Agricola is a board game by Uwe Rosenberg for one to five players. It was published in 2007 by Verlag Lookout Games. The player is responsible for a farm (Agricola is Latin and means "farmer") to build. By crops and livestock must be fed a growing family. Large and small purchases, such as a place to cook and training of workers allow for more efficient management.
The complexity of the game makes it so appealing. To learn the game completely, there are a beginner, an interactive and complex variant with which the strategies vary widely and increase the tactical possibilities.
Each player begins the game a farmer and his wife who must manage the farm. It is this move in 14 rounds for crops and livestock and to increase the family. To make this work, however, to extend the living space to erect fences for livestock and plant the seeds in fields after the farmer has plowed this.
For these same actions are awarded victory points at the end and reveal the winner of the game. In each round, each family member must perform an action. The larger the family, the more actions you can perform per round.
It applies also to train the family members, and to make small and large purchases, so you can eat more members. As a basis to start the game, there are 7 small acquisition and 7 training cards per player, which are allotted randomly. It is not possible to obtain new cards during the game.
The game is faster then ended, as you like, because it is never really possible to expand the farm to have optimally within the short time.
The high number of cards that you can overlook only after many, many games, the game is exciting, varied and not play the same. However, I think the game as a family game for less appropriate. The rules are too complex and is not easy to learn in a few minutes. However, it is the game really worth it to do it yourself. It's not just because of the complexity, but also because of its proximity to reality a real treat for every gaming fan. Give the game two passes time, then you will love it.
The game is graphically designed very high quality material. It wooden tokens are used. In the new edition to the game 08 now several modifications have been made. There is also the L-Z-and X-deck as expansion cards.
| Year of publication: || 2007 |
| Author / in: || Uwe Rosenberg |
| Graphics: || Klemens Franz |
| Publisher: || Lookout Games |
| Number of players: || 1-5 |
| Age group: || 12 years |
| Playing time: || about 90 minutes |
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Tags: German game prize , Lookout Games