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  • Summary: Europe is recovering from some hard times. You and a spouse must grow your 2-room hut and empty farmyard into a productive farm. You must sow and reap, raise animals and expand your family in order to thrive. Europe in the 17th century: a tough time to be a farmer!Agricola is a family-friendly strategy game. Simple to understand and great fun, Agricola lets everyone play to the end in a race to see who can build the most productive farm.Easy To PlayAgricola is a turn-based game, played in six Stages and 14 Rounds. On a turn, players place a family member token on a location in town in order to collect resources or to take actions to improve their farm. They can get building materials such as Wood and Clay, plow fields and sow crops, or build fences to keep animals. New actions become available at the start each round and resources get replenished on any taken in the previous round.At harvest crops are reaped, newborn animals arrive and you must feed your family. Growing your family gives you more actions but means you have more mouths to feed!The player with the most productive and advanced farm at the end of 14 rounds is the winner. Victory points are awarded for the number of fields and pastures you have, as well as for crops and animals. Additional points are awarded for extension and renovation of the family’s home, for the number of family members, and for played Occupation and Improvement cards. Players lose one point for each unused farmyard space.An award-winning board game and player favorite since 2007, Agricola is now available as a universal game application.Brought to you by Playdek, Agricola establishes a new benchmark for iPad board gaming.Features:•4 Game play modesoFamily Game; Basic Game; Solo Play; Solo Series•1-5 players•Included AI opponents•Pass-and-play multiplayer (2-5 players)•Asynchronous or real-time online play (2-5 players)•Universal game application – buy once and play on all your devices•Game Center Achievements•Selectable Online game clocks•Rematch button for online and offline matches•“Next Game” button takes you to your next asynchronous online game•Matchmaking•Player Rankings•Multiple Player Profiles (for households)•Select your Family Token art for your profile•Game tutorials for interface, game play and strategy•Rule Book and Card Gallery to review game text and effects•Options for Music and SFX, game speed and animation speed, and confirmation pop-ups•Game overview, turn log and game event calendar to support asynchronous play•Retina support•iPhone / iPod 5 screen support•Localizations: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Brazilian PortugueseLook for upcoming In-app purchases for the Interactive and Complex DecksFrom Playdek, the award-winning publisher and developer:•Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer (Golden Geek, 2011 –•Summoner Wars (Golden Geek, 2012 –; Game of the Year 2012,; Game of the Year, Board/Card, 2012 - Gamezebo)•Nightfall•Fluxx•Penny Arcade the Game: Gamers vs Evil•Can’t Stop•Food Fight iOS Expand
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  1. Jun 28, 2013
    Agricola is a superlative port of an equally exceptional game. Just don't mistake the cute styling for simple mechanics. Even in "family mode", Agricola is both challenging and competitive.
  2. Jun 21, 2013
    The Californian devteam Playdek digitized the tabletop appropriately in terms of visuals and mechanics. Newcomer and veterans alike will enjoy this almost perfect board game conversion.
  3. Jun 24, 2013
    Manage a farm in this colorful iOS port of this popular worker-placement board game.
  4. Jun 17, 2013
    Bringing Agricola to the small screen was a very tough task. Playdek has tried extremely hard and managed to come up with something that’s a lot of fun, but does fall down in a couple of key areas. But for experienced gamers wanting to play online, fans of the solitaire variant, or those who simply want to find out what all the fuss is about, this most-talked-about board game should be picked up without question.
  5. Jun 28, 2013
    A very entertaining board game port with a decent interface. Agricola should keep players busy for a long time.
  6. Jun 18, 2013
    It's not simple and it's not soft, but Agricola will give you hours and hours of fun if you can get to grips with it.
  7. Jun 17, 2013
    Raising a family in 17th century Europe may never supplant my love for dungeons (or dragons), but next time someone asks me to help farm their land, maybe I’ll stay awhile.

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  1. Jul 29, 2013
    Always wanted the board game, but was afraid no one around my house would play, I was probably right about that. A relatively easy game to learn, but with so many possible decisions each turn, finding a winning strategy is always a challenge. If you like complex Euro style board games, this one takes the cake. Highly recommended. Expand
  2. Jun 29, 2014
    This is one of the many fantastic board games that PlayDek has remade for the iOS. Being a big fan of board games and impressed by PlayDek's other games, I got this and was slightly disappointed. The stylistic difference makes the iOS version feel messy compared to the board game. However, you can be assured that the turn sequence and resource top-up would be accurate. Collapse