Agricola

Agricola Board Game Review

In the board game Agricola, you’re a farmer with a spouse. On each turn, you take an action for yourself and for your spouse. These actions involve day to day activity on your farm. To get more work done, you can opt to have kids, but you will need to expand your house and have enough to feed them.

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Agricola Board Game Review

agricola board game

In the board game Agricola, you’re a farmer with a spouse. On each turn, you take an action for yourself and for your spouse. These actions involve day to day activity on your farm. To get more work done, you can opt to have kids, but you will need to expand your house and have enough to feed them.

agricola board game

Agricola is a turn-based game, comprising 14 game rounds occurring in 6 stages. At the end of each stage, there is Harvest.

You start with two playing tokens (farmer and spouse) and take two turns, or actions, per round. There are multiple actions options. As the game progresses, more options will be made available.  At the beginning of each round, you flip over a new action card.

You will have to decide which actions to prioritise as each action can be taken by only one player each round.

You also begin with a hand of 7 Occupation cards (there are 160 in total) and 7 Minor Improvement cards (there are 140 in total) which you may use during the game if they fit your strategy. There are limitless strategies which will be determined by your card hand or by your opponent’s actions.

Agricola Board Game Review Summary
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    Pros

    • Strategic and tactical game where all decisions/choices make a difference
    • Turn moves quite quickly, you won’t be twiddling your thumbs and waiting
    • Farming theme blends well into the game design and mechanics
    • Well designed components

    Cons

    • The game will pressure you to make choices (may not be everyone’s liking)
    •  Can be time-consuming to setup the game

    Agricola Board Game Review Links

    Uwe Rosenberg's Agricola Boardgame Review - Paste Magazine

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    Agricola Review - with Ryan Metzler

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    Game Features

    Recommended Age 12
    Estimated Game Time 90 min
    Min number of players 1
    Max number of players 5
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