Saturday, 13 February 2016

Dixit Review and Competition

According to Klout we are board game experts, well we certainly own a big collection of board games and appreciate playing them regularly.  But having so many you would think it would be hard to find a completely new concept for us to enjoy as a family.  But Dixit is just that, a game that challenges you in a whole new way.  It was refreshing trying a different format.


It is aimed at children 8 and over, youngest (at almost 7) was still keen to play but his attempts at storytelling weren’t particularly informative bless him, but he was very good at picking the right answer when it was someone else’s turn.  We had such an entertaining session with this game, we had my mum getting into the storytelling with lots of hand movements getting completely carried away then my dad had us cracking up in laughter because he would get even the most obvious of stories wrong!!!  Hubbie said a tale about pirates and a compass and he must have said compass about five times and still my dad completely skipped the compass card when guessing and went for something random instead!

It’s such a novel game, great for developing your imagination and creativity.  You do need to think about the type of story you will tell for your chosen card as you want to balance between not revealing too much (making it obvious for everyone which card is yours) and not being so vague that no one has a clue what you are going on about (so all pick someone else’s!).  You will spend a large portion of the game telling the kids to cover their cards, as they tend to forget no-one is meant to see them and lay them facing upwards on the table, but other than that I guarantee you will have the most lovely time with this game.  Eldest left the table saying “good game, good game!” at the end despite not being the winner so left in high spirits regardless having really enjoyed the game.


You are meant to get an extra point if someone is deceived into thinking your card is that of the storyteller when your not, but we forgot to do this and instead just allocated the points for guessing correctly.  Either way works well, I guess the game just progresses a bit quicker if your dishing out additional points here and there.

Dixit has an RRP is £24.99 and the game can be purchased on Amazon but you also have the chance of winning a copy on my blog by filling out the form below by the 14th of March.

Win the Dixit Game

128 comments:

  1. my son has a goood imagination, i think he would love this x

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  2. this looks like a lot of fun and educational too!!

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  3. oh love to have a go with this with my grandsons

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  4. not seen this before,it looks interesting!

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  5. Looks fun, think my Grandson's would love it x

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  6. this looks like loads of fun! we love playing games as a family xx

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  7. this looks like loads of fun! we love playing games as a family xx

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  8. This looks like great fun, thank you

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  9. It looks fun and I think my older daughter would enjoy it

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  10. It looks like a good family fun game
    Claire D

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  11. I'm sure the kids would love to play this.

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  12. Would love to win this, it would make some children very happy

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  13. Looks like a great fun game, my daughters would love to play this.

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  14. Sounds different to a lot of games and should be fun to play with the family.

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  15. Great to have a game aimed at kids, which actually makes you think. A great idea to get them away from the computer

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  16. I love this game! I only played it once, years ago, but I it was great fun... And not only for the kids :D

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  17. Looks like a game with some learning involved

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  18. Looks great! My daughter would enjoy this

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  19. I bet this would be great fun :)

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  20. Sounds like fun and great for the avid storytellers and fun for the listeners/guessers

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  21. played this over christmas, great fun!

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  22. The game looks great I'm sure my oldest would love it!!!!!

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  23. this looks really cool and different

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  24. Looks great fun for all the family

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  25. We love a good board game in our house,this looks great 😀

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  26. Looks fun, would love to play it :)

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  27. Game new to me. Family would enjoy trying this game.

    Rachel Craig

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  28. This has been on my amazon wish list for a while. It looks amazing

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  29. lovely prize for the cold days

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  30. My friends have this and we really enjoyed playing it over New Year with them - my son really loved it!

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  31. I'm all for games that can stimulate the mind and boost imagination in children, so this looks really cool. x

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  32. This looks great fun and great for developing little imaginations

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  33. I am really grateful for your post

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  34. It sounds like a fun game, thanks for the giveaway.

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  35. Looks fun, my niece would love this x

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  36. the game looks fun and different to what other games have to offer.

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  37. The game looks great for fuelling kids' imaginations, such a great idea!

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  38. I've not seen anything like this before - it looks like a great game

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  39. My grandson loves using his imagination so I think he'd love this game x

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  40. This is different. Bound to get the imagination flowing :)

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  41. Looks like lots of fun

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  42. Looks great so original and encourages the child to use their imagination

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  43. looks like a fabulous game - great family fun :)

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  44. This looks like great family fun :) We love games x

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  45. This is a brilliant way to have fun and learn

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  46. An awesome game about using our Imagination and creativity. Like the sounds of it

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  47. An awesome game about using our Imagination and creativity. Like the sounds of it

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  48. We love board games in our house. Would be over the moon to try this one. Sounds like fun.

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  49. We love board games in our house. Would be over the moon to try this one. Sounds like fun.

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  50. I'd play this with my 7 year old nephew. Because it's aimed at 8 and overs we'll have to rebel.

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  51. This games looks a lot of fun, i'm sure my partners 7 year old son would love it, thanks for the chance to win it x

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  52. 1st time I've heard of the game, grandma is the loser before we start

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  53. Sounds like a really good game

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  54. Lynsey Buchanan4 March 2016 at 03:50

    The Dixit Game looks fun we would enjoy playing it as a family.

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  55. Great intro to the game, great review and thank you for the giveaway. Keeping the little people entertained day in day out can be a challenge so intros to new games are always appreciated.

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  56. Sounds like a great game to keep the kids busy on a Sunday Afternoon

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  57. Just right for the Rainey spring weekends

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  58. Looking a very interesting game.

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  59. looks a lot of fun for all the family

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  60. My grandaughter woud love this x

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  61. fab prize, would love to play it.

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  62. I really like the bunny counters, so cute!

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  63. would love to play, looks really interesting

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  64. Love the fact that this game is based around storytelling and is in my sons age group as we all love board games in my family.

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  65. I think my son would love this game

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  66. This sounds like a great game, lots of fun for everyone!

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  67. Sounds like a very fun and creative game for all the family to enjoy :)

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  68. Would make a lovely present

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  69. Looks like fun - my nephew would love this! (@PeanutHog)

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  70. I'm impressed -wish i'd thought of it

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  71. Claire Elizabeth Noke13 March 2016 at 18:33

    We play a lot of family games but i'd never heard of this before ... looks good :)

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  72. Never heard of it but looks great, thanks

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  73. My children are full of fantasy and drama and love acting out stories so I am sure they would be quite inventive playing this game. What a quality family time we could have playing this

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  74. Looks like a fun game! Thanks for the competition.

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  75. Looks like this game could be a lot of fun, certainly could leads to lots of laughter

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  76. My 2 have really taken to board games now, not heard of this one before, looks good

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  77. This looks really good,as you've said it's nice to have a game that's that little bit different.My grandchildren love to play board games and this would be a welcome adition to grandma's games cupboard.Thanks for the great competition,I just hope I'm lucky x

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  78. nOT SEE THIS GAME BEFORE BUT IT LOOKS A LOT OF FUN :-)

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  79. LOVELY PRIZE. THANK U FOR THIS CHANCE

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  80. Me and my family love to play games and this would be a new one for us!

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