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♫ Eric Herman ♫
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I've played Jinx a few times, and while I really like the more real-time element of it where people have to make a quick choice for which card to select, something always felt disappointing about the game compared to the original. After playing it with family a month or so ago, it hit on me that I don't like the more abstract and simple cards of Jinx. It can be really difficult to find something to give as a clue that can possibly relate to a few other cards, and it ends up feeling a bit arbitrary.

I had the thought that day... why not just use the original cards? So I tried that the other day in a 4p game with some friends, and yes, I like it much better. For one thing, it's just so great to have that amazing artwork as part of the experience, but it also feels easier to find a clue that can be effective, and the game is more fun that way, rather than feeling a bit tedious as it was. We went one step further, and abandoned using the cards to determine which picture you have to choose, and just let everyone pick one that they wanted to use and go with that. That also worked really well, I think.
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great suggestion! can't believe I've never heard anyone else suggest this!
 
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Can't you just play this 'Jinx' rules by owning Dixit? Set the cards up in a grid etc
 
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Cobbs wrote:
Can't you just play this 'Jinx' rules by owning Dixit? Set the cards up in a grid etc


Well, Jinx has the specific cards that you choose with, but yeah, you could just go on your honor as far as which one you picked.
 
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