Dixit is a delightfully different and clever card based board game that we’ve been having lots of fun playing recently.
Dixit is unlike any game we’ve played before, it’s emotional, thought provoking, and had us in fits of laughter.
The game is really simple to play, although might sound a bit different when I try to explain how to play.
Each player has 6 cards. The storyteller of the round describes one of their cards, and the other players have to choose one of their cards that best fits what has been described.
You can choose to describe your cards in words, song even mime.
The chosen cards are then laid out and everyone guesses which card was the one being described originally. You get points if you were correct and move around the board.
That is a very simplified version of the rules, and it may not make much sense but it really does when you start to play. You’ll soon get it.
We started off simply describing the cards to ease our way into the game, but were soon miming, singing songs, dancing, poetry, it all started to come out.
The cards are so beautifully illustrated and imaginative that you can really get creative with your stories. The remind me a bit of the illustrations you get on Tarot cards.
The best part of the game for me was the fact that everyone had fun. No arguing, no tantrums, just a good time as a family. Thomas who’s officially the most competitive game player, and worst loser in the world actually commented whilst laughing half way through the game that he was losing and he didn’t care as he was having so much fun. I was truly shocked by this as he can have such a bad attitude when losing some times.
It just goes to show what a good game can do.
Disclosure: We were sent a bundle of board games including Dixit by Esdevium Games to give an honest review