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Agricola: Family Edition

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Solid competitive farming game

Admittedly I've never played the original Agricola, but I actually really love this "family version". A major change seems to be that this leaves out cards, so players must compete with each other for resources, without luck being involved. Watch as that pile of wood that was stacking up nicely is then taken by another player before you can collect any of it - Grrr! And now you've misjudged your produce and your workers are going to need to beg for food after this meagre harvest - Oh no! But maybe your luck will change if you build a windmill? Hah, another player wanted that, but you jumped in first - Yay! It's pretty awesome for a game about subsistence farming and never gets too complicated.

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OVERVIEW

In Agricola, you're a farmer in a wooden shack with your spouse and little else. On a turn, you get to take only two actions, one for you and one for the spouse, from all the possibilities you'll find on a farm: collecting resources; building meadows; and so on. You might think about having kids in order to get more work accomplished, but first you need to expand your house. And what are you going to feed all the little rugrats?

Agricola is a turn-based game. There are 14 game rounds occurring in 6 stages, with a Harvest at the end of each stage (after Rounds 4, 7, 9, 11, 13, and 14).
Each player starts with two meeples that can each take an action per round. There are multiple options, and while the game progresses, you'll have more: each round a (fixed) additional option becomes available. Each action can be taken by only one player each round, so it's important to do some things with high preference.

In comparison with the family game of the predecessor, much has changed: the new action each round is fixed, and the game has been simplified by removing stone and vegetables. There are now buildings (replacing the major improvements) that score points for leftover resources at the end of the game. Also, there are no building restrictions (nor player boards). And finally, there are no negative points or point limits anymore, each player simply scores for all he has achieved.

 

2-5 PLAYERS | 30-50 MINS | AGES 8+

 

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Reviewed by Andrew C., from United Kingdom
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Solid competitive farming game

Admittedly I've never played the original Agricola, but I actually really love this "family version". A major change seems to be that this leaves out cards, so players must compete with each other for resources, without luck being involved. Watch as that pile of wood that was stacking up nicely is then taken by another player before you can collect any of it - Grrr! And now you've misjudged your produce and your workers are going to need to beg for food after this meagre harvest - Oh no! But maybe your luck will change if you build a windmill? Hah, another player wanted that, but you jumped in first - Yay! It's pretty awesome for a game about subsistence farming and never gets too complicated.

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