Long, long, ago, the Emperor of China, in a gesture of peace, offered the Emperor of Japan a giant panda. You have been appointed to the delicate task of caring for this politically-important panda and tending to the Emperors illustrious bamboo garden. You must cultivate plots of land using irrigation and intelligence so that bamboo, the only food that the panda will eat, grows in abundance. But beware of the sacred animals uncontrollable appetite for crunchy young sprouts. Each game comes with 28 plots, 36 green bamboo sections, 30 yellow bamboo sections, 24 pink bamboo sections, 20 irrigation channels, 9 improvements, 46 objective cards, four individual boards, eight action chips, one weather die, one panda, one gardener and one rule booklet. This game is recommended for 2-4 players ages 8 and up. The average playing time is 45 minutes.
The players take the role of courtesans of the Nippon emperor. They take care of his Giant Panda by growing a bamboo plantation. Their mission: to farm parcels of land, irrigate them, and have green, yellow or pink bamboo grow. In turn, they see what the weather brings and perform two actions from among those offered to them: get a new plot of land or irrigation channel, grow bamboo, feed the panda or draw an objective card. The game ends when a player has completed 7 to 9 objectives (depending on the number of players). The player who gets the best score by adding the total value of their completed objective wins the game.
Ages: 13+ | Players: 2 to 4 | Time to Play: 45 minutes