Dixit: Leo Chu, Casey McKinnon and Beth Riesgraf join Wil on TableTop, episode 12


WIL WHEATON: Gaming is truly a
global phenomenon, with some
of the most popular
games in the world
being designed in Europe.
These European style board
games tend to have a few
things in common.
They use a scoring metric that
keeps everyone involved in the
game until the last move.
The concept of attacking another
player is minimized or
eliminated entirely.
And they’re all language
independent.
Most of the European
style board games
are designed in Germany.
But today on TableTop, Beth
Riesgraf, Casey McKinnon, and
Leo Chu are here to play a
game that was designed in
France, where a sense of
artistic communication and
appreciation for beauty, the
ability to communicate
emotion, and a strong sense of
empathy are keys to victory.
This is one of the most elegant
and beautiful European
board games I have
ever played.
It is 2010’s game of
the year, Dixit.
[SPEAKING FRENCH]
Dixit is a communications
game.
Every player gets
a hand of these
beautifully illustrated cards.
One player each round
is the storyteller.
The storyteller chooses a card
from their hand, and then
describes it any way
they want to.
A word, a phrase, a
sound, a gesture.
It’s really up to them.
They play the card face down.
And then every other player in
the game chooses a card from
their hand that they feel best
matches the storyteller’s
description.
The cards are shuffled
and then revealed.
The players then try to guess
which card was the
storyteller’s card.
Players place their votes
on the table.
Then the votes are revealed, and
we have a scoring round.
Every player who chooses
the storyteller’s
card gets three points.
So does the storyteller.
For every vote that is on a
different player’s card, that
player will receive one point.
Now the storyteller has to
communicate creatively and
clearly, but not too clearly.
Because if they’re too on the
nose and everyone chooses the
storyteller’s card, the
storyteller gets zero points
and all the other players
get two points.
The storyteller also has to be
careful not to be too vague.
Because if no one chooses the
storyteller’s card, then the
storyteller gets zero points and
all the other players will
get two points.
Dixit is a beautiful game.
It’s a whimsical, joyful game.
Everyone is involved
on every turn.
And I cannot wait to find out
how our imaginations are
brought to life.
It is time to play Dixit.

CASEY MCKINNON: I’m
Casey McKinnon.
I am an indie filmmaker, and
I’m known for making A
Comicbook Orange, a comicbook
review show.
BETH RIESGRAF: I am
Beth Riesgraf.
And I would say I’m most known
for my role on Leverage.
I play Parker.
LEO CHU: I’m Leo Chu.
And I’m a writer/producer and
the creator and executive
producer of Supah Ninjas
on Nickelodeon.
WIL WHEATON: Leo, you
will go first.
LEO CHU: Great.
WIL WHEATON: You are the
storyteller, so look at your
cards and do your thing.
BETH RIESGRAF: Stop
cheating, Wil.
Stop looking at my cards.

LEO CHU: Snow White.
WIL WHEATON: So he
says Snow White.

LEO CHU: This is my first
time playing the game.
But it’s a very empathetic game,
and so you really have
to understand how everybody
else’s minds work.

WIL WHEATON: Snow White
is the clue.
Snow White.
Snow White.
Snow White.
Snow White.

Everybody got it?
BETH RIESGRAF: Yeah.
WIL WHEATON: OK, just go ahead
and just turn over your vote.

OK, so we’ll put these in
front of number one.
We’ll put that one in front
of number three.
OK, who played number one?
BETH RIESGRAF: That was me.
WIL WHEATON: Wow, OK.
So, Beth, you are currently
getting two points.
Who played number two?
LEO CHU: I did.
That was my card.
WIL WHEATON: Oh no.
BETH RIESGRAF: Oh no.
WIL WHEATON: Beth
gets two points.
And everyone except Leo
gets two points.
Who played number three?
I did!
So I get another point.
OK, Casey, you are
the storyteller.
CASEY MCKINNON: OK.
WIL WHEATON: Everybody
draw one more card
to refill the hand.
CASEY MCKINNON: OK.
I have to get a good balance
of people who know what I’m
talking about and people
who don’t know
what I’m talking about.
So my strategy is to go with the
geek references, because I
know Wil will get it.
But I have a feeling that
Beth won’t get it.
(HIGH PITCHED VOICE)
Hey, Charlie.
Charlie!

BETH RIESGRAF: Ugh.
WIL WHEATON: I think maybe I can
steal this one from you.
CASEY MCKINNON: Question
is, can everybody?

WIL WHEATON: All right.
Let’s mix them all up.
And let’s see.
Do it.
CASEY MCKINNON: (HIGH PITCHED
VOICE) Hey, Charlie!
Hey, Charlie!
Hey, Charlie!
Charlie!

WIL WHEATON: So this is the
beauty of Dixit, right?
Which one do you choose?
Let’s go ahead and vote.
And reveal.

