Azul - a beautifully abstract tile laying board game
Winner of the 2018 Spiel des Jahres, Azul is testament that abstract games can still come out on top.
As a tile-laying artist, you have been commissioned by the King Manuel I to embellish the walls of the Royal Palace of Evora, inspired by his visits to the Alhambra palace in Spain.
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How to play?
- In Azul, players take it in turns to draft pattered tiles to their personal board where they take it in turns to decorate their walls.
- Points are scored based on how their palace is decorated, with extra points for specific patterns and completing sets.
- Leftover tiles mean negative points. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins.
Watch it played
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- Suitable for ages 8+
- 2-4 Players
- 30-45 Minutes to Play