Tuesday, January 21 | 6 P.M. | Pattern Building – Adult Game Night (Ages 16+)
Get your game face on and enjoy modern board games at the library! This month, we are featuring Azul, an award-winning tile-laying game where players use Moorish tiles to decorate the palace for their King. A major mechanic of this game is its pattern building, which enable players to earn a higher score if they can place tiles in specific patterns. Dragon Castle, Kingdomino, and Sagrada are other games that feature this game mechanic and will also be available to play. Adult Game Night meets monthly on the third Tuesday of each month.
New to gaming or need something different to play? Be sure to check out the library’s new Modern Board Game collection. Patrons 13 and older can check out up to two games on their library card for two weeks. There is a diverse selection of award-winning games to enjoy!
About the featured game:
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 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. Game description provided by BoardGameGeek.