Blogger Board Game Club – Dixit

dixit

Dixit game box, orange in colour has a picture of a sunset and a boat flying across sand dunes making it look and feel magical

Dixit is the lovingly illustrated game of creative guesswork, in which your imagination unlocks the tale!

In this multi award-winning board game, players take turns to become story tellers describing a picture card from their hand in a quick statement. Each remaining player the secretly proposes a rival picture card to throw the other players of their game when they vote for the card they believe to be yours.

But be aware! Your stories must be tactfully ambiguous as to reveal your card to only some of the other players. If none or all of the players guess correct, no points are scored.

Contents

  • One game board inside the box (scoring track)
  • 84 cards
  • 36 voting token in 6 different colours numbered 1 to 6
  • 6 wooden rabbits (rabbeeple!)

Setup

each player chooses one rabbit and places it on the 0 of the scoring track. Shuffle the 84 image card and give each player 6. *don’t show any of the cards in your hand to other players*. Then you make a draw pile with the remaining cards.

Depending on the number of players depends on the number of voting tokens you will need.

  • 4 players – each player takes 4 voting tokens (1 to 4)
  • 5 players – each player takes 5 voting tokens (1 to 5)
  • 6 players – each player takes 6 voting tokens (1 to 6)

Game play

One player is the storyteller and will look at their 6 cards, choosing just one of the cards the storyteller will make up a sentence and says it out loud but not showing the card to any other players.

All other player will choose a card from their hand that best matches the sentence created by the storyteller. Each player will then hand the card they have chosen secretly to the storyteller so no one else can see it.  The storyteller will shuffle the cards and lay them image up on the table. The card on the left will be number one and next to it number 2 etc.

Each player, except the storyteller, must try to work out which is the storytellers card, this is where the psychology comes in. How well do you know the people around the table and how will they think?

Then players get their voting tokens and chooses the number of the image they believe belongs to the storyteller. Once decided, place that number face down in front of you until everyone has chosen. Now you reveal your token number and place it next to the image you have selected.

This is where you start scoring, if all players find the storytellers card or is no one has found it then the story tell doesn’t score any points and everyone one else scores 2 points. In any other case, the storyteller scores 3 points and so do the players who the story tellers card. Each player except the storyteller, scores one point for each vote that was placed on their image.

Once all the scoring has been worked out the rabbits moved around the garden and each player brings their hand back up to 6 cards before the next player, going clockwise, becomes the storyteller.The game ends when the last card has been drawn, and the player who has scored the most points wins.

 

We really enjoy board games in our house and Dixit didn’t disappoint. The rules are easy to understand and once we got out heads around the scoring that part of the game became quicker. It’s a great game for an active imagination and even getting older kids (being me) imagination going. I like they way that the games stored in the box it means there  aren’t many pieces that can go missing and the cards are beautifully illustrated and colourful.

Dixit will definitely be played a lot!

You can buy Dixit for around £29.99

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**I was sent this game as part of the Asmodee Blogger Board Game Club all views are my own**

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