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Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small (Big Box)

Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 10 reviews
 
average rating 4.9 out of 5
Based on 10 reviews
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Learning Curve
Rated 2 out of 5
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Rated 4 out of 5
Enjoyment
Rated 4 out of 5
10 Reviews
Reviewed by Junaid M.
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I recommend this product
Average play time
5-30 Minutes
Why I choose Thirsty Meeples
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Rated 4 out of 5
Review posted

A cute two-player strategy game

Agricola is a joy to play. The theme is endearing, and you'll feel gratified as your farm develops turn-by-turn. But don't be fooled by all the cuteness; there are so many options to choose from, and rarely an obvious 'best' move, which makes this more strategic than it may first appear. You can also improvise with solo modes if that's of interest, although this has established itself as one of the gentler two-player competitive games in our house.

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Rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed by Ralph H.
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I recommend this product
Average play time
5-30 Minutes
Why I choose Thirsty Meeples
  • Good Prices
  • Quick Delivery
  • Reliable
  • Generous Loyalty Scheme
  • Great Choice
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Agricola lite!

Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small (Big Box) is a 2 player version of Agricola, without the pain. That being said there are still some tough decisions to be made. Expand your farm, construct buildings and fences, and get those cute animals. All in about 30 mins. The Big Box offers great replay with all the extra buildings, so each game is different.

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Reviewed by Ralph H.
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I recommend this product
Average play time
5-30 Minutes
Why I choose Thirsty Meeples
  • Good Prices
  • Reliable
  • Easy to Use Webstore
  • Generous Loyalty Scheme
  • Great Choice
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Agricola lite!

Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small (Big Box) is a fun 2 player game of developing your personal farm with building (in the form of tiles), fences, and animals (sheep, pigs, cows and horses).

You have 3 workers which can be placed on the main game board to obtain resources (wood, stone and reed) for expanding and developing the farm, and for obtaining the livestock. At the end of 8 rounds you calculate points based on what your farm holds to determine the winner.

This Big Box edition contains all the special building tiles from the 2 expansions so that each game will be different. It plays in about 30 minutes, and you don't have the pain of having to feed your workers. A great game!

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Reviewed by Tomek, from United Kingdom
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Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Very clever game

I found the original Agricola game very complicated, with too many rules to comprehend. However, this 2-player variant is simple enough to grasp very quickly, but complex enough to enjoy while exploring multiple possible options. I like how you have to balance between getting the resources and animals and making sure you can fit all your plans within the 8 turns. A benefit of the game is that you always know how much time you have left until the game ends.

After the first (introductory) game, we've only played the advanced variant with 8 more special buildings. They add a lot of variety and make every game different, even if you play against the same person every time.

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Reviewed by Jon H., from United Kingdom
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Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Farming fun for 2 to play

If you want a game that is simple to learn, but strategic and fun, I would recommend giving this a try. The mechanic is surprisingly tactical and the look is great with some great animal Meeples! We played it and loved it so much that we bought it right there!

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In Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small, you become an animal breeder of horses, cows, sheep and pigs and try to make the most of your pastures. Players start with a 3x2 game board that can be expanded during play to give more room for players to grow and animals to run free. Sixteen possible actions are available for players to take, with each player taking three actions total in each of the eight rounds.

The player who amasses the most victory points through enclosing space with fences and acquiring the largest number and variety of animals and victory point-generating buildings will be the winner.

This Big Box edition includes the base game, the two expansions (More Buildings Big and Small and Even More Buildings Big and Small), and shaped wooden components for the workers and resource tokens. 

  2 Players  |  30 Minutes  |  Ages 13+

Product Reviews

average rating 4.9 out of 5
Based on 10 reviews
  • 5 Stars
    9 Reviews
  • 4 Stars
    1 Review
  • 3 Stars
    0 Reviews
  • 2 Stars
    0 Reviews
  • 1 Star
    0 Reviews
100% of reviewers would recommend this product to a friend
Learning Curve
Rated 2 out of 5
Aesthetics
Rated 4 out of 5
Enjoyment
Rated 4 out of 5
10 Reviews
Reviewed by Junaid M.
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Average play time
5-30 Minutes
Why I choose Thirsty Meeples
  • Supporting Local
  • Reliable
  • Generous Loyalty Scheme
  • Click & Collect
  • Knowledgeable Staff
Rated 4 out of 5
Review posted

A cute two-player strategy game

Agricola is a joy to play. The theme is endearing, and you'll feel gratified as your farm develops turn-by-turn. But don't be fooled by all the cuteness; there are so many options to choose from, and rarely an obvious 'best' move, which makes this more strategic than it may first appear. You can also improvise with solo modes if that's of interest, although this has established itself as one of the gentler two-player competitive games in our house.

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Learning Curve
Rated 3 out of 5
Aesthetics
Rated 5 out of 5
Enjoyment
Rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed by Ralph H.
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Average play time
5-30 Minutes
Why I choose Thirsty Meeples
  • Good Prices
  • Quick Delivery
  • Reliable
  • Generous Loyalty Scheme
  • Great Choice
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Agricola lite!

Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small (Big Box) is a 2 player version of Agricola, without the pain. That being said there are still some tough decisions to be made. Expand your farm, construct buildings and fences, and get those cute animals. All in about 30 mins. The Big Box offers great replay with all the extra buildings, so each game is different.

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Learning Curve
Rated 3 out of 5
Aesthetics
Rated 5 out of 5
Enjoyment
Rated 4 out of 5
Was this helpful?
Reviewed by Ralph H.
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Average play time
5-30 Minutes
Why I choose Thirsty Meeples
  • Good Prices
  • Reliable
  • Easy to Use Webstore
  • Generous Loyalty Scheme
  • Great Choice
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Agricola lite!

Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small (Big Box) is a fun 2 player game of developing your personal farm with building (in the form of tiles), fences, and animals (sheep, pigs, cows and horses).

You have 3 workers which can be placed on the main game board to obtain resources (wood, stone and reed) for expanding and developing the farm, and for obtaining the livestock. At the end of 8 rounds you calculate points based on what your farm holds to determine the winner.

This Big Box edition contains all the special building tiles from the 2 expansions so that each game will be different. It plays in about 30 minutes, and you don't have the pain of having to feed your workers. A great game!

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Learning Curve
Rated 2 out of 5
Aesthetics
Rated 4 out of 5
Enjoyment
Rated 5 out of 5
Was this helpful?
Reviewed by Tomek, from United Kingdom
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Very clever game

I found the original Agricola game very complicated, with too many rules to comprehend. However, this 2-player variant is simple enough to grasp very quickly, but complex enough to enjoy while exploring multiple possible options. I like how you have to balance between getting the resources and animals and making sure you can fit all your plans within the 8 turns. A benefit of the game is that you always know how much time you have left until the game ends.

After the first (introductory) game, we've only played the advanced variant with 8 more special buildings. They add a lot of variety and make every game different, even if you play against the same person every time.

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Reviewed by Jon H., from United Kingdom
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Farming fun for 2 to play

If you want a game that is simple to learn, but strategic and fun, I would recommend giving this a try. The mechanic is surprisingly tactical and the look is great with some great animal Meeples! We played it and loved it so much that we bought it right there!

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