Azul /
a game by Michael Kiesling.
Rigaud, QC : Plan B Games Inc, [2018]
1 game (1 rulebook, 100 resin tiles, 4 player boards, 9 factory displays, 4 scoring markers, 1 starting player marker, 1 linen bag) : cardboard, linen, paper, plastic, wood, color ; in box 25 x 25 x 7 cm
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Rigaud, QC : Plan B Games Inc, [2018]
standard identifier
publisher #
NMG 60010EN
credits note
Illustrations: Chris Quilliams ; producer: Sophie Gravel.
general note
Duration of play: 30-45 minutes.
For 2-4 players.
Title from container.
Azul was designed by the world famous, award winning game author Michael Kiesling. Azul captures the beautiful aesthetics of Moorish art in a contemporary board game. Players compete as artisans decorating the walls of the royal Palace of Evora. By carefully drafting the correct quantity and style of tiles, the most clever of artisans plan ahead to maximize the beauty of their work (not to mention their scores!) while ensuring they wasted no supplies in the process. 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.
catalogue key
target audience
Ages 8 and up.

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