King of Tokyo is a board game published by IELLO in 2011. Players are monsters who fight each other to become the King of Tokyo by conquering the city. The game consists of rolling dice and making strategic decisions to win.
Players roll six-sided dice to get Victory Points, Energy, and less-than-friendly Monster Powers. The game enables players to take control of Tokyo by destroying their opponents and causing lots of destruction.
Players can attack close or far away opponents and heal themselves by collecting as many Energy cubes as possible. Players receive an extra Victory Point every turn if a monster conquers Tokyo.
There are five Tokyo Monsters, each with special abilities. The Power Up deck allows players to upgrade their monsters and build a unique strategy to win the game.
To win the game, one monster must have at least twenty Victory Points or be the one in Tokyo when the deck runs out. The ultimate goal is to become the King of Tokyo by destroying your opponents and causing the most destruction.
The game board consists of Tokyo City and its outskirts. Every turn, monsters can occupy Tokyo, collect Energy, buy Power Up cards, and rampage the city.
Players can purchase evolution cards to increase their strength and add special abilities. When monsters rampage the city, other monsters must start a battle to be the ones in Tokyo.
Every game is different, as the Power Up cards add a unique twist. Players can also purchase new cards to upgrade their monsters and create the perfect strategy to win the game.
Monsters are equipped with a flavor of abilities, from changing the value of the dice to adding dice to one's roll. As the game progresses, players can focus on building up their monsters to become the ones in Tokyo.
King of Tokyo is also a fun party game for 2-6 players. The game can be finished in about 30 minutes, as it is easy to learn and suitable for an audience of all ages.
King of Tokyo has been highly acclaimed since it was published. It has won several awards, including the Dice Tower and Golden Geek Awards.