This means that family gatherings and parties with friends abound. One of the hallmarks of these events is the breaking out of the board game. Thankfully, the time of Monopoly and Life are no longer the norm. Now, you can go to parties where Cards Against Humanity or Werewolf are the norm.
I would like to add another game to the list of party favorites, Dixit.
Dixit is a card game for three to six players. Players can be as young as eight years old and it takes about 30 minutes to play a full game. The game ends when a player reaches thirty points or the deck runs out of cards.. Game play is simple. Each player is dealt a hand of cards. Each card has an evocative illustration. One player is the storyteller. They chose one card from their hand and craft a short story or phrase based on their card. Each of the other players then takes a card from their hand that they believe reflects the storytellers tale. All the cards are place in the center of the table and turned face up. All the players but the storyteller then vote for the card they believe is the one the story is based on. If no one guesses the storyteller’s card then all players except the storyteller receive two points. Otherwise, the storyteller and those who guessed her card receive three points and each other card that received a vote receives one point.
A simple system that makes it easy for the younger members of a family able to play. The cards are beautiful and make it easy to come up with words or phrases. The cards are unique so that no matter how often you see a card, you will easily come up with another story to fit the picture. Their are variants available that allow you to play with more than six people. I had the chance to play team Dixit with ten people and it was a blast. There were five teams made up of two people. One player would be the storyteller and the other player would take part in the guessing. This allowed us to accommodate a larger number of people and had a cool feel to it.
The game lists for $35 which is not a bad price for such a quick and easy game. I understand that it doesn’t have that bitter edge and sense of irreverence that you get from Cards Against Humanity but it is a better investment if you are looking fora fun party game that you can play anyplace. IF you are a fan of party games like Apples to Apples, I suggest you give Dixit a try. You will not regret it.