Takenoko is a board game set in Imperial Japan. The players cultivate the bamboo garden of the Japanese Emperor, which is also the home of a hungry panda.

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Takenoko: What happens if you draw a card that has an existing pattern in the garden?

What if you draw a objective card that has a specific pattern, and it already exists in the garden, for one reason or another. Examples: You draw a plot card and that exact same shape is already ...
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Moving the Gardener/Panda 'in a straight line' in Takenoko

The rules in Takenoko state that the Panda/Gardener can move in a straight line as far as they like, but not over gaps between tiles. In practice this means that the movement of the Panda/Gardener is ...
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In Takenoko, when rain falls on a segment that has the fertilizer improvement, how much does the bamboo grow?

In Takenoko, rain specifically causes a selected segment to gain one piece of bamboo - but the fertilizer improvement doubles growth. So how much growth occurs as a result of rainfall on an irrigated ...