11 Apr

Agricola revisited

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After many months of neglect, we recently played Agricola again with some friends of Chee Wee. It was notable not only because it was the first time we played the Family version of the game, without any of the Minor Improvement or Occupation cards, it was also the first time we played Agricola with the […]

19 Aug

Agricola: Farmers of the Moor

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Is it just me or does the expansion use a slightly more cartoony art style? As a life-long PC gamer, I don’t quite yet know what to make of expansions for boardgames. Things are pretty simple with video game expansions. You basically get more of the same thing: more quests, more maps, more items, more […]

11 Jul

Agricola: Through the Seasons

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I’m not entirely sure if the Through the Seasons postcard expansion for Agricola is merely a collectible novelty or something that’s actually meant to be played. Judging by the paucity of posts on its little corner of BGG, it seems that most people think it’s the former. Being huge fans of the game however, my […]

24 Dec

Caylus / Caylus: Magna Carta

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This board looks quite cheerful and colourful, especially compared to the other economic games I’ve played. Caylus is another one of those economic games that are ranked very highly on BGG and that I knew I’d just have to play someday. Caylus: Magna Carta is the card-based version that Han donated as a prize for […]

12 Dec

Dungeon Lords / Small World

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The main game board is a bit reminiscent of Agricola, as it simply represents the actions available. I don’t have a lot to say about either of these games and we played both of them during a recent session at CarcaSean, so I’m combining them into one post to save effort. Dungeon Lords is one […]

10 Nov


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Lots of bland looking cards, bits and boards. My wife and I have played about half a dozen games of Agricola now and I think it’s safe to say that we’re still barely scratching the surface of what it can offer. Despite an intimidating array of boards, cards and small wooden bits, the game at […]

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