dmNorthTV plays … King of Tokyo: Dark Edition

dmNorthTV and Guests play board games!!  Saturday nights, we get together with friends and try and play a stream friendly board game.  It is usually a fun get together with great people.  A time to enjoy to social aspect of gaming that we are lacking right now.

Here, you will find our short and sweet review on the board game we have played from each of the players.  We stream the gameplay on the dmNorthTV Twitch channel every other Saturday.  Come hangout and say “Hi” of you get a chance.

This week, we played through King of Tokyo: Dark Edition.  King of Tokyo is a monster fighting game by IELLO games.  You choose your monster and lay waste to the city of Tokyo.  However, the other players have the same idea, but there can be only one King.  Roll your dice, punch some monsters, gain some abilities to make your chosen monster more powerful.  Defeat all of the other monsters or be the first to 20 victory points to claim the title of King of Tokyo.

This week, we were joined by comicsmike and RonathanPxPx to see who would become the king.  You can take a look at our gameplay video on our YouTube channel, or scroll on down to see what we thought of the game.

Final Thoughts About . . . King of Tokyo: Dark Edition

Here, we will give you some basic thoughts about the game we played.  This is by no means meant to be an in-depth review of the game, as there are already lots of those out there.  This is just a “what did we think of it and would it be a good board game night game” type thing.  If you want to see something more in-depth, please let us know in the comments below.

Rating System

  • 5 Meeples: Fantastic Game, A must-play game!
  • 4 Meeples: Great Game, minor flaws.
  • 3 Meeples: Good Game, some weaknesses.
  • 2 Meeples: OK Game, needs work.
  • 1 Meeple: Awful Game. Do not play this unless you want to punish yourself.


KoT is a very simple game.  Punch or be punched.  Definitely what I would call a “starter” game in your collection, but it is a family favourite in my house.  The Dark Edition does add a bit with wickedness, and I quite liked it.  I have played most versions of this game, and I honestly think the Dark Edition may be my favourite.  Every collection should have some version of this game.


I love dice rolling games and KoT is probably in my top 3 all time favourite game. This version has a new mechanism which is wickedness. You earn wickedness points by your victory points results. As you move up the track you can gain tiles that can help you or hinder your opponent. Love this game, must play!


I don’t like to give out large ratings, but King of Tokyo is a classic game in the hobby game store. This is a Yahtzee style game that is a great king of the hill monster game. I can recommend this game to anyone.


This game takes me back to my younger days of playing Yahtzee with my family but on steroids. The monster skinned theme and the power up card abilities provide just the right amount of strategy to make for fun times & replay ability across all competitive levels. This is what I would classify as a gateway game, meaning you play this game with people who have limited board game experience.

If you are interested in getting a copy of King of Tokyo: Dark Edition for yourself, please check out one of the best online board game stores in Canada… Board Game Bliss.  Clicking through that referral link helps the site out and we thank you for that.

Anyone is welcome to play board games with us.  If you have a game you would like to see streams, please let us know.  The only limitation (beyond actually owning the game) is that they must be stream friendly as we are playing it remotely.  Contact us on any of the Socials or leave a comment below.

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