Takenoko Board Game

How To Play Takenoko

Takenoko Game Rules (PDF Instructions)

2 - 4
Play Time
45 MIN
Your mission: to farm and irrigate parcels of land growing bamboo. If you wind up with the highest amount of points at the end of the game then you will be the winner. Each turn you'll have to keep an eye on the weather to see what it brings. How quickly can you grow bamboo across your plantation and can you do it before the hungry panda eats whatever he can? You're on a mission to cultivate land plots, water them and grow green, yellow and pink bamboo. The objective is to grow and care for the emperor's bamboo garden and score points by growing bamboo and fulfilling objectives.

Players start with plots of land, a gardener and a panda. Players take turns performing actions such as planting bamboo, moving the gardener and panda, and watering the bamboo. Points are scored by growing bamboo and fulfilling objectives, such as creating specific patterns of bamboo or feeding the panda certain types of bamboo. The game ends when the deck of objectives is depleted or one player has reached a certain number of points. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins.

Takenoko includes plastic bamboo sections and 28 beautifully illustrated garden plots, which combine to create a unique playing experience that change every time to you play. This three dimensional board game is a wonderful sight to see as you play your way through approximately 45 minutes of strategic game play. Immerse yourself in a ancient bamboo forest and grow and quickly as you can. Takenoko is a must have game for your gaming collection and you'll be having fun with this game for years to come. It is a beautifully illustrated game that combines strategy and luck. Purchase your copy of Takenoko today.
The game Takenoko should come with the following components. These are based off of the original game and don't include components from any expansion packs or different editions.

  • 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
  • Official Takenoko Game Rules And Instructions
How to Win
If you wind up with the highest amount of points at the end of the game then you will be the winner.
How to Win
Please keep in mind that the official Takenoko rules and instructions could be different depending on the game version you have. The rules below are some of the exact directions that came in the original packaging and will teach you how to play Takenoko. Download these original PDF game rules or print them for later use.

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