Lanterns The Harvest FestivalYou can bring honor to your family by collecting lanterns and dedicating them to the royal palace without having to travel back in time to early 1900s China to participate. All you need is a love of paper lighting and the board game Lanterns: The Harvest Festival.

This tile-laying, set collection game is set in Imperial China. Players must put on displays of paper lanterns by placing tiles into the palace lake. Tiles are covered with colorful lanterns of a variety of colors.

Every player will then receive a lantern card based on the side of the tile they are facing. Collect enough card sets based on poker style combinations and dedicate them to receive honor.

Lantern card sets consist of combinations like three-of-a-kind, three pairs, and so on. The first person to make a specific card set dedication receives the highest amount of honor for that particular dedication. After that, honor decreases gradually with each additional dedication.

The idea is that, when you place a tile, you must think about what cards you need to complete a set, but you must also think about what your opponents need and try to avoid giving it to them.

Of course, the player that has earned the most honor at the end of the game gets to go home to a happy, approving family. Everyone else goes home in shame.

The game supports two to four players, ages eight and up. It takes approximately 25 to 35 minutes to get through a game.

Lanterns: The Harvest Festival by Foxtrot Games and Renegade Games costs $35 and is available at your local board game store.