We have recently started playing a new board game called Takenoko
Takenoko is a game about a giant panda and a gardener. It is super fun and newbie friendly. It may look like a cute kids game, but there is a huge amount of strategy involved in this game. You choose how you want to win by farming parcels of land, irrigating the land, and growing green, yellow or pink bamboo. In turn, the players see what the weather brings and can perform two actions, either: grab a new plot of land or irrigation channel, grow bamboo, feed the panda or draw an objective card.
The players take the role of courtesans of the Nippon emperor and take on the role of caring for his Giant Panda by growing a bamboo plantation.
Their mission: to The game ends when a player has completed 7 to 9 objectives (depending on the number of players). The player who gets the best score by adding the total value of their completed objective wins the game.
See it played on Tabletop here: