Rating: 7.7 Very Good
Popularity:51
Difficulty:Very easy
Year:2017
Players: 2-4 players
Playing time: 30-45 minutes
Age:8+

Official Site: Webpage at Plan B games


Created by: Michael Kiesling, Philippe Guérin, Chris Quilliams

Published by: Next Move Games, Plan B Games, Asmodee

Alternate Names: アズール, 花磚物語, 아줄

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.

Prices:
Retail Price:$44
Ebay:$44
Expansions:
Azul: Joker Tiles
Awards:
Spiel des Jahres Winner 2018
Spiel des Jahres Nominee 2018
Origins Awards Best Family Game Winner 2018
Origins Awards Best Family Game Nominee 2018
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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. Azul brings you, a tile laying artist, to embellish the walls of the Royal Palace of Evora. …



Azul is a tile laying game that requires tactical adjustments each round to be successful. To score well in this variant the player must control an action board in addition to their player board where most of the scoring occurs.

The player must try to achieve a scoring goal after, at most, 8 rounds have been played. This variant has been playtested extensively to ensure that it will provide a satisfying solo gaming experience.

These additional rules are made by BGG User: GameRulesforOne. …



Who will best furnish the palace windows with stunning panes of stained glass?

Components

  • 9 Factory displays
  • 4 palace boards (1 of each player color)
  • 32 pattern strips (8 of each player color)
  • 4 glaziers (1 of each player color)
  • 8 markers (2 of each player color)
  • 100 pane pieces (20 of each of the 5 colors)
  • 1 scoring board
  • 1 starting player tile
  • 1 bag, 1 glass tower

Setup

The icon on top is not a space, but shows the color pattern on the opposite side of the strip.

  1. Place the Factory displays A with the orange-framed side up in a circle around the center of the table: …



At the turn of the 16th Century, King Manuel I commissioned Portugal's greatest artisans to construct grandiose buildings After completing the Palaces of Evora and Sintra, the king sought to build a Summer Pavilion to honor the most famous members of the royal family.

This construction was intended for the most talented artisans-whose skills meet the splendor that the royal family deserves. Sadly, King Manuel I died before construction ever began.

In Azul-Summer Pavilion, players return to Portugal to accomplish the task that never began. …



Components

  • 10 Joker Tiles
  • Bag
  • Instructions

Setup

In a game with 3 or 4 players, remove 2 tiles of each color from the game and replace them with the 10 joker tiles.

In a game with 2 players, remove 1 tile of each color from the game and replace them with 5 joker tiles.

Game Play

On your turn, when you must pick tiles, you can pick all joker tiles from any one Factory display OR the center of the table. If you do, in addition, you may then also pick all tiles of one other color from the same location (if possible). …




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