So you played a game of Dixit, and you want to have even more fun with a new expansion. Or maybe you tried your friend’s game, and now you want to get one for yourself. Whichever the case, this article will help you find the best Dixit expansions for you.
Of course, there isn’t one single expansion that would be best for everyone. That’s why instead of ranking each expansion, we’ll talk about the most popular Dixit expansions, and highlight their best features. This way, you’ll easily find out which one you’ll enjoy the most.
If you’re in a hurry here’s a quick recap of our favorite Dixit expansions, including a base set, which is necessary to play the game:
|Dixit Base Set||Necessary for expansions|
|Odyssey Set||Another standalone option;
Supports up to 12 players
|Mirrors Expansion||Most fun expansion|
|Harmony Expansion||Most abstract expansion|
However, if you’ve got time, let’s explore the candidates for the best Dixit expansions.
Dixit Base Game – Necessary for Expansions
Before you start buying expansions, make sure that you have the base game. Expansions won’t come with all the things you need for a game. In addition to the cards, you also get the game board with 6 wooden rabbits, so you can keep track of each player’s progress. There’s also 36 tokens, which are used for voting.
Besides this base set, you also have another option, to get all the things you need for a game of Dixit. That’s the very next product we’ll talk about.
Dixit Odyssey – More Players
The Odyssey set offers an improved voting system — with special voting cards. There’s also a new game board and 12 rabbits! This means that instead of the usual 3-6 players, this game can support 3-12 players, while still providing a pristine Dixit experience.
So if your play group often has more than six players, you should definitely get the Dixit Odyssey game.
Note that there’s a difference between the Odyssey game (big box), and not the Odyssey expansion (smaller box). They both feature the same cards, but the expansion doesn’t come with the things you need to play with more players. So make sure to pay attention when purchasing this product.
Dixit Origins – Similar to Base, Still Different
If you just want some more cards with the similar artwork style, then Origins is the best Dixit expansion for you. While the cards are somewhat different from the ones you get in the base set, they still feature that same vanilla feel.
There isn’t single standout theme in the Origins expansion. However, most of the cards do feature a creature of some kind. They also often look a bit dangerous.
All in all, it’s a nice expansion if you just want some more cards to add to your regular set, and increase variety. However, if you’d like a more different art style, you’re better off with some other Dixit expansions.
Dixit Harmonies – Most Abstract Art
If you really want to push your animation to the 100%, Harmonies expansion is a perfect pickup. Why? Because it’s the expansion with the most abstract art of all Dixit expansions.
You’ll be able to focus more on feelings and abstract ideas. You won’t want to name specific items, as they will very often be a big giveaway for other players. The artwork is mostly full of primary colors and shapes. No sharp contrasts in this one.
If you enjoy the abstract hints based on feelings, you really can’t go wrong with Harmonies.
Dixit Revelations – Most Unusual, Ancient Greece Themed
Revelations is certainly one of the best Dixit expansions. The most cards have the theme of Ancient Greece, but that’s not all. The artwork looks really trippy, and most of it is in motion.
Furthermore, cards can often represent the same concept or idea. Of course, that’s the case with the most Dixit expansions, as it’s one of the things that makes the game so fun. However, this is even more prevalent with the Revelations expansion, which makes it truly amazing.
So, Revelations is an amazing expansion if you’re looking for a new flavor of Dixit game. If you’re a fan of Ancient Greece, that’s even better!
Dixit 10th Anniversary Expansion – Artwork from All Previous Artists
Dixit has been around for a long time. In fact the first edition was released way back in 2008. Around 10 years later, we got this special 10th anniversary edition.
What’s so special about it? Well, the cards feature artworks from all the artists who worked on the game before. As such, it’s a great option if you aren’t sure which Dixit expansion to get. You can start with this one, figure out who your favorite artist is, and for the next expansion you can pick the one that features the most of their work.
As far as the gameplay goes, you can still expect all the good parts of Dixit. Even though the work comes from different artists, the cards can still be represented by the abstract hints, that will leave everybody guessing just which card is yours.
Dixit Journey – Lots of Storytelling
The cards from the Journey expansion are also amazing. The theme journey is represented in various ways. Cards also offer a lot of opportunity for storytelling. Your hint can often be a whole sentence (of course, it has to be abstract enough), and other players won’t have too hard of a time to match with it.
Journey is quite a popular expansion, and you won’t be disappointed with it.
Dixit Mirrors – Fun Artworks
Last, but definitely not least, here are Mirrors. This expansion has (in our opinion) some of the most fun artwork of all Dixit sets and expansions.
Cards are quite detailed and unique, as such they offer a big boost to your imagination, and you’ll be able to come up with fun hints very quickly. So if you’re looking for more fun playing Dixit, Mirrors won’t disappoint you.
Best Dixit Expansion – Conclusion
That’s it for the best Dixit expansion. Did we miss one of your favorite ones? Let us know which expansion is your favorite — and why — in the comments below.
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Until next time – we wish you and your play group a lot of fun with your new Dixit expansion!