Joker Tiles
Supply Source
South Africa