Each round one player, the storyteller for the turn, selects a card from the six in his or her hand. The storyteller makes up a sentence and says it out loud (without showing the card to the other players) and plays the card facedown. The other players all choose cards from their own hands that they think match that sentence and play them facedown.
The cards are shuffled and then revealed – all pictures are shown face up and every player has to bet upon which picture was the storyteller’s.
Players secretly vote for the card that best matches the narrator’s story, and player whose cards are chosen score a number of points.
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.
Of course, the real victory in Dixit is not in amassing points, but in sharing a creative experience with your family and friends.
- Age 8+
- 3 – 12 Players
- 30 Minutes