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How To Mitigate The Random Factor In Agricola?

Agricola is my favourite boardgame and I'd love to reach a level where I could call myself a master of it. However, having found a place to play it online and gotten a lot more games in, I've been ...
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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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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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Is It Possible To Win 2-Player Agricola Without Taking Wood?

A few months ago I visited a friend who'd recently taken up playing Agricola with her husband. "We think there should be a bigger handicap for going second," she said, "Otherwise the person who keeps ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 - After/Also rule

For an action space which states: After A, also B such as: After Family Growth, also 1 minor Improvement Does it mean that I must do both Family Growth and Minor Improvement?
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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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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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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 ...
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Handicapping an experienced Agricola player.

One of my friends and I often play Agricola, and he's considerably better than me at it - I'm getting better, but he seems to be advancing at a faster rate, and it's getting to the point that although ...
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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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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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How do you pronounce Agricola?

I played my first game of Agricola yesterday. Naturally, I'm left with a bunch of questions, but chief among them is: How do you pronounce the name of this game? Our group was split pretty evenly ...
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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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What are the most busted cards in Agricola?

There's quite a few Occupations in Agricola that elicit a traumatized shudder from hardened Agricola players. I'm thinking of cards like the Taster, which basically allows one player to be in a ...
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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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Good General Strategies for Agricola? [closed]

What are some good general guidelines for strategies when playing Agricola? I know it will depend on the exact games, but are there any typical dos and/do nots? John
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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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What are the most useful Major Improvements in Agricola?

What Major Improvements do you see as most useful in Agricola, and why?