G Deck available now to play with!! (English and German translations available for this deck at this time)
Winner of the 2013 Board Game of the Year from Pocket Tactics!
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 Play
Agricola 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.
•4 Game play modes: Family Game; Basic Game; Solo Play; Solo Series
•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
•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
•iPhone / iPod 5 screen support
•Localizations: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese
From Playdek, the award-winning publisher and developer:
•D&D Lords of Waterdeep - 5 stars on PocketTactics & AppAddicts!!
•Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer (Golden Geek, 2011 – Boardgamegeek.com)
•Summoner Wars (Golden Geek, 2012 – Boardgamegeek.com; Game of the Year 2012, Pockettactics.com; Game of the Year, Board/Card, 2012 - Gamezebo)
•Penny Arcade the Game: Gamers vs Evil
•Food Fight iOS
- Fixed issue that would stall AI in some cases.
- Fixed several bugs with card interactions.
Ratings and Reviews
Kind of a steep learning curve, and while the tutorial is decent, I still found myself struggling to understand the best strategy especially when just starting out. My first year I often end up begging. Almost need to play the tutorial more than once to get how to get things going.
Also, I'd really like to see some sort of unlimited solo mode. I feel like just as I'm getting things up and going, and getting a hang of things, the game is over. I'd like to be able to play longer. There are things you can build up to that I just can't seem to even get to in a single game. Maybe I'm just not good at it, or have missed something, but the option to keep growing my farm and playing would be nice.
Good but needs better teaching tools.
The app is beautiful and plays well, however as a new player I was lost... even after playing the tutorials. The changes needed to make this a 5 star app are: 1) Add text explaining the cost of each action. Several actions were unavailable to me when I tried to play and I did not know what resources I needed to play the action. 2) provide a warning if you select an action that has an "and/or" option if you are unable to perform both actions. 3) Add a help button to suggest the best move for your present situation. Puerto Rico does these things and the app has helped me not only understand the rules but also the strategy.
5-Star Game, ZERO Customer Support/Response
I've emailed Playdek twice with a very simple question and they've not responded. Their website appears to be under construction and it says they're "Busy making great games..." Awesome. But could you lift your heads up for a second and answer a customer inquiry? It was a question about one of their other games I was considering purchasing, but hasn't been updated in a few years. HEY, if you check your reviews developers, could you check your email and get back to me? It would be very much appreciated and I'd love to support your company. Thanks...
- Asmodee Digital
- 349.3 MB
- Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © 2013 Playdek, Inc,
- In-App Purchases
- I Deck cards $1.99
- K Deck Cards $1.99
- G Deck Cards $3.99
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.