Agricola is a turn-based game. There are 14 game turns plus 6 harvest phases (after turn 4¸ 7¸ 9¸ 11¸ 13¸ and 14). Each player starts with two playing tokens (farmer and wife) and thus can take two actions per turn. There are multiple options¸ and while the game progresses¸ you´ll have more and more: first thing in a turn¸ a new action card is flipped over.Problem: Each action can be taken just once per turn¸ so it´s important to do some things with high preference. Each player also starts with a hand of 7 Occupation cards (of more than 160 total) and 7 Minor Improvement cards (of more than 140 total) that he may use during the game if they fit in his/her strategy. This amounts to countless strategies¸ some depending on your card hand. Sometimes it´s a good choice to stay on course¸ sometimes you better react on what your opponents do.Agricola can also be played without cards (family game) and can even be played solo.