Lanterns: The Emperor's Gifts

An expansion to the critically acclaimed Lanterns: The Harvest Festival

Available January 2017

The emperor desires pavilions be built throughout the lake to give observers the best view of the lanterns. Build pavilions, earn gifts from the emperor, and redeem them for powerful actions to make this the best harvest festival yet!

In this expansion to Christopher Chung's award-winning Lanterns: The Harvest Festival, players have 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 be redeemed on new actions defined by emperor cards.

Each game, two Emperor cards are revealed from a small deck. Each turn, each 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, etc. These actions increase the variety and the puzzliness of the base game.



Number of Players: 2 - 4
For Ages: 8+
Playing Time: 25 – 35 Minutes
MSRP: $20

Game Box Contains:

  • 11 Wooden Pavilions
  • 1 Lake Tile
  • 6 Emperor Cards
  • 8 Wild Lantern Cards
  • 18 Gift Tokens
  • Various Scoring Tokens
  • 1 Rulebook


Jason D Kingsley


Jason D. Kingsley, Keith Pishnery, Beth Sobel


Lanterns: The Emperor's Gifts is co-published with Foxtrot Games.