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Build an imperial garden by creating the landscape and placing the scenery in a Zen-like euro game. Play solo or up to four players.
Build an imperial garden by creating the landscape and placing the scenery in a Zen-like euro game. Play solo or up to four players.
10,923 backers pledged €863,562 to help bring this project to life.

News on miniatures, MaG 2019 and the launch of the Herbalist Event!

Posted by Gonzalo Aguirre Bisi (Creator)

Hello everyone! Hope this year is starting great for all of you!

In this update we are trying something different. We understand that sometimes our updates are very detailed and not everyone has the time or curiosity to read. We will start this update with an info-graphic on the most important subjects that were discussed in our previous updates and that some of you may still have doubts about it.

Tang Garden Road-map and Updates

Miniatures details

In our last update we explained that our goal was to bring all the beautiful details out in the miniatures. We improved the dimension of some characters and by our manufacturer suggestion, we carved more the digital models to improve the details during the injection process. While digitally it wasn’t exactly pretty, the final result is really incredible. We will share more pictures of the other minis to you as soon as we receive them.

Tang Garden nominated for Most Anticipated Game of 2019!

The community of BGG kindly nominated Tang Garden as most anticipated game of 2019 in 7 categories: most anticipated overall, original/innovative, crowd funded, solitaire, strategy, miniatures and artistic game of 2019.

We are very excited that the voting is up! If you have an account over you will be able to express your vote here.

There are other incredible nominated titles, but if you feel Tang Garden deserves to be elected in any of those categories, we thank you!

If we manage to win the first place in one of the nominated categories, we will share our excitement with you by adding a special gift that we have been preparing.

No matter how the contest goes, we are really thankful for your nominations!

Tang Garden Herbalist Scenario Event is live!

We are excited to finally launch our first Special Event! You will be able to play Tang Garden: Herbalist Scenario straight away over at Tabletop Simulator or Tabletopia for free in the following days.

There is no need to setup the game! With the help of Pieter (Eldin), one of our dear ambassadors, we have just released a new version of the game in Tabletop Simulator with a button to auto-setup the Herbalist Event. Tabletopia’s team will also create a setup for 4 players with the Herbalist scenario.

For your reference, here are the rules!

To send your score in and to find detailed news and updates about the event and the ranking system, please visit our website by clicking the button below.

Thank you for reading this update and talking to you again soon!

Sincerely yours,

Everybody here at ThunderGryph Games


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    1. Missing avatar

      Jeff Anderson on

      So I have moved since the pledge wizard was filled out. I tried to respond through that with no luck. Anyone have helpful tips for me to get my shipping address adjusted before these get finished and shipped? Thanks in advance.

    2. Origami Whale Games

      I was hoping for this game before the chinese new year but I guess that's just how it goes huh? Hope you have a good one.

    3. Space Buccaneer Zip! on

      I'm sad that the release has been pushed by 3 months, but at the same time, I'm very, very excited that you've put the extra time in to make the game as good as it can be! Still sitting at the edge of my seat- see you soon, new game~

    4. acorns2009

      @ThunderGryph Games: A late backer had a good idea, but I don't know if it's too late to implement. As a late backer, they can't use comments, so please check out their feedback on BoardGameGeek:

      Much appreciated!

    5. The4LetterNerd

      @Amarice Yeah, looks like the strategy category is the best shot. TG is currently 7 votes behind On Mars, 383 to 390. The next closest is another ~20 votes back.

    6. Pete Thane on

      @Jim Webb - yes these are free additions/tweaks. Not looked at how we download the soundtrack though.
      I know what you mean about completionist tendencies, it really bugs me when I miss out or cant source a specific promo etc.

    7. Jim Webb

      @Pete Thane - Thanks for the information. I apologize you already spoke about it in a previous update and I missed it. I selected the Deluxe Bundle so it looks like they all will come included at no additional cost in the bundle, correct? It's my completionist tendencies coming out (smile).

