Ravensburger 00503 - Tiptoi: Starter-Set Bilderlexikon Tiere mit Stift
The theme of Takenoko is about China giving Japan a giant panda as a peace offering. The Japanese Emperor has given the players the task of caring for the panda as well as making sure the bamboo garden stays in top notch condition. I find the theme a wonderful departure from the typical Sci-fi or Fantasy board games that I also enjoy. I mean, shooting aliens in the face and setting orcs on fire is fine, but dammit sometimes I wanna grow some bamboo and a feed a giant cuddly bear.