In Takenoko the players take the role of courtesans of the Nippon emperor and take on the role of caring for his Giant Panda by growing a bamboo plantation. Their mission: to farm parcels of land, irrigate them, and grow green, yellow or pink bamboo. In turn, they see what the weather brings and perform two actions from among those offered to them: get a new plot of land or irrigation channel, grow bamboo, feed the panda or draw an objective card.
The game ends when a player has completed 7 to 9 objectives (depending on the number of players). The player who gets the best score by adding the total value of their completed objective wins the game. Conflict between players’ objectives is guaranteed since some players will be trying to score points by moving the panda to areas where it can eat the bamboo, while the players with gardener-based objectives will be wanting to plant bamboo, grow it quickly and stop the panda from chomping it!
Has a modular board to keep games fresh every game, a balance between tactics and theme, and high quality material and artwork.
Allow 45 minutes to play, suitable ages 13 and up, for 2-4 players.
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