Did you know, Arle is a village in East Friesland, north-west Germany. It is here that both players attempt to run their own farm over nine half-years, between summer and winter. Players cut peat, rear cows and sheep, build dykes, harvest crops but also sew clothes, build carts and travel through the region between Dollart and Jadebusen. And these are just a few examples of all the outstanding tasks to do. Players take turns to place their four family members on spaces – which change according to the season – and carry out the related action. The strategy game “Arler Erde” recreates the life of hard-working farmers in this area of the country and every game recounts the history of this unique coastal region in the 18th century.