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King of Tokyo

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  • For 2-6 players
  • Takes about 30 minutes to play
  • From Richard Garfield, the designer of Magic: The Gathering
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

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Product Description

King of Tokyo is a game from Richard Garfield for 2 to 6 players in which you will be able to play mutant monsters gigantic robots and other aliens all of whom are happily whacking each other in a joyous atmosphere in order to become the one and only King of Tokyo. When it is your turn to play you throw six dice. Each die bears the following six symbols: 1 2 or 3 Points of Destruction Energy Healing and Whack. In three successive throws you are going to choose whether to keep or discard each die in order to come up with combinations that will enable you to win destruction points hoard energy restore your health or whack other players into understanding Tokyo is YOUR territory. The fiercest player will be crowned King of Tokyo... and will end up facing all the other monsters alone! Top this off with special cards that you can purchase with energy and 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 you hold one of the most explosive games of the year! In order to win the game one must either destroy Tokyo by accumulating 20 destruction points or be the only surviving monster once the fighting has ended.

From the Manufacturer

King of Tokyo is a game from Richard Garfield for 2 to 6 players in which you will be able to play mutant monsters gigantic robots and other aliens all of whom are happily whacking each other in a joyous atmosphere in order to become the one and only King of Tokyo. When it is your turn to play you throw six dice. Each die bears the following six symbols: 1 2 or 3 Points of Destruction Energy Healing and Whack. In three successive throws you are going to choose whether to keep or discard each die in order to come up with combinations that will enable you to win destruction points hoard energy restore your health or whack other players into understanding Tokyo is your territory. The fiercest player will be crowned King of Tokyo and will end up facing all the other monsters alone! Top this off with special cards that you can purchase with energy and 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 you hold one of the most explosive games of the year! In order to win the game one must either destroy Tokyo by accumulating 20 destruction points or be the only surviving monster once the fighting has ended.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 2.9 inches ; 1.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: China
  • ASIN: B004U5R5BI
  • Item model number: IEL 51032
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 8 - 15 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #883 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (601 customer reviews)
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From the Manufacturer

It's Rampage Time!

Who will be the King of Tokyo?

-Enthralling Theme

-Best Family Game, Best Children's Game, and Best Party Game at the Golden Geeks 2012

Simple, Fast-Paced and Lively

2-6 Players

Ages 8+

Designed by Richard Garfield (Magic:Gathering and Robo Rally)

Contents:

66 Cards

6 Monster Boards

6 Monster Tokens with Plastic Stands

8 Custom Engraved Dice

50 Energy Tokens

28 Tokens (Card Effects)

1 Rulebook

Stop at nothing to become the King of Tokyo!

-Play mutant monsters, gigantic robots and other monstrous creatures rampaging the city and vying for position as the one and only King of Tokyo!

-Combine your dice to gather energy, heal your monster of just slap the other monsters down!

-Spend your energy to trigger special powers!


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Highly recommend, great family game.
Robin W. Shelley
Game play works best with at least 3 to 4 players, but a full 6 player game is just as fun.
MW
This game is simple to learn, easy to play, quick paced.
Gregory

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

190 of 197 people found the following review helpful By Kingston Lee on November 26, 2012
King of Tokyo is a dice and card game where you are one of 6 Monsters trying to take over Tokyo. I found this to be a very fun and easy to learn (and teach) family game. There is a lot of luck (and some strategy) involved so anyone can win.

There are two ways to win:
1. Get the most Victory Points
2. Be the last monster standing

How a turn works:
1. Roll your dice
2. Re-roll the dice you do not want
3. Re-roll the dice you do not want (again!)
4. Count the results of your roll.

The roll can either give you energy points, victory points, heal your monster, or attack other monsters.
If you roll energy points, you can purchase upgrade cards to give your monster extra abilities to gain an advantage over your foes.
If you roll victory points, you get closer to winning the game by points.
When rolling attacks, there are specific rules that you should remember. When standing in Tokyo, you attack all the monsters outside of Tokyo. When standing outside of Tokyo, you attack the monster in Tokyo. Only one monster can be in Tokyo at a time (unless playing with 5-6 players, there's a second area of Tokyo to rule).
When rolling heals, you can only heal when you are outside of Tokyo. This makes it more difficult for the guy trying to stay as the ruler of Tokyo.

How to gain victory points:
1. Roll 3 of a kinds with the numbered dice
2. Take over or stay in Tokyo
3. Buy cards that add victory points

Final words
If you decide to purchase this game, remember that the replay value can be very limited depending on the group you are playing with. I found that the first 20-30 times I played the game, the gameplay was fun because of the different cards. Game groups will love to play this before and/or in-between really intense sessions of longer games like Settlers of Catan, Battlestar Galactica, or Arkham Horror. Families will love playing this game with their kids.
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52 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Casiotone on September 15, 2011
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King of Tokyo works like this:

* Players take control of monsters that start with a certain amount of health and no points.
* The game is won by either the last player standing (yes, there's player-elimination), or the first person to 20 points.
* On each player's turn, they get to roll the dice up to three times, choosing to keep the results they're looking for. The results can give the player health, money, points, or attack power.
* If the player ends up with the ability to attack, he or she will automatically attack all other players in the zone opposite their position (i.e., monsters in Tokyo attack all monsters outside of Tokyo and vice-versa).
* Any time a monster in Tokyo is attacked, he or she can choose to flee Tokyo and stop getting beat up on, at which point the attacker will jump into Tokyo
* Rolling health will automatically gain any monster outside of Tokyo the shown number of health points. Monsters in Tokyo cannot heal unless they have a special ability that allows them to do so.
* Money can be spent on acquiring special power cards that will give a temporary or permanent bonus to the buyer

I'm sure this doesn't make a ton of sense if you haven't seen the game, so if you take nothing else away from this review, understand that it's primarily a king-of-the-hill dice game that makes each play different by allowing players to buy special abilities from a deck of cards. The art is awesome and the pieces are good and chunky.

The only downside to the game is that some of the special powers aren't exceedingly clear, and there's player elimination, but house rules fix the former issue, and the games go quick. It's a short but exciting game, and has just enough randomness to keep things interesting while still giving value to player driven strategy.
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48 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Chettie on December 28, 2012
When I first saw this game I brushed it off as a simplistic children's game due to it's extravagant box art. This wasn't helped by the fact that I have been immersed in the euro board game scene, playing basically all the Spiel des Jahres winners over the past 2 decades. During this time, I have been poisoned against some of these more american-style games and the only reason I ended up playing this is because of Richard Garfield.

Let me just say looking past my preconceived notions on this game has resulted in some of my most entertaining times in recent memory. While this game obviously isn't as advanced as something such as power lines or agricola, it does involve very well put together mechanics. Nearly all of the power cards are unique, with only a few duplicates, making the game feeling different and fresh with each play. There are also various clever combinations of power cards which can work quite well together. For example one card lets you buy additional cards at a lesser price, while another card lets you resell your cards at face value.

One of the few downfalls, however, is the strategy in the base game can get a little stale at times. If you're going to be playing this with an older generation, the expansion is a must and does help the stagnate after effects. In fact without the addition of evolution cards in the expansion, I don't see myself buying this game. The different evolution cards for each monster really add that extra level of strategy and personality.

So in summation, amazingly fun game that can be picked up in about 5 minutes that still involves interesting strategy and fun mechanics. The only downside being, unless you're planning on playing strictly with young children or people who very rarely play games, the expansion is basically required.
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