WizKids and Lookout Games partner to expand Agricola

wizkids-lookout

WizKids just announced that they will be partnering with Lookout Games, original publisher of Agricola, to bring to the market six new expansions to the game.  Agricola is a farming game designed by Uwe Rosenberg and is highly regarded, even with the majority complaining about the feed your people mechanic.  So wanting to expand it is a good idea to keep the game fresh and offer new content to veteran players.  However, these aren’t going to be expansions in the traditional sense, they are actually going to be called Upgrade Kits which do more to bling out your game than expand it’s content.  Don’t get me wrong though, the kits will include brand new cards designed by Uwe Rosenberg himself, but the bulk of the pack is going to be pre-painted minis to replace one of the families in the game.  Thus if you get all six you will have replaced all the colored discs representing the families with painted minis, bringing a whole new table presence to the game.  Look for these to hit store shelves in the beginning of 2017.