So, yesterday was the first time I tried out a board game called Agricola. It’s been around for a while – since 2007/2008, and was a lot of fun.
Let me preface. I was recently invited to participate in an evening of gaming by someone who is a member of the local board game guild. While this may sound nerdy to the unboard-gamed reader (and, yes, many of them embrace it), it’s quite fun and makes your brain do work (for those of you who enjoy that sort of thing).
I was over at a board game friend’s house (believe me, he has an incredible collection!) and he had it up and ready to go. He’d played it 7-8 times before, so he made sure to take time explaining it to me, about 15-20 minutes.
It’s an interesting game where you’re a farmer with a two-room wood house. It’s you & your spouse and 13 spaces of undeveloped land. Along the 14-round way you can have children, acquire animals, even plow a field and sow some crops. At the end of the game you total your points (awarded for things like developed houses, grain stores and # of family members.
Despite it being the 1st & 2nd times (we played twice) playing Agricola, I had a respectable final points tally and managed to improve my score in the 2nd game.
Yes, life should be fun and games. Embrace the change.