THE FARMING GAME®, a Monopoly style board game where players harvest crops with the roll of the dice, dodge droughts, uncertain markets and insects. Buy land, cattle, wheel and deal. Always different and always a challenge. Build the best farm in the county. A truly rewarding time that entertains, teaches and is just plain fun. An International award-winning game! Hundreds of thousands of copies sold. Fresh from the country. A classic family board game! So much fun, some people say it's the best game they've ever played, others call it addictive. This international award-wining game has sold hundreds of thousands of copies. So educational, it has been used by homeschoolers and thousands of schools around the world. So realistic, World Bank had it translated into Russian to assist farm privatization. Good clean wholesome fun. THE FARMING GAME ® is perfect for home on any rainy day or family get together, for a weekend up at the cabin, or down at the beach. A great gift for anyone, including yourself! One size fits all. PLOW THE BACK FORTY ON YOUR KITCHEN TABLE A board game is a dream machine, a vehicle to create an alternative reality. In THE FARMING GAME®, each player starts the game with 20 acres inherited from Grandpa. This property includes 10 acres in hay and 10 acres in grain. The 20 acres is not a large enough farm to make a living for a family, so each game farmer must also have a part-time job in town. With each completed trip around the game board you receive $5,000 from your year's wages to plow back into the farm. The object of THE FARMING GAME" is to build your farm large enough to be able to quit the job in town, come home to be your own boss, and farm full time. If you can do that without going broke, you win the game! $250,000 in total net assets are required to win THE FARMING GAME®. The gaming track is the calendar year, with a square for each week. Crops are harvested by the roll of the dice (about as much control as real farmers feel they have over yields and prices received for their crops). In THE FARMING GAME®, there is enough acreage for six players to diversify into a hay, grain, fruit, or cattle operation. Each individual farm is capable of pasturing 20 head of cattle. If any player wishes to run more than 20 cows, he can try to lease one of the range units in the hills. Warning: This family game is so much fun it may become habit-forming!
Fixed a bug that was causing a crash when trying to buy "Uncle Bert's Hay"
Ratings and Reviews
This is a fun game. I have noticed after playing a bunch of games, if you are behind in the beginning you always are no matter what. If you are ahead in the beginning you always are.
At least that is what I have experienced so far.
Still a fun game. Improve it a bit and I would recommend 5 stars.
Against my better judgment...
I downloaded this app aware that it hasn’t been updated in 5 years, and most recent reviews being negative. I just hoped that maybe it wasn’t as bad as all that! It wasn’t. Sure, it’s got some bugs, but nothing crazy. Auto save works perfectly. If something crashes, close the app and re-load your name. Voila. Some people are saying the dice are rigged and if the computer is ahead at the start, it always wins. Clearly you didn’t grow up as one of the younger of 8 kids. YOU GOTTA FIGHT FOR WHAT’S YOURS. Be aggressive, but just cautious enough to not ruin yourself. Anyway, it’s a great game, and the app helped me relive my childhood. I would be over the harvest moon if they decided to revamp it tho! I’m shocked it still works with how long it’s been since an update. I doubt we’ll see a modern release of it tho...
Needs a software patch
So bought the original boardgame around 1980. It has always been one of my favorite boardgames. However, the app game is not fun. The human player almost never wins. Most of the “random” dice rolls for the human player somehow end up 3 and under most of the time. Hardly ever get good OTB cards, and the number of negative Farmers Fate cards are plentiful and very common. Not to mention the human player’s dice rolls to move the game marker are weighted to land on negative spaces most of the time. Example I consistently get sent back to the 2nd week of February multiple times. I more often than not land on your harvest is halved spaces. I land on pay spaces more often than not. It’s like the “random” dice generation software is purposely weighted against the human player. This could be a great game if the programmers would fix the dice roll generator to give the same odds to both humans and the computer players.
Developer Response ,
Sorry you had a bad experience with the game. The dice rolls really are completely random...sometimes the dice just don't go your way. I hope you give it another try. Also, an update will be available soon...I'm hoping in less than a month. It will have a new 3D look.
The developer, Ryan Tensmeyer, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.
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- Ryan Tensmeyer
- 8.4 MB
- Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 5.1.1 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © 2014 rrTenz Games, Ryan Tensmeyer
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.