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Type – Family
Complexity – Medium
2-4 Players – Best 3
45 Mins
Age 8+
Designer – Antoine Bauza
Publishers – Bombyx, Matagot


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“Takenoko” is a delightful board game designed by Antoine Bauza and published by Matagot. It is set in a Japanese garden where players take on the roles of gardeners tasked with caring for a lively and hungry panda named Takenoko.

In “Takenoko,” players work to cultivate the garden by growing bamboo, maintaining the irrigation system, and feeding the panda. The game features a modular board depicting different plots of land where players can place tiles representing garden sections, paths, and different types of bamboo.

Players take turns performing various actions, such as drawing and placing new garden tiles, growing bamboo, moving the panda, or improving the irrigation system. Each action contributes to the development and management of the garden while addressing the specific needs of the adorable panda.

The game incorporates a series of objectives represented by objective cards. These objectives require players to achieve specific conditions, such as growing certain colors and heights of bamboo or creating particular garden layouts. Completing objectives earns players points, and the player with the most points at the end of the game wins.

“Takenoko” is known for its charming artwork, engaging gameplay, and family-friendly mechanics. The game combines elements of strategy, resource management, and tactical decisions. Players must carefully plan their actions to maximize their efficiency in growing bamboo and completing objectives while managing the panda’s appetite and the limited resources available.

The game’s delightful theme, accessible rules, and high-quality components make it a popular choice for players of various ages and skill levels. “Takenoko” offers a light-hearted and visually appealing experience, fostering a sense of joy and competitiveness as players nurture the bamboo garden and care for the playful panda.