First the Daily Punch and then my thoughts on Agricola
How about another Feat for Pathfinder?
Advanced Leadership-Feat-Requires Leadership-You gain +5 to your leadership score and the maximum level of your cohorts is increased by +3 with a maximum equal to your level.
Thoughts on That?
Now the Ring Side Report on Agricola! TL;DR-This game is awesome!
Art-First thing you seen when you see a game is how it looks. Shallow I know, but true. The box looks cartoony and it always made me hesitate on this game. (We’ll get to how wrong I was later). The box are is mirrored on the game cards, but not really represented to well the parts of the game. The game tokens are mostly colored wood. Not bad, but not great. I would have liked different shapes. However, the cartoonyness of the of the cards does make this game seem pretty friendly. 8/10
Players-2-5 Games scale pretty well for the number of players. 9/10
Game-play: This is a Eurogame about worker placement. The end goal is the most number of points after 14 turns. At the end of some turns you must feed your workers. At the same time you gain resources and use those to buy items to build on your farm. At the end you score points for the number of each thing you have. However, you dont score one to one. Something you get 4 points for 10 items, but other you get 4 points for 5 cows. It plays fast and fun. 8/10
Theme: The theme if building your farm and family. Like any good farm, you diversify. The points reward diversification. Home run 10/10
Easy of learning: You need a bit of explanation and you have to think a bit in advance and adjust when you opponents take the option you want. If you are playing cutthroat, it might not be as much fun, but the group I played with was fun. 7/10
Competitiveness: You don’t attack each other directly, but my taking the options others want. If you want a game where you attack each other , don’t play this. However, since you don’t directly hurt each other, my wife and I could play this and not end up at each others throats! 2/10
End Summary: Great family game with some depth. Lots of different game strategies emerge base on some randomness. Great fun! Give it a try if you can.