Geek & Sundry’s TableTop: Takenoko

Check out the latest episode of Geek & Sundry’s smash YouTube web series TableTop, with host Wil Wheaton, featuring special guests Rosanna Pansino, Harley Morenstein, and Drew Roy. This week, they’re playing a sweet game designed by Antione Bauza and published by Asmodee Games.



About Takenoko


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.

In Takenoko, the players will cultivate land plots, irrigate them, and grow one of the three species of bamboo (Green, Yellow, and Pink) with the help of the Imperial gardener to maintain this bamboo garden. They will have to bear with the immoderate hunger of this sacred animal for the juicy and tender bamboo. The player who manages his land plots best, growing the most bamboo while feeding the delicate appetite of the panda, will win the game.


Takenoko is great for 2-4 players ages 8 and up! Plus, this game makes a fantastic holiday gift. Available now at your local Battleground Games & Hobbies.


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