King of Tokyo

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King of Tokyo
Box art for King of Tokyo
Publisher IELLO
Languages English, Arabic, Italia, Croatian, Polish, Romanian, Portuguese, Hungarian, Czech, Greek, Ukraine, Bulgarian, Russian, Hebrew, Thai, Japanese, Korean, Chinese
Genre Dice, Fighting, Science Fiction

King of Tokyo is a 2011 tabletop game designed by Richard Garfield. The game features several original monsters inspired by giant monsters media over the years, featuring also creatures from mythologies, folklore, literature and movies, with King Kong being one of them. The game has received several expansions since 2012 and two spin-offs: King of New York in 2014 and King of Monster Island in 2022.


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Monster Selection: Players choose from six unique monster characters, each with their own special abilities and playstyles.

Dice Rolling: The heart of the game lies in rolling a set of custom dice. These dice feature symbols for attacking, healing, gaining energy, and manipulating the city's power grid. Players re-roll and manipulate their dice results using cards purchased with acquired energy.

Tokyo Tower and Beyond: The city of Tokyo serves as the game's central arena. Players fight for control of iconic landmarks like the Tokyo Tower and the Imperial Palace, earning victory points for each occupied location. However, occupying Tokyo also makes a player the target of other monsters' attacks.

Evolution to Kaiju Kings: As players gain victory points, they evolve their chosen monster into a more powerful form. This unlocks new abilities, additional dice rolls, and even the ability to regenerate from the brink of defeat.


  • King Kong
  • The Kraken
  • Quetzalcoatl
  • Cthulhu
  • Boogie Woogie
  • Pumpkin Jack
  • Anubis
  • Chupacabras
  • Brockenbär
  • Pouic Monster
  • Draccus
  • Izbushka
  • Fenrir
  • Adamastor
  • Smok Wawelski
  • Nian
  • Golem
  • Boitatá
  • Vampir
  • Steel Armored Qilin
  • Meka Hunter
  • King Cron
  • Ibong Adarna
  • Alpha Zombie
    • The Horde
  • Alienoid
  • Cyber Bunny
  • Gigazaur
    • Baby Gigazaur
  • The King
  • Meka Dragon
  • Captain Fish
  • Drakonis
  • Kong
  • Mantis
  • Rob
  • Sheriff
  • Cyber Kitty
  • Space Penguin
  • Pandakai
  • Pagurah
  • Megamoth
  • Rex Florae
  • Spirotron
  • H.A.D.E.S.
  • Cybertooth
  • Kookie
  • Rozy Pony
  • Iron Rook
  • Ali-San
  • X-Smash Tree
  • Lollybot
  • Crabomination
  • Orange Death
  • Piecekeeper
  • Marhanagy Szürke
  • Lynxote
  • Lutoborshch
  • Ka-Boomer
  • Ikarioh
  • Helmut
  • Cy-Gull
  • Castor Van Dam
  • Laargus
  • Kawaii Ju
  • Megaxolot
  • Crystal Dragon
  • Sewer Crocs
  • Unnamed cards monsters


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  • The next media that includes King Kong, Kraken, Cthulhu and Chupacabra is Funko's mobile app game Funko Pop! Blitz.
  • Kraken's appearance was inspired by Cthulhu, having a humanoid body and several tentacles which hang down from its mouth area.
  • Brockenbär was based on the character used in the Heidelbärger Spieleverlag logo, a German game publisher.
  • The Pouic Monster was based on the Tric Trac logo, a French-speaking website dealing with board game news created in 2000, but it closed in 2022.
  • Alpha Zombie is a crossover promotional character based on the boss monster from the Zombie 15 boardgame that was offered as a "sweetener" to everyone backing Zombie 15 during its 2014 Kickstarter campaign.
  • Ali-San was based on the actress and television correspondent Alison Haislip.
  • Meka Hunter & King Cron were a set of 2 promo characters funded through Spieleschmiede, and generated to support Berlin Brettspiel Con during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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