Get your game face on and enjoy modern board games at the library! This month we are featuring dice rolling games. Bring your favorites to share! This month's featured game is King of Tokyo. Elder Sign, Machi Koro, Zombie Dice, Batman Dice, Chupacabra Dice, and Roll For It will also be available to play. Adult Game Night meets monthly on the third Tuesday of the month.
What are Dice Rolling games?
Dice games often use dice as the sole or principal component and traditionally focus almost exclusively on dice rolling as a mechanic (e.g., Yahtzee). Description from BoardGameGeek.
About the Game: King of Tokyo
In King of Tokyo, you play mutant monsters, gigantic robots, and strange aliens—all of whom are destroying Tokyo and whacking each other in order to become the one and only King of Tokyo.
At the start of each turn, you roll six dice, which show the following six symbols: 1, 2, or 3 Victory Points, Energy, Heal, and Attack. Over three successive throws, choose whether to keep or discard each die in order to win victory points, gain energy, restore health, or attack other players into understanding that Tokyo is YOUR territory.
The fiercest player will occupy Tokyo, and earn extra victory points, but that player can't heal and must face all the other monsters alone!
Top this off with special cards purchased with energy that have a permanent or temporary effect, such as the growing of a second head which grants you an additional die, body armor, nova death ray, and more.... and it's one of the most explosive games of the year!
In order to win the game, one must either destroy Tokyo by accumulating 20 victory points, or be the only surviving monster once the fighting has ended.
Watch Wil Wheaton and friends play King of Tokyo on Tabletop. View may not be appropriate for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.
King of Tokyo: Totalbiscuit, Greg Zeschuk, Craig Benzine, and Wil Wheaton on Tabletop SE2EP4
Learn how to play King of Tokyo with The Rules Girl.
How to Play King of Tokyo in 3 Minutes - The Rules Girl