TL;DR Review Takenoko board game
Designed by Antoine Bauza, Takenoko sees the players taking care of a garden housing a giant Panda. Said panda was gifted to the Japanese Emperor by the Chinese and players need to keep him happy and fed in order to accrue points and thus, win the game. Takenoko is a 2-4 player game that can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour to play dependent on how quickly the players trigger the games end. The rules are simple enough for Takenoko making it fall firmly into the gateway game arena.
Takenoko is an absolutely beautiful. Gameplay is simple for all levels of gamers (including total beginners) and the quality is gorgeous. Can't really think of any negatives, maybe veteran gamers that love loads of depth will find it a little shallow, but you know what, if that's the case, they have hearts of coal. A wondrous, relaxing, charming tabletop game. Buy it!
- Players: 2-4
- Ages: 8+
- Setup Time: Less than 5 minutes
- Play Time: 30-60 minutes