ToyDirectory® - Dixit Odyssey from ASMODEE EDITIONS,
MSRP: $39.99Age Range: 8 and upSpecialty: Yes (as of 2011)Gender: Boys And Girls
Dixit Odyssey lets even more players have fun than ever before. Anywhere from 3 to 12 players can participate in this storytelling game. One player is given a picture card, while the other players receive a hand of six pictures. The designated storyteller uses a word or phrase to strategically hint at his picture, and the other players each choose one of their cards that best fits the description. Everyone then bets on which picture belongs to the storyteller. Game play takes approximately 30 minutes. Launch date: July, 2011.—
As of 05/11/2011 a previous version of this product (Dixit) had 4.7 out of 5 stars on Amazon.com, based on 41 reviews. The product had only one rating below 4 stars. Pros:
Creative; equally fun for adults and children. Cons:
A reviewer who gave the game three stars said the scoring system was overly complicated and that the pictures on the cards are almost too elaborate.
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