Power Up! brings a world of fun to Richard Garfield’s hugely popular monster rampaging game, King of Tokyo. Since Iello released the expansion in 2012, many fans of the game have never gone back to playing without it.
Power Up! adds a few different elements to the King of Tokyo experience. The first is the addition of a new monster: Pandakai. After all, what was a city containing an alien monster, a giant gorilla and an evil penguin missing? An enormous panda, of course. Pandakai can be chosen from the start of the game just like the other five monsters.
The more substantial changes come in the form of evolution cards, which allow each monster to grow and change in unique ways throughout each game. There is a set of eight cards for each monster, which is placed face down next to the corresponding monster’s controller at the start of the game.
At the end of a player's turn, if they have rolled at least three hearts - regardless of whether or not they healed with those hearts - they can take the top card of their evolution deck and add it to their hand. These cards can then be played at any time. Like the regular power up cards in King of Tokyo, some of these evolutions offer one-time effects, while others provide ongoing benefits to your monsters.
Power Up! also comes with a few rule variants to allow you to enjoy the monsters’ unique evolutions from the start of the game. There are several options that allow you to choose evolution cards to start with: starting with a random evolution in play, drawing two and picking the one that you want or drafting your starting cards.
If you love King of Tokyo and want something to make it even more special, pick up the Power Up! expansion today.
Player count: 2-6
Time: 30 minutes
Age rating: 8+