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By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Flawed, largely forgettable board game adaptation.

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If nothing else, this strategy title is a soothing game -- when it works. Takenokos calm music and gentle gameplay is the opposite of the rushed pace of so many other apps. The problem is: That gameplay isn't especially compelling. And, even if it was, the app's riddled with bugs and glitches, causing it to freeze for some players. And the game's tutorial is fair to middling, so there can be some confusion if you're not familiar with the original board game (though it does guide players somewhat during gameplay). The game becomes somewhat repititious after a few playings as well.

While it's loaded with impressive artwork and is nice to look at, Takenoko, ultimately, is a game that will quickly lose your interest.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Release date: November 19, 2019
  • Category: Board Games
  • Publisher: Asmodee Digital
  • Version: 0.49
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires Android 4.4 and up; Requires iOS 7.0 or later
  • Last updated: June 3, 2020

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