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I like the artwork and gameplay, but one thing that concerns me is replayability? I have a feel it will become repetitive. I wish that there were different goals in every game (bonus points), like something in games Barenpark, Isle of Skye...
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You might watch this review, by Zee Garcia of the Dice Tower, who specifically addresses the issue in his "target audience" analysis system.

https://boardgamegeek.com/video/152233/azul/azul-review-zee-...
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lavov wrote:
I like the artwork and gameplay, but one thing that concerns me is replayability? I have a feel it will become repetitive. I wish that there were different goals in every game (bonus points), like something in games Barenpark, Isle of Skye...


The dynamic drafting keeps the game fresh, plus the game is pretty fast and plays differently at different player counts and personalities.

I'm nearly 60 games in in the last month and still enjoy it.
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MPMelanchthon wrote:
You might watch this review, by Zee Garcia of the Dice Tower, who specifically addresses the issue in his "target audience" analysis system.

https://boardgamegeek.com/video/152233/azul/azul-review-zee-...



I also saw in review of JonGetsGames that variability is less than expected:
https://boardgamegeek.com/video/153539/azul/jongetsgames-azu...
 
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lavov wrote:
I like the artwork and gameplay, but one thing that concerns me is replayability? I have a feel it will become repetitive. I wish that there were different goals in every game (bonus points), like something in games Barenpark, Isle of Skye...


I think you have to accept that all games have a repetitive nature and abstracts generally have a lower variability due to their nature of moves of pieces on a board.

The questions to me are: Is it fun? Is it something where you have to learn to be good at it? Is it something I can introduce to others I know?

If I can answer yes to these then it is worth having on my shelf.

Luckily, I apply a few other criteria otherwise I would have bought a lot more.

Despite some people’s upset at the cost of boardgames they are still great value when compared to other pastimes.

YMMV

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lavov wrote:
I like the artwork and gameplay, but one thing that concerns me is replayability? I have a feel it will become repetitive. I wish that there were different goals in every game (bonus points), like something in games Barenpark, Isle of Skye...


The reason why I bought it is that it has none of that. In my opinion there are way too many games that choose variability in mechanisms over player interaction that very often will give that variability.
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mudshark_baby wrote:


I think you have to accept that all games have a repetitive nature and abstracts generally have a lower variability due to their nature of moves of pieces on a board.

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What, like Chess and Go?
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