A board game for two to four players by renowned designer Antoine Bauza, Takenoko allows you to work the bamboo plantations and care for the Emperor's panda yourself. Colorful miniatures for the giant panda and the Emperors gardener suit the game's light-spirited tone, and these figures will be critical to your designs to grow the most beautiful bamboo stands.
A board game by renowned designer Antoine Bauza. Players care for the Nippon Emperor’s giant panda by keeping up with his bamboo plantation.
Your mission: to farm and irrigate parcels of land growing bamboo.
Players cultivate land plots, irrigate them, and grow one of the three species of bamboo (Green, Yellow and Pink).
Can you grow bamboo across your plantation as a mischievous panda eats wherever he can?
Each turn, you’ll see what the weather brings your way!
Perform actions like getting a new plot of land, digging irrigation channels, growing bamboo, feeding the panda, or drawing an objective card.
Colorful miniatures for the giant panda and the Emperor’s gardener suit the game's light-spirited tone, and these figures will be critical to your designs to grow the most beautiful bamboo stands.
Takenoko includes plastic bamboo sections and twenty-eight beautifully illustrated garden plots, which combine to create a unique playing experience.
At the end of the game, whichever player has earned the most points from his objectives wins!
How to Play
The players take the role of courtesans of the Nippon emperor. They take care of his Giant Panda by growing a bamboo plantation. Their mission: to farm parcels of land, irrigate them, and have green, yellow or pink bamboo grow. 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.
Ages 13 and Up
Play Time: 45 Minutes