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27 Great Games Like Azul

Our experts have spent time searching for great games similar to Azul and have found the following:

Azul is a tile laying collection and sequencing game where you help the king decorate their palace with Portuguese tiles. You aim to gain tiles on your game card that form patterns to score the most points. What makes it unique is it's balance between simplicity and complexity, every tile you take affects the game and so every decision is crucial.

Unfortunately, Azul is not available on Android, Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S or iOS. However, we recommend the following games that offer a similar experience or theme:

DetailsGame Details

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2017

Genres: Brain Game, Collecting, Sequencing and Strategy

Accessibility: 26 features

Players: 2-4

Costs: Purchase cost

15 Hand Picked Board Games Like Azul

These are our hand-picked Board Game games similar to Azul. This doesn't use automatic matching, instead, we hand-pick games that are good to play if you have enjoyed Azul. These selections also include Board Game games that offer a different experience but address a similar theme or topic.
 

Fantastic Factories

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2019, updated in 2021

Genres: Collecting, Push-Your-Luck, Sequencing and Strategy

Developer: Fan Factories (@FanFactories)

Players: You can play with 1 to 5 players in the same room

Fantastic Factories is a strategy game where you race to build the most efficient set of factories. You collect blueprints, train workers and spend your dice to manufacture as many goods as possible. It's an unusual combination of resource collection,...

Hive

Skill Rating: 10-16 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2000, updated in 2013

Genres: Battle, Brain Game, Puzzle, Sequencing and Traversal

Pieces: Placeables

Players: This is a single-player game

Hive is a traversal strategy game for two players. It's like chess in that the different Insect pieces move in different ways, but it's played without a board.

Qwirkle

Skill Rating: 5-16 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2006

Genres: Brain Game, Puzzle, Sequencing and Strategy

Pieces: Placeables

Players: You can play with 2 to 4 players in the same room

Qwirkle is an abstract sequencing puzzle game where you compete to create rows of matching (or series of) colours and shapes. You score more points by matching multiple directions, but need to be careful not to leave points for other players to...

ShipShape

Skill Rating: 8-11 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2019

Genres: Collecting, Push-Your-Luck, Puzzle and Sequencing

Pieces: Cards, Placeables and Tokens

Developer: Calliope Games (@CalliopeGames)

Players: You can play with 2 to 6 players in the same room

ShipShape is a collecting and sequencing game where you compete to create the highest scoring ship full of loot. You bid for hole-ridden Crate pieces, then carefully stack them in order to form your Hold. It is part auction, part puzzle where you have...

Blue Lagoon

Skill Rating: 7-9 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2018

Genres: Collecting, Sequencing and Strategy

Pieces: Board, Pen and Pad, Placeables, Score Board and Tokens

Developer: Blue Orange Games (@BlueOrangeGames)

Players: You can play with 2 to 4 players in the same room

Blue Lagoon is a strategy game where you explore a map by placing Settler tiles. You place Settler tiles to create the longest lines on the map. With other players doing the same it soon turns into a Connect-4-style battle of whits to foist each other's...

Bloom

Skill Rating: 6-8 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2019

Genres: Collecting, Push-Your-Luck, Roll-And-Write and Sequencing

Pieces: Dice and Pen and Pad

Developer: Gamewright (@Gamewright)

Players: You can play with 1 to 5 players in the same room

Bloom is a roll-and-write game where you complete to become the most successful flower seller. You roll dice and mark off colour-combinations of flowers to score points. You need to balance allotting dice to individual bouquets or a larger volume of...

Honga

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2018

Genres: Collecting, Push-Your-Luck, Sequencing and Strategy

Pieces: Board, Cards, Figures, Placeables and Tokens

Developer: HABA USA (@HABA_USA)

Players: You can play with 2 to 5 players in the same room

Honga is a strategy game where your tribe gathers supplies to pay homage to the nature gods, attract mammoths and trade with other clans. You trigger resources by placing action wheels on the board, but also need to keep the troublesome tiger busy if...

Miyabi

Skill Rating: 8-12 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2019

Genres: Brain Game, Collecting, Push-Your-Luck, Strategy and World Building

Pieces: Placeables, Score Board and Tokens

Developer: HABA USA (@HABA_USA)

Players: This is a single-player game

Miyabi is a world building brain game where you build elegant Japanese gardens. You place Tetris-shaped garden tiles in your garden matching different flowers, stones and tress with scoring columns. Because the garden tiles are awkward shapes and only...

