In Asara, players immerse themselves in a competitive world of architectural magnificence, aiming to become the most renowned builder by erecting the tallest and most beautifully adorned towers. This strategic game unfolds over four rounds, symbolizing four years, during which builders must cleverly gather and assemble tower pieces to construct their masterpieces. The game mechanics revolve around a strategic use of a hand of colored cards, which players use to claim action spaces on the board. These spaces provide essential resources, such as tower pieces and funds, or opportunities to build and enhance your towers.

Gameplay Overview

  • Strategic Card Play: Utilize your hand of colored cards to occupy action spaces, with each subsequent card in a space needing to match the color of the first card played there.
  • Resource Management: Balance the acquisition of tower pieces and funds to efficiently construct and ornament your towers.

Special Features

  • Color-Coded Actions: The requirement to follow the color of the first card played in an action space introduces a layer of strategic depth and competition for spaces.
  • Scoring System: Earn points at the end of each round based on your towers' height and decoration, with additional prestige points awarded at the game's end for having the largest and most towers.


Asara offers a rich tapestry of strategy, planning, and aesthetic judgment, wrapped in a theme of competitive construction and prestige. It challenges players to think ahead, manage resources wisely, and outmaneuver their opponents to claim the title of the greatest builder. With its engaging gameplay and beautiful tower-building theme, Asara promises a fulfilling experience for strategists and aesthetes alike.

Nominated for 6 awards and won 2.

⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2011

  • 2 - 4 Players
  • 45 Minutes
  • 9+ years old
  • Easy to learn

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