Thrift Treasure: Dixit Journey

Thrift Treasure: Dixit Journey

There are two sides to the thrift hunting we do for games. One is discovering titles that were completely unknown to us. The other is finding a known game at a significant discount. Bonus points if it is in the top 1000 on BoardGameGeek. This week’s thrift treasure currently ranks at #264 – pretty high considering the company of games around that level (King of New York, AquaSphereLost Cities).

Dixit Journey was one we had played with friends, now we found a copy at a local thrift store! It's in the top 300 on BGG too! - SahmReviews.com

We were pretty excited to see Asmodee‘s Dixit Journey on the shelf of a Chicagoland Savers. Both of our daughters had played it once during our weekly game club meeting, so we were able to get it to the table very quickly after a few rules were refreshed.

Dixit Journey was one we had played with friends, now we found a copy at a local thrift store! It's in the top 300 on BGG too! - SahmReviews.com

If you’re not familiar with the Dixit line of games, their most recognizable property is the abstract art on the tarot-sized cards. Each colorful card has multiple subjects, out of place objects and sometimes impossible acts being performed. No text or anything that specifically announces what the card represents.

Dixit Journey was one we had played with friends, now we found a copy at a local thrift store! It's in the top 300 on BGG too! - SahmReviews.com

Dixit Journey supports 4-6 players and each one is trying to outscore the others by correctly determining which card the active player has chosen. This active player chooses one card from their hand, lays it face down and calls out any word or phrase to describe it. The other players then check their own hands to find a card which also closely matches the active player’s chosen word/phrase and hands it to them, also face down.

Dixit Journey was one we had played with friends, now we found a copy at a local thrift store! It's in the top 300 on BGG too! - SahmReviews.com

The active player then shuffles the collected cards and deals them out next to the board in the corresponding number spaces (denoting the number of players). Everyone except for the dealer now must try to decipher which of the 4-6 cards was the one the active player had in their hand.

Dixit Journey was one we had played with friends, now we found a copy at a local thrift store! It's in the top 300 on BGG too! - SahmReviews.com

Using supplied voting tiles, each player chooses the one that corresponds to the number space of the card they believe the active player had. Once every player had chosen one they are revealed and placed on top of the card they selected.

If everyone selected correctly, they all receive two points and the active player gets nothing for their efforts. Same goes if no one selected correctly (although bonus points are awarded for someone else choosing your card incorrectly). But…if at least one person, but not everyone, guessed correctly then the active player and everyone who selected the right card receives three points (again, with bonuses for someone else incorrectly selecting your card).

Dixit Journey was one we had played with friends, now we found a copy at a local thrift store! It's in the top 300 on BGG too! - SahmReviews.com

First player to score 30 points or have the highest total when the deck of cards is depleted wins the game! We can definitely see why Dixit Journey is rated so highly on BGG and know that we’ll get a lot of value out of the $2 we paid at thrift.

While it is currently available on Amazon from some very overpriced 3rd party sellers, you might have better luck picking up a used copy on eBay for something closer to reality. Check out Asmodee’s complete line of Dixit products on their website and bug them on Facebook and Twitter to get them to do another run of Journey! The game is just too good!

Scott

About Scott

A former manufacturing executive, Scott now balances his family life with ownership and backend administration of websites such as SahmReviews.com, GiftCardCollector.com and a number of other online properties. He also is an occasional writer and full-time board game fanatic.

9 comments on «Thrift Treasure: Dixit Journey»

  1. Ooo, looks like this one was a good find, then! Congrats! Hopefully your luck continues!

  2. Michele says:

    I love finding unique things at the thrift stores!! I need to look at games more often when I go this looks like a fun game to play.

  3. Elizabeth O says:

    I can’t imagine topping that awesome $2 deal you got! I love finding deals in thrift stores; especially on collectible arts and crafts items.

  4. CourtneyLynne says:

    Ooooo I love it when I find a great deal on something!!! This game looks like loads of fun! Perfect for game night!

  5. Nicole Escat says:

    It looks really fun and brilliant idea for families. This game is really great and perfect for family.

  6. I saw a review for this on a major gaming site and it’s been on my list for a little bit. I love games that challenge and teach deduction like this.

  7. You guys always find remarkable treasures. The Dixit game is quite a good find. They are expensive on Amazon and even on eBay.

  8. Shelby says:

    My family loves Dixit!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *