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Buz
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One of the things I enjoy about Dixit is that everyone I have introduced it to likes it. I'm talking players from my more serious Euro group on down to my sisters--even my mother, who has a strict "no fun" policy has enjoyed a game of Dixit. So, this Christmastime, when my mother-in-law was looking for a gift for her grandson (my nephew, if you're scoring at home), my wife didn't hesitate to mention Dixit. It was right there in our local Barnes and Noble, so she pulled the trigger.

We opened gifts with that portion of the family on Christmas eve, and my nephew was ecstatic to get a game, albeit one he hadn't heard of. After church, we swung back by their house to spend some more time with them and get in a round or two of their new treasure.

To my surprise, everyone in the house wanted to play: my niece and nephew (15 and 13), me and my wife (28 and 30), my brother-in-law and sister-in-law (mid 40s; she'd kill me if I posted names or true ages on the internet!!!), and my brother-in-law's grandmother (turns 90 next month). My sister-in-law paired with Grandma Jane (names may have been changed regardless of innocence), and we were off.

The rules explanation took just about one minute, with scoring examples reserved for when it mattered. Things were going well, but Grandma Jane voted for her own a couple of times. She thought it was a contest to earn the most votes rather than to determine the storyteller's own card. Not that she cared much about points, "I was just trying to pick the best picture. Points are for you young ones."

There were several fun clues given; I was well-satisfied with my seasonal "We Three Kings." (Of course this referred to the mouse-snakecatcher in front of the Taj Mahal.) My sister-in-law was so excited about her clue "Westside Story," which unfortunately nobody got as it was a level way higher than we were playing on. (It was the dolls in the shop window, which reminded her of the dress shop in the movie. Very deep.) My nephew literally was bouncing with excitement the entire time we were playing, and Grandma Jane even made a fist of it, coming in mid-pack both times we played.

Yeah, Dixit isn't the game I'd most like to play on a given game night, but for that night, it was perfect. Four distinct generations sat down, unplugged the electronica, and swapped laughs, stories, and dessert for a few hours. It may not have been the main focus of our holiday, but Dixit certainly served as the vehicle for that memorable occasion. Finding time with loved ones to share time and memories is hard enough to do in this day and age, and I'm thankful that I shared in that opportunity. Before you know it, the kiddos will be off to college and who knows if we will share Christmas with Grandma Jane again (we're not blood relatives, though close, and we live a mere 1,900 miles apart). None of us is promised tomorrow, so taking advantage of the time available to us is a challenge we all must meet. Our four generations met it well that night.
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Arvydas Kazlauskas
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Very nice and quite emotional session report. Dixit is really a great game which is all about socialisation and having good time together. It has a very friendly mood, and I love it.
Can't wait to play it again!
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I remember I used to play a similar game, but searchng for a word in the dictionary, and every player writting a definition fot the word (the one who searched for the word wrote the right one). After that, everyone bid for the right one in a very similar way. Was pretty funy.
 
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