Azul was designed by the world famous, award winning game author Michael Riesling. 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 Dvora. 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 Dvora.
Azul is a multiple award-winning, tile-placement game. The goal of Azul is to complete your display board, earning points as you place tiles and create patterns.
Loaded with high-quality components, Azul catches the eye and engages players with its beautiful art, clear graphic design, and colorful resin tile pieces.
Azul offers simple rules but meaningful choices making it easy to learn while offering a subtle depth to every turn! It’s perfect for families and veteran gamers.
- 2-4 Players
- Ages 8 and up
- Play Time 30-45 Minutes