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 boardgame that keeps the core ideas of King of Tokyo while introducing new ways to play
As in King of Tokyo, the goal is to be the first monster to collect 20 victory points or to be the last monster standing. On a turn, players can roll six dice up to three times, and then carry out the actions on those dice. Claws cause damage to other monsters, hearts heal damage to yourself, and energy is stored up to purchase power cards later on
What's new in King of New York is that it's now possible to try and become a star in the big city; more specifically, players can achieve 'Fame', which nets victory points.
But superstar status is fleeting, so enjoy the time in the spotlight.
The game board for King of New York is larger than in King of Tokyo with each monster occupying a district in the city and everyone trying to shine in Manhattan
When someone attacks, they can displace a monster in another district, whether to escape military forces or to find new smashing opportunities. Yes, smashing because now it's possible to destroy buildings and get bonuses for doing so, but the more destruction is caused, the more intense the military response will be
The monsters from King of New York can be used in King of Tokyo and vice versa, but the power cards are specific to this game.