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Dixit Odyssey

| Published: 2011
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Voyage to a new dream!

The fantastic universe of Dixit, winner of the Spiel des Jahres 2010, returns to entrance you once more. With Dixit Odyssey, continue the adventure in new worlds that will enchant and delight.

Dixit Odyssey gives players the chance to choose the whimsical and dreamlike art that matches the storyteller’s tale, then see if they can find the storyteller’s card among all those before them. Using your imagination and wit, journey through wild and magical new worlds and rediscover the brilliance and wonder of the original.

Discover 84 new illustrations by Piero and Marie Cardouat in Dixit Odyssey, the standalone game for up to 12 players that include a new, more practical scoreboard, voting pads, and new rabbit tokens. A new universe of magical worlds awaits!

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Dixit Odyssey has room to store all the cards from both Dixit and Dixit 2, so you can take the whole game with you in one box.

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“...a thousand words”

Truly. What a wonder to behold this game was/is.
It had been on my (peripheral) radar for a long time, just never pulled the trigger. Got the base game for a good deal at GenCon 2012 and sprung it on my weekly Game Group (NWIBGA) the following Monday. I expected mixed reviews, but was dying to give it a play. Wow. It was a smash. That doesn’t sound like a big deal, but if you knew our game group: Euro-gamers, Ameri-Trashers, historical/military war-gamers, minis gamers, the whole shebang, you’d be more impressed!

I immediately decided to dive in 100% and ordered 2 and Odyssey (to expand to 7-12 players)!

I love Marie Cardouat’s artwork (1 & 2), and Pierô’s work in Odyssey is true to form & theme. A little weird, yes. Some cards might evoke “creepy” imagery, esp in young players, too. But all are so wild and fantastical that you can see the same card 10 times (and I have now) and find 10 different things in it that inspire you! THIS is truly the wonder of the game.

Since the purpose of the game is to get at least one, but not all, of the other players to guess your card, itmakes sense to pick out a person or two (best friend, mate, sibling) and go for the “inside joke” that only they would know. But it’s really funny how many times that doesn’t work!

This game is very creative, entertaining, and full of laughs and memorable moments. It’s also a pretty quick play, even with a ton of players.

I’ve played with creative people (they adore it), engineers (they don’t fare so well, one didn’t care for it, admittedly), war-gamers (who all, surprisingly, liked it, one buying it immediately for his kids), and even our Euro-gamers (majority like it alot). So, no, we aren’t 100%, but since i’ve played it with about 30 different people now and only 3 really did not like it, i’d say it’s a hit and worth your attention.

Oh, it can play as few as 3, but seems to hit a sweet spot of about 5-8 players.

Find your muse, dazzle your friends with your wit, and get your creative juices flowing! DIXIT!

 
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“Inclusive, Ingenious and better than the Original”

Coming from an artistic background, I was prepared to play Dixit and sit back in my chair with a feeling of unbridled pride and smugness. It was more difficult than I suspected – And there were some basic issue with the original game that I wasn’t thrilled about. After Dixit 2 added cards and did not solve some of these issues, I was disappointed. Ah, then came Dixit Odyssey… Dixit Odyssey simple takes what I consider an inimitable original game and makes it better.

Style/Components: (Dazzling)
All the components and artwork are stunning and, as I will mention later, support the game mechanics better than the original. Odyssey does add a more “practical” scoreboard and it is welcomed. Along with some new voting cards, the game is now very functional for more players. The artwork remains vivid, enchanting and haunting.

Gameplay: (Some old, some new)
The gameplay remains unchanged from the original, with some exceptions.
Odyssey adds a new “Dixit Party” rules for 6-12 players as well as rules to play “Team Dixit.”

“Dixit Party” works well (We played with 8 players) as new rules allow the Storyteller to play a more active part and even play spoiler. This is very welcomed since sometimes the scoring for regular gameplay can be a bit lopsided at times – especially with players of varying ages. The Storyteller can also secretly vote (with a red token) on the image that he or she thinks the most players will vote on – effectively wiping out any points scored for that image.
This is a simple change, but worked so well that I that it increased the interactivity in a game and improved it. Point awards are a bit different to accommodate for the number of players – but it works well as there is a foil added to the mix.

The best change I found is one subtle rule: the Storyteller saying something without looking at their cards – then choosing a card that matches the spoken phrase is works great for kids. This change makes the game more inclusive – always a good thing when playing with family members of varying ages.

I was hoping the “Team Dixit” rules would allow for better play with younger players as well. But as it turns out, teammates sit across from each other and can only choose one or the other player to hand an image to the Storyteller. I think this could have been more inclusive to allow combined play, but it really just allows for alternating play between teammates based on whether they think they have the best image to fool the other players. And the teammate that does not choose an image gets to vote, so even your teammate doesn’t know which image you handed in. Again an interesting mechanic, and balanced, but if I am honest, I was hoping for a more cooperative role for teammates.

Value: (Wonderful replay value)
You can get Dixit Odyssey for around $30 and this is a bargain for the game with great replay value and charm. This “expansion” is a game in itself. So you can play with this edition alone.

Audience: (Families and friends)
Dixit has been and will be a great Family game. Avid and Casual players will find it fun as well with the right group. Strategy gamers… look elsewhere. Also, as mentioned, gameplay is now easier for kids with some new rules tweaks.

Instructions (Short and simple)
For the most part the instructions are simple and short. Easy to read, and able to be remembered easily when play starts. There are a few places where sentence construction is a bit confusing and requires a re-read or two. But perhaps this is because there are only slight differences for the original rules and require slightly more attention.

Overall Review: (A great game gets better!)
I may be in the minority, but I didn’t enjoy the original Dixit as much as many others seem to have. It’s a great game, don’t get me wrong, but I wasn’t as gung-ho as a lot of others. For that reason, I didn’t review the original. As a gamer with children, playing with them was very lopsided, more so than some other party games. Developing, artistic, creative thinking is something that is difficult to teach, I think this type of thinking comes naturally to some children/people or it doesn’t. That is indeed what makes this game challenging.

Odyssey however changes my opinion. The new board is great. (using the old box/board we had rabbits constantly strewn about with the slightest nudge.) Also having a place to put the cards also makes things more organized. The new Voting Cards are welcomed as well – even if the intention was to include them for larger numbers of players. The new rules variations also add another level of interactivity that, personally I found lacking in the original.

If you haven’t played the original Dixit or Dixit 2, you may want to start with Odyssey to enjoy the full potential of the game. It’s a rare thing to work backwards in a game with expansions, but in this case make the exception.
It’s almost as if the designers listened to the rumblings about a great game, and sought to make it a perfect game. And now, Odyssey makes it very nearly that.

 
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“A great update to a great game.”

Dixit 3 is a must buy if you like Dixit. Not only does it have a box that can easily carry all the components needed for Dixit and Dixit 2 it also doubles the player count to 12 and includes some new variant rules.

Dixit is a great party game to play with a big group of people. It can play 4-12 people and is easy to learn, even for those that don’t play board games. It is a favorite game for me to play with grandparents, aunts and uncles. We get it out at every family event.

With the addition of Dixit 3 there are some new ways to play that are easier for kids to understand. The variant where the storyteller does not play a card, but just names something works great with younger kids that have trouble coming up with a subtle clue to find their card in the normal game.

If you don’t have Dixit 1 you can also use Dixit 3 standalone. I would recommend buying this one before Dixit 1 if you don’t have it. If you feel the desire to have more new cards get Dixit 2 first, then Dixit 1 last if you want to spend the money.

 
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“For the love of a ten year old....”

So what to say about Dixit. Well I think I will approach this from my ten year olds eyes. She is an avid boardgamer as she was brought up on them. Currently I am seperated from my family as work has me in a different state from them. Whenever I talk to the little girl on the phone I always promise her numerous boardgame days when I get home to help ease the issue with me being gone for long periods of time right now.

So I walk through the door, usually with a new game in hand one of the first words out of her mouth after I love you is “can we play Dixit”. The original game had a few issues such as the scoring track and such. Dixit Odyssey has cleaned that up nicely and also added additional players options which came in very handy over the holidays. So do I like Dixit???? It’s a good game I suppose, I honestly think the expansion makes it far more acceptable and much easier to play.

What I do know about the game is that it is my little girls absolute favorite and it is a decent game for the rest of the family. That would mean then that I highly approve of it. Any game that can bring that much hapiness to my little dear is well worth the play. So for a room full of adults is this the right game???…at times I guess. For a family full of kids and friends,…..well, most excellent and highly recommended. I give it two kids thumbs up from my little princess :)

 
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“Dixit's Odyssey Continues”

DIxit Odyssey used to be printed as a stand alone game as well as just an expansion, but as of June 2013, it is only available in an expansion form.

The expansion contains 84 new cards to use with either the base game or it’s stand alone sibling: Dixit Journey. 84 new cards really improves replayability of either game, and so is absolutely worth the $20 it costs to buy it on amazon.

If you happen to find a reasonably priced stand alone version, the only differences between it and the other stand alones is that it accommodates 12 players and comes with a voting board for each player instead of voting tokens. It comes with a board in the style of Dixit Journey, which I really like, and also comes with bunnies for score tracking like the original Dixit, which I also really like. However, the voting board is less appealing to me because you put a peg in a hole in your board corresponding to the number of the card you are voting for. You have to hide your pegged board from everyone until everyone is ready and then you reveal at the same time. This is a bit awkward compared to the voting tokens, because with those, you merely play your vote face down and then flip them all at the same time.

Overall, I recommend this game in it’s expansion form to be added to the original or Journey. If you’d like to know more about Dixit or it’s expansions, visit my home page and check out my reviews.

 
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“another awesome game”

dude, get like 6 people with massive attack playing in the background … a few bottles of patrone … you will get yourself a party

 

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