Dixit is the card game of storytelling. Each player holds a hand of cards with illustrations on them. One player initiates each round by picking a card from their hand and speaking a word, phrase or sentence the illustration represents. The other players must pick a card from their own hand they think most closely represents that spoken statement. After every player has laid down a card, those cards are shuffled and each player (except the first one) must choose which card was originally set down. Points are then awarded based on the correct guesses. Repeat until a winner is clear.
Have you ever had one of those days when you just feel like eating babies? I know I have. Perhaps you’re feeling that way right now. In that case, you’ll be pleased to know about Bears vs. Babies, the upcoming card game by Matthew Inman (The Oatmeal) and Elan Lee (Exploding Kittens).
Bloodborne happens to be the latest entry in the growing “so hard you explode” genre of video gaming, once thought to be extinct with the NES but now coming back thanks to the Dark Souls series. Just like Dark Souls, Bloodborne is a dungeon crawler where you face extremely powerful monsters until one finally does you in. Then you get back up and do it again, and again until you pass that monster — and face an even worse one. The reward is the satisfaction gained from finally moving on — an adrenaline rush of victory after facing ridiculous odds.
Pixel Tactics is a card game whose mechanics resemble strategy video games, and the art style (pixels, naturally) is meant to reference this. With Pixel Tactics you can play strategy RPGs without electricity, and now a popular character from the world of video games itself is joining the act.
Dungeon Delvers, a co-operative dungeon based card game, has launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to finish development on the game. Describing what the game will be like once completed, the developers behind the game said:
For a show that has seen a lot of changes and ownership in the past decade, Yu-Gi-Oh! has a lot of legs. Being a part of The CW’s Vortexx block and the Nicktoons lineup, the series is finally returning to the home entertainment market this September.