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IELLO King Of New York Board Game

Last updated: April 20, 2020


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Product Details

In our analysis of 45 expert reviews, the IELLO King Of New York Board Game placed 11th when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

NEW CITY. NEW RULES. NEW MONSTERS. SAME FIGHT… TO BE THE KING! 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! Get ready for Richard Garfield’s follow up to the best-selling King of Tokyo! Who will be the King of New York? King of New York introduces lots of new ways to play, while still keeping the core ideas of King of Tokyo. There are Buildings to Stomp! Vengeful Military Units to Destroy! Six brand new Monsters! Every roll of the dice might mean that your monster feels the OUCH, as military units open fire. Will you grab the spotlight and become a celebrity Superstar? Or will you become the defender of the city and befriend Lady Liberty? Each of New York’s boroughs has its own charms, but to truly rule the Big Apple, you have to control Manhattan. Defeat the other monsters and rule the city…. Become the King of New York!

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

This one is a hit with the boys. Mostly because they love rolling the dice, making monster sounds and inflicting damage! The buildings and military units also give you a few more things to do on your turn and a few more ways to inflict damage on your opponents.
Dice rolling is fun! Loads of destruction. New activities help move the game along. Even more thematic than the original. Doesn't add much complexity.
A couple dozen recent plays have forced me to reconsider and it is in heavy rotation at my household. Now it truly is a toss up as to who reigns as the better “King” of the table top. Color me a convert to the Cult of the New...York.
Simple to learn. Thematic. Fun and quick with one more quick game feeling. Better than King of Tokyo as it's more strategic, and smashing buildings for victory points feels more thematic than rolling a set of numbers.

What reviewers didn't like

Doesn't integrate with King of Tokyo very well (ie, it's probably not worth owning both). You can still lose horribly just because you always rolled the wrong thing.
Player elimination can leave you bored if you die early. Monster choice is cosmetic (though an expansion addresses this and gives different power-ups to each). Not different enough to King of Tokyo to justify buying if you have that already.
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