You’re a farmer in a wooden shack with your spouse and little else.
Agricola, the classic ‘Euro’ game of medieval farming that even knocked Puerto Rico off its long-held Number One perch at BoardgameGeek, for a time. Running a farm in the 17th century: not the most exciting subject for a boardgame, one would think. But this clever Euro-style game is a firm favourite among gamers who like wooden pieces, very little luck, and a complete lack of fancy plastic (though you can buy animal-shaped meeples separately).
It’s a game of countless strategies, and also plays as a simpler family version or solo. Agricola has won many gaming awards, including the Deutschen Spiele Preises Game of the Year (2008), and continues to be expanded. If you love games like Puerto Rico and Caylus, you probably already play Agricola.