Introduction[edit | edit source]
As an artisan, you compete to create the most beautiful glass window in the Sagrada Familia. Your glass pieces will be represented by cards. These have a color and a shading. The shading is indicated by the value on the card (the lower the value, the lighter the shading).
In each round, the player places two cards in his window. In doing so, he must follow the color and shading requirements of the default, and two cards of the same color or shading may never be placed directly next to each other. Tools help him to fulfill these specifications.
After 10 rounds the player receives points depending on his fulfilled orders. If he has reached the specified number of points, he has won and is now considered the most famous artisan in Spain.
Setup[edit | edit source]
- 15 cards with the light blue background and the values 1/1/2 and the border colors red, green, yellow, blue and black are called “order cards”. 6 of them are unique orders. Their individual functions are referenced at the end of the game rules. Shuffle the unique order cards separately and reveal 1 of them. Then shuffle the remaining order cards separately and reveal 2 of them. The other ones will not be used in the game.
- 9 cards with the white border are called “tool cards”. Their individual functions are referenced at the end of the game rules. Select as many as you want to determine the number of available tools and thus the difficulty of the game. With only 1 tool the game becomes very hard, with 5 or more tools the game becomes very easy. Alternatively, you can draw the selected number blindly. New players are recommended to start with 3 tool cards.
- The remaining 30 cards are called “glass cards” (red, green, yellow, blue, black from 1 to 6). Shuffle them to a face down pile.
- Choose one default glass window (see details on the end of the game rules).
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
Overview[edit | edit source]
The game lasts exactly 10 rounds. In each round the player has 2 turns.
At the beginning of the round the player draws 3 cards for his 2 turns. When the deck is used up, the discarded cards are reshuffled to form a new deck.
With the drawn cards the player either put two of them in his window (glass cards) or put one of them in his window and use a tool with one card. The player needs to have a card, that matches with the symbol to use a tool card. It is not allowed to use a card for a tool without using the tool.
At the end of the round, the player places unused cards in a row. If there are more than one cards, they are stacked. Each round the row is extended as only 1 (card or stack). This row represents the number of rounds (called “turn bar”). Once ten cards or stacks are in the turn bar, the game is over. Cards used for tools are discarded along with the tool.
Putting cards into the window[edit | edit source]
When putting the cards into the window, the following rules apply:
- The very first card must be placed on an edge or corner square.
- Each additional card must be placed adjacent (horizontally, vertically, diagonally) to a card that has already been placed.
- Cards may never be horizontally or vertically adjacent to a card of the same color or number (diagonally is allowed).
- The card must meet the default of the corresponding field. In the case of a number requirement, the number must match; in the case of a color requirement, the color must match. Only on an empty field may any card be placed, as long as the rules described above are followed.
- If the player cannot play cards according to these rules, this turn is forfeited. As a result, the player places more cards in the turn bar at the end of this round.
Game end and final scoring[edit | edit source]
As soon as 10 cards or stacks laying in the turn bar, the game ends. The final scoring is done as follows:
- Add up the values of all the cards on the turn bar. This gives your target, which you have to reach at least to win.
- Score the order cards: You can score multiple points with the basic orders if the conditions are fulfilled multiple times.
- For each empty field in the window, 3 points are lost.
If the sum of 2 and 3 is at least the sum of the target (1), you won.
Card explanations[edit | edit source]
Tool card functions[edit | edit source]
The tool cards are the cards with the white border. The player needs to have a card, that matches with the symbol to use a tool card. The following table shows the individual function of each tool card:
In case of the three circle tool "Return all drawn cards to the bottom of the pile and draw new cards": Just redraw 2 new cards (since 1 card has already been discarded to use the tool).
Order card functions[edit | edit source]
The order cards are the cards with the light blue background. If three order cards are laid out at the beginning, only one of the unique order cards must be present. The following table shows the individual function of each order card:
Glass windows (challenges)[edit | edit source]
Each glass window is a combination of default requirements of colors and shading. The border of the glass cards matches to the color, the value on the glass cards matches to the shading. Empty fields have no default requirements. Each glass window has a difficulty form 3 (easy) to 6 (hard).