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Store:  Strategy Games
Series:  Takenoko, Essen 2011 releases
Format:  Board Games


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Product Awards:  
Games Magazine Awards
Best Family Game, 2013

Ages Play Time Players
8+ 60+ minutes 2-4

Manufacturer(s): Matagot, Asmodee North America

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Product Description

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 land plots, 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. The player who manages his land plots best, growing the most bamboo while feeding the delicate appetite of the panda, will win the game.

Product Awards

Games Magazine Awards
Best Family Game, 2013

Product Information


  • - 28 tiles (plots),
  • - 90 bamboo sections,
  • - 20 irrigation channels,
  • - 9 landscaping cards,
  • - 46 objective cards,
  • - 4 individual boards,
  • - 8 action tokens,
  • - 1 weather die,
  • - 1 panda figurine,
  • - 1 gardener figurine,
  • - 1 rulebook.
Takenoko has the following expansions available:

Takenoko: Chibis Out of Stock

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