The best games with automatic growth of resources 2024

Looking for a really good game with automatic resource growth? Then we have just the thing for you: the list with the best "Automatic resource growth" games 2024.

What are "Automatic Resource Growth" games?

The rule-based, automatic increase of a resource, triggered by a certain game state.

  • Example 1: Ungathered Resources in Agricola:
    • Uncollected wood from the wood collection action box (condition) triggers +1 wood (result) in the following round (game state).
  • Example 2: Acquired Resources in Agricola:
    • Two pigs in your farm, in an area that has room for 3 pigs (condition), automatically produce a 3rd pig in this round's breeding phase (result) (game condition).
  • Example 3: Counterexample in Monopoly:
    • Collect $200 (result) when passing "LOS" (game state).
    • There is no condition (e.g.: if you own 1 or more properties).
  • Example 4: Counterexample in Jaipur:
    • Draw 1 card (result) at the beginning of your turn (game state).
    • There is no condition (e.g.: if you have less than 1 card in hand).

Examples 3 & 4 would apply as examples of the "income" mechanism.

Examples of games with automatic resource growth

A good example of an Automatic Resource Growth game, besides Agricola, is A Feast for Odin or Fields of Arle.

List with the best Automatic Resource Growth games 2024

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. We compared 43 board games for this list and selected the top 19. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. New York Zoo

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    New York Zoo invites players into a world where they can unleash their creativity while managing a unique animal park. Designed by the acclaimed Uwe Rosenberg, this game combines the joy of puzzling with the challenges of animal breeding. As a player, you'll embark on a journey to construct captivating animal enclosures, introduce diverse animal species, and nurture their offspring. Your choices are simple: strategically fit new enclosure tiles into your zoo or acquire new animals to enrich your exhibits. Timing is key, as you aim to maximize animal breedings and create a thriving and harmonious zoo.

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    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  2. Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small

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    Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small offers a specialized, two-player experience derived from the popular Agricola game, focusing exclusively on the aspect of animal husbandry.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 2.

    More details for Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. Spirit Island

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    Welcome to the captivating world of Spirit Island, where the distant echoes of magic still hold sway. In this immersive cooperative board game, players are entrusted with the crucial task of defending their island paradise from the relentless onslaught of colonizing Invaders. The spirits of the land, each possessing unique elemental powers, unite to thwart the advance of those who seek to conquer and despoil. As the colonial empires expand, the islanders and the very earth itself rise in defense. Harness the power of the spirits, strategize with your fellow players, and fight back against the encroaching Invaders to protect the island's mystical heart.

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 2.

    More details for Spirit Island
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  4. A Feast for Odin

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    A Feast for Odin is a rich and complex board game that takes players on a journey through the life and times of the Vikings. This game combines elements of exploration, resource management, and strategic planning, offering a deep and engaging experience.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 1.

    More details for A Feast for Odin
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for A Feast for Odin

    • YouTube Review for the game "A Feast for Odin" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "A Feast for Odin" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  5. Glass Road

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    Glass Road celebrates the centuries-old tradition of glass-making in the Bavarian Forest, offering a unique blend of resource management and strategy in a historical setting.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Glass Road
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 80 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  6. Hallertau

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    Hallertau is set in the lush Hallertau region of Bavaria, Germany, around 1850, a pivotal time in its history as the largest hop-producing area in the world. Players take on the roles of village chiefs, striving to advance their village's prosperity and standing through agriculture and sheep breeding.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 50 - 140 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  7. Agricola

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    Agricola is a strategic board game where players become farmers aiming to build thriving homesteads. Manage resources, expand your home, and feed your family to win.

    Nominated for 25 awards and won 14.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2008

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    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  8. The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game – Revised Core Set

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  9. Caverna: The Cave Farmers

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    Caverna: The Cave Farmers is a worker-placement board game that builds upon the mechanics of its predecessor, Agricola. It combines farming and cave dwelling themes, where players manage a dwarf family and their expanding homestead.

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 3.

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    • 1 - 7 Players
    • 30 - 210 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  10. Atiwa

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  11. Le Havre

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    Le Havre is a strategic board game that simulates harbor management, focusing on resource distribution, building construction, and economic development.

    Nominated for 15 awards and won 4.

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    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  12. Gods Love Dinosaurs

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  13. Fields of Arle

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    Fields of Arle is a strategic farming simulation board game designed by Uwe Rosenberg. Set in the small East Frisian town of Arle, it allows one to two players to experience the life of farmers during a period of prosperity, focusing on the cultivation of flax and other agricultural ventures.

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    More details for Fields of Arle
    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Fields of Arle

    • YouTube Review for the game "Fields of Arle" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  14. Agricola: Family Edition

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    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.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Agricola: Family Edition
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. Bellum Magica

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. Daybreak

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  17. La Granja

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    La Granja is a strategic board game set in the picturesque countryside of Mallorca. Players manage and expand their small farms near the village of Esporles, striving to become the most successful estate, known as "La Granja."

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for La Granja
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  18. Magic: The Gathering – Heroes of Dominaria Board Game

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 75 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. Agricola 15

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn

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