King of Tokyo / King of New York

Start Time: Thursday 8:00 PM
Location:Grand Ballroom 15
Status:Assigned
Game Master(s): Paul Powell
Duration:1 hour
Player Max:6
Signed up:3
Track(s):Board Games
Event Type:Game
Experience Level:Novice
Age group:All Ages
URL:https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/70323/king-tokyo
Description:

In both games, each player plays a Kaiju monster (like Godzilla, except using non-trademark-infringing names). On your turn, you use a Yahtzee mechanic to determine your combination of dice. You use these dice to get new powers, gain fame points, and do damage to other monsters.

The object of both games is the same: to either be the last monster standing, or to gain 20 fame points.

Three of the 6 dice faces in both games are the same. Claws deal damage to your fellow monsters. Lightning bolts (energy) are the currency to buy power cards. Hearts (health) allow you to heal your monster (except in Manhattan / Tokyo).

In King of Tokyo, the other 3 dice faces are 1, 2, and 3. If you roll a triple (or more) of any one number, you gain the fame amount of the number itself. Each additional die rolled that matches that number will gain 1 more fame point. For example, rolling 4 twos would yield 3 points. (3 twos yield 2 points, the fourth two yields one point.)

In King of New York, the dice faces are star (potential fame, similar to the number faces from the base game), building (do damage to building tiles in a borough), and ouch (do damage to self and potentially others).

If there are new players, or if someone objects to playing King of New York, we will play King of Tokyo instead.

I do own all expansions (that I know about) for both games, and we can play with any combo that the group consents to.