On the 5th anniversary of the release of the best-seller by Richard Garfield, King of Tokyo gets a facelift with a new version, entirely redone by a group of artists* lead by Régis Torres, who previously illustrated the Halloween expansion pack and King of New York.
In addition to these exclusive illustrations, this new version will have a new rulebook that was reworked to be clearer, as well as two new monsters: the ever-so-popular Space Penguin (the original version, highly sought-after by players, was only available through tournaments) and Cyber Kitty.
The King, Gigazaur, Meka Dragon, and Alienoid, still defending their territory, have also benefitted from a makeover. The changes are purely aesthetic changes: the rules of the game and Power cards remain unchanged
In King of Tokyo, you play mutant monsters, gigantic robots, and strange aliens—all of whom are destroying Tokyo and whacking each other in order to become the one and only King of Tokyo. At the start of each turn, you roll six dice, which show the following six symbols: 1, 2, or 3 Victory Points, Energy, Heal, and Attack. Over three successive throws, choose whether to keep or discard each die in order to win victory points, gain energy, restore health, or attack other players into understanding that Tokyo is YOUR territory. The fiercest player will occupy Tokyo, and earn extra victory points, but that player can't heal and must face all the other monsters alone! Top this off with special cards purchased with energy that have a permanent or temporary effect, such as the growing of a second head which grants you an additional die, body armor, nova death ray, and more.... and it's one of the most explosive games of the year! In order to win the game, one must either destroy Tokyo by accumulating 20 victory points, or be the only surviving monster once the fighting has ended.
by Blake on February 13th 2018
Fantastic game for kids and adults alike . Easy to set up and explain the rules. High risk /reward press your luck game. If you enjoy rolling dice and looking for a quick game then this is for you
by Wolfgang on October 23rd 2017
is quite quick, has lost of cards it takes many games to go through, easy to learn low on strategy great moments while playing and interesting things happen and everyone cheers.
by Michelle on September 29th 2016
No doubt a MUST have for all board game lovers. Great fun, easy to learn and time well spent playing. I love the quality of the game and the thought that went in designing this game. I'd personally prefer this game over the newer edition (King of New York). Worth every cent.
by Matt on September 4th 2016
Perfect game for families or fun-orientated gaming groups. captures that feeling of Godzilla running amok in Tokyo. bright and colourful game board and pieces. Lots of fun with the right players. Not difficult to pick up and play and the games don't go on for ever. Great game for travelling with. Recommended.
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