Dixit Family Boardgame

We played Dixit as a family of 4 last night. We’ve played before, but this is the first time I’ll write about it. I give Dixit a solid 6.5 out of 10. It’s a fun game, but it’s slow with kids — and that means they lose interest. My son (10) wanted to quit by the end of the game, although that could be related to the fact that he was losing. My daughter (7) is the one that picked the game for family night.

Dixit is a game of deduction that is suitable for kids. Players start the game drawing 6 cards and selecting an active player. That active player chooses a cards and says a word or phrase to describe that card, but also must be vague enough that someone else’s card may pass for the same card. The non-active players choose one of their 6 cards that could be confused with the active player’s card. All cards are turned into the active player where they are shuffled and randomly placed on the table. There are three scoring options: (1) If everyone guesses the active player’s card, he/she gets no points that round, but everyone else gets 2 points. (2) If some but not all players pick the active players card, the active player gets 3 points and the people who picked right get 3 points. A non-active player also gets 1 point for each time someone guesses their card as the active players card (incorrectly). (3) If no one picks the active player’s card, the active player gets 0 points, and everyone else gets 2 points. Players always get one point per guess on their cards when they are not the active player.

Board Game Geek‘s description:

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.

The base game and all expansions have 84 cards each.