|Players:||1 - 4|
|Time:||30 - 45 minutes|
Draft dice and use the tools-of-the-trade in Sagrada to carefully construct your stained glass window masterpiece.
In more detail, each player builds a stained glass window by building up a grid of dice on their player board. Each board has some restrictions on which color or shade (value) of die can be placed there. Dice of the same shade or color may never be placed next to each other. Dice are drafted in player order, with the start player rotating each round, snaking back around after the last player drafts two dice. Scoring is variable per game based on achieving various patterns and varieties of placement...as well as bonus points for dark shades of a particular hidden goal color.
Special tools can be used to help you break the rules by spending skill tokens; once a tool is used, it then requires more skill tokens for the next player to use them.
The highest scoring window artisan wins!
Sagrada is another game that I had heard plenty about but took my sweet time actually buying myself a copy. I quickly became a firm favourite and I love grabbing it to play with the kids or when my friend comes over for our weekly board game session.
The game seems simple enough, roll the dice and then place them according to the rules, but once you've placed a dice the game becomes increasingly harder. After your first dice is placed, the next ones must be places in one of the surrounding places of a dice already on your board. Dice of the same colour or of the same number cannot be placed next to eachother (ie touching). Then there is your own private goal, which gets you points, three public goals (which can be hard depending on what dice you can and can't place) and then the tools, which can allow you to break the rules.
The complexity of this game is lots of fun and even if you use the same board each time, your end result will always differ due to the roll of the dice, and the aesthetics of a finished 'window' are lovely.