Azul Board Game

How To Play Azul

Azul Game Rules (PDF Instructions)

2 - 4
Play Time
30 MIN
Have you ever wanted to decorate the walls of a royal palace? Well now you can in this colorful and elegant game Azul. Players compete as artisans decorating the walls of the Royal Palace of Evora. But be careful, drafting the correct quantity and style of tiles is important. The most clever of artisans plan ahead to maximize the beauty of their work and their scores. Try not to waste supplies in the process.

To play the game, each player starts with a personal board and a set of player pieces. On their turn, players can take one of the following actions: take tiles: Players select tiles from the factories on the main board and add them to their personal board. Place tiles: Players place tiles from their personal board onto their player board, following specific placement rules. Discard tiles: Players can discard any unplaced tiles back to the main board.

Players score points by placing tiles of the same color in specific patterns on their player board. Players also lose points for unplaced tiles at the end of the round. The game consists of several rounds, and at the end of the game, the player with the most points wins.

Azul is considered a medium-heavy strategy game, with easy to learn rules but a good depth of gameplay. it's a game of pattern building and also a bit of engine building, it's recommended for players who enjoy games with a historical theme and simple mechanics. It's a very popular game among board game enthusiasts and it's not just a game of luck but a game of strategy and decision making.

Azul is a new and different game that plays very easy but give just enough strategy to make it competitive. Visually stunning, this game only takes about a half hour to play and includes up to four players. Give Azul a try today and learn how to play below with the official game rules.

  • Spiel des Jahres award in 2017
  • Kennerspiel des Jahres award in 2017
  • Winner of the 2018 Spiel des Jahres

The game Azul should come with the following components. These are based off of the original game and don't include components from any expansion packs or different editions.

  • Inside The Box You'll See 100 Resin Tiles
  • 4 Player Boards
  • 9 Factory Displays
  • 4 Scoring Markers
  • 1 Starting Player Marker
  • 1 Linen Bag
  • Official Azul Game Rules And Instructions
How to Win
End up with the most points at the end of the game and you'll win.
How to Win
Please keep in mind that the official Azul rules and instructions could be different depending on the game version you have. The rules below are some of the exact directions that came in the original packaging and will teach you how to play Azul. Download these original PDF game rules or print them for later use.

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