Sagrada by Floodgate Games Named the Best Casual Game of 2017

Sagrada Best Casual Game of 2017

The votes have been tallied and a winner has been announced for our first annual Best Casual Game of the Year award: Sagrada by Floodgate Games! Congratulations to the publisher and the designers, Adrian Adamescu and Daryl Andrews, for a job well done.

After our panel of judges narrowed down the list of candidates to just three nominees, a vote was taken by our judges as well as our readers to determine a winner. The vote from the judges resulted in a very close call in favor of Sagrada, while the public vote showed overwhelming support for the same. The results of both votes are shown below.

Judges' Vote

Public Vote

A special extended review of Sagrada will be featured in the Spring 2018 issue of Casual Game Insider (released April 2018). In the game, each player builds a stained glass window by building up a grid of dice on their player board. Each board has some restrictions on which color or shade (value) of die can be placed there. Dice of the same shade or color may never be placed next to each other. Dice are drafted in player order, with the start player rotating each round, snaking back around after the last player drafts two dice. Scoring is variable per game based on achieving various patterns and varieties of placement...as well as bonus points for dark shades of a particular hidden goal color. (Source: BGG)

We would like to recognize the runners up, Go Nuts for Donuts and Azul. Other honorable mentions include Codenames: DuetHerbaceousKingdominoQueendominoMagic Maze, and Santorini. These are all great casual games that received multiple nominations from our judges and deserve the attention of our readers.

We would also like to offer a special thanks to our judges who took part in the selection process!

Best Casual Game of 2017 Judges

Macshasta
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Wow! This is fantastic, love the look of this game. 

MARLENE WELLARD
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Sagrada looks awesome. I can't wait to play it.