King of Tokyo
King of Tokyo
King of Tokyo: you 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.
In King of Tokyo, you can play a GigaMonster on a rampage, destroying everything in your way! Roll the dice to get the best combinations to heal yourself, to attack, to buy special cards or to gain Victory Points. It's up to you to choose the best tactic to become King of Tokyo just in time to get rid of all you opponents in one devasting attack...
The first to gain 20 Victory Points... or the last Monster standing... wins the game.
King of Tokyo is a game from Richard Garfield for 2 to 6 players in which you 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.
Each turn, throw six dice. The dice bear the following six symbols: 1, 2 or 3 Points of Destruction, Energy, Healing and Whack. In three successive throws, choose whether to keep or discard each die in order to win destruction points, hoard energy, restore health, or whack other players into understanding that 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, 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 destruction points, or be the only surviving monster once the fighting has ended.
Suggested Ages: 8 and up
Number of Players: 2 to 6
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Designer: Garfield, Richard
Illustrator: Régis Torres
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