Ever wanted to be a 17th Century Farmer? Agricola gives you that chance!
You begin as a farmer in a wooden shack with your spouse and little else. On a turn, you get to take only two actions, one for you and one for the spouse to try to eek out a living, build up your farm, grow things and maybe even 'remodel' your house. Need more hands? Have kids in order to get more work accomplished, but first you expand your house. But don't forget, more kids means more mouths means more food needed.