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Sagrada (2017) is a collecting and sequencing dice game where you construct intricate stained glass windows. You choose and place dice on your window to meet different rules, make patterns and score points. It stands out not only for the beautiful patterns you make but for the brain-bending challenge of maximising points in these arrangements.

Play involves collecting coloured dice to place on your Window grid, aiming to match both the common and private objectives - things like rows of matching colours, only low numbers or varied colours. The colour and the number of the dice you choose are important, not only do you need to make certain number and colour patterns to score points, but your Window indicates spots that only take a particular colour or number.

As you place your dice and build up a pattern on your Window, you start to create scoring arrangements. But as it fills up it also gets trickier to maximise your points because you aren't allowed to place dice with matching numbers or colours next to each other. This is eased a bit with a set of Tool moves you can use to adjust your dice. At the end of ten rounds you total up the scores, getting points for your objectives completed, Tool tokens not spent and losing points for empty slots in your window. The winner with the most points wins.

It's a game where you are working on your own area, but need to keep an eye on everyone else to see which dice you should choose next. Expert players learn to score the same objectives on multiple rows to maximise their scores. It all comes together to offer both intricacy and simplicity in a way that is rare in these kinds of games.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Sagrada 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 4 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Brain Game and Sequencing game with Collecting, Push-Your-Luck and Puzzle elements. You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room. Best with 2.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Learn to Play: This takes 25 minutes to learn. The sheer number of dice makes this look really complicated but actually, there are only a few rules to learn.

The first time you play it can help to do the following:
  • Leave the special Tool abilities until you have the basics down.
  • Choose the simpler objectives to start with.
  • Ensure you offset more complex objectives with more Tool tokens.
  • Highlight some example ways to score points with multiple objectives.
  • Go through some of the ways you can't place dice based on neighbours or the Window card cells.

Play Time: This game will take between half an hour and 45 minutes to complete.

BenefitsBenefits

This game is good if you want to:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The layered strategy means that younger players need to be good at spotting sequences and opportunities to meet multiple criteria.

Content Rating

We rate this suitable for 3+ years-olds.

CostsCosts

There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/01/2017

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1-4

Genres: Brain Game, Sequencing (Collecting, Push-Your-Luck and Puzzle)

Accessibility: 0 features documented

Components: Board and Dice


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