Game: Agricola (1-5 Players)

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Game: Agricola (1-5 Players)
« on: September 04, 2010, 12:03:57 PM »
The game of Agricola
This is the thread to discuss the game of Agricola, any variants, likes, dislikes, etc.

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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 clay, wood, or stone; building fences; 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?

The rules include a beginner's version and an advanced version.

Agricola is a turn-based game. There are 14 game turns plus 6 harvest phases (after turn 4, 7, 9, 11, 13, and 14).
Each player starts with two playing tokens (farmer and wife) and thus can take two actions per turn. There are multiple options, and while the game progresses, you'll have more and more: first thing in a turn, a new action card is flipped over.
Problem: Each action can be taken just once per turn, so it's important to do some things with high preference.
Each player also starts with a hand of 7 job cards (of more than 160 total) and 7 item cards (of more than 140 total) that he/she may use during the game if they fit in his/her strategy. Speaking of: there are countless strategies, some depending on your card hand. Sometimes it's a good choice to stay on course, sometimes you better react on what your opponents do.

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Expansions
Agricola: Farmers on the Moor
Agricola: The Goodies Expansion
Agricola: Through The Seasons
Agricola: CZ-Deck
Agricola: L-Deck
Agricola: Ö-Deck
Agricola: X-Deck
Agricola: Z-Deck
Agricola: Legen*Dairy Forest Deck
Agricola: Gamer's Deck

Resources
Agricola Scoring Calculator

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Agricola

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Re: Game: Agricola
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2010, 11:33:14 AM »
Updated entry to make it a full board game entry.
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Re: Game: Agricola
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2010, 06:04:36 PM »
Updated entry to make it a full board game entry.

Thanks a bunch Matt,  I wish I had the skills to make as good as you do with these post,  much appreciated mon AMI

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Re: Game: Agricola
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2010, 06:08:06 PM »
Updated entry to make it a full board game entry.

Thanks a bunch Matt,  I wish I had the skills to make as good as you do with these post,  much appreciated mon AMI

Give me a call when you have some time and I will step you through the template. It is easy-peasy mon ami.

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Re: Game: Agricola
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2010, 08:40:15 AM »
FYI:
Added a couple more expansions to the first post.
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Re: Game: Agricola
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2010, 10:10:03 AM »
The one game I had of this wasn't a positive experience. I'd like to try it again and see how it plays out.
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Re: Game: Agricola
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2010, 10:26:24 AM »
Perhaps some cold Friday night this could hit the table.
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