    8. Pete Thane on

      @Jim Webb - updates 29 and 30 talk about these. I believe Ninfea are for every backer, as are the songs (link in another update I think), but one dice is a Ghost Stories one whilst the other is for Golden Age so depends if you want deluxe whether you get both of these

    9. Pete Thane on

      @AGN1964 - from the FAQ about returning backers - If you are a backer of any of our projects since Tao Long, you will receive the swan decorations as a gift from us.

      There was a problem with the sleeves supplied as an add on to backers of the Dead Man's Doubloons Kickstarter project and as a kind of apology they said they would supply sleeves for free to any DMD backers who backed Tang. Sadly I had forgotten about that added some to my pledge so I will end up with two sets but these things happen.

    10. Jim Webb

      So I have a silly question. For the items listed as gift unlocked after the campaign, are these items automatically included with the games that we pledged for, treated as add-ons we need to purchase, or only available for certain backers? I went into Pledge Manager to see if the new items existed and did not see them so assume they are included in the pledge game.

    11. AGN1964 on

      @Pete Thane Thanks
      Swans - Returning Backers
      Sleeves - Returning DMD backers who bought the sleeves

      Do you know what constituted a returning backer?

    12. Steven Tolhurst

      Thanks folks great and well timed update , the new look minis are fantastic ! Keep up the good work !

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      Javier on

      Thank you @Amarice! I was terrified of having to wait until September

    14. Amarice on

      @Javier, April for backers. September is when retailers start selling it.

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      Javier on

      Is there something I have not understood, the game will be sent in April or September?

    16. steve on

      The info-graphic is much appreciated. thank you

    17. Adam Thornton on

      The improved miniature looks AMAZING! I'm totally willing to wait while everything comes together. Plus: voted on BBG!

    18. Amarice on

      We can't beat "Tainted Grail" but we have a chance against "On Mars".

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      Kyx on

      How can I play it on Tabletop ? Is that working, or is it necessary to wait a moment ?

    20. Teresa @tlarraya

      Voted, love special gifts ; )

    21. John C

      Great update! And you got my vote.

    22. Bree (blakwngbrd)

      Thank you for the lovely and informative update!

    23. Pete Thane on

      @AGN1964 - i believe this is the correct list
      Wayfarer - Early Bird Backers
      Swans - Returning Backers
      Sleeves - Returning DMD backers who bought the sleeves
      Apricot Tree - pre registered/subscribed on the website (confirmed in an email around 18th June)

    24. acorns2009

      LOVE the infograph! I love the quality of work you are doing. I don't mind waiting for such a beautiful game! Thank you for the clear and consistent updates with information (and visuals)!

    25. Morten Friis

      Love the infographic. Great update. Everything looks amazing. Keep up the good work.

    26. Nabend

      Peter, you better assume that unless you are moving to China, you are better off with changing your delivery to your new address.

    27. AGN1964 on

      @Gonzalo. I am 95% certain that the free gifts added to my pledge are incorrect. Before I write to you, I want to be sure I am asking for the correct free gifts. The list of gifts and how you qualify is not simple and from a long time ago. Can you publish what the gifts are, and how we qualified, so that I can check my pledge properly and ask for corrections.

      I do not want to complain until I am 100% sure something is wrong.

    28. Peter Sikachev on

      Are you confident about April as the shipping deadline for Canada? I am moving to another country in May, so I am a bit worried

    29. Asafox on

      Amazing! Thanks for this beautiful game. Can’t wait to play with it !

    30. Guy Dutrisac on

      Kinda sad that fulfilment was pushed to April, as I was pumped for this game. Guess Ill have to wait a bit longer. Thanks for the amazing correspondence.

    31. Gonzalo Aguirre Bisi 6-time creator

      @Aether Tower: Thank you guys!!

    32. Aether Tower

      I'm rooting for Tang Garden on all categories of BGG :D
      Thanks for the update!