The best games with automatic growth of resources 2021

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 2021.

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 2021

This list was last updated on August 1, 2021. We compared 11 board games for this list and selected the top 9. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. New York Zoo

    All details for the board game New York Zoo and similar games
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  2. Agricola

    All details for the board game Agricola and similar games

    Nominated for 25 awards and won 14.

    Spiel des Jahres 2008

    More details for Agricola
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 150 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  3. Caverna: The Cave Farmers

    All details for the board game Caverna: The Cave Farmers and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 3.

    More details for Caverna: The Cave Farmers
    • Players1 - 7 Players
    • Playtime30 - 210 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
    👍 Good price!64€ atAmazon.de
  4. Hallertau

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Hallertau
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime50 - 140 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  5. Le Havre

    All details for the board game Le Havre and similar games

    Nominated for 15 awards and won 4.

    More details for Le Havre
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 150 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  6. Agricola: Family Edition

    All details for the board game Agricola: Family Edition and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Agricola: Family Edition
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  7. Fields of Arle

    All details for the board game Fields of Arle and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    More details for Fields of Arle
    • Players1 - 2 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard

    Video reviews for Fields of Arle

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  8. La Granja

    All details for the board game La Granja and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for La Granja
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
    👍 Good price!38€ atAmazon.de
  9. Magic: The Gathering – Heroes of Dominaria Board Game

    All details for the board game Magic: The Gathering – Heroes of Dominaria Board Game and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 75 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

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