‘King of Tokyo’ Board Game

King of Tokyo — which I first heard about on episode 193 of the Mac Power Users podcast (May 2014) — is a board game where you choose one of six giant monsters and try to take over Tokyo.

Players take turns rolling three dice to earn various kinds of points: Victory, Energy, Attack, or Heal. The game is over when a player scores 20 Victory points or is the last monster standing. Energy points allow you to purchase (or discard) special ability cards during the game — one of them lets you grow a second head, granting you an additional die to roll — while Attack points let you…well, attack the other players’ monsters. The game can get pretty crazy, and is especially a blast to play for fans of kaiju movies (Godzilla, Pacific Rim, et al).

Get it for $30 on Amazon.