Tabletop games have gained something of a resurgence over the recent years and when you look back, King of Tokyo can be proudly labeled as one of the titles that brought board games back into the mainstream. Well now seeing it’s 5th year of success, publisher Iello have announced that they will be celebrating King of Tokyo’s anniversary with a new version of the game.
“On the 5th anniversary of the release of the best-seller by Richard Garfield, King of Tokyo gets a facelift with a new version, entirely redone by a group of artists* lead by Régis Torres, who previously illustrated the Halloween expansion pack and King of New York.”
Along with the new artwork, the 5th anniversary edition of King of Tokyo will come with a new rulebook – that’s been reworked to make the game clearer (I’ve admittedly struggled to get the hang of the game myself) and two new monsters – Space Penguin (who’s previously only available through tournaments) & Cyber Kitty (who will be my new favorite).
So if after five years your copy of King of Tokyo is starting to look a little tatty and in need of replacing, now is your chance.