Play up your inner monster! Make Tokyo yours! King of Tokyo casts players in the roles of skyscraper-sized abominations like
Godzilla Gigasaur, the Kraken, Mekadragon or… Cyber Bunny. RROOOOAAAAR! Tokyo is MINE, bwah-hah-hah-haah! Suffer, you tiny humans!!… Er… Is this thing still on?
If Small World (n. 1) is zany and light-hearted, then King of Tokyo is utter madness. You’re playing a ridiculous monster, and getting notoriety points by trampling Tokyo city is your ultimate goal–before your life falls to zero!
King of Tokyo is basically a dice game, but it’s lighter and more fun than most. On each of your turn, you’re allowed to roll and reroll twice, setting aside results you want to keep. Results allow you to score points directly, attack other players, heal damage, or acquire energy blocks. Those blocks pay for special cards that either have big one-time effects or permanently enhance your monster.
Good for a few good laughs, Tokyo lasts for about half an hour and will leave you wanting for another go. The game is beautifully and humorously illustrated and sports great game mechanics. That isn’t strange, knowing it was designed by Richard Garfield, who also has Magic: the Gathering to his name.
- Play up your inner monster!
- Tokyo city is your ultimate goal–before your life falls to zero!
- Good for a few good laughs