Played Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra last night. I liked it better than "vanilla" Azul. Probably more thoughts later when I'm not rushing to get ready for work.
I like Azul. It's a good game. It's an excellent gateway game, IMHO.
Stained Glass of Sintra adds something Azul lacks - the ability to pass your turn.
They don't call it a pass, and there is another mechanical thing it does (resets your Glazier), but it amounts to a pass. And, in a two-player game, it can be a super-powerful play.
@AudreyWinter Base Azul is quite good.
Works well with 2/3/4 players. Isn't overly complex (my Tweenage nephews were able to teach their non-gaming mother how to play pretty easily). Has strategy and a moderate amount of indirect player interaction.
It's on boardgamearena.com if you want to play it without dealing with people face-to-face. I'm always up for turn-based play (1 turn/day minimum), if you want to challenge someone and get a couple of plays under your belt.
@AudreyWinter I won't promise to take it easy on you, but I can promise not to be a jerk about it. 🙂
My username there is (surprise!) gamethyme.
@AudreyWinter No pressure. I'm usually playing about 25 games on BGA. One more (or not) won't change my time spent there significantly.
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