I recently started playing Caylus on the iOS, and thought that the answer to the following problem would help me formulate a strategy and better understand the game. Note that this question could apply to many games, and indeed I have considered the answer to this question for such games as Brass, Agricola, Princes of Florence, Le Havre etc.
How do players who consistently win utilize their last few moves in this game?
In Agricola, it would surely be some sort of super-efficient "fences + renovation + major improvement + family growth" combo, though we would have to factor in other players who are playing to win. Put in these worker placement games where players can acquire better/first turn order... well, I'm not sure if that simplifies things.
Is this question on-topic?
This is practical, since I play this game (!) and would be putting the answer(s) into practice against AI and human opponents.
The problem that I face is a lack of strategy. Sure, this is a nebulous, subjective problem to have, but a clear strategy will solve it.
I would like others to explain [this] to me.