Day 1 (of 3): Takenoko and my 8 year old daughter! :)

Greetings All,

Today I start a three-day segment about my children and their favorite board game. I did mini interviews with all three of them.

-Takenoko by Asmodee Games-

2-4 players (We’ve played with 5), 30-45mins


Above you can see standard Takenoko and all of it’s components. My daughter is 8 years old. She wishes to let everyone know that Takenoko is pronounced “Tah-Keh-Noh-Koh”. 🙂

Me: What is your favorite board game?

Daughter8: Takenoko!

Me: If Takenoko was a story what would it be?

Daughter8: Well, I’ve read the comic so I kind of already know the story. (In the rule book is an adorable mini comic). The Emperor figured out that the Panda keeps eating all of the bamboo and the Gardener keeps having to regrow it. The Gardener is upset and tells the Emperor he wants the Panda gone. The Emperor says that the Panda represents peace and he will not make him leave.

Me: Can you give me a short summary of the rules?

Daughter8: You have to grow bamboo and eat bamboo in order to finish cards. The first person to finish 10 cards gets the Emperor card that gives you an extra 2 points. Everyone adds their points up to see who wins.

Me: Who do you think this game is for?

Daughter8: Families all across the world!

Me: Why is Takenoko your favorite game?

Daughter8: I like to work together, even though it’s a competitive game you can help people. I like to work together to finish my cards. I only like competing when I’m in the mood.

Me: Why should people buy/try Takenoko?

Daughter8: I feel like people would appreciate being able to help others with their cards.

Amazon has the best pricing thus far, it’s $35 and free shipping. 🙂

You can also check out the Asmodee website to see more information.

You can see a good review from The Dice Tower and a great play through on Tabletop.

I hope you enjoyed my daughters take on Takenoko! I will be back tomorrow with my 13-year-old sons take on his favorite game! If you liked this review and want to be kept up to date please follow my page and like me on Facebook. Until next time… Live by the Board.

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