‘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.’(Board Game Geek)
So the first week of university has come around again, and in the first tutorial of my BCM300 Game Making class, I was introduced to the board game Takenoko. It is a 2-4 player board game designed by man named Antoine Bauza. A game of strategy, on a beautifully designed outlay, the players of the game must gradually build the board while attempting to complete objectives for points and keep the panda happily fed by growing bamboo. Takenoko is a very unique board game with an individual having various avenues to achieve success.
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