Welcome to another entry in our ever-growing board game spotlight. Today we take a look at the mystic and creative world of Dixit Odyssey by Libellud.
This game is both a standalone entry and expansion to the ever-popular Dixit franchise - which won the Spiel des Jahres award back in 2010.
Dixit Odyssey works in the same way as the original game in that you need to like your imaginations run wild as you work with a bunch of abstract images. Some of the artwork on show is stunning and really will get your brains working.
The game play is also similar to the original game. Each player takes it in turns to be the storyteller of the game. He or she choose one card in secret and gives a word or description to describe the card.
All of the players choose a card that they think matches this description and give their choices to the storyteller. The cards are laid out and its time for you all to vote on which card you think belongs to the storyteller.
If nobody or everybody guesses the storyteller's card then he or she will receive no points - with all the other players scoring two. Players score one point every time their chosen card gets a vote.
Dixit Odyssey brings 84 new cards to the game, along with a new folding game board and 6 new rabbit scoring tokens. Just to be extra nice it also comes in a box big enough for you to store all of your other Dixit cards from previous games.
Libellud is a French board game publisher which was founded in 2008 by Régis Bonnessée. The main feature of the majority their games, including the Dixit series, is the inclusion of a graphical universe which links through to the imagination and deams.
Other games developed by Libellud include the Seasons collection, Loony Quest and the Mysterium series.
The Designer and Artist
The Dixit series has been designed by Jean-Louis Roubira, with help from artist Marie Cardouat - who is behind all of the stunning and creative images that you find on your Dixit cards.
Before Dixit Cardouat was an illustrator of children's books and postcards and went to the Decorative Arts School in Strasbourg.