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Takenoko

A long time ago at the Japanese Imperial court, the Chinese Emperor offered a giant panda bear as a symbol of peace to the Japanese Emperor. Since then, the Japanese Emperor has entrusted his court members (the players) with the difficult task of caring for the animal by tending to his bamboo garden.

In Takenoko, the players will cultivate plots of land, irrigate them, and grow one of the three species of bamboo (Green, Yellow and Pink) with the help of the Imperial gardener to maintain this bamboo garden. They will have to bear with the immoderate hunger of this sacred animal for the juicy and tender bamboo.

In turn, players 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.

Expand your game further with:
Takenoko: Chibis

Takenoko

Designed by: Antoine Bauza

Published by: Asmodee Editions

Genres: Light Strategy

Ages: 13 and up

Players: 2 to 4

Playing Time: 45 minutes

Year: 2011

This game is available to play in our cafe!

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Takenoko

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Price: £25.00

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