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 mesmerised 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 coloured 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.
The new edition includes the first player token made of resin.
- High quality components and fun, accessible gameplay
- Fun tile drafting and tile placement mechanics
- For 2 – 4 artisans, age 8 and up
- Game plays in 30-40 minutes
The Azul Crystal Mosaic enhances the gameplay experience by providing an organized, clean look to the player boards. Newly designed double sided player boards are included in the box offering exciting challenges for even the most die hard Azul fan!
• 4 New Player boards
• 4 Player Boards Overlay
• 1 Rulebook