Board Kings is a mobile game created by Jelly Button.
What Is Board Kings
The object of the game is to build up a city while stealing and destroying other player’s cities. Players gain resources by dice rolling their way around their boards, and the boards of others. Board Kings is available on both Android and Apple.
Board Kings play style is similar to board games of the past such as Monopoly. The player rolls dice and moves from square to square. Each move gives the player money, but there are also specialty tiles on the board which grant additional effects.
There are tiles that allow the player to draw cards which give additional moves and money. Other tiles allow the player to play minigames. There is even a train tile which sends players to someone else’s board to wreck havoc.
How to Play Board Kings
Each player earns four dice rolls every hour. The amount of rolls that can be stored are based upon the player’s current level. I am currently level eight and can store 35 dice rolls.
The gold earned from traveling around the board can be spent on upgrading buildings and special tiles. Upgrading all of the buildings on the board allows the player to level up. Leveling grants additional talents and bigger, more detailed boards.
Ride the train to visit other player’s boards. The PVP aspect of Board Kings is where the game really shines. While visiting another player’s board, we can destroy our friend’s buildings and steal their money. This adds a great element for playing with friends. There is nothing better than destroying the board of a loved one….at least for me.
Watch out for the police! Landing on a tile occupied by a police car will send us back to our own board. This helps create a fun sense of tension within the gameplay. Will we be able to spend our gold before another player comes and takes it? Wise spending is the key here.
Another interesting piece of Board Kings is the vending machine tile. This allows players to buy mystery boxes which unlock additional player tokens. No longer do we have to choose between the car or the dog. Board Kings offers up many tokens which span a variety of themes. I am currently playing as a robot that seems to be filled with and crying water.
Later on in the game you will have the opportunity to buy Landmarks. These buildings can take up the blank spaces on your board. Landing on a landmark will give the player a bonus. There are different landmarks with different bonuses.
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Progressing In Board Kings
The progression of Board Kings seems fairly standard as far as mobile games are concerned. The upgrades become increasingly expensive as the game goes on. This is what makes leveling a difficult and rewarding process. I have been playing for a little over two weeks at this point and have not yet hit the dreaded wall.
Update 4/23/19: My wife has been playing this game for months at this point. While she does admit that the gameplay has slowed down, she still enjoys playing it every night before bed. Having fun is what matters! After all this time, Board Kings is still one of her favorite mobile games.
Board Kings Currency
The balance of earned and paid currency seems to have a good balance thus far. Like many other mobile games, Board Kings contains two types of currency. There are coins which are earned through gameplay and unlock most of the game’s features.
There are also gems which act as the paid currency. Gems can be used to unlock tokens and extra buildings. They can also be converted into additional rolls and gold.
At this point in my gameplay experience I am earning gems through regular gameplay. The game is not difficult to the point where I am feeling pressured to spend money. That said, it has only been a few weeks. We will see what the next few weeks have in store. Most games slow down the amount of paid currency that can be earned without paying real money.
Board Kings Tips and Tricks
While I am not aware of any cheats or codes for Board Kings, there are a few tips that I can tell you about. this game is very heavily based around RNG. However, a good strategy is needed to get ahead.
- Spend your money wisely. While it is important to save up for the board parts that you need, your money can be taken from you at any time. Spend your hard-earned currency as fast as possible and as evenly as possible. The last thing you need is to have a friend or foe steal it all away. A good strategy for this is to add up your purchases on paper or in your head before confirming them. Try to spend your money as evenly as possible.
- Play often. You can only store a certain amount of rolls, and rolls are constantly regenerating. Any time your roll storage is full you are stopping new rolls from accumulating. Keep your rolls in check!
- Use paid currency for permanent bonuses. It may be tempting to use paid currency to get out of a sticky situation. However, there are always more rolls to be regenerated. Instead of fixing a mistake or bad RNG, spend your gems on something that will give you a return on your investment. This includes landmarks and idols.
- Be aware of landmark placement. Landmarks are one of the only spaces in Board Kings where the location is chosen by the player. There are a few strategies for doing this. Some players place the landmarks by the railroad. That way if they miss their mark they can still get the landmark bonus. Other players will place their locations further away from the railroad in case of an abnormally high or low roll, or a roll with multiple dice. Do what works for you!
I like Board Kings because it does not take long to play. In order to have an effective run it is crucial to save as many rolls as possible. This leads me to play the game once or twice a day when I have hit my roll storage maximum.
The graphics and aesthetic of Board Kings is awesome. I love how the characters are bunnies. The choice of tokens is awesome. The cartoony and fun atmosphere adds a lot of excitement to the game. I think the art style of Board Kings fits well with the mechanics of the game.
I also greatly enjoy the PVP portion of the game. I am currently playing Board Kings with my fiance and a friend of ours. The friendly rivalry created by destroying each other’s boards is very rewarding.
What Do You Think?
Thank you for taking the time to have me show you how to play Board Kings! What do you think of Board Kings? Do you have other similar mobile games that you play? Let me know on social media! Now get out there and roll the dice!
Where To Find Board Kings
Apple user? Download Board Kings For IOS
Android user? Download Board Kings On Google Play
Check out the Board Kings Official Website for more information about the game.
The Board Kings Subreddit is an excellent resource for tips, news, and more! This is also a great way to exchange friend codes with other active players.
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