Review Roundup: Sagrada
The Bottom Line
Our friends at Man vs. Meeple said it best, "this is a great gateway game, that anyone can play, the variety gives it immense replayability and it looks gorgeous on the table".
Read on for details on the game and in-depth reviews from the top reviewers in board games.
Game Category: Dice, Puzzle
Game Mechanisms: Dice Rolling, Drafting, Pattern Building, Set Collection
|Number of Players||1-4|
|Designer(s)||Adrian Adamescu, Daryl Andrews|
Sagrada is a dice drafting game where players are carefully trying to construct a stained glass window masterpiece.
In more detail, each player builds a stained glass window by placing up a grid of dice on their player board. Each board is unique and has some restrictions on which color or shade (value) of die can be placed there. Dice of the same shade or color can never be placed next to one another. Dice are drafted in player order, with the start player changing each round, snaking back around after the last player drafts two dice. Hidden goals and various cards make scoring variable each game, based on achieving various patterns and varieties of placement...as well as bonus points for dark shades of a particular hidden goal color.
Sagrada has been received very well, with a BGG score of 7.5, ranking in the top 150 games overall (as of this publication date).
The Dice Tower
Man vs. Meeple
The Game Boy Geek
As the team at Man vs. Meeple mentioned in their review, the Sagrada board game feels like it was built for expansions. The opportunity to introduce new cards, personal objectives and player board is huge. Having said that, it's no surprise that there have already been three expansions released from 2018 - 2020, all of which have been well received additions to the base game.
For more info on each expansion we've linked to the product detail pages below: