This is the King of Tokyo vs Bang The Dice Game comparison showdown. Both of these titles are in your face dice combat games with very interesting thematic so it makes sense to put them up against each other. King of Tokyo has you as a giant monster trying to take a massive city and Bang The Dice Game sets you as a gunslinger in the old American West. We dive deep into both. Learn a little about the games then check out our King of Tokyo vs Bang The Dice Game notes and final verdict.
ABOUT THE GAMES
About King Of Tokyo (2011): You are an iconic Godzilla like monster and you are crammed into Japan with others, all vying for control of Tokyo. You win the game by either being the first to 20 victory points or the last monster standing. You get big points by being in Tokyo but you take big damage. The dice reveal a combination of attacks, health and points. You need to go big or go home in this fun and east game.
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About Bang! The Dice Game (2013): At the start of the game, players each take a role card that secretly places them on a team: the Sheriff and deputies, outlaws, and renegades. The Sheriff and deputies need to kill the outlaws, the outlaws win by killing the Sheriff, and the renegades want to be the last players alive in the game. On a turn, a player can roll the five dice up to three times, using the results of the dice to shoot neighboring players, increase the range of his shots, heal or do a few other things.
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KING OF TOKYO VS BANG THE DICE GAME ANALYSIS
Theme: When it comes to King of Tokyo vs Bang The Dice game, one thing that is very different is the theme. Both games have a slightly cartoonish vibe which is what allows you to take them not so seriously. King of Tokyo is reminiscent of the old arcade game Rampage where giant Godzilla like characters are destroying the city. Bang the Dice Game brings you into the old West where lawlessness is rampant.
Gameplay: In King of Tokyo vs Bang The Dice Game, Bang is going to run quicker because it strips away some of the steps and gets a little more down to business. Both of these games are built to be quick and in your face thrill rides, which they both succeed at.
Mechanics: The big difference here is variable player powers. In King of Tokyo, all players are the same. They are different in theme but have no unique play differences. In Bang it is different, you have specific characters that act a certain way and have certain ammo and life. This adds some deduction and lying. Besides that, it is the same, you are positioned against other players and you are trying to roll combos to get there.
Time Commitment: Both games are very fast and fun and the time goes by quickly. Bang The Dice Game gets to business right away and can be done after a quick 15 minutes. King of Tokyo gets closer to to the 30 or 40 minute mark.
Player Count: Both these games have a similar setup where they can cover a large range of players and they scale well depending on who you have. King of Tokyo is fo 2 – 6 and Bang The Dice Game is for 3 – 8.
Cost: Bang The Dice Game is a touch more compact than King of Tokyo but they both have about the same going on. All this said, Bang is usually around 50% less than Tokyo and usually will be the better bang (pun intended) for your buck.
Verdict For the Shelf: In the battle of King of Tokyo vs Bang The Dice Game, the verdict is King of Tokyo (80% of the time) and Bang The Dice Game (20% of the time). Both of these games have the same core, a Yahtzee roll of dice to try and get a grouping of symbols to take one of a few actions. Maybe taking out your opponent or putting you at an advantage. King of Tokyo is just the better constructed game and would probably be the stronger choice in most cases.
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