|King of Tokyo is a game from Richard Garfield, designer of Magic: The Gathering and Android: Netrunner.
In King of Tokyo, mutant monsters, gigantic robots, and other aliens 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 Whack. 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. These give you 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, you must either destroy Tokyo by accumulating 20 destruction points or be the only surviving monster once the fighting has ended.
On the 5th anniversary of the release of the best-seller by Richard Garfield, King of Tokyo gets a facelift with a new version, entirely redone by a group of artists* lead by Régis Torres, who previously illustrated the Halloween expansion pack and King of New York.
In addition to these exclusive illustrations, this new version will have a new rulebook that was reworked to be clearer, as well as two new monsters: the ever-so-popular Space Penguin (the original version, highly sought-after by players, was only available through tournaments) and Cyber Kitty.
The King, Gigazaur, Meka Dragon, and Alienoid, still defending their territory, have also benefitted from a makeover. The changes are purely aesthetic changes: the rules of the game and Power cards remain unchanged.