Family Board Games: Dixit

For all that Dixit: Odyssey is an incredibly simple game, it’s one we play over and over again, with all sorts of people. Non-gamers and casual gamers like it because it’s easy to learn and easy to play, it’s great for older kids, requires no reading, and can go very fast once all the players get a hang of the game. It’s also nice to play as a family, because it’s the type of game that allows you to use insider knowledge of the other players to your advantage.


Dixit consists of a deck of cards and a score board. Your goal is to guess which card is the one chosen by the storyteller, based on a word or phrase they’ve chosen. Their goal is to make sure that only some of the players guess correctly as they get no points if everyone or no one gets it right.

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Family Board Games: Ticket To Ride

Family board game night might sound like something out of an 80’s Sitcom, but it is the highlight of my week. Every Thursday, my husband sneaks away from work a little early and we join two other couples and their kids to play board games. This may sound weird, but playing games together has been great for finding new friends, learning to be better parents, and strengthening our marriage.

Finding a community can be hard. It seems people move in and out of my subdivision faster than I can learn their names. Even as I put forth an effort to know my neighbors, I’ve also worked to build friendships based on interests and not geography. So today I’m going to introduce you to Ticket to Ride.

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