The King of Tokyo board game master page. A complete guide. Review, how to play, editorial, useful links, similar games, FAQ, interesting facts and so much more. King of Tokyo is a hugely popular dice rolling king of the hill game using dice and constant waves of excitement.
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- Game Info
- Photo Gallery
- How To Play
- Similar Games
- Interesting Facts
- Useful Links
- Editorial Articles
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KING OF TOKYO GAME INFO
|PLAYERS:||2 – 6 Players|
|GENRE:||Dice Rolling / King of the Hill|
|ARTIST:||Gabriel Butik, Romain Gaschet, Jonathan Silvestre, Igor Polouchine, Benjamin Raynal, Jean-Baptiste Reynaud, Régis Torres, Anthony Wolff|
KING OF TOKYO PHOTO GALLERY
KING OF TOKYO OVERVIEW
New artwork, new monsters, same game: discover the new face of King of Tokyo!
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.
– From Publisher
KING OF TOKYO REVIEW
8.4 out of 10
If you are looking for something quick and lightweight that has a little bit, King of Tokyo is for you. It can also be for those gamers who are always hesitant to be the “bad guy”. You are so forced to be aggressive, that there is no way to escape it and no way to be upset about it. The theme is fun and the gameplay is satisfying. A big recommend to add to the collection.
KING OF TOKYO HOW TO PLAY
You are one of several monsters all bent on taking over Tokyo. Start outside the city and on your turn you can enter if it is empty. The game is all dice rolling, either points, damage, health or energy. If you are in Tokyo, it is everyone else against you, if you are outside then it is you against the lone monster in Tokyo. You get more points for being in the city, but have a better chance of dying. The game ends when someone hits a certain number of points or there is only one left standing.
KING OF TOKYO SIMILAR GAMES
We thought about everything from gameplay to theme, intensity level to overall motivations, the quality and more to determine what are the five most similar board games to King Of Tokyo. The quick recap of the list is below with the link to the descriptions and full article below it.
- Family Business
- King of New York
- High Noon Saloon
- The Ares Project
- Smash Up
KING OF TOKYO INTERESTING FACTS
King of Tokyo was designed by the same designer as Magic the Gathering, the popular collectable card game that launched that genre and has been going strong for decades.
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KING OF TOKYO USEFUL LINKS
If it is a topic that has not yet been covered, you can most likely find more information here on your topic of choice. From official King Of Tokyo useful links to very unofficial ones.
- King Of Tokyo vs (Game Showdowns)
- King Of Tokyo Official Website
- Publisher IELLO’s Website
- Buy King Of Tokyo on Amazon
KING OF TOKYO FAQ
Is King of Tokyo related to King of New York?
Yes, King of New York is the follow up to King of Tokyo releasing 3 years later in 2014. It has some additional stuff going on, but keeps the dice mechanic and thematic pillars.
Who plays first in King of Tokyo?
There is no set procedure, use your randomizer of choice.
Who are the monsters in King of Tokyo?
The options in the base set are (1) “King” The Giant Gorilla, (2) Space Penguin, (3) Gigazaur, (4) Alienoid, (5) Cyber City and (6) Meka Dragon. There are additional characters in further expansions.
Can you use King of New York Characters in King of Tokyo?
Yes. The game comes with special evolution rules that allow you to use the New York characters in Tokyo but not vice versa.
When can you leave Tokyo in King of Tokyo?
If you are the monster in Tokyo you can only leave as the immediate result of losing damage. You can not voluntarily leave whenever you want.
If a monster is in Tokyo can they use heart dice to remove poison or shrink ray tokens?
No. The King of Tokyo cannot use heart dice for healing themself, so they cannot remove poison tokens and shrink ray tokens with them. Fast healing can be used in Tokyo.
What happens if you use two “Rooting for the Underdogs” at the same time in King of Tokyo?
The effects happen at the same time, so if triggered, you would gain 2 victory points.
What happens if you play two “Made in a Labs” at the same time in King of Tokyo?
The mimic has no effect there: if you don’t buy the 1st card on the deck, you cannot peek at the 2nd.