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Board Games at Odum: Agricola

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Agricola

Description

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 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 playing tokens (farmer and spouse) and thus can take two turns, or actions, per round. There are multiple options, and while the game progresses, you'll have more and more: first things in a round, a new action card is flipped over. 

Description from Boardgamegeek.com

Players

1-5 players

Time

30 - 150 minutes

Themes

Strategy game

Mechanics

Action drafting, card drafting, worker placement

How to Play & Review