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Evaluating Agricola as a 2 player game: how long would it take, how competitive is it, complexity, etc.

I've been thinking about getting Agricola for a while, primarily due to how much the gaming world seems to love it. But I want to make absolutely sure that the investment will be worth it. Currently ...
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How does the Outrider work in Agricola?

At the weekend I was playing Agricola and played the occupation Outrider. The rule for the outrider is "Whenever you use the most recent Round card with one of your people, you receive 1 additional ...
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Agricola Online

Does anyone know of any online (or iPhone, iPad, PC, Xbox, PS2, or PS3 for that matter!) versions of Agricola - or know if any are in the works?
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Is the Complex deck in Agricola strictly better?

I've played half a dozen games of Agricola — enough to get a feel for it, but not enough to know all of the cards or really weigh their balance. It's my impression that the Basic and Interactive ...
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Does mixing decks in Agricola reduce the chance of synergies?

This is in some ways a followup to Is the Complex deck in Agricola strictly better?. In Agricola, are there many synergies between cards across decks, or do cards which work towards a certain theme ...
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Should You Take “Your Opponent's” Sheep In A 2-Player Game?

As you may well have guessed by now I play a lot of online Agricola; here's a situation that comes up all the time. If I'm the second player, and sheep come up as the round one action card, quite ...
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Why do you get an extra point for each fenced stable in Agricola?

Most of the scoring rules in Agricola makes sense because they reward you for doing well in various categories (like crops and animals). However, I haven't been able to figure out why the rules reward ...
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How bad would it to be to allow partial house renovation in Agricola?

In explaining this game to people over Christmas, several people independently balked at the idea that the whole house must be upgraded at once. Is there a strong reason to enforce this rule? After a ...
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Does my Carbonite Cousin need feeding?

For Christmas, I received Agricola - The Goodies. It's a fun expansion that provides new themed farm boards, shaped resources and animals, stickers for your people, and four interesting decks of cards....
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Agricola Solo “Campaign” professions

In my solo campaign I played the "Home teacher" (The card that shows Obi Wan) and chose that as my first fixed profession for the following rounds. The card says something like: At the end of the ...
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Alternative major improvements for Agricola

Are there any (official/unofficial) alternatives to the major improvements in Agricola?
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Agricola Card Organization Solutions?

So I expect most of us Agricola nuts have already got a tackle box for all the meeples and counters. But now that I own the base set, Farmers of the Moor, the Gamers Deck, AND the Goodies, I'm ...
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Does each stable in a pasture double the number of animals allowed?

I popped round to visit some friends earlier this week and a 4-player game of Agricola sprang up, as often happens. One of the players hadn't played before so we ran through the rules for her benefit....
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Hand Order In Agricola (and Bohnanza)

We played with Agricola: The Goodies for the first time last night, and while it was very silly, it didn't have the negative impact on gameplay that I'd feared. However, the Occupation cards from the ...
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How does Le Havre compare with Agricola?

At my gaming group, we are looking into getting a new boardgame. We're all relative novices with boardgames but not with games in general. Among our options are two games that seem rather similar: ...
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Pieceworker and Landing Net

This came up in an online game I was playing yesterday and I wasn't confident in what would happen... I have the Pieceworker Occupation: Whenever you receive wood, clay, reed, stone or grain on an ...
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Can I buy an “underneath” Major Improvement without paying for the top one first?

Can I purchase a Major Improvement card that is underneath another Major Improvement without first having to buy the top improvement?
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In solo play, can you play one Special Action every round in addition to placing family?

The rules state: "In each round, the Solo player can use exactly one of the Special actions shown on the face-up card." My question is, can this be done in addition to placing each of my family ...
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Do minor improvement actions have any meaning in the family version of Agricola?

Using the Agricola family ruleset, when a card specifically refers to "minor improvements" (for example "After family growth, play a minor improvement"), do I ignore it or interpret it as "play a ...
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Can You Choose To Beg When You Have Enough Food?

Normally, in Agricola, it would be crazy not to spend food on feeding your family - at a cost of 3 VPs per, it is difficult to imagine any situation where a food token could be worth more in the ...
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Agricola: Traveling Player?

What the heck is the "Traveling Player" space for in Agricola (family game)? Besides gaining the food there, is there anything else significant about that space?
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The Simplifier vs The Snitch

We played with Agricola: The Goodies for the first time last night, and while it was very silly, it didn't have the negative impact on gameplay that I'd feared. However, the Occupation cards from the ...
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Here Come The Warm Jets

One of the swingier cards in the Agricola X-Deck is "Mind the Jets!". Players lucky enough to have renovated to a Clay house get their dwelling hardened to Stone by the jets of the alien spacecraft......
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How Does The “Franz” L-Deck Occupation Work?

We played with Agricola: The Goodies for the first time last night, and while it was very silly, it didn't have the negative impact on gameplay that I'd feared. However, the Occupation cards from the ...
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House Rule for Minor Improvement/Occupation distribution?

I'm in a group that regularly plays together. We love Agricola, but we tend to play the family version because we feel the minor improvements and occupations are a bit too unbalanced. Or sometimes one ...
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Can sheep farmer perform multiple exchanges at once?

We were playing Agricola last night and I ran into an unusual situation. I had three pastures, each able to contain four animals. I also had the House Goat minor improvement, which means I was not ...
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Agricola - Land Parcel point

The card Land Parcel states that: When you play this card, you receive 1 forest tile that you must immediately place on an empty space in your farmyard. At the end of the game, you ...
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Do cards that supply bonuses trigger on actions modified by other cards?

Many cards in Agricola give you bonus resources under certain circumstances. For example, the Stone Carrier occupation says: Whenever you take Stone with an action, you can also take 1 additional ...
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Agricola - Acreage minor improvement

The Acreage minor improvement in the K (complex) deck states that: When you Sow, you can plant 2 grain fields on this card. (This card does not count as a field when scoring.) Does ...
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Surveyor's Map in Agricola Farmers of the Moor

In a game we just finished one player used the Surveyor's Map minor improvement. When the field came up in round 11, he couldn't place it adjacently to his existing fields. Should we have allowed ...
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The Pilgrim in the Pine Forest

I just bought the new Agricola "Gamer's Deck" from my local store - hooray! 119 sweet new Occupation / Minor Improvement cards that will keep me happy while I wrestle inwardly with the question of ...