Dixit: A Family Storytelling Game

Dixit: A Family Storytelling Game

Do you like board games, storytelling from a picture, guessing from a clue, and deceiving people? 

Hehe, on the final question, but it is part of the game. 

You do? Well, Dixit is the perfect game to suit your fancy. If you’ve never heard of it, you’re in for a real treat.

like Dixit because it only takes about 30 minutes to play, is suitable for 3-6 players, and is recommended for ages 8+. I love Dixit because of the creativity and storytelling it inspires.

Here’s a brief synopsis of the game from the manufacturer, The players have hands of oversized cards with various artistic pictures. The active player secretly selects one of his cards and gives a very brief description. The other players secretly select their own cards which match the description. The chosen cards are shuffled and revealed, then players vote on which was chosen by the active player. Each correct answer gives points to the guesser and the active player. Each incorrect answer gives points to the player who submitted the guessed card. However, if all of the guesses are correct -- or none of them are -- then the active player gets no points and all the other players get points. The game ends when the deck is empty. The greatest total wins the game.”

In other words, Dixit is a game of storytelling from a picture on a card. Either you’re the player telling the story or you’re amongst the players choosing your most deceiving card that matches the story and then taking a guess at which picture is correct. 

Sounds fun? Play a round with me sometime or buy your own copy on Amazon.

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