Thursday, August 10, 2017

I am made to play Dixit

I was "give" the chance to play  a game called Dixit. at the local library game night.

A quick rundown of what it about from the interweb......
"One player is the storyteller for the turn and looks at the images on the 6 cards in her hand. From one of these, she makes up a sentence and says it out loud (without showing the card to the other players).
Each other player selects the card in their hands which best matches the sentence and gives the selected card to the storyteller, without showing it to the others.
The storyteller shuffles her card with all the received cards. All pictures are shown face up and every player has to bet upon which picture was the storyteller's.
If nobody or everybody finds the correct card, the storyteller scores 0, and each of the other players scores 2. Otherwise the storyteller and whoever found the correct answer score 3. Players score 1 point for every vote for their own card.
The game ends when the deck is empty or if a player scores 30 points. In either case, the player with the most points wins the game."

There is a very similar element to Mysterium here (  read review here! )

This game is easy to learn, but a bit hard to play. It requires you to try to get at least one other player to choose your card, but not too many other players. This is how you get the most points. If your card and description is too hard to figure out, then you get no points. If everyone chooses your card then it was too easy and then you get no points.

Yeah the scoring is a bit messy. 

Dixit cards.Ugh!

Trying to get a minimum amount of players to agree with a though about a rando image card can be difficult. However, this is the heart of this game. We didn't make a sentence from the card like the description. We ended up just using a descriptive word, phrase or pop culture reference for a card picture. It worked and everyone picked it up quickly.

I didn't hate it, but it is not a game I would run out and but for me and mine. Yet....

A good family game for sure. It plays pretty fast. The scoring seems troublesome for the first turn, but is easy to grasp after that. It takes very little thought to play, but it can be very deep as well.
A solid recommend for a family/group looking for a laid back imagination fueled game.

What the Hell is this supposed to represent?!

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