Takenoko: the Board Game 4+

Puzzle & Strategy

TWIN SAILS INTERACTIVE

Designed for iPad

    • $4.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Description

PLANT, IRRIGATE, AND GROW BAMBOO… BUT WILL YOU BE ABLE TO SATISFY THE APPETITE OF THE GREEDY IMPERIAL PANDA?

The Japanese emperor has called the very best gardeners in the empire to compete for the complicated task of caring for his sacred panda. Only the gardener with the very best plots of bamboo will be able to satisfy this picky animal!

Plant a bamboo forest around the emperor’s pond. Cultivate and irrigate your plots to grow all the types of bamboo the panda loves.
To beat your rivals, make improvements to your plots: build irrigation channels or add fertilizer to accelerate the growth of your bamboo… and pray that the weather is favorable!

The player who completes the most objectives wins the game. Only one gardener can win the emperor’s favor… So grab a rake!

Characteristics:
- Simple and tactical gameplay adapted from the acclaimed board game, Takenoko, by Antoine Bauza.
- 1 to 4 players
- Play in single-player mode against the computer or your friends and the rest of the world in local or online multi-player!
- Chibis: an extension pack with all new objectives, new plots of land, and most importantly, Miss Panda and her babies. Available for purchase in the game shop!


Original board game awards:
- 2013 Ludoteca Ideale official selection
- 2013 winner of Games Magazine best new family game
- 2012 Tric Trac nomination
- 2012 winner of Lys public choice award
- 2012 nomination for JoTa best family board game
- 2012 nomination for Golden Geek best family board game
- 2012 nomination for the Golden Geek best kids’ board game
- 2012 winner of As d’Or-Jeu de l’Année


Languages available: French, English, German, Spanish and Italian.

Ratings and Reviews

2.2 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

awkwardpangolin ,

Still needs some work

I was really excited to see a mobile app for this game. Unfortunately, it’s just not very well executed. Game flow is very slow with no option to speed through other players actions when playing against the AI. User interface is also missing some basics - there is no back option for example when you click on an action, so if you accidentally click the panda action instead of the gardener, for example.. too bad, you’re moving the gardener. You start with the same three cards every game. No option to reopen a existing game - you close the app, you have to start a new one. I haven’t been able to complete a full game after multiple tries.. something always goes wrong (see UI comments above) or I just lose patience.

Kdcook2 ,

Stinks

This game stinks. You start with the 3 same cards every game. The online play is non existent, I’ve tried to create several rooms for friends and none have been able to find the created room. The game also seems rigged against you. After the first couple of rounds the A.I. players satisfy their tasks every round after that which isn’t very realistic.

This a really a poor execution of my favorite tabletop game.

Captain_Lexicon ,

Unplayable.

This is one of my favorite board games, so I was really hoping for a good app experience. Unfortunately, it is 100% unplayable—no exaggeration or hyperbole. It simply does not work at all.

The hang up seems to be the transition between turns. Whether you’re playing online games or solo games vs AI, the game always gets stuck going from one player to the next. You’re left with no choice but to back out and start a new game. I’ve tried over a dozen times and not once has the game been able to make a full round of turns and come back to the first player—in either solo or online mode. Complete and utter waste of money, which is sad, because the animation and music are perfect. I wish I could play the game I paid for.

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