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Wyckyd
Netherlands
Groningen
Groningen
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10
Dec 2012
I dislike games that paste a theme onto existing games, and was afraid this would be Yathzee in disguise. I couldn't have been more wrong! This is a quick game of ridiculous face stomping, energy gathering and getting points. Turns go fast, and the upgrade cards add a great diversity to the game.
Great filler game!
2011-12-07
Owned
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Jeremy Arcus-Goldberg
United States
Natick
MA
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10
Mar 2015
I don't mind throwing in some variants like:
1) Start with 10 points and 8 health
2) If you claw, you must enter Tokyo
3) Everyone drafts/draws a power to start; start with 4 energy
2015-06-09
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Andre Lucato
Brazil
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10
Aug 2013
Fun fun fun!
10+ ad infinitum
2013-08-07
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Chad Weaver
United States
Denver
Pennsylvania
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10
Jun 2013
This hits the table more and more often and almost always gets played twice!
[Boards & Bits $28.60 Sep 2011]
2013-01-08
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Zachery Goldsmith
United States
Zanesville
Ohio
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10
Sep 2012
This has been how we start each game night for the past several months. It is quick and fun. It gets dice rolling rip roaring entertainment. Taunting between opponents team ups and backstabs. It is one of the best games that exists.
2012-09-13
Owned
Brian Woods
United States
Michigan
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10
Mar 2012
Rawr!!!!
2015-08-08
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♫ Eric Herman ♫
United States
West Richland
Washington
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I like elephants. I like how they swing through trees.
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10
Nov 2012
Really fun, and though it's simple there are a lot of interesting ways that it can play out.
2011-11-21
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Apostolos Skoteiniotis
Greece
ATHENS-KOLONOS
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10
Aug 2015
Best filler game I 've played so far. Simple, easy with tons of fun. You can never say no to bringing this game out since it plays fast, has light strategy and although it is a dice game, it's not all push your luck. I think everyone that I 've played with enjoyed it and had a great time. What more can you ask in a filler?
2011-12-14
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Zee Garcia
United States
Homestead
Florida
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10
Dec 2012
Oozes fun and is very easy to teach and enjoy. The cards are great fun and give each player (that is, monster) his/her own personality. It plays well with a wide range of players.

Now to nitpick a little: the insert isn't particularly functional. Once I added the promo cards and expansions, which I recommend everyone do, I tossed said insert. The quality of the components (the dice in particular) should have been higher. Be aware I own a first edition. I believe the components were better in subsequent printings.
2014-08-02
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Jonas
United States
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10
Dec 2011
This is an early rating of 10, however in just a few sessions I have played this game nearly 10 times. And I am amazed at how good this game is. You have to understand what type of game you are going to play if you want to judge it correctly, however just look at the components and you should have a good idea.
If you try and turn this into a number game and strategicaly plan out each move to get the most points, then you are completely misssing the boat. It's a monster mash game, with hidden depth but simple enough to play with the kids and just have fun.
2011-12-12
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Andrea Magiera
Germany
Bonn
Nordrhein-Westfalen
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10
Jun 2011
Played 4 times since Saturday, lots of fun. The rules are short but well written. To us there weren't much ambiguities. From all the games I bought this year a definite keeper.
2011-06-22
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Derek Thompson
United States
Marion
Indiana
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10
Jul 2013
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Kane Klenko
United States
Ridgeway
Wisconsin
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10
Apr 2013
It's not deep, but it's one of the most fun games I've ever played.
2011-10-22
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Tim Pelletier
United States
Auburn
New Hampshire
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10
Dec 2011
Just plain fun!
2011-11-11
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Yoki Erdtman
Sweden
Södertälje
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10
Nov 2011
I really enjoy push-your-luck dice games and you couldn't have a better theme on top of such a mechanism, King of Tokyo is a match made in heaven!

The game looks fantastic. The humor of the cards and characters is well done and very evocative and funny. This is a great game, especially if you have a sense of humor and don't mind player elimination.

After 10 plays with everything for 3-6 players, I must increase my rating to "10", this is an excellent game and one I'm likely never to tire of, especially with promised expansion due out before long. This has already become a favorite opener, closer and filler in my gaming group, and we even love an entire evening playing nothing but this game.
2011-11-06
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Josiah Fiscus
United States
Pittsburgh (Monroeville)
Pennsylvania
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10
Dec 2011
King of Tokyo is a light, beer-and-pretzels style game with a quick playing time and a healthy dose of luck. It also scales wonderfully from 2-6 players, though I think it's just plain more fun with more monsters - ah, I mean, players.

The premise of the game is basically the same as Monsters Menace America. That is to say, it's not JUST Godzilla or King Kong, it's ALL THE MONSTERS and they are going to kill each other, not just the planet. The cardboard stand-ups of the monsters are high-quality and have great cartoony illustrations. It has a bunch of custom dice and some special power cards which are really what make the game shine.

