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Farmnation

A game of farming, matching, and strategy for the whole family.
The 2nd Edition is now out, featuring a cheaper price point and a refined tile base!
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Now you can own one of the games featured in Brenda Romero and Ian Schreiber's book "Challenges for Game Designers!"

Also known as "Agribusiness", Farmnation places the player in the role of a farmer setting up a new homestead trying to and make it rich. You'll need to outsmart your opponents in crop production, land placement, and competitive plague management, to become the top farmer in the region.

Using simple matching and placement mechanics, players plant and harvest crops to earn cash, while simultaneously playing evil bunny and bug tiles on their opponents' farms to slow them down. Drawn tiles can be played on *anyone's* farm space, so it's quite alright to bog down your top competitor with piles of useless carrots while you save the good stuff for yourself.

As players dynamically build out their farm from a collection of 300 possible tiles, no two play-throughs will be the same.

Perfect for your next board game party or family game night. Farmnation is simple enough for kids to learn, yet provides depth and strategic choices for adults to master.

For 3 - 6 Players, suitable for ages 8 and up (or a precocious 6 year old, as one of our playtesters was :) )

Contents:
~300 Field Tiles
~20 Equipment Cards
~Tile Bag
~6 Player Mats
~Rulebook

Excerpt from "Challenges For Game Designers":
"Agribusiness [Farmnation] presents the player with numerous choices. Where will the player place the next crop tile? If it's a cheap crop, does he want to use his valuable land or place it on his opponent's? Does he want to uproot a cheap crop to place a more valuable crop instead?" - Brenda Romero

Components

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Why buy this?

  • Strategically place tiles to maximize your farm's production
  • Play offensive tiles on other player's farms to weaken them
  • Purchase unique equipment to bring your farm to the lead

Requirements

30-60
3-6
12+

Vitals

Average Rating 2 reviews
Publish Date May 29, 2013
Edition Second
Department Board Games
Genre Popular Culture
Theme Farming
Audience Family
Primary Mechanic Resource Control
More Info Farmnation web site

Notes

  • This game contains laser cut components. Laser cut items will have a slight amount of soot around the edges, which can easily be wiped off; and will have a campfire smell for about a week after you open them.

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Own It Played It Fun Priced Well High Replay Value Well Written Rules Nice Artwork

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