Azul GraphicAzulejos (originally white and blue ceramic tiles) are Moorish decorative tiles. When the Portuguese king, Manuel I, visited the Alhambra palace, he was awestruck by its interior beauty and 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.

In the game Azul, players take turns drafting colored tiles from suppliers to their player board. Later in the round, players score points based on how they’ve placed their tiles to decorate the palace. Extra points are scored for specific patterns and completing sets; wasted supplies harm the player’s score. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins.