Dixit

DIXIT Game Rules and How to Play Guide

In this article, you can read about the basic rules of the game Dixit and learn how to play. The object of the game is to be the first player to thirty points.

Setup

Set out the board. Each player chooses a color and takes voting tokens equal to the number of players. Make sure they are sequential, starting with number one. Place each player’s colored rabbit marker on the start square. Shuffle the cards and deal six to each player. Be sure to keep your cards hidden.

Each round one player is the active player. The active player picks one card from his hand and describes it with as much or little detail as they choose.

Descriptions can be a part of a poem or song, a movie title, a proverb, a noise, a word, a sentence, anything you want. Every other player then picks a card from their hand that they think closely matches the active player’s description. These cards are placed facedown on the table and once all have been received the active player shuffles them and flips them over revealing them to all the players.

Scoring Points

The cards are placed in the spaces next to the board starting with number one. Every player, except the active player, now uses their voting token to secretly pick which card corresponds to by the number it’s on, they think is the active players. You are not allowed to vote for your own.

Once all the votes are in, players reveal their choices by placing it on the card they picked. The active player then reveals which card is theirs. If all players find the active players’ card then the active player receives 0 points and every other player receives 2 points. if no player finds the active players card, then the active player receives 0 points and every other player receives 2 points.

Additionally, every other player receives one bonus point per vote on their card. If at least one player, but not all the players, find the active players card, then the active player receives 3 points, and each player who found the active players card receives 3 points. Additionally, every other player receives one bonus point per vote on their card.

Move your score token up one for each point you received. Discard the used cards and every player draws until they have six cards back in their hand. The active player rotates clockwise to the next player.

The first player to 30 points wins. However, if the draw deck runs out of cards before then, the player with the most points wins. In a three-player game, each player has seven cards instead of six. Use the voting numbers one through five and each round the non-active players submit two cards instead of the normal one.

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