The Panda Lands have been overrun by ninjas. But now, the Panda Clans have vowed to take back their home. Sending out their mightiest heroes, they aim to clean up the streets and rebuild their magnificent cities. But which clan will do the most to make the land habitable for Panda-kind again?
Way of the Panda is a worker-placement game in which players control three different figures — monk, merchant, and warrior — on a board. With a worker-placement mechanism, the players choose their action to move around the board, build buildings, train their character in fighting, and gain wisdom (which nets victory points at game's end and serves as a multiplier), but they also have to pay action points to choose these actions. If they choose stronger actions, they must pay more and cannot go back on the action board (as in Egizia).
The players train their characters and fight against the evil guys on each street on the map. Also, they construct buildings to try to connect north and south with their own streets.
Age: 14 +
Playtime: 60-90 Minutes
Players: 2-4 Players
Designer: Andrea Mainini, Walter Obert, Alberto Vendramini
Artist: Davide Corsi
I recently bought this and have played a few games. What can I say it has been incredibly well thought-out. Which makes it great fun!
The map layout is very clear and very well designed. Point system, turn order and action board is also very clear and straightforward (with a bit of help from the instructions).
As I am pretty new to the world of board games and since I am dyslexic I worry about overly complicated instruction manuals. However, with this game the instructions were very clear and also contained lots of examples to guide you through. There's also a few walk through videos online which personally I would recommend
Though I feel like I'm missing this most important part.... The miniatures! They are all awesome! Quite honestly, that alone should be worth it.
Depending on what your looking for this game can easily take up your evenings playing time so give yourself plenty of time.
To conclude, great game, great art work and miniatures, lots of game play.