IELLO King of New York Board Game
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- For 2-6 players
- 60 minute playing time
- Incredible Artwork By Regis Torres
- Simple, Fast-Paced And Lively As King Of Tokyo, With More Depth And Decisions To Be Made
- Simple, fast-paced and lively as King of Tokyo, with more depth and decisions to be made
- Takes about an hour to play
- For 2-6 players
- Incredible artwork by Regis Torres
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From the manufacturer
New City. New Rules. New Monsters. Same Fight... To Be The King!
New Ways to Play with Original Core Ideas
-Simple, fast-paced, and as lively as King of Tokyo, with more depth and decisions to be made
-Six brand new Monsters
Simple, Fast-Paced and Lively
-Designed by Richard Garfield (King of Tokyo and Magic: The Gathering)
-Incredible artwork by Regis Torres
1 Game Board
46 Effect Tokens
6 Monster Boards
6 Monster Figures & Plastic Stands
45 Building/Unit Tiles
Approx. 50 Energy Cubes
1 Rule Book
Who will be the King of New York?
Each of New York's boroughs has its own charms, but to truly rule the Big Apple you have to control Manhattan, defeat the other monsters and rule the city!
NEW CITY. NEW RULES. NEW MONSTERS. SAME FIGHT... TO BE THE KING! There's always something happening in the city that never sleeps. Maybe it's the lights, maybe it's the energy, or maybe it's the giant monsters trying to demolish the place! Get ready for Richard Garfield's follow up to the best-selling King of Tokyo! Who will be the King of New York? King of New York introduces lots of new ways to play, while still keeping the core ideas of King of Tokyo. There are Buildings to Stomp! Vengeful Military Units to Destroy! Six brand new Monsters! Every roll of the dice might mean that your monster feels the OUCH, as military units open fire. Will you grab the spotlight and become a celebrity Superstar? Or will you become the defender of the city and befriend Lady Liberty? Each of New York's boroughs has its own charms, but to truly rule the Big Apple, you have to control Manhattan. Defeat the other monsters and rule the city.... Become the King of New York!
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King of New York provides a novel counter to this. In place of the number faces of the dice are the new features of Destruction, Celebrity, and Ouch. Cities now fight back - military units break out in response to damage - and you can funnel these units to where your opponents are stationed. No monster is very safe for long. This isn't a small rebalance. You'll probably discover that while the rules remain pretty similar, habits from KoT are counter-productive in KoNY. It speeds up the game and rewards careful consideration. There's less room for error when choosing when to heal, when to gather energy, and when to attack.
The only slights I can manage: the cards from KoT are mostly incompatible given these changes. Which is sad since some of them are pretty fantastic and I would love to include them. Second, the scoring placards haven't changed other than the artwork for new characters. So they still suffer from the problem of not very visibly showing health and victory points except through a very small window. This leads to lots of neck craning or 'health check' announcements. Neither of these are enough to dock KoNY out of five-star territory. All of the charms from before are still here, just refined.
King of New York is a great game for casual gamers who want something fun and fairly light, yet with a surprising level of depth and strategy. The rules may seem imposing when you explain them for the first time, but gameplay is pretty intuitive.
If you have played King of Tokyo, it is similar, but with a bit more depth so far as rules and game events. KoT is a great intro game, but I think KoNY is a bit meatier and geared towards casual gamers who want a little bit more. Unlike in KoT, in KoNY you can't just sit back and rack up points, as the military units and the possibility of being pushed into Manhattan remove that.
You can try to win by scoring victory points, you can try to win by knocking out the other monsters, you can try to horde energy cubes and spend them on cards to weaken other monsters or strengthen yourself. Military units appear and begin to fill up the board as you destroy more and more buildings.
Up to 6 players can take part in the mayhem, and gameplay moves fairly fast. While there is (potentially) player elimination, it usually does not occur until the later stages of the game, so it's fairly inclusive. Gameplay takes about 45 minutes on average.
The board, cards, and pieces are quality, and even the box is pretty durable. And the concept of giant monsters is done with excellent comic/cartoon relief: there are cards like "Drink the Hudson River" and one card even lets you gain the Statue of Liberty as a tag-team city-crushin' partner.
King of New York is a worthwhile investment for the under-$30 tag. It's fairly easy to teach the basics of once you start playing.