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.


An entertainer, composer, blogger and illustrator living in SE Alberta, Canada.

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