Official Site: Games for 2: Fields of Arle site at Z-Man Games
Created by: Uwe Rosenberg, Dennis Lohausen
Published by: Feuerland Spiele, 999 Games, Filosofia Éditions
Alternate Names: Arler Erde, De Friesche Velden, Pola Arle, Terres d'Arle, アルルの丘
Arle is a small village in East Frisia. Today, only the size of its village church implies its former importance.
In the past centuries, the area around Arle stood out due to its excellent farmland. It was said the best flax of all North Germany grew in Arle. As the demand for this versatile resource grew, the local farmers quickly became rich.
The people of Arle had a considerably better life than the residents of any other place in East Frisia.
In this game, you can share the fortune of living in Arle with the flax farmers of that time. You can decide whether you want to participate in farming flax yourself or, as a consequence of the increasing wealth in Arle, meet the demand in other areas.
You can grow grain, breed animals, cut peat, colonize the moor, or build dikes. You can cultivate forests, run a vehicle fleet, or build workshops and inns. Your biggest task is to build prestigious buildings like the previously mentioned village church.
A game of "Fields of Arle" is played over nine half years - alternating between summer and winter. In summer, you can carry out different actions than in winter. At the end of each half year, there is a season-specific Inventorying.
Finally, a single scoring at the end of the game will determine which player made the most out of the four and a half years he had in Arle.
Brettspiel Adventskalender 2015
Fields of Arle: Advent Calendar Expansion
Kennerspiel des Jahres Recommended 2015
International Gamers Award - General Strategy: Two-players Nominee 2015
Meeples' Choice Nominee 2014
Golden Geek Best Solo Board Game Nominee 2014
Golden Geek Best 2-Player Board Game Nominee 2014