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Talking about Gaming the Irish Way!

Jun 4, 2014

This week we review fancy French boardgame Dixit – a game that absolutely anyone you know can play and enjoy. We play a round and give you the benefit of our thoughts... or the demerit of our thoughts, depending on how you feel about it. Either way we talk about Dixit, which is appropriate since talking is the point of the game; Dixit being Latin for “he/she said”.


  • 0.17: It's spelled Jean-Louis Roubira. Also, I think this is my first show note that takes place during the actual intro.
  • 0.48: It came out in 2009 – and won a whole BARREL of awards.
  • 1.22: In fairness, Liam always keeps on track with the most important topics of discussion
  • 2.07: I think Graham was about to make quite a good joke about the then upcoming elections there. Unfortunately we all missed it.
  • 5.08: I'm quite, quite wrong here, but we'll catch that in editing. Wait, I am editing! Oh no, I didn't catch it!
  • 6.35: I had re-read the rules at this stage, and realised my mistake.
  • 7.20: This is where our play-through starts – if you're only interested in the review, skip ahead to 23.56. Also, I'm editing out the long pauses while people gazed at their cards.
  • 9.37: Cards that were played in Round 1, for those who wish to play along at home – clue is “I'm sure it's perfectly safe to stick a hand in there”
  • 14.04: Cards that were played in Round 2 – clue is “Dinner Time”
  • 15.00: Return of the Rise of the Planet of the Chickens
  • 17.12: Cards that were played in Round 3 – clue is “Just the two of us”
  • 18.47: Hey, I'm Cian! Great!
  • 20.51: Tee hee hee, I actually won't!
  • 21.35: Cards that were played in Round 4 – clue is “Deathly Cold”
  • 23.56: If you're not interested in listening to the play-through, here is where the review starts.
  • 27.22: Quote of the Episode: “As if I had the luxury of wounds! How naïve; as if I would keep my heart in my chest, like a peon.” 
  • 27.42: The artist for Dixit is Marie Cardouat – well worth checking out her site. Though be warned, when I checked that link, the top image contained nudity. Tasteful nudity, but NSFW nevertheless.
  • 35.08: It's Rob Florence! He's amazing. Here's a link to his tragically short-lived boardgame review show Downtime Town. Amongst the other things he does are being a comedian on TV and writing boardgames reviews for Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Busy man, Rob.
  • 35.23: His Chaos in the Old World review is on that Vimeo page linked above, and it is fantastic.
  • 39.09: Ex Libris
  • 41.10: Sometimes Liam does have to corral us like a teacher does with misbehaving children.


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