Dixit (card game)

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Dixit
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Old box cover of Dixit
Designer(s)Jean-Louis Roubira
Publisher(s)Libellud
Players3 to 6
Playing time30 minutes

Dixit is a card game created by Jean-Louis Roubira, illustrated by Marie Cardouat, and published by Libellud. Using a deck of cards illustrated with dreamlike images, players select cards that match a title suggested by the "storyteller", and attempt to guess which card the "storyteller" selected. The game was introduced in 2008. Dixit won the 2010 Spiel des Jahres award.[1]

The game's title is the Latin word for "he/she/it said".

Gameplay[edit]

A game of Dixit in progress. Six cards have been dealt out and voted on, and the storyteller is indicating which story belonged to them. To the right, scores are tracked by rabbit-shaped tokens on a scoring track.

Each player starts the game with six random cards. Players then take turns being the storyteller. The player whose turn it is to be storyteller looks at the six images in his or her hand. From one of these, he or she makes up a sentence or phrase that might describe it and says it out loud (without showing the card to the other players).

Each other player then selects from among their own six cards the one that best matches the sentence given by the storyteller. Then, each player gives their selected card to the storyteller, without showing it to the others. The storyteller shuffles his or her chosen card with the cards received from the other players, and all cards are then dealt face up. The players (except for the storyteller) then secretly guess which picture was the storyteller's, using numbered voting chips.

Original Scoring[edit]

If all players find the story teller's card

  • Story teller: 0 points
  • Other players: 2 points

If no players find the story teller's card

  • Story teller: 0 points
  • Other players: 2 points (+1 bonus point per vote for his/her card)

If at least 1 player, but not all players have found the story teller's card

  • Story teller: 3 points
  • Players who found the card: 3 points (+1 bonus point per vote for his/her card)
  • Other players: 0 points

Updated Scoring[edit]

If at least 1 player, but not all players have found the story teller's card

  • Story teller: 3 points
  • Players who found the card: 3 points (+1 bonus point per vote for his/her card)
  • Other players: 0 points (+1 bonus point per vote for his/her card)


A large part of the skill of the game comes from being able, when acting as the storyteller, to offer a title which is neither too obscure (such that no other player can identify it) nor too obvious (such that every player is able to guess it).

Dixit points.jpg

The game ends when a player reaches the end of the board (30 points).

Other editions[edit]

An iOS app for Dixit was released in 2011.[2]

Dixit has several expansion packs including:[3]

  • Dixit Odyssey
  • Dixit 2 Quest
  • Dixit 3 Journey
  • Dixit 4 Origins
  • Dixit 5 Daydreams
  • Dixit 6 Memories
  • Dixit 7 Revelations
  • Dixit 8 Harmonies
  • Dixit 10th Anniversary

Awards[edit]

  • 2009 As d'Or – Jeu de l'Année Winner[4]
  • 2009 Juego del Año Winner[5]
  • 2009 Lys Grand Public Winner[6]
  • 2010 Games Magazine Best New Party Game of the Year Award Winner[7]
  • 2010 Spiel Des Jahres Winner[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Godbolt, Nickolas (2014-10-05). A Beginners Guide to Dixit (Volume 1). MicJames. Retrieved 2015-05-01.
  2. ^ "iDixit on the App Store on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. 2011-07-12. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
  3. ^ List of Libellud's games Retrieved 2014-01-02
  4. ^ 2009 As d'Or - Jeu de l'Année Winners Archived April 14, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ 2009 Juego del Año Winner
  6. ^ 2009 Les Trois Lys Award Winners
  7. ^ 2010 Games Magazine Award Winners Archived 2015-12-20 at WebCite
  8. ^ 2010 Spiel Des Jahres Nominees and winners

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