King of Tokyo is a game from Richard Garfield for 2 to 6 players in which you play mutant monsters, gigantic robots, and other aliens; all of whom are happily whacking each other in a joyous atmosphere in order to become the one and only King of Tokyo.
Each turn, throw six dice. The dice bear the following six symbols: 1, 2 or 3 Points of Destruction, Energy, Healing and Whack. In three successive throws, choose whether to keep or discard each die in order to win destruction points, hoard energy, restore health, or whack other players into understanding that Tokyo is YOUR territory.
The fiercest player will be crowned King of Tokyo... and will end up facing all the other monsters alone!
Top this off with special cards, purchased with energy, that have a permanent or temporary effect: such as the growing of a second head which grants you an additional die, body armor, nova death ray, and more.... and it's one of the most explosive games of the year!
In order to win the game, one must either destroy Tokyo by accumulating 20 destruction points, or be the only surviving monster once the fighting has ended.