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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.

Game Genre: Strategy Games / Family-fun

No. of players: 2 to 4 players

Suitable for Ages 8 and above

Game duration: 45mins

Game Content:

28 Plots

36 Green Bamboo sections

30 Yellow Bamboo sections

24 Pink Bamboo sections

20 irrigation channels

9 Improvements

46 “objective” cards

4 Individual boards

8 action chips

1 weather die

1 Panda

1 Gardener

1 Rule booklet

How to play?:

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.

Card Sleeves needed for sleeves: Aquamarine 45x68mm

No. of Cards sleeves needed: 1 packet of Aquamarine




Game Rule (PDF): Takenoko


Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 28 × 28 × 7.6 cm
Available for play

1 set for play, Yes

Number of players

2, 3, 4

Play duration


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