I have recently joined forces with The Board Game Club (you may have noticed their badge displayed on my blog). Each month I will be sent a new game to play and review and give my honest opinions on, some I will love and others I will not like.
My First game is Dixit, which is a beautifully illustrated game of creative guess work, in which you can let your imagination unlock the tale. Each player takes a turn to become the storyteller, describing a picture card from their hand in a quick statement, then each remaining player secretly proposes a rival picture card to throw the other players off their game when they vote for the card that they believe is yours.
How to play the game
- Each player is dealt 6 random cards at the start of the game
- Each player will take turns in being the storyteller
- The storyteller will select one card from their hand, and then makes up a sentence or phrase that might describe the card, and says this to the other players (do not show the card to anyone)
- The other players then select a card from their hand, the card which matches the sentence or phrase given by the storyteller.
- Then each player will give their cards to the storyteller, without showing it to the other players.
- The storyteller then shuffles their chosen card with the cards received from the other players.
- All cards are then dealt face up, and the players (except the storyteller) secretly guess which picture was the storytellers using the numbered voting chips.
- If nobody or everybody finds the correct picture, the storyteller scores 0, and each of the other players will score 2. Otherwise the storyteller and all the players who found the correct answer will score 3.
- The game finishes when a player reaches 30 points, which is the end of the board.
Dixit is suitable for 3-6 players aged 8+ and priced at £29.99 but currently available on amazon for £23.96
We played Dixit with our 13 year old Daughter, unfortunately we had to cheat a little as she could not concentrate (this is only due to her illness and not the game). If we had played this when she was younger or before she was ill, it would have become a favourite of hers.
We have always loved playing family games in our house, and my Daughter loved writing stories, this is a great game to get your children and yourselves to use their imagination and have fun.
Look out next month for my next game review
* I received this game free of charge for an unbiased review, all findings are my own.