Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra
- Cards feature original illustrations by Marie Cardouat
- Great way to test your shared cultural references
- Has the potential to involve interpretative dance
Darmok and Jalad at TanagraDixit is all about metaphor. It's a game played with 84 illustrated cards. The person playing the "storyteller" each round expresses the image on the card as best as he or she can in a method of his or her choosing (spoken word, song, interpretative dance). Then all the other players pick the card from their hands which they think best represents that expression. Players score points for getting people to vote for their (incorrect) cards. The storyteller scores points for getting the other players to choose his or her card, but if the storyteller gets everyone's vote, the players actually get the points, because it was too obvious.
We particularly dig Dixit because 1) it has little bunny tokens, and 2) it's not language-specific. However, it is cultural reference specific, so you want to play it with folks who have a shared common experience with you. It would have been difficult for us to play with Guillaume, at least before his indoctrination.
So basically, we're saying do not play this against the Tamarians. Or you will be all, "Shaka, when the walls fell."
- Dixit Board Game
- For 3-6 players
- Ages 8+
- Play time: 30 minutes
- Mechanic: Simultaneous action selection, storytelling, and voting
- 84 large-format image cards with original illustrations by Marie Cardouat
- 1 Scoreboard
- 6 wooden rabbits
- 36 voting tokens
- Rules booklet
- Not sure if it's for you? Watch a game with the TableTop episode.
- WARNING - SMALL PARTS - Not intended for children under 3 years of age.
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