VIDEO: What You NEED TO KNOW About King of Tokyo BEFORE You Buy | Casual Game Revolution

VIDEO: What You NEED TO KNOW About King of Tokyo BEFORE You Buy

King of Tokyo

Are you thinking about buying King of Tokyo by IELLO Games? Watch this quick video to find out everything you need to know BEFORE you buy!

King of Tokyo is a chaotic dice-rolling board game for 2-6 players where you play as giant monsters battling it out to become the King of Tokyo!


  • Be the first player to reach 20 victory points (VP) or be the last monster standing.


  • Each turn, you roll 6 custom dice showing victory points, energy, heal, and attack symbols.
  • Choose which dice to keep and re-roll the others up to 2 times, trying to maximize your gains in VP, energy (for buying special powers), healing, or attacking other players.
  • Occupying Tokyo grants bonus VP but makes you the target of all other players.
  • Use your energy to buy cards with permanent or temporary effects that boost your abilities.
  • Eliminate other players to gain VP and clear the path to victory.

Key aspects

  • Fast-paced and luck-driven, with some strategic elements through dice manipulation and card acquisition.
  • High player interaction through attacking and vying for control of Tokyo.
  • Replayable with different monster abilities and a variety of card combinations.


King of Tokyo is a light and entertaining game perfect for casual game nights with friends and family. It's easy to learn but offers enough depth to keep things interesting, making it a popular choice for players of all experience levels.

There are multiple ways to win: be aggressive by eliminating your opponents, or be defensive by stayling alive and building up your VP. It is possible to be eliminated quickly in this game. It supports up to 6 players, but is best with 4 to avoid downtime between turns and added complexity with Tokyo Bay.

All-in-all, King of Tokyo remains one of our favorite games!