TL;DR Review Lanterns: The Harvest Festival game
“Lanterns: The Harvest Festival” is a beautiful little tile laying game that sees players take on the roles of artisans commissioned by an emperor. Their job is to make sure the palace lake looks beautifully lit with floating lanterns.
Players do this in a domino style fashion, matching colours (or not) and drawing cards, dependent on the moves made during a players turn.
The trick with Lanterns: The Harvest Festival is, each players turn gives all players new lanterns, so for a fairly basic game, there can be quite a bit of strategy. As tile laying games go, Lanterns: The Harvest Festival is a truly special little title. Lovely to look at, relaxing to play and a great introductory game. Must buy.
- Players: 2-4
- Ages: 8+
- Setup Time: 2 minutes
- Play Time: 20-30 minutes