Just as in Yahtzee or Roll Through the Ages, you take a fistful of dice and get three rolls, keeping whatever you want from the previous roll and re-rolling the rest. The goal is to either kill all the other monsters or get 20 points. The dice have various combinations that get you points, healing, attacks on other monsters or energy. Energy is the currency of the game and is used to buy special cards.

As you would expect from Richard Garfield, these cards all break the game in various ways, changing the rules just for your monster so he has a leg up on the other critters. There are tons of these cards; it will probably take 4-5 games (depending on the number of players) to see them all, even if you set aside the ones you already used.

If I had to describe this game in one word it would be "addicting". I can't think of another game that creates more of a feeling of "just one more game" than this one.
2012-09-09
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Yao Shuohan
Singapore
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10
Mar 2013
Excellent dice game. Good fun for all gamers, casual or serious. Love the monster theme.
2014-10-03
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Sebastian Gaete
Chile
Santiago
RM
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10
Aug 2012
+ Heidelbärger Brockenbär Promo Character
+ Power Up
+ Halloween

2 a 6 (4,5) jugadores; 30 min
2014-02-25
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Miguel
Canada
Toronto
Ontario
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10
Oct 2011
Perfect for what it is. No fat, just fun.
2011-10-10
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Ken B.
United States
Fayetteville
Tennessee (TN)
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10
Mar 2013
Perfect at what it sets out to do, and a great litmus test. If you can't have fun playing this, we don't really have much business gaming together.
2013-03-22
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Bill Abner
United States
Johnstown
Ohio
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10
May 2012
My favorite quick-playing-dice-throwing-let's-have-a-riotous-good-time-game.
2012-05-12
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William J. Rivera
United States
Tampa
Florida
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10
Dec 2012
Sleeved-Green(Card Game)
2014-03-09
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Remedy
United States
Florida
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10
Nov 2011
Rawr! I love this silly filler game!
2011-11-03
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Peter Elsenheimer
United States
Howard City
Michigan
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10
Mar 2014
KING FUN!! This is the KING of all of the yahtzee-reroll-mechanic dice games out there. Lots of luck in this cool fun dice game about giant monsters playing KING of the Hill in Tokyo. Try to find the strategy and tactics to win, only to be smacked down by a giant cyber bunny. Kids love this. Best with 3 or more players, though some fun 2 player variants are very good. I'm really liKING this, when initially I expected to think it would be a mediocre game just for kids.

Family Game. Church group game. Beer-and-Pretzels Game. Casual Game.
2014-10-12
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Sharon Khan
United Kingdom
Shefford
Bedfordshire
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10
Sep 2012
A great dice rolling filler. The big cardboard monsters really add to it, but the game itself is fun too.
2015-02-19
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Scott Huntington
Germany
Hamburg
Hamburg
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10
Oct 2013
Yahtzee. Might donate this to a friend for christmas and replace it with vivajava dice
2014-12-18
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Marcel Sagel
Netherlands
Groningen
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10
Aug 2015
Hilarious dice-fest but with some interesting decisions: to aim for Tokyo or not, go for points or try to eliminate all opponents.
Update: this is just SO MUCH FUN. Rating up to 9.
Update 2015: still playing this often, still loving it. It's proven its worth as a 10.
2015-08-23
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Janus Basnov
United Kingdom
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10
Oct 2011
Joined best game of Spiel 11 with Vanuatu
2011-10-24
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Ralf Siedek
Germany
Walldürn
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10
Feb 2013
Its like Yathzee, but completly different! Fun in Tokyo with Godzilla...nuff said
2013-02-21
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Doug Bias
United States
Fairborn
Ohio
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10
Dec 2011
Initial rating is a 9. Why did I give such a simple game this high a rating? Because it's so much FUN! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this game! It's getting a ton of play time right now. Due to this game's high fun factor, quick playing time, ease of rules explanation, and excellent artwork, this has to be one of the best games in my collection. I can play this with anyone. Everyone I have played it with has absolutely loved it. When we get done playing, everyone is always asking for one more game. I don't see myself ever getting tired of it. I love it and can't wait to see if they produce more goodness for this in the future. The game is perfect by itself, but I highly recommend getting the promo cards from the BGG store. They're not necessary for the game to be great, but I'd still say they're a must-have because of how awesome some of them are.

Update: This is going to a 10. I just love this game!
2012-01-21
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Xaime Recio
Spain
Manzanares el Real
Madrid
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10
Nov 2011
David y Pepe
2011-11-21
Owned
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Matt Crowe
United States
Cincinnati
Ohio
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10
Apr 2013
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2012-08-14: Updating to an 9. This is a fun game. Nice choices and tension with a quick play time.
2013-11-09
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Russ Hill
United Kingdom
Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands
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10
Dec 2011
Superb game on all levels. Can be played and enjoyed by kids of 5+ as well as adults. Supports lots of players and is thematically great - who doesn't like giant monsters?!
2012-12-26
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Gary Woods
United Kingdom
Portsmouth
Hampshire
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10
Mar 2014
A really fun game. Lots of evilness to be had. Fun, fun, fun. Easily our favourite game to finish the night off with.
2014-03-28
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Secret Agent
Sweden
Falun
Unspecified
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10
Dec 2013
Truly a gem, Mr.Garfield never stops to amaze me, propably the best designer out there.
2013-12-25
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a03 dunn
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10
Feb 2013
Everyone loves this game.

