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33 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

Release Date: 01/01/2017

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 2-4

Genres: Brain Game, Collecting, Sequencing and Strategy

Accessibility: 26 features

Costs: Purchase cost

18 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.
 

Stripes

Release Date: 01/01/2019

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Pieces: Cards

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...

Shifting Stones

Release Date: 01/01/2020

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Pieces: Cards and Tokens

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...

Village Pillage

Release Date: 01/01/2019

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Pieces: Cards and Tokens

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...

Potion Explosion

Release Date: 01/01/2015

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Pieces: Gadget, Placeables and Tokens

Potion Explosion is a collecting game where you study potion making and compete to be crowned the best student in class. You collect Ingredient marbles to complete Potion cards that enable special abilities. It is like a board game version of...

Fantastic Factories

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

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

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,...

Chai

Release Date: 01/01/2019

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Pieces: Bag, Board, Cards and Tokens

Chai is a collecting and sequencing game about running a Tea House. You play by strategically collecting ingredients to serve customers beverages matching their tastes. It's clever because of its Candy Crush style ingredient collecting and competition...

Hive

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

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Pieces: Placeables

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

Release Date: 01/01/2006

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Pieces: Placeables

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...

Blue Lagoon

Release Date: 01/01/2018

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

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

Blue Lagoon is a strategy game where you aim to take control of a series of islands in an archipelago. You place Settler tiles to create the longest lines on the map and claim territory. With other players doing the same it soon turns into a...

Sagrada

Release Date: 01/01/2017

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Pieces: Board and Dice

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...

ShipShape

Release Date: 01/01/2019

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Pieces: Cards, Placeables and Tokens

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...

Bloom

Release Date: 01/01/2019

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Pieces: Dice and Pen and Pad

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

Release Date: 01/01/2018

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Pieces: Board, Cards, Figures, Placeables and Tokens

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

Release Date: 01/01/2019

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Pieces: Placeables, Score Board and Tokens

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 trees with scoring columns. Because the garden tiles are awkward shapes and only...

Roll For It!

Release Date: 01/01/2011

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Pieces: Cards and Dice

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...

Rush Hour

Release Date: 01/01/1996

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Pieces: Board, Cards and Placeables

Rush Hour is a brain puzzle game where you help a gridlocked car escape the traffic. You play by sliding Car pieces forwards and backwards inside a 6-by-6 grid to create a path out of traffic for your car. It is a game that anyone who parks in a city...

Silver & Gold

Release Date: 01/01/2019

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Pieces: Cards, Pen and Pad and Score Board

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,...

The Duke

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

Pieces: Board and Figures

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...

6 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.
 

6 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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Board Games That Reveal Who You Really Are

Most of us play board games for the laughs and the giggles. We love getting round a table, opening a box and having fun. But I am sure you can also all think of a time when games have played out in a way that have made you see your friends in a different light.

Whether exposing their inner thirst for victory, revealing their no-nonsense approach to deals or maybe even revealing something you never knew about them before. This is a list of games that will push you to the edge, test your friendships and maybe even ruin a few too.
 

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.
 

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:
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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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