Holiday Game Guide 2012: King of Tokyo
I actually had to search my own blog twice just to make sure I hadn’t already talked about King of Tokyo. I’m kind of stunned that I haven’t, but I guess it’s true what they say: when you get old, the first thing that goes is your memory of giant cybernetic rabbits tearing chunks out of downtown Tokyo.
This game was released way back in 2011, but there are two reasons that I’m bringing it up now:
First, it’s awesome. There are very few games that I would unreservedly recommend for parties, kids, and serious gamers alike. This is one of them. The rules are few and clearly stated, the game is fast and furious, and it plays a ton of people at once. Also, you get to be a giant monster that mutates like crazy while battling robots/sea monsters/giant cyborg apes for supremacy.
Second, the expansion just came out, King of Tokyo:Power Up!, which adds a mini-deck of cards unique to every monster that gives you badass new abilities. This adds a new dimension to the game without bogging the game down or making things complicated.
If your friends and family get together over the holidays to play games, you should seriously consider adding this to your shelf.
If you don’t believe me, listen to the soothing voice of Tom Vasel as he gives his opinion in this video:
You can grab a copy on Amazon, here.