Agricola seems to beÂ one of, if not the biggest, hits of the Essen show. I didn’t pick it up due to the text-heavy German cards but Z-man Games has now come to the rescue. They set up a preorder programme with the promise that they would publish an English version when they got 750 preorders. I signed up pretty much straight away but they have now confirmed that they have already exceeded 850 preorders so the game is set to be produced (hopefully) by April.
The preorder remains open until the end of the year and, for those signing up, Z-man have said that there will be a bonus deck of cards and possibly animeeples rather than plain cubes. Those interested should look at the info on BGG and this thread about the preorder process.