How to play – King of Tokyo
January 3, 2013
The Robot (28 articles)

How to play – King of Tokyo

Watch a full game being played

Well, its been a while since I last made a video so seeing as I received king of Tokyo for Christmas I thought I would make another full game preview video. This is a full game in progress from start to finish, everything in-between, mistakes an all..

This game was setup as a 3 player game, it took around 35 minutes to complete the game. I would highly recommend this game to friends and family. Its very easy to pick up and can be quite strategic. If you like this video, please do me the favour of ‘liking’ it on Youtube, it helps promote my content and I make more videos! If your not a subscriber yet, it would be nice if you could click that ‘subscribe’ button.


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Designers Description

King of Tokyo is a game from Richard Garfield for 2 to 6 players in which you will be able to 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.

When it is your turn to play, you throw six dice. Each die bears the following six symbols: 1, 2 or 3 Points of Destruction, Energy, Healing and Paw.
In three successive throws you are going to choose whether to keep or discard each die in order to come up with combinations that will enable you to win destruction points, hoard energy, restore your health or whack other players into understanding 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 that you can purchase with energy and 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 you hold 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.

The Robot

The Robot

Youtube content creator, loves all things tabletop and gaming.