Location: White Shelf - Hall row 3 - B
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Board Game Geek Details
Name Takenoko (2011)
Complexity 1.9743
BGG Rank 312
Player Count 2 - 4
Mechanism(s) Action Points, Contracts, Dice Rolling, End Game Bonuses, Grid Movement, Hexagon Grid, Modular Board, Network and Route Building, Pattern Building, Set Collection, Tile Placement

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.

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Lists with this game

Organization Year Ranker Rank List
The Dice Tower 2018 People's Choice 75 Top 100 Games All Time (2018)
The Boardgame Mechanics 2019 Jason 62 2019 Boardgame Mechanics Top 100
The Boardgame Mechanics 2019 Joel 100 2019 Boardgame Mechanics Top 100