It’s been a while since Steff and I went on a board game shopping bender. But after binging a ton of videos from the excellent YouTube board game channel No Rolls Barred, we felt compelled to expand our collection! Here’s what we picked up!
Inspired by Potugese ceramic tiles, Azul is an abstract strategy game in which players create decorative walls in order to gain the most points. As someone who can take issue with some of the more banal themes behind European-style board games, just hearing the concept for this one made my eyes roll into the back of my head. After having played a few times, the theme still doesn’t excite me at all, but the game sure is fun to play.