Friday, August 20, 2010

TaDa Ministries Game Review 03: Agricola

Agricola (Latin for “Farmer”) is a medium-heavy game where 1-5 players try to get as many points as possible by building a diverse and thriving farm. The game is incredibly fun and offers a dizzying number of setup options to accommodate players who are graduating from Monopoly to players who think Power Grid is too easy.

Agricola is a great game for families with kids in the 8+ age range. The game teaches long-range planning and shows how decisions early on affect the future. Because the game is only 14 rounds long, it also illustrates very clearly that a person can’t do everything all the time; life is short and it’s up to us to make the best of the time we have.

The game isn’t inexpensive (retails around $70 but is less expensive online) but backs up its high price with extremely good quality and a ridiculous number of components (some very small for those of you with toddlers). Even though it’s only 14 rounds long it still takes 45 minutes to 2 hours to play depending on the number of players.

More information can be found on BoardGameGeed.

if this video influenced your decision to purchase this game please let the publisher know at zman@zmangames.com.


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