Azul is a mosaic tile placement game that relies a lot on recognizing patterns, seeing colors, and being able to get all five colors in a row down in a single round. There’s a lot of strategy involved and yet the gameplay is simple but offers plenty of challenge and competition. If you are really into pattern recognition and a simple but challenging game that is family friendly, Azul might be the one for you.
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Table for Two: Let’s Play Azul
We hope you loved this Let’s Play of Azul and let’s make sure to thank Heather for being a good sport!
About Azul the Board Game
A very beautifully made game. A puzzle game that matters a lot with not only pattern recognition but with thinking creatively to take advantage of all the different ways you can earn points.
As well as planning it out so you don’t get penalized, either. There’s a lot going on here, and it’s worth a go for the gaming cabinet, in Phil’s opinion.
What Phil & Heather Think
Azul is this weeks game. I like it because it is a great drafting puzzle game that puts a lot of pressure on you by the end of the game to think about your choices as they quickly narrow down to nothing leaving you with docked points.
Heather really doesn’t like this game, while she gets the mechanics and how to play the game, it just does nothing for her.
I like Azul because it’s simple in concept but it puts a lot of pressure on you to think, plan, strategize, and can seem especially competitive at end game. A well put together game that’s good for the family.
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