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Kitkanan {Avid Gamer} Jan 17th, 2017
“Different twist on card game with superb Art ”

I got this game at Christmas and played for the first time this week. The first thing I must say about this game is the that the quality of the Art on the cards is simply amazing. Fernanda Suarez did an incredible job in rendering a fantasy setting that as a lot of potential and that looks and feel different from most of the other card game I own.
That being said, let’s jump into the review of the game play itself. It’s a pure PvP game that can be played by 2 to 4 players. There is absolutely no co-ops option. So if PvP is not your style, this game is not for you. Out of the box come 6 pre-made deck that are ready to use. I would recommend using those for your first few games. They are diverse enough in play style that it will give you a good idea of what you like to play before you jump into constructing your own deck. There is also a draft option which I have not tried yet but that looks interesting.
What differentiate this game form a lot of other card games is the fact that it contains dice that act as your Mana pool. It adds a layer of strategy to how you will play your cards, but it also adds a layer of pure luck of the role as you might be stuck with not being able to play you most powerful abilities.

All in all , after having played several games, I really like the mechanic of the game and how the different character give a different feel to each game.

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nicoletergeist {Social Gamer} Jan 15th, 2017
“My love for this game just evolved.”

This expansion is absolutely a critical part of King of Tokyo. In fact, recommend buying them together. Once you play it this way, you will not want to play the game without it again.

With Power Up!, each character gets its own personalized evolution cards. This actually differentiates the characters and gives them their own special abilities. For example, the Kraken becomes great at healing, the King gets even better when in Tokyo (of course!) and Cyber Bunny loves to get energy and therefore buy more cards. Make sure to read through all the evolution cards before choosing a character next time you play.

Have fun storming Tokyo!

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4 out of 4 gamers thought this review was helpful
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Reader Geek {Casual Gamer} Jan 13th, 2017
“Debate team + Comic Nerd = Awesome Card Game”

It’s a great game for those who like to do something without a lot of prep work and who like to think outside the box with a lot of things. House rules are great and encouraged, and there’s never a penalty for not knowing something since you can always pick another card. Pulling this out while waiting for dinner to cook (or let’s be honest – the pizza to show up) and arguing over whether Jason with Laser eyes and a unicycle for legs beats Doc Oc with chainsaw hands and an army of poodles is… I don’t know. It’s something else. It’s bizarre. But it’s something that you don’t really know you want to do until you’re in the middle of doing it and suddenly you really wish that he had the rocket skates because Jason can get away faster from the poodles than you thought.

There’s definitely an edge from people who were rules lawyers in their D&D groups, or actual lawyers in real life, or teachers probably. But you really do hone debate skills and learn how to think of things from other perspectives. We’ve gotten a couple expansions from nerd things and loot crate so adding things like locations (In a volcano! Falling through the void! Inside the Tarrasque! On the moon!) gives you more things to argue from since poodles need oxygen on the moon and laser eyes if you miss will definitely probably puncture the stomach of a Tarrasque and things like that. Fun game. Much discussion. So argument. Wow.

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FlickShackleford {Avid Gamer} Jan 13th, 2017
“I want to like it more...”

I really do want to like this game more than I do. The pieces are fun, solid and unique for a board game. The mechanics of the game are interesting and each players changes things up.

However, the games instructions are not written very well and thus making it difficult to explain to others. And the game is unique enough that the mechanics and rules don’t stick as easily as some games. Every time we pull this one off the shelf, I have to spend 20 minutes reviewing and deciphering the rules to understand how it works and then try to explain it to our friends.

If I had a consistent group that would play this regularly, it would be much more fun. As is, it is too much effort to relearn and then try to teach every time we decide to play it.

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3 out of 5 gamers thought this review was helpful
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NilsV {Casual Gamer} Jan 10th, 2017
“Great family fun”

This is a game that is easy to pick up, but also involves strategy that takes time to learn. It’s components are beautifully made (except for one of my meeples that only has one leg) and colourful. And it takes less than an hour to play. As such it is a perfect game for casual gaming.

Replaying the game allows for greater depth in strategy, particularly in utilizing farmers. Farmers can yield rich rewards and require cunning use of cities. Or if another player is using farmers, the laying of roads to curtail the size of their farms.

Highly recommended!

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3 out of 8 gamers thought this review was helpful

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