Monday, 18 January 2016

King of Tokyo Review & Giveaway

We are finding it harder to coax the boys away from screens; games are so immersive and exciting these days that sadly they get rather hooked.  But King of Tokyo is as engaging as any computer game and gives them a much-needed break from staring at a screen.


It’s easy enough to get the hang off; it combines elements of luck and strategy, which works well.  You have dice to roll and depending on what you roll on your turn you can do a combination of attacking your opponent (the claw icon), healing (a heart), collecting “shopping points” as we call them (the electric symbol) or trying to get extra points to win that way (by getting three one’s, two’s or three’s to gain that particular score).

You can spend the energy cubes (our “shopping points”) for some powerful bonuses; three special cards are dealt out but only replaced with new ones when they are sold.  My favourite ones are the two that allow you to have an extra dice, if you managed to get both you have a big advantage over everyone else.  But there are lots of different ones to choose from, my eldest in particular gets quite excited spending his energy cubes.  I am less about the cubes and more about the points, whereas hubbie is all about taking us down as fast as possible, so he tries to roll as many claws as possible.

You can play the slow game and try and be the first to get to twenty points or just go all out ATTACK on everyone like hubbie prefers.  You have to make sure your not over confident once I stayed in the Tokyo City too long trying to tot up some extra Victory Points (you receive one when you go into Tokyo City and another 2 when its your next turn) and as you cannot heal in there I soon got annihilated.  The game looks impressive, the monster boards, little green energy cubes and special cards keep everyone intrigued.


King of Tokyo has an RRP of £29.99 but is currently available to buy from Amazon cheaper.  I also have a copy to giveaway here, if you would like to enter please fill out the form below by the 6th of February. 

Win King of Tokyo Game

109 comments:

  1. My children are really getting into board games so this would be fab

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  2. i would love to win because i know my son would love this! xxx

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  3. My two boys would love this game!

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  4. our grandsons would love this, they're really into dinosaurs and stuff

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  5. I would give this to my friends child who i'm sure would love it

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  6. I would love to win for my 2 boys. They would love this.

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  7. I'd love to win as I know a pair of little boys who are computer game-mad who'd love this!

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  8. My son loves Anime films and would love this

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  9. This would be great to give to my nephew - he's really like this. (@PeanutHog)

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  10. i think my son would enjoy playing it

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  11. I would love to have this for when my grandchildren visit.

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  12. We love playing games but are getting a bit bored with the ones we have

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  13. I'd like to win because I think my stepson would absolutely love this!

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  14. Alexander is 4 and would love this

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  15. I love to have board games for my grandchildren to play when they visit.I have quite a few for my younger grandchildren but few for the older ones and this looks quite a good one x

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  16. I think the kids would love this, and I'm a fan of anything that will keep the kids entertained!!!!!

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  17. For the grandchildren when they visit

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  18. This would keep the kids quiet for a while which sounds great

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  19. I would love to win as it sounds perfect for my son, he would love this game.

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  20. My nephew grew up with Pokemon and this looks like a 'next step' up. I'm sure he'd really enjoy playing this with his friends.

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  21. I would love to win this for my son. He would love it.

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  22. I would love to win for my two sons x

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  23. I would love to win for my two sons x

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  24. we love board games, we even go to a board game cafe to play

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  25. My little boy would love this!

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  26. We love board games. My girls are just getting to the age where we can all sit down together and enjoy a game like this. Great for family time.

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  27. For our 'step-grandson' (is that the correct term? it's difficult to work out these things as your children might get divorced or meet new partners with their own children) anyway so we can bond and play games together.

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  28. It looks like a real fun game and i know that it would be fun to play it with my nieces. they love games like this :D

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  29. the monster boards look brilliant, I want to play.

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  30. we love playing board games as a family, always excited to come across a new one xx thank you for the entry xx

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  31. for my 5 children, we love playing games together

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  32. My son would love this

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  33. I'd like to play it with my nephew.

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  34. I have wanted to play this for ages!

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  35. New product to me. Would like to try the game with the children.

    Rachel Craig

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  36. I would like to win this for my nephews.

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  37. Would love to win for the kids, they I've a board game almost as much as they love arguing about who is winning!!!!!!

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  38. Looks fun, my daughter would like this

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  39. Mad about board games in our house. We have about 100.

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  40. my boy would love this, thanks for the chance x

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  41. My three Grandson's would love this, something they could play together x

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  42. My son would love to play this

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  43. We love strategy card games in this house and this one looks like a lot of fun! :)

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  44. my kids would love this x Sharon L Johnson

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  45. My brother is a big board game fan, and over Christmas I got to try some good ones with him. Would be great to have one to play at home with the family.

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  46. it would make a lovely gift :)

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  47. We have our favourite games but really enjoy trying new ones, too. This looks fab! Thanks for the review and giveaway.

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  48. Have not seen this game before and my son would love playing

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  49. It sounds like a great game that my kids would love

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  50. my son adores board games, and i appreicaite the fact it gets him away from the xbox :)

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  51. I have 2 boys who would like it, maybe the girls would too! :)

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  52. Be a great game to play on rainy days when kids can't go out.

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  53. It looks like a fabulous game, great fun :)

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  54. I would love to win because this sounds fab, we'd all really enjoy it!

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  55. A new game to get the whole family playing - fab

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  56. I think this looks like a great game to play on those days we can't go out because the weather is pants.

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  57. Because it would be a great gift for my stepson x

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  58. My nephew would love this, and so would I!

    Good luck everyone.

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  59. Debbie Henderson5 February 2016 at 19:55

    because my son would so love this x

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  60. This looks like a fun game I can play with my daughter

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  61. I totally agree with you about getting children away from screens, this sounds perfect.x

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  62. Would be a great gift for my niece

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  63. I'd love to win for my nephew its his birthday in April so starting to get some bits together for him

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  64. My nephew would love this (and so would my fiance I reckon)

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  65. I love playing games with my son. He has Aspergers and ADHD and can find it hard to relax sometimes, and I know playing games will keep his mind busy and we can have a laugh. We love playing Pokemon cards, Chess and we have a few Lego board games which are really fun. It gives his mind a chance to switch off from everything around him. I know he would love to try this game!

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  66. My twin nephews would love this, might keep them entertained for a few minutes :)

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  67. Fir my daughter she would love this xxxx

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  68. Fir my daughter she would love this xxxx

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  69. I would like to win this for my nephew as I know he would love it

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  70. This looks amazing, thank you x

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  71. I'd love to win for my son

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  72. would love it for my cousins twin boys they would love this

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  73. oh my this looks right up my godsons street!!

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  74. I would love to win this to play with my partners son when he comes to stay with us, it's right up his street x

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  75. I'll play with my partner love this game

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  76. I would like to win for my little nephew

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  77. I would love this for my daughter.

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  78. my kids love playing board games

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  79. Because its great to play board games as a family particularly when it's raining (Ruth Wollerton)

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  80. This would be lovely for my granddaughter

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  81. For an 8 year old who would adore me if I won this

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  82. I'd love to win for my daughter xx

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  83. A great game for all kids to get into board gaming!

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  84. Would love this for family game night x

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