Rating: 7 Good
Popularity:3
Difficulty:Easy
Year:2019
Players: 1-4 players
Playing time: 60-177 minutes
Age:14+

Official Site: Tang Garden - Official Website


Created by: Francesco Testini, Pierluca Zizzi, Matthew Mizak

Published by: ThunderGryph Games, GateOnGames

Description:

The Tang dynasty was considered the first golden age of the classical and now iconic Chinese gardens. Emperor Xuanzong built the magnificent imperial Garden of the Majestic Clear Lake as an homage of life itself and from where he ruled.

Players will act as Imperial Garden Designers and they will be called to build the most incredible garden while balancing the elements of Nature.

Tang Garden is a Zen-like game that will take you to the first golden age of China, where players will progressively build a garden by creating the landscape, placing the scenery and projecting their vision through vertical panoramas.

During the construction, noblemen will visit the garden to admire the surroundings and the way the natural elements coexist in the most breathtaking scenery humankind has ever laid their eyes upon.

Players will take turns by playing one of the two actions available in the game:

1) Placing tiles and matching the elements to increase their personal nature balance and unlock more character miniatures.

By balancing the nature elements on the player boards, players will attract new characters into the garden.

On each player turn, if the elements are balanced, the player will have to choose one miniature from the ones available and finally decide which one of the characters will be placed in the garden, orienting them towards their favorite background, while keeping the other with you to keep exploiting its ability.

2) Draw decoration cards and place one on the board to get prestige by completing collections.

Players will draw a quantity of cards based on the board situation and choose one to keep. Players will then have to place the chosen decoration in one of the available spots in the garden, creating a unique and seamless scenario that will never be the same.

During the game, by placing tiles on special parts of the board, you will be able to place a panorama tile, a new element that adds a never ending perspective for the visitors. Both small and big panoramas will be placed perpendicularly to the board by attaching it to the board insert by creating a seamless look on the four sides of the board.

The Panoramas will interact with the characters at the end of the game by giving prestige points based on what your visitor sees and likes.

At the end of the game, the player with the most prestige will be the winner.

Prices:
Retail Price:$0
Expansions:
Tang Garden: Ghost Stories
Tang Garden: Golden Age


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The Tang dynasty (618-907) is considered the first golden age of the classic Chinese garden. Emperor Xuanzong built a magnificent imperial garden, the Garden of the Majestic Clear Lake, near Xi'an, and lived there with his famous concubine, Yang Guifei.

Players take the role of engineers who have been summoned to build a garden while balancing elements of water, rock, and greenery.

They need to decorate the garden with pavilions, bridges, different types of vegetation, and animals such as birds and goldfish. …



Architect

Starting Bonus: Greenery.

Starting Bonus: Gain two coins each time the player places a pavilion or a bridge on the garden board.

Sight Preference: Gain three coins for each Construction icon on the active Landscape.

Child

Starting Bonus: Rock.

Character Skill: Gain two coins each time the player places a bird or fish decoration.

Sight Preference: Gain two coins for each Animal icon on the active Landscape.

Empress

Starting Bonus: Water.

Character Skill: Gain two coins each time the player places a lotus or a peony flower decoration. …



In this game mode, your goal is to complete the central part of the garden board, which is comprised of 28 spaces around the starting tile.

This game mode does not use the spaces around the edges of the board. Decoration cards are not collected, character's abilities are not available, and player boards are not used.

As play continues, any time there are no legal moves available or one stack of garden tiles is depleted and you cannot continue the game with the help of a lantern, the game ends immediately. You have been defeated. If you are able to cover all of the spaces in the central part of the garden board, you have won. …



Icons on decoration cards are scored at the end of the game.

  • 6 coins if the player has a single pair of birds and fish cards.
  • 0 coins if the player only has a single birds or fish card.

Multiple pairs award coins, while having excess cards of one type does not award additional coins.

  • 6 coins if the player has a single pair of lotus and peonies cards.
  • 0 coins if the player only has a single lotus or peonies card.

Multiple pairs award coins, while having excess cards of one type does not award additional coins. …





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