In short: Azul is now available on BGA!
Do you want to know why this world-acclaimed and "more than 50 times award-winning boardgame" is a success?
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.
Tiles to play!
Azul is a tile laying game where players will take turns choosing matching tiles from a central stack of 5+ (depending on player count) that act as suppliers. You are trying to get sets of 1-5 on your player board. At the end of a round you will move over one tile from each area on your board that is completely filled. The catch is each row can only have one color and if that tile's color is placed in your grid already you can’t place that same color there again. The game ends after the first player completes a horizontal line in their grid and at that point the player with the most points will be the victor!
Azul will go down as a classic and every gamer should try it at least once, especially at 2 players! The 2 player game is an exercise in strategy, figuring out how to manipulate your opponent into giving you the turn you want. You will find yourself thinking 2-3 turns ahead however sometimes that may backfire and lose you that important match you needed.
You can see the game in action by clicking the link right below. And why not have a game or two?
And the best of both worlds ?
You can learn to play Azul live from our new online tutorials!
Thanks to the wonderful team of Plan B Games and the game designer Michael Kiesling, you can enjoy it now from any device with a web-browser.
And let's not forget our developer, thoun, that did a fantastic work to bring the game on Board Game Arena. With more than 3000 simultaneous tables playing it since the game was released in beta, it surely is polished.
Have a wonderful game, take care and.. play well!