AGRICOLA BOARD GAME HISTORY

Agricola is one of the most well-known board game franchises of all time. It's a Euro-style, worker placement game which was created by popular designer Uwe Rosenberg. The original game was released in Germany by Lookout Games, with an English version published by Z-Man Games in 2008.

Upon launch, Agricola knocked Puerto Rico off the top of the BoardGameGeek Top 100 - the first game to do so in five years. The game won the Spiel des Jahres Award for Best Complex Game of 2008, as well as the 2008 Deutscher Spiele Preis Award.

A Second Edition of the game was launched in 2016, and there have been several expansions and add-ons released for the title.

AGRICOLA BOARD GAME COLLECTION

The original Agricola game was released in 2007 by Lookout Games. In 2016, an updated Second Edition was published by Mayfair Games. This updated version included fewer optional cards - two decks for a total of 96 cards, compared to three decks with 308 cards in the original game.

Alongside the base game there have been several expansions and spin-offs for Agricola. These include:

AGRICOLA BOARD GAME HISTORY

Agricola is one of the most well-known board game franchises of all time. It's a Euro-style, worker placement game which was created by popular designer Uwe Rosenberg. The original game was released in Germany by Lookout Games, with an English version published by Z-Man Games in 2008.

Upon launch, Agricola knocked Puerto Rico off the top of the BoardGameGeek Top 100 - the first game to do so in five years. The game won the Spiel des Jahres Award for Best Complex Game of 2008, as well as the 2008 Deutscher Spiele Preis Award.

A Second Edition of the game was launched in 2016, and there have been several expansions and add-ons released for the title.

AGRICOLA BOARD GAME COLLECTION

The original Agricola game was released in 2007 by Lookout Games. In 2016, an updated Second Edition was published by Mayfair Games. This updated version included fewer optional cards - two decks for a total of 96 cards, compared to three decks with 308 cards in the original game.

Alongside the base game there have been several expansions and spin-offs for Agricola. These include:

All Creatures Big and Small.
Family Edition.
Farmers of the Moor.

PLAYING AGRICOLA

Gameplay is actually very simple. Play is split into four phases in each round and after a set number of rounds there is the Harvest Phase, and after 14 rounds and a final Harvest the game ends with scoring.

Phase One - Round start. Draw a new round card and turn it over.

Phase Two - Replenish. Place resources on Actions and Action cards. Do remember that if resources have not been taken they still get replenished in subsequent rounds, and that resources such as "take on grain" do not need to be placed on Actions or Action Cards – these are simply taken from supply.

Phase Three - Work phase. Beginning with the starting player, place a single family member on an Action or Action Card, and take the resources or action(s) associated with it. Remember that only one family member can be played on any Action or Action Card.

Phase Four - Return home. Once all family members have been placed and actions taken, all family members then return to their home farm.

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AGRICOLA

BASE GAME

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.

AGRICOLA

FAMILY EDITION

In this fun, casual, Family Edition of Agricola, players use the actions and tiles to grow their farm and livestock, minus the card play from the standard game. A streamlined game experience for the whole family which can be played in 90 minutes or less.

AGRICOLA

ARTIFEX DECK EXP

Agricola: Artifex Deck contains 120 occupation and minor improvement cards for use with the revised edition of Agricola. With this in mind, please not that you will need to have a copy of the base game in order to use the new cards supplied in this expansion pack.

AGRICOLA

FARMERS OF THE MOOR REVISED

In the Farmers of the Moor Revised Expansion, Horses are introduced as a new type of animal. In addition, you not only have to feed your family, but you must keep them from becoming “ill” by heating each room in your house. Get fuel by chopping down the forests!

AGRICOLA

BUBULCUS DECK

Agricola: Bubulcus Deck contains 120 occupation and minor improvement cards for use with the revised edition of Agricola. Agricola is designed by Uwe Rosenberg and is a turn-based worker placement board game. Agricola is split into four phases each round.

AGRICOLA

YELLOW EXPANSION

The Yellow Expansion for Agricola is also an upgrade kit for the base game. It contains five pre-painted miniatures with coloured accents that can replace one set of wooden player pieces from the base game. There are also 20 brand-new cards for the base game.

AGRICOLA

BLUE EXPANSION

The Blue Expansion for Agricola is also an upgrade kit for the revised core game. Inside you'll find five pre-painted miniatures with coloured accents that can replace one set of wooden player pieces from the base game. There are also 20 brand-new cards!

AGRICOLA

GREEN EXPANSION

The Green Expansion for Agricola is also an upgrade kit for the revised core game. Inside you'll find five pre-painted miniatures with coloured accents that can replace one set of wooden player pieces from the base game. There are also 20 brand-new cards!

AGRICOLA

WHITE EXPANSION

The White Expansion for Agricola is also an upgrade kit for the revised core game. Inside you'll find five pre-painted miniatures with coloured accents that can replace one set of wooden player pieces from the base game. There are also 20 brand-new cards!

AGRICOLA

BASE GAME

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.

AGRICOLA

FAMILY EDITION

In this fun, casual, Family Edition of Agricola, players use the actions and tiles to grow their farm and livestock, minus the card play from the standard game. A streamlined game experience for the whole family which can be played in 90 minutes or less.

AGRICOLA

ARTIFEX DECK EXP

Agricola: Artifex Deck contains 120 occupation and minor improvement cards for use with the revised edition of Agricola. With this in mind, please not that you will need to have a copy of the base game in order to use the new cards supplied in this expansion pack.

AGRICOLA

FARMERS OF THE MOOR REVISED

In the Farmers of the Moor Revised Expansion, Horses are introduced as a new type of animal. In addition, you not only have to feed your family, but you must keep them from becoming “ill” by heating each room in your house. Get fuel by chopping down the forests!

AGRICOLA

BUBULCUS DECK

Agricola: Bubulcus Deck contains 120 occupation and minor improvement cards for use with the revised edition of Agricola. Agricola is designed by Uwe Rosenberg and is a turn-based worker placement board game. Agricola is split into four phases each round.

AGRICOLA

YELLOW EXPANSION

Agricola: Artifex Deck contains 120 occupation and minor improvement cards for use with the revised edition of Agricola. With this in mind, please not that you will need to have a copy of the base game in order to use the new cards supplied in this expansion pack.

AGRICOLA

BLUE EXPANSION

The Blue Expansion for Agricola is also an upgrade kit for the revised core game. Inside you'll find five pre-painted miniatures with coloured accents that can replace one set of wooden player pieces from the base game. There are also 20 brand-new cards!

AGRICOLA

GREEN EXPANSION

Agricola: Bubulcus Deck contains 120 occupation and minor improvement cards for use with the revised edition of Agricola. Agricola is designed by Uwe Rosenberg and is a turn-based worker placement board game. Agricola is split into four phases each round.

AGRICOLA

WHITE EXPANSION

The White Expansion for Agricola is also an upgrade kit for the revised core game. Inside you'll find five pre-painted miniatures with coloured accents that can replace one set of wooden player pieces from the base game. There are also 20 brand-new cards!