It's quick, fun, easy to teach, fits up to 6 players, has an interesting theme, and involves variable player powers.

You can get your mates to play. You can get your girlfriend to play. You can get your mother to play. Everyone will enjoy it.

There's nothing more that I can really say.

Just buy it already.
2013-02-08
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Costantino Jam
Greece
Athens
Greece
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10
Dec 2012
Fantastic Fast Game that plays well with a lot of players!
Actually a mix of dice game,mini card game and a little of strategy involved !!!By the creator of Magic the Gathering,its a must!!!Fully Thematic !!!
2012-12-23
Owned
Alex Brown
Australia
Sydney
NSW
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10
Jul 2015
*When I heard of the theme I couldn't believe it hadn't reached a mainstream audience before. There's some quirky component choices (redundant tokens, doubles of random cards, fluro dice) aiding the immersion.

*Multiplayer conflict games are a great argument for the redundancy of modern boardgames: they have kingmaking, turtling and opportunism in spades. King of Tokyo avoids most of these problems. You are attacking the same area, so no favouritism. The leader gets to hit everyone else equally: no turtling. It's incredibly innovative in such a simple ruleset.
2013-01-25
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Maggie May
United States
South Carolina
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10
Apr 2012
This is a great fun game to help introduce friends to the world of boardgames. It's definitely not a serious game, but does depend on some strategy. The various parts make it fun and engaging. Great for laughter and, of course, ultimate destruction of Tokyo!
2012-04-18
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Aaron Gelb
United States
Los Angeles
California
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10
Feb 2014
This is just such a good game, for beginners and gamers alike. IMO, its the best dice game I've played, and one of my favorite games. It keeps getting better with the expansions, too. This one sees a lot of play, thanks to its shorter play time and high fun factor. Our group likes a bit of everything, from dice and cards to hardcore euros. This is our most played game. For the amount of fun, accessibility and usage this game gets, as well as what I believe to be extremely balanced gameplay, KoT scores a '10' with the 1st expansion..and an 8 without (expansion adds the evolution cards that give it some more flavor and strategy) The 2nd expansion just adds more of the same..more monsters, power ups (plus "gift" style evo cards).
2015-05-09
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George Van Wallendael
United States
Valrico
Florida
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10
May 2012
This game is just pure FUN!!! Easy to teach, easy to play and just a great game.
2012-05-11
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Joe Rogers
Canada
Ottawa
Ontario
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10
Dec 2012
LOVE this game! A very simple, quick, easy-to-learn game that has enough variety (in terms of the various cards) to keep it interesting. I also like it because I often have to play games with non-gamers, and this is one that makes folks happy, which makes me happy to play with them
2012-12-23
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Jason Nathan
United Kingdom
London
Greater London
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10
Dec 2014
Played this upwards of 30 times and still do not tire of it - an outstanding design and the best dice rolling game out there.
2015-01-02
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Carmen Norris
United States
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10
Jul 2012
So much fun. A great game to play with friends.
2012-07-02
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Ken Ferguson
United States
Howell
Michigan
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10
Jul 2012

Fun! It's great with almost any group I've played with. Very easy rules. The ONLY negative is player elimination; but that's also part of the fun and, since it's usually me, it allows me to grab the bag of chips and snack for a good 10 minutes.
2015-03-24
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Nate Owens
United States
Garland
Texas
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10
Jul 2012
I could comment on the almost flawless design that embraces fun and interaction over all else. I could praise the terrific production, with it's excellent illustrations and components.

But instead I can only say that King of Tokyo is perhaps the best light game I've ever played. It's so effortless, so intuitive, and so direct that I have trouble thinking of any short game that has ever accomplished those things better. This is more than a filler: this is the best game from 2011.
2012-07-07
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Kevin Duffy
United States
Phoenixville
Pennsylvania
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10
Aug 2012
Brilliant fun! Great for a quick 20 minute throwdown with 4 players.
2012-08-10
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Joe Whittaker
United States
Andrews AFB
Maryland
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10
Aug 2012
Simple mechanics, fun theme- makes it to the table more than any of my other games
2012-08-16
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Genaro Quispe
United States
Whittier
California
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10
Nov 2013
Fun fun fun. That's all there is to say
2013-11-14
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curtis lyon
Canada
Mississauga
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10
Aug 2012
i love this game, make sure you arent playing with sensitive people though
2012-08-03
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