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Azul (Solo Variant)


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.

Unofficial Solo Automa Rules

There are a few different ways to play Azul Solo. Here is a video of the unofficial automa version.

Unofficial Solo Automa Playthrough

Player feedback

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Solo Automa – Unofficial

Alternate ink version

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Solo Play Azul v1.pdf

File contains the rules to be able to play Azul in a solo environment. This variant provides a more challenging experience than the normal multi-player game.

To win you must reach a scoring goal when the game ends after 7 or possibly 8 rounds.

This file contains 4 pages of rules which include 3 levels of game play to explore.

Setup: <5 minutes

Expected Playtime: 20-30 minutes.

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