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Lanterns: The Emperor’s Gifts is the first expansion to the critically-acclaimed tile game, Lanterns: The Harvest Festival.

pic3132462_mdThe emperor has declared that pavilions shall be constructed among the lanterns. Place pavilions, earn gifts received powerful new actions to make this the best harvest festival yet!

EXPANSION – Base Game Required

Players: 2-4
Ages: 8+
Time: 35–45 Minutes


  • 11 Wooden Pavilions
  • 5 Emperor Cards
  • 18 Gift Tokens
  • 16 Dedication Tokens
  • 5 Wild Lantern Cards
  • Various Scoring Tokens
  • 1 Starting Lake Tile

In Lanterns: The Emperor’s Gifts, an expansion to Christopher Chung’s award-winning Lanterns: The Harvest Festival, players start with a small supply of pavilions. When you place a tile, you may choose to build a pavilion on that tile. When you make a color match on a pavilion, you earn a gift from the emperor, a new currency that can activate special actions, as defined by emperor cards.

Two emperor cards are revealed each game. On their turn, a player can redeem two gifts to activate one card and perform the special action associated with it — make an extra dedication at the end of your turn, convert favor tokens into victory points, and more! These new abilities add variety and enhance the experience of Lanterns: The Harvest Festival while honoring the simplicity of the original game.

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