By Allison Watkinson
The French board game developer Libellud has partnered with Disney for a licensed game expansion to their Dixit franchise.
A part of the Asmodee Group, Libellud is known for developing original game franchises such as Dixit, Loony Quest, Mysterium and Dice Forge. The original Dixit card game was created by Jean-Louis Roubira in 2008 and featured illustrations by Marie Cardouat.
Over the last decade, the Dixit franchise has sold more than 12 million copies in 40 languages worldwide.
The new stand-alone expansion is called Dixit Disney and is based on Disney and Pixar’s expansive portfolio of animated films.
Dixit Disney is an image interpretation game that incorporates aspects of storytelling and guesswork. Players will be challenged to find the correct image from a series of Disney-themed cards to match a statement given on one of the revealed cards.
The artwork featured in Dixit Disney was created by illustrator Natalie Dombois over the course of two years. The development of the 84 unique cards involved multiple stages and included contributions from the entire Libellud design team.
“We’re really excited about this collaboration,” said Libellud’s Mathieu Aubert. “Dixit Disney brings together two beloved brands, who share values of creativity, inspiration and a commitment to quality. This partnership and the opportunity to create artwork from the Disney universe are a dream come true and we cannot wait to bring the game to fans across the globe.”
The licensed Dixit Disney game will be compatible with all of the other games and expansions in the Dixit Universe franchise. In addition to the card deck, Dixit Disney will come with six wooden meeples, six voting dials, a game board, a rulebook and a plastic tray. The game is designed for three to six players and intended for players aged eight years and up.
Dixit Disney will initially launch in the U.S. at Barnes and Noble as part of their First to Market program in fall 2023.
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