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Game review
Agricola
Get a gric
by Harry Slater 18/6/2013
Product: Agricola
Publisher: Playdek
Format: iPhone, iPad
Genre: Card/ board game, Strategy
Players: 1
Networking: wireless (network), on one device
Version: Europe
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If you've never played the physical version of Agricola then you're going to spend a good while scratching your head during the tutorials for this iOS version. It will talk at you about crops, occupations, livestock, and mating, and it'll feel a lot like sitting an exam you haven't studied for.

Bear with it, though, because when things start to click - which they will, slowly but surely - you'll find an engaging and brilliantly presented boardgame that will give you hours of fun without having to worry about getting everything back in the box afterwards.

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Summary
It's not simple and it's not soft, but Agricola will give you hours and hours of fun if you can get to grips with it
RATINGS
Audio/visual: 9
Gameplay: 8
Value: 9
Innovation: 7
Overall: 8
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