Top positive review
Fast paced relatively simple game!
on 17 June 2015
Bought for £21.79 total in June 2015
King of Tokyo is a great relatively quick game. It's easy to learn and pretty fast paced. The main concept is to gain 20 points, either by occupying Tokyo centre, through dice throwing or buying cards. You play as a monster attacking Tokyo. Your character has a limited amount of damage it can take, though you can also heal (but not in Tokyo). On your turn you have to possiblity of attacking, healing, gaining points or gaining power cubes. This is all done via dice throwing so there is an element of randomness, though you can re-roll twice if needed. You can buy cards to boost attributes/attack etc with power cubes.
The game is best played with more than 3 people. Having 5 or more opens up more than 2 monsters in Tokyo itself which brings an added layer of depth. It can be quick to play so despite people being eliminated, it really isn't too bad. The graphics are vibrant and detailed, and the set is very good quality with large easy to see dice and cards for each character and a points tab. I would say this will appeal to the game enthusiast and the casual gamer too, though don't expect too much tactical nuance.
Overall this a very good game, and one I shall be playing for years to come. The price tage of less than £22 all in in was great too. I know there are expansions, so perhaps it is worth thinking about as long term investment.