Collect pretty and stylish tiles and design the most lavishly decorated palace with them, the ire of all your friends!
Azul is a tight, focused abstract game wherein you’re building a 5×5 tableau of up to five different colors of chips.
On your turn, you’ll take all of a particular color/type of square chip from one of the circular coasters in the communal play area. Everything you didn’t take goes into the center, which players can also take from. The center gets progressively more enticing, but comes with a -1 penalty to whoever reaches into it first.
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.
Game time: 45 minutes