King of New York: Nationals Qualifier
King of New York: National Championship Qualifier
What Happens Here?
Get ready to roll some dice and take some names: you're competing for the title of King of New York and a shot at winning IELLO's 2017 National King of New York Championship at the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio!
What is the Format?
Monsters will take part in a 2 Swiss-style qualifing rounds, followed by a final round for the top 6 players . Qualifying rounds will have a 1 hour time limit, there is no time limit for the final round.
Is There an Entrance Fee?
$5, which includes a $5 Dragon Bit for each registered player.*
What Do I Need to Bring?
Nothing: all materials needed to play will be provided by our Wizards.
What are the Prizes?
Why, yes! In addition to the invitation to the National Championship Tournament at Origins, players will be awarded the following prizes, based on their final standings:
- First Place Prizes: National Championship Invitation, Alpha Zombie Promotional Monster, Set of 10 Promotional King of New York Cards.
- Second Place Prizes: Acrylic Energy Tokens, Set of 10 Promotional King of New York Cards.
- Third Place Prizes: Acrylic Energy Tokens, Set of 10 Promotional King of New York Cards.
- Partecipation Prize: Set of 10 Promotional King of New York Cards.**
What is King of New York?
King of New York is a standalone game from designer Richard Garfield that keeps the core ideas of King of Tokyo while introducing new ways to play. As in KoT, your goal is to be the first monster to collect 20 victory points (VPs) or to be the last monster standing. On your turn, you roll six dice up to three times, then carry out the actions on those dice. Claws cause damage to other monsters, hearts heal damage to yourself, and energy is stored up so that you can purchase power cards that provide unique effects not available to anyone else.
What's new in King of New York is that you can now try to become a star in the big city; more specifically, you can achieve "Fame", which nets you VPs, but superstar status is fleeting, so enjoy your time in the spotlight.
The game board for King of New York is larger than in KoT with each monster occupying a district in the city and everyone trying to shine in Manhattan. When you attack, you can displace a monster in another district, whether to escape military forces or to find new smashing opportunities. Yes, smashing because you can now destroy buildings and get bonuses for doing so, but the more destruction you cause, the more intense the military response.
*Dragon Bit coins can be redeemed for in-store purchases.
**While supplies last.