We own Takenoko and love it. On sale for $30.00 at Walmart, it’s one of the best deals available on a family strategy board game. There’s a panda, so that’s going to have your kids hooked from the start (it had me hooked, too). There’s fun illustration, great gameplay design, and lots of varied strategy, so Takenoko will keep everyone entertained game after game.
You and your cultivating competitors work plots of land to achieve bamboo growth goals drawn from cards, but a revered panda has been allowed to roam freely and eat whatever it likes. Manage your crop and mitigate the Panda to achieve the most goals to win the game.