Roll For It!

Skill Rating: 5-10 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2011

Genres: Collecting, Push-Your-Luck and Sequencing

Pieces: Cards and Dice

Developer: Calliope Games (@CalliopeGames)

Players: You can play with 2 to 4 players in the same room

Roll For It! is a push-your-luck dice game where you compete to be the first to forty points. You roll dice to complete point sequences - the more complex, the bigger the score. It is a mix of chance and strategy, where even the savviest of players can...

Sagrada

Skill Rating: 8-10 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2017

Price: 50% off

Genres: Collecting, Push-Your-Luck, Puzzle and Sequencing

Pieces: Board and Dice

Players: This is a single-player game

Sagrada is a collecting and sequencing dice game where you construct intricate stained glass windows. You choose and place dice on your window to meet different rules, make patterns and score points. It stands out not only for the beautiful patterns you...

Shifting Stones

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2020

Genres: Brain Game, Collecting, Push-Your-Luck and Sequencing

Pieces: Cards and Tokens

Developer: Game Wright (@GameWright)

Players: You can play with 1 to 5 players in the same room

Shifting Stones is a competitive brain game where you manipulate a grid of Stone cards to match arrangements on your Pattern cards. The trick is that you have to spend your Pattern cards to swap or flip the Stone cards. It's a game where you have to...

Silver & Gold

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2019

Genres: Brain Game, Collecting, Race, Roll-And-Write and Sequencing

Pieces: Cards, Pen and Pad and Score Board

Players: You can play with 2 to 4 players in the same room

Silver & Gold is a turn-and-write card game where you match shapes to find treasure. You flip over an Expedition card and then mark a matching shape of squares on your (wipeable) Island card. You race to score the most points by finding treasure,...

Stripes

Skill Rating: 8-10 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2019

Genres: Brain Game, Collecting and Sequencing

Pieces: Cards

Developer: Breaking Games (@Breaking_Games)

Players: You can play with 2 to 6 players in the same room

Stripes is a sequencing and collecting card game where you create stripes of a single colour from a tangled mess of colours. You flip, draw and trade your cards into an order that creates a complete line of colour. It is about using limited actions to...

The Duke

Release Date: 01/01/2013, updated in 2019

Genres: Battle, Brain Game, Sequencing, Strategy and Traversal

Pieces: Board and Figures

Developer: Catalyst Game Lab (@CatalystGameLab)

Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room

The Duke is an old-world strategy battle like chess, but played with character tiles whose abilities both vary and change as they move. You play by choosing a tile to move ultimately aiming to capture your opponent's Duke character, but also whittling...

Village Pillage

Skill Rating: 8-11 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2019

Genres: Battle, Collecting, Push-Your-Luck and Sequencing

Pieces: Cards and Tokens

Developer: Blue Beard Ent (@BlueBeardEnt)

Players: You can play with 2 to 5 players in the same room

Village Pillage is a simple card battling game about protecting your village. You choose which characters to send into battles which resolve depending on each card's abilities. Unlike similar card battle games, things are kept streamlined both by the...

3 Similar Video Games to Azul

These are our hand-picked similar video games to the Azul board game. This doesn't use automatic matching, instead, we hand-pick games that are good to play if you have enjoyed Labyrinth. These selections also include games that offer a different experience but address a similar theme or topic.
 

16 Board Games Like Azul Based on Genre

These are games of a similar genre mix to Azul. This includes games from the Collecting, Brain Game, Strategy and Sequencing genres. We pick out games of a similar PEGI rating to further hone these generated suggestions.
 

4 Easier Board Games than Azul

If you like the sound of Azul but find it too complex or challenging, the games in this section offer a similar experience but with a lower Skill Rating.
 

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Spiel des Jahres Games of the Years

The Spiel des Jahres is a prestigious and longstanding award for board and card games. As you may have guessed, the name is German and means Game of the Year. It's been going since 1978 with the purpose of rewarding family-friendly game design, and promoting excellent games in the German market.

It's a really useful way of finding some amazing games for your family, whether they are new or released many years ago. They include awards in the following categories that increase in complexity:
  • Children's Game of the Year
  • Game of the Year
  • Connoisseur Game of the Year

 

Family Board Games

Here are our favourite family board games to play together. These offer a chance for players of all ages to gather round a table to talk, laugh, eat and compete. We will be adding to this list over the coming weeks.
 
Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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