Artistically gorgeous is what’s essentially Dixit’s most important trait. But all those pretty pictures serve a function: you need to describe them to the other players in such ways that at least someone can pick your image from a set, but not everyone. Cryptic hints, shout outs to popular media and singing songs is all allowed.
Every turn, a player describes one of the artistic cards in their hands, for any given value of ‘describe’. Every other player chooses a card from their hand and adds it, face-down to the describer’s one. Cards are shuffled and turned face up, and then the voting can begin. It’s up to the other players to pick the describer’s card. But, if everyone votes on the describer’s card, the describer scores no points at all. Some goes for when no one votes on the describer’s card: descriptions need to find a middle ground.
Dixit offers nice replayability, especially when played with different groups of people–everyone knows different things and will catch on to different descriptions. As said, the card art is beautiful, getting only better with the newer expansions. The base game offers enough challenge and variation to go around for a while, for gaming geek and gaming novice alike!
TableTop’s Wil Wheaton has tackled Dixit here.
- Describe objects and scenes to the other players with cryptic hints
- Good replayability
- For gaming geek and gaming novice alike!