Yes, that’s right and why not! There are some fantastic farming themed games around so let’s talk about them.

When you start to think about board games the first thing you think about is Farming and Agriculture, right?

No well ok, not even close however if this theme is for you here are a few games with a farming theme that I recommend you have a look at and will probably enjoy.

These games will have affiliate links below them to check them out online but if you have the opportunity head over to your friendly local game shop (FLGS) and support them they really need your help right now.


Agricola my nemesis the only board game that made it to app form that still makes me feel stupid each time I play it’s too complex AI players.

Maybe its that I don’t understand the rules well enough maybe its that I have too many other games that I play more often. This game is a love it or like it but only want to see it on the holidays type of game.

It’s complex it’s hard but it’s also a lot of fun and you won’t regret trying it… Even if you lose!

In Agricola, you’re a farmer in a wooden shack with your spouse and little else.

On a turn, you get to take only two actions, one for you and one for the spouse, from all the possibilities you’ll find on a farm: collecting clay, wood, or stone; building fences; and so on. You might think about having kids in order to get more work accomplished, but first, you need to expand your house.

And what are you going to feed all the little rugrats?

wheat the answer is always wheat…

Anyway, this game is great even with its complexity its perfect for your monopoly loving grandmother who is probably a boomer that has known nothing but a life of corporate privilege and goverment handouts so ok that went dark fast … ok, maybe not it’s for more committed gamers but a load of fun and worth trying if you are keen to head over to the farmyard life.

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Farming simulator WITH MECHS

The phrase that every monster truck MC lives to be able to say when referring a board game and that is what scythe is.

This game from the publishers of wingspan, yes that wingspan you know the super popular bird game that the whole world is obsessed with and is now the ONLY game in existence seriously let’s just start referring to board games as wingspans and see if anybody notices.

Well, they made other games too one known as scythe it was actually popular and quite complex, so instead of trying to explain it to you only for the sake of getting more words onto a page in the hope that the search engine Gods will actually present this article to you as something worth reading ill just post a video from a popular group of people to tell you all about it.

Spoiler alerts its fun and you will maybe enjoy it, or get confused and give up.

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Heartland Board Game
Heartland Source:

This game made twitter lately with the creator Jeffery Allers wondering why this game had a sudden resurge in popularity, maybe its the artwork that is a bit dated (the running theory on twitter) or the similarity to a Canadian Horse Drama or maybe that its just a solid game.

The game has an abstract feel to it and captures the spirit of farming in a competitive way its a three-dimensional tile-laying game that’s actually a lot of fun.

In Heartland, each tile contains two types of crops to be planted as well as a certain number of “barnyard points.” When placing tiles, players must always choose between scoring immediate “harvest” (victory) points or developing their farms through the barnyard points, which will provide victory points over the longer term.

In addition, there is a race to the top of each barnyard point track in order to acquire the most valuable animals for the farm. Players may also “rotate crops” by using their tiles to cover up fields that bring their opponent’s points, possibly expanding their own farms in the process.

Jeffrey Allers refers to this a game that translates into an hour-long game aimed at families and gamers with multiple paths to victory.

Editors note: I like the artwork by the way haters be haters

Key Harvest

Key Harvest is the fifth game in the key series of games published by R&D Games these games are known for being complex Euro Games that are fantastic titles that involve players managing tiles, managing workers, managing spatial design, managing resource and the person that does it the most successfully wins.

Fantastic Games to play not that much to really talk about. I like this type of game others don’t id recommend you go to youtube and watch a bunch of videos before you buy it am I going to write a 1000 words on my thoughts not in a list of 5 farming games some other time maybe.

Go ask Rahdo his thoughts…

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Harvest Dice

Finally something simple in this list!

Yes in a list full of fantastic complex board games that require a lot of effort here is Farming Yatzhee Pictionary!

ok, maybe not but its close and it’s so much better than the three words used to describe it.

Farming Yatzhee Pictionary

Harvest Dice is a fast, fun dice game of dice drafting and veggie doodling.

Each round, players take turns rolling and selecting dice in order to plant veggies in their gardens or feed them to their pigs.

Keep an eye on the ever-changing market though.

You want to make sure you have plenty of desirable vegetables come harvest time because that’s how you win the game!

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So that’s the end of this list do you have a suggestion hit us up on twitter and yell as what it is!

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