“Arraial” is the name given to traditional Portuguese summer celebrations during which people take to the streets eating, drinking, and having fun in the old neighborhoods that are bedecked with arches, colorful balloons, popular music, and the aroma of sweet basil.
Music is shaking the ground, hordes of merry revelers are pushing (and eating!) their way through the bright, banner-festooned arches in the old neighborhood, and the smell of sweet basil is wafting gently through the air. It must be time for the arraial!
The epic Portuguese summer festival is coming, but it’s up to you to make your neighborhood’s soirée a total smash. Only the most delightful decorations, the most delectable delicacies, and the sweetest music will attract partygoers to your little corner of the world.
Arraial is a fast-paced tile-laying game in which the players take turns placing festival tiles in their neighborhoods, trying to make the shapes fit perfectly with the tiles they’ve already placed. The goal is to throw the best, most diverse party in order to attract the most visitors. The unique, rotating central board means that your position at the table has an impact on gameplay!