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Dixit Board Game
Dixit Board Game
Price: £19.25

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dixit, 11 May 2011
= Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Dixit Board Game (Toy)
This was a fantastic find - an utterly addictive game that all my friends and family loved instantly and wanted to keep playing, and rushed out to buy. It can work on many levels - we played with young children and with adults, and the mechanisms work effectively for both. I've also played with different groups of adults - some where everyone knew each other extremely well, and some where there were strangers involved, some regular games players and others not - and it works each time. At first people tend to be cautious and go for "obvious" phrases, but they soon realise that doesn't work and they get creative. I've watched it being played where the players agreed to just use single words, and that also worked fine.
The cards are wonderful, and triggered lots of discussion during the game after they were played.
One thing we found was that it works far better with 6 players, as this means there are more cards to choose from and more chances of getting a vote for your card. Loved the wooden rabbit pieces, although the scoreboard is slightly awkward to use - we made our own to travel abroad with.
Although quite expensive, I think it is great value for money. Highly recommended.


Ingenious
Ingenious
by Reiner Knizia
Edition: Toy
Price: £30.96

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ingenious, 11 May 2011
This review is from: Ingenious (Toy)
A typical Reiner Knizia game, in that you want to do several things every turn. The mechanisms are excellent, and it is generally a good test of skill, with just a little bit of luck required. I liked the use of primary colours - a nice change from some of the drab colours that often seem to get used - which made it an attractive display. The only slight issue was the tile holders which seemed to be easily upset, but after a while you get used to them as well. The rules are simple and fairly clear, although it would have helped to have an example of a double tile being played to make it very explicit how each part of the tile scored - we had some discussion to agree what the rules meant. An excellent game.


Maxell CD-R MUSIC CD (XL-11 80 Music) - 80 minute Blank Music CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio Recordable) - Compatible with Steepletone Edinburgh, Lancaster, SMC922 & SMC595 + Inovalley Retro 09 & Retro 11 Paris + TEAC LP-R400 & LPR500 Music Centres - 2 x Pack 25 on spindle (Digital Technology UK Ltd Pack)
Maxell CD-R MUSIC CD (XL-11 80 Music) - 80 minute Blank Music CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio Recordable) - Compatible with Steepletone Edinburgh, Lancaster, SMC922 & SMC595 + Inovalley Retro 09 & Retro 11 Paris + TEAC LP-R400 & LPR500 Music Centres - 2 x Pack 25 on spindle (Digital Technology UK Ltd Pack)
Offered by DiscountDiscs
Price: £13.78

19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blank CDs for use with Teac, 21 Mar. 2011
Having struggled to find any high street store selling the appropriate items, it was very pleasing to find them for sale on this site, and clearly marked as compatible with my Teac R400. The CD's are a reasonable price per item, and have been 100% reliable. They arrived quickly as promised in perfect condition.


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