The 17th Century was not an easy time to be a farmer, but you will show you have what it takes in the award-winning Agricola.
Up to 4 players will live the life of a farmer, starting in a wooden shack with your wife. On a turn, you get to take only two actions, one for you and one for the spouse, from all the possibilities you'll find on a farm: collecting clay, wood, or stone; building fences; and so on. You might think about having kids in order to get more work accomplished, but first you need to expand your house.
Simple to learn, yet complex in it's possibilities, there is a reason Agricola is beloved by board gamers around the world.