Rating: 7.9 Very Good
Popularity:20
Difficulty:Very easy
Year:2014
Players: 2-6 players
Playing time: 40 minutes
Age:10+

Official Site: Official English website for KoNY


Created by: Richard Garfield, Sébastien Lamirand, Igor Polouchine, Régis Torres, Alexey Yakovlev

Published by: IELLO, Devir, Egmont Polska

Alternate Names: Potwory w Nowym Jorku

Description:

There's always something happening in the city that never sleeps. Maybe it's the lights, maybe it's the energy, or maybe it's the giant monsters trying to demolish the place!

King of New York is a standalone game from designer Richard Garfield that keeps the core ideas of King of Tokyo while introducing new ways to play. As in KoT, your goal is to be the first monster to collect 20 victory points (VPs) or to be the last monster standing.

On your turn, you roll six dice up to three times, then carry out the actions on those dice. Claws cause damage to other monsters, hearts heal damage to yourself, and energy is stored up so that you can purchase power cards that provide unique effects not available to anyone else.

What's new in King of New York is that you can now try to become a star in the big city; more specifically, you can achieve "Fame", which nets you VPs, but superstar status is fleeting, so enjoy your time in the spotlight.

The game board for King of New York is larger than in KoT with each monster occupying a district in the city and everyone trying to shine in Manhattan. When you attack, you can displace a monster in another district, whether to escape military forces or to find new smashing opportunities.

Yes, smashing because you can now destroy buildings and get bonuses for doing so, but the more destruction you cause, the more intense the military response.

The monsters from King of New York can be used in KoT and vice versa, but the power cards are specific to this game.

Prices:
Retail Price:$35
Amazon:$27
Ebay:$36
Expansions:
King of New York Promo Cards
King of New York: 55 Central Park West
King of New York: Force of Unnature
King of New York: Hibernation
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Awards:
SXSW Tabletop Game of the Year Nominee 2015
Golden Geek Best Thematic Board Game Nominee 2014
Golden Geek Best Party Board Game Nominee 2014
Golden Geek Best Family Board Game Nominee 2014

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You are a giant monster, and you want to become King of New York! Compete against other immense creatures, and destroy everything in your path. In order to win, attack your enemies, crush high- rises, buy new abilities, become a star, and keep an eye on the army: The humans haven't thrown in the towel yet....

Components

  • 1 rulebook
  • 1 gameboard 1
  • 64 cards 2
  • 2 special cards: Statue of Liberty and Superstar
  • 46 tokens 3
  • 8 dice (6 black and 2 green) 4
  • 6 Monster boards 5
  • 6 cardboard figures + 6 plastic stands 6
  • A bunch of Energy cubes 7
  • 45 Building/Unit tiles 8

Object of the Game

The goal of the game is to become King of New York. The game ends as soon as a Monster has earned 20 Victory Points () or if it is the last Monster standing. …



These are rules for 5-6 experienced Monsters.

In a 5- or 6-player game, there can be two Monsters in Manhattan.

The rules are the same for these two Monsters. Having one additional place for the Monsters is quite significant when you have so many Monsters stomping about.

  • When a card or an effect targets the Monster in Manhattan, it affects all Monsters in Manhattan.

  • If Manhattan has fewer than two Monsters during your move step, you must move into Manhattan.

  • Just as in the normal game, only the very first Monster on the very first turn is unable to inflict any damage. If Manhattan is only occupied by one Monster, the attacking Monster deals damage to the Monster in Manhattan, and then must move into Manhattan, too. …




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