Review: Sagrada — The Creative & Soothing Dice Drafting Game

Dice drafting games are addictive, fun, and a great way to spend an afternoon with friends — or by yourself! Sagrada is one such dice game. Perfect for solo players, or groups up to six, this quick dice drafting and window crafting game takes less than 30-minutes to play.

Sagrada -- a colorful and fun dice drafting game.

As a skilled artisan, you will use tools-of-the-trade and careful planning to construct a stained glass window masterpiece in the Sagrada Familia.

You and your fellow players will each take turns drafting dice, which represent glass pieces. But your pieces can't just go anywhere — two colors can't be next to each other, and two numbers also can't be next to each other. But don't fret! You'll be equipped with tools that can help you break the rules, not the glass.

What I like about this game is how soothing it is, and that you can play by yourself. Getting a group together isn't always easy, after all! This game allows people to let their creative juices flow, and no two pieces are alike. If you're playing in a group, don't fret, this game can be competitive! You can gain the admiration of fickle art lovers through your creative stained glass panels, beating out your opponents. The rules for Sagrada are pretty easy to follow as well, making this a suitable game for people new to dice drafting games.

You are an artist competing with fellow artists to
create the most beautiful stained glass window
in the Sagrada Familia. Your glass pieces are
represented by dice, which have a color and a
shade – indicated by the values on the dice (the
lower the value the lighter the shade).
Each round, players will take turns drafting from
a pool of dice, placing these dice on their window.
Players must place them within the color and
shade restrictions on their Window card, and never
have adjacent dice of the same color or value.
After 10 rounds, players score points based on
public and private objectives — the highest scoring
artisan is the winner!

Sagrada comes with four window frame player boards, 12 window pattern cards, 12 tool cards, 10 public objective cards, five private objective cards, 24 favor tokens, four score markers, 90 dice and a dice bag, a circular track, and a score track. Sagrada was designed by Daryl Andrews & Adrian Adamescu with graphic artistry by Peter Wocken and published by Floodgate Games. This has become my go-to game when I need to clear my mind and relax, and for $39.95 this is an affordable game that you'll get years of play out of. Love the game and want more? Grab the 5-6 player expansion, and Sagrada: Passion. Each expansion adds more players and tests your creative limits.

You can find this game at your local game shop, or you can easily order it online.

About Baltimore Lauren

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