Now there is a way to get that feeling again on the tabletop. The theme is carried off nicely on the box seeing the monsters battle away really gets you in the mood.
In King of Tokyo, you play mutant monsters, gigantic robots, and strange aliens—all of whom are destroying Tokyo and whacking each other in order to become the one and only King of Tokyo.
At the start of each turn, you roll six dice, which show the following six symbols: 1, 2, or 3 Victory Points, Energy, Heal, and Attack. Over three successive throws, choose whether to keep or discard each die in order to win victory points, gain energy, restore health, or attack other players into understanding that Tokyo is YOUR territory.
The fiercest player will occupy Tokyo, and earn extra victory points, but that player can't heal and must face 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 victory points, or be the only surviving monster once the fighting has ended.
So lets see whats in the box and how it plays......
The play time of the game is fast, and it never outstayed its welcome, I got a few friends to test as 4 player, and played 2 player with Olivia, which was just as much fun, but felt like a different kind of experience. The components, are bright with great art, and nice quality, so this game will last, and it WILL be coming a lot, the friends I played with wanted another game straight after.
When you play this in character its great fun, making noises, and challenging the other monsters in silly voices it adds a lot more to the experience of the game.
Olivia's thoughts on it.... I liked the bright colours, and rolling dice, I always like rolling dice!. The dice are a bit big for my hands, but I can still roll good ones. Cyber Bunny is my favourite, I like to pretend she is slashing Gigazaur (dads favourite) with her sword, and stomping all over the buildings (this was said whilst she stomped around and said in a deep voice CYBER BUNNY WILL DESTROY YOU! Its a fun game, and I liked it, and I will play it again, its easy to put away too as I help.
With a very good value RRP of £29.99 take a look here to find your local store and grab a copy, you will have a great time with family and friends as a great game to play your friends, or family young and old
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