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!
A game in which players compete to build the best, most beautiful stained glass window may seem a bit odd, but this very colourful dice drafting game is light, fun and relaxing. What is dice drafting? The starting player will randomly draw a number of dice equal to twice the number of players plus one (for example, nine dice in a four-player game) and then roll them. Players then take turns picking one (first in clockwise order and then a second die in anti-clockwise order) and placing it on their personal player board/window. You can't put two dice with the same colour or number orthogonally adjacent to each other and there are also placement requirements on your board (it might require a 4 in a specific spot and a green die in another). Otherwise, you are trying to pick and place dice to maximise points scored at the end of the game based on a number of randomly determined scoring criteria. Sagrada is easy enough that just about anyone can play it and, while it's a bit puzzle-y, it's light enough that you should never experience 'brain burn'.