Try your hand at constructing gorgeous stained glass windows in Sagrada!
Sagrada is a dice drafting game where players are artisans tasked by the church to build windows for the unfinished Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. The game stands out as one of the most beautiful I have ever played, especially during evenings when sunlight hits the clear crystal components and refracts the dazzling colours of the boards and dice. Just the art was enough to convince me of my purchase!
The excellent gameplay further concretes Sagrada’s spot in any boardgamer’s collection. The drafting mechanics are light and quick to pick up, but the restrictions for placing dice – dice of the same number or colour can not be placed next to each other – gives the game a satisfying challenge. This is further complicated by public and secret scoring objectives, which push you to optimise your choices for both drafting and placing dice.
Whether you are playing solo or with your family, gamers that love puzzle and set collection games will definitely enjoy building window masterpieces in Sagrada!
If you would like to learn how to play the game, watch this detailed explanation video by Watch It Played.
And if you prefer watching a full playthrough, I recommend this excellent content by JonGetsGames!
P.S. I have taken a more in-depth look at the game and visual design of Sagrada and have posted my findings here on TableTopTavern.