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Monster of the Week #7: You recognised The KING of Dark Tokyo!

This fall (oh yes, summer is over, but we can still play our little game!), challenge yourself with our game ‘Monster of the Week', on our King of Tokyo Facebook page. On each Saturday, we will publish a close-up of a monster from KOT-verse, and you will have to identify the monster, and from which King of - King of Tokyo, King of New York, King of Tokyo - Dark Edition, Power Up, Monster Packs, Monsters's taken!

Wait, what? You didn't know there was a King of Tokyo Facebook page? Well there you go: here it is!

This Saturday, we published our SIXTH close-up, and of course, you recognized The King, from King of Tokyo – Dark Edition

Who is The King?

Lives in: Dark Tokyo
Favourite dish: The King is not only the king of the ring, he is the king of green cuisine. He has figured he’d rather beat up than eat up other creatures, so he is a vegetarian.
Particularity: He has a red bionic eye, and rumor has it that he has been brought back to life by a scientist because shareholders wanted to put on a show where the mythic ape would defeat all the other monsters.
Appears in: King of Tokyo – Dark Edition

The King - Dark Edition

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

‘SMASH’, he thinks while bashing his fists into a house.

‘DESTROY’, he barely articulates while tearing a whole building apart and throwing it 100 m away as if it were Legos.

‘FINISH’, he grins, his eye black, soulless and devoid of any real satisfaction. As he is about to, indeed, finish his opponent, Gigazaur, with a well-placed uppercut, his eye turns yellow, his grin disappears and, for a second, a thousand thoughts and memories rush into his mind.

 The king - photo

Eyes glistening with the ghosts of his past

A baby gorilla is being torn from his mother. She fights for him, even kills one or two guards, but it is not enough. The babe is taken away from her, never to see her again.

Cut to white.

A new picture appears slowly. People are shaking hands, smiling with pure delight, a red circus tent raised behind them. People, separated from the observer by bars. A cage, not guarding the humans, of course. Keeping them safe, from him. It.

Cut to white.

Pain. Pain. Pain. Hard lessons. Fight and win: eat.

Lose, rebel, fight back: pain and hunger.

Lesson learned. Lose conscience, fight, forget and live.

Cut to white.

Cheers and applause are his new routine. Each time, another monster unconscious at his feet. It almost seems real and he almost feels joy. The chains are always there to remind him of his place and purpose – entertain and win. The reward is poor. If only he had a companion, he would not feel so lonely and his performances would have more soul. It could even be a human. Like the blond one who often comes to see him in the tiers. His thoughts never should have wandered. His adversary of the day, Mekadragon, does not let this opportunity go to waste. With a precise blow from his tail, the King is thrown from the centre of the stage and lands on the tiers, his neck cracks.

Cut to black.

Rage consumes him. It is the first feeling he has when he wakes up and knocks the man in a white blouse away. The only feeling he has had ever since.

 king of tokyo - dark - card

Kill the beast

The second has passed. One second suffices for Gigazaur to move to the side and get back on top. A hard blow for the King. Both figuratively and literally.

It is time to take his destiny back into his hands. No more doing the humans’ bidding. The beast is dead. Long live the King.  

‘But first’, he whispers knowingly, ‘let’s get rid of this dinosaur’.


Dark, you say?

There is DEFINITELY no light in this story. The King has a dark past and he has brought it with him in the limited edition that is KING OF TOKYO – DARK EDITION.

A collector game wonderfully darkened by Paul Mafayon staging our beloved, ruthless monsters more loaded for bear than ever!

The design of the game stresses the atmosphere of the game, gloomy and disturbing. Moderation was not part of our vocabulary when the game was conceived.

Grey and black everywhere, yes, but also devilish new rules! If the roots of the game rest upon the classic King of Tokyo game, new mechanics allow you to fight dirtier than before! Wickedness and evil are the magic words here. A new strategy for you to adapt the powers you acquire during the match. New possible combos equal new possibilities to win.

The King has awakened from his slumber. Will you let the other five do the same?

mockup kot dark


  • 66 cards

  • 46 Effect tokens

  • 6 Monster boards, figures, & stands

  • 45 Building/Unit tiles

  • Approx. 50 Energy cubes

  • 8 dice

  • 1 game board

  • 1 rulebook

King of Tokyo – Dark Edition is for you if you already own King of Tokyo, and are a real connoisseur of the game. You have done a thousand games, rolled a thousand dice, and it has no secret for you anymore. But that was before. You have grown, matured, and like a good wine, King of Tokyo has matured with you. The training have stopped, you enter the real fight, you’re playing with the big boys now.

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Publié le 29 September 2020

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