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Matt S
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Hey,

Both are great games for "Gateway" games. Smash Up is the easier of the 2 as there are less rules and the only thing you play with is your deck of cards that tell you what to do. King of Tokyo is pretty easy too...alot like Yahtzee. Both games are alot of fun though. If you are going to get sleeves for Smash Up then you might want to get the 63.5mmx88mm. Apparently that extra 1mm has been causing some people issues.
 
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I think King of Tokyo is much easier to teach and play. There's a lot of text on Smash Up cards. I really like both games but Smash Up takes longer to play, especially for more than 2 players.
 
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Matt Epp
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Never played smash up, but I'm pretty surprised there is a game with fewer rules than KoT!

KoT has been a big hit and I surmise would be well worth the wait, but it loses some of it's luster with only 2 players. However, a few simple variants are out there.

Can't help you with the availability, sorry.

(edit, grammer.
 
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Matt S
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KoT is more fun with 5+ players. It really sucks when you have 4 players....and you're the guy in Tokyo getting hammered by everyone else. Smash Up has like 2 things you do every turn...or nothing at all if you choose. And every card tells you what to do and when to play extra cards.
 
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Rick Teverbaugh
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Not sure how to respond to the comment about players and KoT. It has been my experience that anything above 2 players is fine. But with 5 ore more players, you are less likely to remain in Tokyo any time at all. With 3 or 4 players you can often survive a round if not 2 depending on the level of your health when you entered.
 
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Matt Brown
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Vastly depends on the player count. KoT plays better with 4-6 as where Smash Up will likely be better with lower counts. Between the two games, KoT is a much better game although I only have one play of Smash Up.
 
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Thomas
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I think King of Tokyo plays great with 3+ and as far as a reprint Steve from Iello has confirmed in a recent post that they are shipping restocks as we speak. Try contacting Tom from B&B, he is very helpful and will even hold it for you.

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pleaseletmewin wrote:
Thanks guys - but luckily I found out today that both games are back in stock!! Will try and get both! :)
Yes, get both!
 
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Honey Badger
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I do think King of Tokyo will play better with new people than SmashUp. I also think that KoT has better replay value when you add in the Power Up expansion.
 
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I've not played KoT, but I absolutely adore Smash Up and have played it a ridiculous amount of times compared to anything else I've played.

Silly pairings of factions is just so awesome (Note: Zombie Aliens OP).
 
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