Agricola (Latin for "farmer") is an award-winning game of building and expaning your own farm. Players start the game with two family members living in a two-room wooden hut. In each round each member of their family may choose one action: collecting clay, wood or stone, building fences, ploughing and sowing, and so on. As you expand your farm you can collect animals from the market and breed them. You can also expand you own family, and the new family members can be put to work (more actions). All of these peoplee need feeding, so that's another job that has to be done. Players can also use Occupations or Improvements cards - each of these cards allows the player a small advantage in the game. After a fixed number of rounds, Victory Points are awarded based on how successfully the players have developed their farms.
Each game uses a different group of the Occupation and Improvement cards, ensuring that no two games are exactly alike.
Additional rules for a solo game and a shortened Family game ensure appropriate challenges for each gaming table.
Agricola now includes shaped wooden animal tokens (Animeeples).
Awards: Deutscher Spielepreis (2008), Golden Geek Award, International Gamers Award
Contents: 9 double-sided game boards, 138 Goods tokens, 36 Food tokens, 54 Animeeples, 25 Person tokens, 75 fences, 20 stables, 24 Hut tiles, 33 Stone house/Field tiles, 3 Guest/Claim markers, 9 Multiplication tokens, 1 scoring pad, 1 game rules, 1 starting player marker, 2 Deck cards, 169 Occupation cards, 149 Improvement cards, 14 Round cards, 16 Action cards, 5 Begging cards, 2 Summary cards