daoist wrote:Played Agricola for the first time. I need to play it again a few times to see if I like it or not. There was an awful lot to soak in.
Played it a few more times. I like it. Though I do want to read through the instructions myself once or twice because I don't feel like I could teach anyone the game right now.
A few nit picks:
1. I 200% understand why companies produce aftermarket bits for this game. There's a lot of disks and shit to keep track of. If I got agricola I'm sure I'd pimp it out with appropriate bits.
2. It's sort of anticlimactic for the game to end and then everyone spends a few minutes tallying up the score. I don't know of any better mechanism.
All in all, I like to think of it as a sort of non-game game. Sorta like the sims. It's an apt comparison, I suppose. Even when I lose at agricola I don't feel too bad because it just doesn't feel like there's much competition. I really do like the game as a sort of social fun type thing. And in that spirit mods to make it more accessible (i.e. game pieces that look like what they're supposed to be) would help greatly.