The Farming Game
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- An Economic based board game
- Players act as the farmers, who can buy fields, pastures and ridges
- The board also activates the weather cycles and time of year
- The players make their way from winter to fall
- For 2-6 players
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When we were well into the first game, my friend put off going to the bathroom for 45 minutes so she could take "just one more turn" and then another and then another. We finally pried ourselves away from the game to go eat at 9:00pm.
It does start out slowly, so give it 2 or 3 times around the board before you give up on it. You start out in debt at the beginning of a new year. One trip around the board is one calendar year. Your goal is to build a profitable farming operation by buying/renting equipment,planting and harvesting, buying and selling livestock. In the meantime, Real Life intervenes in the form of insects, drought, disease, bad weather,taxes,equipment breakdowns, etc. In spite of these frustrations, the fun part is in the harvest. It's sort of like Monopoly with an adrenaline rush! The more fields you own, the bigger the harvest. The more land you own, the more livestock you can support.
The Farming Game is a great educational model for any business, or Life for that matter. You can borrow too much and end up bankrupt. You can have too little cash on hand and not be able to plant. No planting, no harvest. No harvest, no money. No money, no planting.
This is a great game for competitive players. For it to be fun for everyone, players need to be able to count money and either read the cards or be able to follow directions if someone else reads them. If a child can play Monopoly, he or she can play the Farming Game.
But this version comes with interlocking puzzle pieces that slide all over the board at the slightest bump, and less pieces so you are more limited. Buy the other version.
This game is addictive and fun. The board follows the course of one year. You begin at Christmas Break and your part-time job (so you can keep farming). The goal is to build a farm large enough so you can quit your job in town and become a full time farmer. You buy equipment, acreage of hay, grain (wheat and corn) and fruit, cows and lease ridges in an Eastern Washington farming Valley. If you are familiar with that area of the country this game might have particular appeal to you. As you travel around the board you come to different harvest times. The dollar amount you earn depends upon how much of that crop you have and a roll of the die. Whenever you harvest you also draw an operating expenses card, and if the space you landed on says so you may also draw a dreaded "Farmer's Fate" card. You realize how hard farming can be when you are $45,000 in debt, you harvest doesn't cover your operating expenses and the IRS comes to audit your farm all in one turn.
This game is a lot of fun for the whole family. I recommend it for its educational value because it requires some simple percentage, addition, subtraction, budgeting skills and for its social implications.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We love this game! Highly recommended. A lot like Monopoly, but you'll finish the game LIKING your opponents, not hating them. No board flipping, no tears, no arguing. Read morePublished 2 days ago by R & E
Great family game. If you're looking for something new than this is the game for youPublished 4 days ago by samantha
I played the original game with my siblings in the 70s. It was such a fun game. I was excited to get this version of the game. It is so good. It kept us occupied for hours. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Carole
Love this game! We had it growing up and played it all the time. When I saw it on Amazon, I had to order!Published 2 months ago by Ava Monique Coy
The Farming Game has been in our family for decades. It's a monopoly type game that doesn't pit one player against the others. Every strives to become a full time farmer. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Andrew J. Leja
This is one of our family favorites! We've played it over & over - it's a lot of fun for kids of all ages! Our 7 year old understands the game very well.Published 3 months ago by H. Peterson