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?
AGRICOLA: A STRATEGY BOARDGAME FOR ADVANCED PLAYERS, ALREADY A GREAT CLASSIC
Central Europe, around 1670 A.D. The Plague which has raged for centuries has finally been overcome. The civilized world is revitalized. People are upgrading and extending their simple wooden houses. Fields must be plowed, sowed, and harvested. People are living off millet gruel, bread, and vegetables. The famine of the previous years has also encouraged them to eat more meat (a habit that we continue to this day as our wealth is growing). In the end, the wealthiest player wins. Interestingly enough, animals that you do not eat contribute to your wealth. And now: off to the pastures, off to the stables: life at a farm never has been as exciting!
NEW AND REVISED EDITION!
Almost 10 years afer its original release, it was time to revisit this classic and give it a much-deserved overhaul: fresh art, updated cards organized in well-balanced decks, and many minor improvements (no pun intended) on almost all components. Note that all future expansions will be based off of this version (see also the FAQ below).
The old edition supported 1 - 5 players, while the revised edition supports only 1 - 4. Why did you do that?
When developing the revised edition, we found ourselves in the situation that it either would have needed to be priced higher than the old one, or that we would need to "cut" something from the material in order to achieve the quality we wanted. After a lot of research on the most played player counts (which turned out to be 2 - 4 players) we decided for the latter and to offer an "Expansion for 5 and 6 players" for groups with higher player counts instead.