Saturday, February 16, 2013

Agricola?!

9 Comments:

Blogger Madcap said...

Before I started the video, I was thinking it was some kind of soft drink for farmers!

February 16, 2013 at 11:26 AM  
Blogger redhott said...

I learned how to play it just last weekend. I too love board games but not this one. When I think of this game the word drudgery comes to mind. Yep. It is all of the worst parts of farming. You want to do so many awesome things but can achieve only a few of them. While playing I thought up some rule changes that would move things along but I probably won't try again. I like games where it feel like I accomplish great things. Or amass great wealth. Guess I want a change from the real world.
Have you tried Dominion? I definitely prefer it. Or Puerto Rico? Munchkin? Oh God, anything but Agricola.
But maybe you will love it. Obviously somebody did as it got made into a game. But if you hate it I am here for commiserating.

February 16, 2013 at 11:26 AM  
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February 16, 2013 at 11:26 AM  
Blogger Dee Anne said...

Oh my gosh. That looks awesome!! Catan on crack! :-) :-) If only I didn't live in NYC I would come over and help you learn/play that game in a heartbeat. (FYI - so jealous of your Tuesday game night!)

February 16, 2013 at 11:41 AM  
OpenID notherethenwhere said...

I've played this quite a bit with friends, and we've always had a great time with it.

February 16, 2013 at 11:54 AM  
Blogger Ariane Tobin said...

This is a great game - we usually game for a few hours on a Saturday and actually played this today for the first time in months.

Animeeples FTW!!

You'll always feel like you're racing to achieve what you want in Agricola, and you'll be cursing your opponents for taking that thing you want soooo badly, but that adds to the pace and fun I think.

If you think this game has a lot of pieces you should see the game we played last weekend called Ora et Labora - 4 plus hours and many many pieces. We're very experienced players and we think it's insane but also very good.

Anyway - enjoy your first game and sure, if you have any questions drop me a mail and I'll be more than happy to help :)

February 16, 2013 at 12:55 PM  
Blogger Karen C said...

Agricola is the latin word for farmer, right?

February 16, 2013 at 10:08 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

I've played it before....meh. I find most people either love Agricola or Settlers... I"m a Settlers girl. Dominion is the best, though. You should really give that a go.. and it's even better with expansion packs. Or Munchkin... I love it it, but it definitely has some haters.

(Also: Dixit? YES, YES A THOUSAND TIMES YES.)

February 17, 2013 at 2:39 AM  
Blogger Amy @ CrabtreeStudio said...

I love, love LOVE Agricola. Yes, you don't always get to "finish" the game how you wanted to (an earlier comment's complaint) because someone took the resources you needed, or you ran out of time before the end of the game. But once you have played the game many times (and I have) you realize the game has infinite replay ability. Every game gives you a different hand of minor improvements and occupations with will shape a slightly different strategy every time.

Also - I enjoy this game with how your coplayers can affect you - and yet they are not directly "attacking you" as in Munchkin. But that's my preferred gaming style (not ultra competitive and backstabby. (All the more power to those that love Munckins - I practically get an aneurism from being stressed out by all the vindictiveness it brings out in people).

Also - once you have played it a couple of times and if you love it - get yourself some wooden meeple people. The disks have to go. You can get adults and "kids" from this site:

http://www.meeplesource.com/proddetail.php?prod=AgricolaFamily

February 17, 2013 at 9:31 AM  

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