Les Editions du Matagot will soon be releasing their Takenoko boardgame.
From their announcement:
From now the release is official, Takenoko will come out for the Essen festival, the 20th of Cctober. This new game by Antoine Bauza and released in co-operation with Hazgaard will delight the whole family with its colored and charming graphic.
A long time ago, at the Japanese Imperial court, the Chinese Emperor offered a Giant Panda bear, symbol of peace to the Japanese Emperor. Since then, the Japanese Emperor entrust his court members (the players) with the difficult task to take care of the animal by setting up his bamboo garden.
From 2 to 4 players, the participants will have to cultivate the land plot, irrigate them and grow one of the three species of bamboo (green, yellow and pink) with the help of the Imperial gardener. The best player will be congratulated by the Japanese Emperor himself.