Lanterns: The Harvest Festival
- Players: 2-4
- Playing Time: 30 Minutes
- Age: 8+
- Mechanisms: Hand Management, Pattern Building, Set Collection and Tile Placement
- Designer: Christopher Chung
- Contents: Rulebook, 36 Lake Tiles (35 regular tiles, 1 starting tile), 56 Lantern Cards, 20 Wood Favor Tokens, 30 Dedication Tokens, 1 Wood Fishing Boat
The harvest is in, and the artisans are hard at work preparing for the upcoming festival. Decorate the palace lake with floating lanterns and compete to become the most honoured artisan when the festival begins.
In Lanterns: The Harvest Festival, players have a hand of tiles depicting various colour arrangements of floating lanterns, as well as an inventory of individual lantern cards of specific colours. When you place a tile, all players (you and your opponents) receive a lantern card corresponding to the colour on the side of the tile facing them. Place carefully to earn cards and other bonuses for yourself, while also looking to deny your opponents. Players gain honour by dedicating sets of lantern cards — three pairs, for example, or all seven colours — and the player with the most honour at the end of the game wins.