Agricola: Family Edition*

Agricola: Family Edition streamlines the classic farming simulation game Agricola into a more accessible and simplified version, making it ideal for families and newcomers to the series. This edition retains the essence of managing a farm and strategizing resource allocation but reduces the complexity to create a more straightforward gameplay experience.

Key Changes in the Family Edition

  • Fixed New Actions: Unlike the original game, where new action spaces might vary, each round's new action is predetermined, simplifying decision-making and planning.
  • Simplified Resource Management: The game removes certain resources, such as stone and vegetables, focusing on a more basic set of resources to manage.
  • Building Mechanics: Replaces the major improvements with buildings that offer points for leftover resources at the end of the game, similar to the mechanics in Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small.
  • No Building Restrictions: Eliminates player boards and the associated building restrictions, allowing for more freedom in expansion and development.
  • Scoring Changes: Removes negative points and point limits, allowing players to score based on their achievements without penalty for unmet conditions.

Gameplay Overview

Players start as farmers with a wooden shack, a spouse, and limited resources. Over 14 rounds divided into 6 stages, players choose actions to build up their farm, considering expansion, resource collection, and family growth. Strategic action selection is crucial, as each action can only be taken by one player per round. The game's focus on farming activities, such as tending to animals and expanding the farmstead, is designed to be engaging for players of all ages.


Agricola: Family Edition offers an excellent entry point into the world of Agricola for players seeking a less complex but equally satisfying farming strategy game. By reducing the game's complexity and focusing on the core mechanics of farm management, this edition provides a welcoming experience for families and newcomers. The streamlined gameplay, combined with the strategic depth of managing resources and planning farm expansion, ensures that Agricola: Family Edition is a rewarding and enjoyable game for players looking to explore the joys of farming life on the tabletop.

Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

  • 1 - 4 Players
  • 45 Minutes
  • 8+ years old
  • Easy to learn

We like Agricola: Family Edition so much that we recommend it in the following board game recommendation lists 2024

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