Dixit is an unusual card game and is difficult to categorise. It comes with a set of cards beautifully illustrated with storybook pictures. The box cover is an example of the card art.
Each player has a hand of cards. One player is the storyteller. He selects a single card, places it face down on the table and announces a clue about the card's picture. The trick lies in making the clue not too obvious and not too hard. All the other players now select a card from their hands and add theirs to the Storytellers. All the played cards are mixed and turned face up and the other players must now guess from the original clue given, which card is the Storytellers. Scoring is based on correct guesses, but the Storyteller is penalised if everyone guesses correctly and the clue was too easy.
Contents: 1 game board, 84 cards, 6 wooden rabbits, 36 voting tokens, rules
Posted by Ed H on 23rd Sep 2012
Dixit is a game about knowing those around you well; knowing who will get your clues and more importantly, who won't. A clue which is too obvious wont net you points and neither will one which is too obscure. Meanwhile your opponents will advance around the board.
You select a card, give it a clue, and hide it from the other players. They choose a card from their hand which they think matches your clue, and add them to yours. A quick shuffle and then the cards are revealed. Players then vote for which they think was your card. Bonus points are awarded to opponents who have successfully confused matters by choosing cards which match your clue. It's always pays therefore to play competitively but I promise you'll laugh all the way to the end.
The cards are beautifully illustrated, and there are practically no cards which couldn't be used for most clues. The box doubles as the game board, so setup takes about 30 seconds.
Overall, a great game which is fantastic fun to play. The only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is because a regular gaming group or family will eventually get to a point where everyone is overfamiliar with the cards. At this point, replayability can suffer. (This might just be an excuse to pick up the expansions though!)
If you like party games and beautiful artwork, you'll be on to a winner when this game joins your collection.