★★★★★ Dixit; a deceptively thinky game, where no one has to talk.

Check out this game if: you’re looking for a group game that plays well with all ages.

This game stands out because it lets players be creative. This game also stands out because kids and adults can enjoy this game together without feeling much of an advantage (it helps when you focus on giving clues with sounds and actions rather than esoteric words or phrases). Alternatively, more obscure clues makes this game challenging for adults.

I’ve started to teach this game many times by showing examples and just continued playing because it’s easy and fun from the beginning.

1. Handles 3 to 6 players nicely (more the merrier).
2. No one is eliminated from the game.
3. Kids can play competitively with adults, or adults can play competitively with each other (you decide how difficult the game is, but it’s fun either way).
4. Quick, 30 minute games.
5. The art on the cards is well done –and can be a source for laughter and confusion on their own.
6. Simple rules with a logical process.
7. Fun; a lot of “a-ha” moments.

1. A little bad luck and someone can go scoreless for a few rounds.
2. Can be a little competitive.

Very Brief Overview:
Every player will get a turn (typically two or three during the game) where they decide the clue –a word, sound, or action. Once the clue is given, everyone puts a picture card face down, including the clue giver. Next, cards are shuffled and laid out along a numbered line. Using secret voting tokens, everyone votes for which card they think is the clue giver’s card. Points are awarded for guessing correctly.

The real clever part of this game is the scoring. If all players guess the correct card, the clue giver does not get any points. If none of the players guess the correct card, the clue giver does not get any points. If some, but not all, players guess the correct card, they get points as well as the clue giver. In this way, the game encourages the clue giver to be clever with the clue/card.

Number of Players 3-6
Age 6+
Time 30 mins
Friendly ★★★★★
Teachable ★★★★☆
Replayability ★★★★☆
Creative Freedom ★★★★★
Inclusive (no elimination) ★★★★★

There are a few versions of this game (Dixit, Dixit Journey, and Dixit Odyssey) as well as many expansions/supplemental card packs. All these versions are the same and all these expansions can be used interchangeably (although some had different artists).

Link to Video Tutorial.

Link to Dixit on Amazon.

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