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This is the standard edition 1-4 player version of Agricola with the improved wooden resources. A 5-6 player expansion is available.
The original 1-5 player version is still ranked #15 on Board Game Geek.

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This is entirely not true at all.
Comparing this to Puerto Rico or Power Grid is not fair. These are two totally different levels of heaviness. Agricola is actually more upper medium weight, if you're complaining about setup and complexity then I hope you don't make it into heavier games such as Lacerda games. Compared to our other games, I would say Agricola is about average for setup and routine actions. Puerto Rico is what we use to introduce new players to euro games, and after a few games it goes back on our shelf till the next new player comes along. Not only that but they use entirely different mechanics, Agricola is a worker placement game.

That said, from the three Uwe Rosenberg games we own (Agricola, Caverna, and A Feast for Odin), Agricola is my least favorite.
If you like very tight games where every move matters and one wrong step can ruin a strategy, Agricola is a good choice. But if you prefer more engine building and less tension, then Caverna is the better option. Caverna shares a lot of the same rules as Agricola, the main difference in gameplay is that it is less about not starving and more about building/expanding and creating an engine to generate points to win.

This is still a great deal at $33.19 (you will never play with more than 4 people, the original can play more and thus costs more), but this game will be tough for someone new. For a new player, Puerto Rico or Castle of Burgundy is actually a much better option. I just don't want people to think this is a bad game as the previous poster implied.
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My favorite board game to date! But I definitely would not call this an entry level game. It's a bit heavier in terms of strategy, and gameplay can be "unforgiving" at times. Caverna is a great alternative that is very similar, also created by Mayfair Games, and is more forgiving when playing less optimally. Can't go wrong with either!
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Isn't this the Mayfair edition for max of 4 players?
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Despite the posted image, it is the full board game for 1-4 players, not the 5-6 player expansion. Great game, and well worth the $33.
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Added this to the collection, thanks for the tip.
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My favorite board game to date! But I definitely would not call this an entry level game. It's a bit heavier in terms of strategy, and gameplay can be "unforgiving" at times. Caverna is a great alternative that is very similar, also created by Mayfair Games, and is more forgiving when playing less optimally. Can't go wrong with either!
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Does anyone know what the difference between this and the older "non-revised" editions is?
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It's in my top 3 game ever!

Love it.
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I played this game a few times and it's a slog. You only get 10 turns during which you can't really build anything, and when you do start building things the game's already over. There are so many cards too to sift through every round, and it's so hard to keep track of 10 characters and 10 tools each and have them all fresh on the top of your head. Resource renewal every every round is chore too. Way too much time spent setting up, way too much spent spent refreshing resources every round, way too much time spent trying to memorize all your different roles and tools cards, not enough time to even build anything significant in the end. This game takes everything that sucks about euro-styled resource management games and crams it into a single box. Pass on this one and get Puerto Rico or Power Grid instead if you want a resource management game.
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Interesting game, that correctly personifies the fear that your family may just starve tonight. I've played it quite a few times. Definitely not "entry level" as you have quite a bit to think about in terms of family/farm planning.

Lots of ways to develop your own strategy. Each game is different. If you get the game, look around for online score calculators. They just total everything up for you in an excel or google doc spreadsheet. Comes in handy.
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I played this game a few times and it's a slog. You only get 10 turns during which you can't really build anything, and when you do start building things the game's already over. There are so many cards too to sift through every round, and it's so hard to keep track of 10 characters and 10 tools each and have them all fresh on the top of your head. Resource renewal every every round is chore too. Way too much time spent setting up, way too much spent spent refreshing resources every round, way too much time spent trying to memorize all your different roles and tools cards, not enough time to even build anything significant in the end. This game takes everything that sucks about euro-styled resource management games and crams it into a single box. Pass on this one and get Puerto Rico or Power Grid instead if you want a resource management game.
This is entirely not true at all.
Comparing this to Puerto Rico or Power Grid is not fair. These are two totally different levels of heaviness. Agricola is actually more upper medium weight, if you're complaining about setup and complexity then I hope you don't make it into heavier games such as Lacerda games. Compared to our other games, I would say Agricola is about average for setup and routine actions. Puerto Rico is what we use to introduce new players to euro games, and after a few games it goes back on our shelf till the next new player comes along. Not only that but they use entirely different mechanics, Agricola is a worker placement game.

That said, from the three Uwe Rosenberg games we own (Agricola, Caverna, and A Feast for Odin), Agricola is my least favorite.
If you like very tight games where every move matters and one wrong step can ruin a strategy, Agricola is a good choice. But if you prefer more engine building and less tension, then Caverna is the better option. Caverna shares a lot of the same rules as Agricola, the main difference in gameplay is that it is less about not starving and more about building/expanding and creating an engine to generate points to win.

This is still a great deal at $33.19 (you will never play with more than 4 people, the original can play more and thus costs more), but this game will be tough for someone new. For a new player, Puerto Rico or Castle of Burgundy is actually a much better option. I just don't want people to think this is a bad game as the previous poster implied.
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very interesting game. added in collection. thanks.
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This is the favorite board game for my wife and I. We've gotten a lot of other people hooked as well.

The game seems daunting, and when I first received it as a gift, I was a little scared to play due to all the pieces and cards (my gateway into board games was Pandemic and Settlers for reference). But there are several easy to read/beginner guides people have made on the internet, and it makes it a lot simpler than what the manual makes it seem. There's lots of replay value, and it's fun for non-serious gamers too. My wife essentially tries to make a "pretty farm" and not worry about points and usually turns out ok for her, lol.
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If you get the game, look around for online score calculators. They just total everything up for you in an excel or google doc spreadsheet. Comes in handy.
I feel dumb that I didn't think of using Excel for scorecards! Glad you mentioned it, haha
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How is this version different than the one I bought 7 years ago?
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