Does Agricola fall into a formula?

The more I learn about this game, the more I feel that there is really one way of winning, at least in the base game. If you are an experienced player in Agricola, you know when Family Growth is coming and you know that that is the way to victory, so you plan around that. Now there are a lot of other things you can do leading up to that, but each time I have played, it seems that the person who gets to Family growth first tends to pull away and win. Thoughts?

2 points by nealkfrank - updated 8 months ago | 1 comments | report | subscribe

HooperGirl 8 months ago | 1 point[-]

Family growth definitely helps so you get that extra action!  It doesn't always get me the win though.  Agricola can be stressful.  I always feel like I run out of time to do all the things I want!

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