It’s Charlie the Unicorn
horse, right?
CASEY MCKINNON: Yeah.
WIL WHEATON: Yeah, that’s
what I was thinking.
CASEY MCKINNON: Hey, Charlie!
WIL WHEATON: But then I was also
thinking maybe– like I
don’t know how dark Casey is.
So that could be, if that thing
was like, hey, Charlie,
it could be like, kill it, kill
it, kill it with fire.
So that is going to be three
points for Casey.
That takes you to five.
Three points for me.
That takes me to six.
And three points for–
are you yellow, Beth?
BETH RIESGRAF: Yep.
WIL WHEATON: And that
takes you to seven.
Good Lord.
LEO CHU: I need to score.
WIL WHEATON: And who
played number four?
Oh, I did!
So that’s going to be–
I’m green, so that’s another
point for me.
Yay.
OK, Beth, you are
the storyteller.
BETH RIESGRAF: All righty.
Let me see here.
OK.
Little House on the Prairie.
WIL WHEATON: Little House
on the Prairie.

OK Little House on
the Prairie.
Little House on the Prairie.
Little House on the Prairie.
Little House on the Prairie.

Ready?
OK.
Let’s reveal.
One, one, and three.
OK, so three.
You want to put that
there, Casey?
Thank you.
All right.
Who played number one?
BETH RIESGRAF: I did that one.
That was me.
[INTERPOSING VOICES]
BETH RIESGRAF: The
little candle.
My play with Little House on
the Prairie is simple.
They had no electricity–
candle holder in a light bulb.
Genius.
Wait that doesn’t go with it.
Genius.
WIL WHEATON: All
right so that’s
going to be three points.
Hey, Leo, you’re on the board.
LEO CHU: Thank you.
WIL WHEATON: And that’s going
to be three points for Casey
and three points for Beth.
LEO CHU: I wasn’t really
expecting to be behind,
because I’m actually a really
good game player.
And I play a lot of
really elaborate,
strategy board games.
You know how sometimes you’re
really good at calculus, but
you can’t really balance
your checkbook?
Dixit is like the checkbook
of games, and I
can’t balance mine.
CASEY MCKINNON: I think that
I’m going to win, because I
win at everything.
WIL WHEATON: I know Beth really
well from working with
her on Leverage.
I don’t know Casey and Leo
as well as I know her.
So, I’m hoping that
I will be able to
load up on Beth points.
But I’m going to have to get
points from Casey and Leo, if
I’m going to win this game.
BETH RIESGRAF: I am
going to win.
I’m going to cut Wil
down to size.
WIL WHEATON: OK, I’m the
storyteller now.
And I’m going to say it
was going so well.

BETH RIESGRAF: Oh,
that’s the clue.
WIL WHEATON: That’s the clue.

BETH RIESGRAF: Oh.
WIL WHEATON: Oh, no.
You killed the rabbits.
BETH RIESGRAF: I should throw
salt over my shoulder.
WIL WHEATON: It was
going so well.
It was going so well.
It was going so well.
It was going so well.

All right, go ahead and
reveal your votes.
Number three, number four,
and number three.
I thought I had in the bag with
it was going so well.
I thought clearly it’s a date.
And I thought well, maybe
someone will get another card
that would be sort
of in there.
I didn’t expect the sad clown
in the spotlight.
I would have chosen that one.
Number two was my card, because
they’re having a great
date, but then he gets too
competitive with chess.
It actually didn’t work out
the way I wanted it to.
And who played number four.
BETH RIESGRAF: I did.
WIL WHEATON: That’s also
a very good it
was going so well.
Look at that.
Every time someone thinks
they’re catching up with you,
you leap right back into the
lead like a real rabbit.
Beth really gets Dixit.
You can tell because she’s
always been either in the lead
or one or two off the lead
the entire time.
CASEY MCKINNON: Beth is a
wild card of a player.
And I have no idea what she’s
going to come out with.
BETH RIESGRAF: I’m feeling
very confident right now.
I can tell Wil’s trying
to psych me out.
But I’m not going to be fooled
by his trickery.

WIL WHEATON: All right,
Leo, it’s all you.
LEO CHU: Helen.
WIL WHEATON: Helen?
BETH RIESGRAF: Oh.

WIL WHEATON: Helen.
All right, let’s see.
Helen.

Helen.

Helen Helen.

All right.
Casey’s like I got this.
Hell’s yeah.
BETH RIESGRAF: Woah, instant.
Instant.
No lag with this one.
CASEY MCKINNON: It was obvious
right from the start that it
was a reference to Odysseus.
WIL WHEATON: I hope that the
first place my mind went for
Helen is not overly influencing
my vote.
I was worried when Leo said
Helen that my expectation of
it being a Helen of Troy
reference was going
to get in the way.
I mean, I don’t know.
It could be Helen Roper
from Three’s Company.
CASEY MCKINNON: Because duh.
Helen of Troy.
WIL WHEATON: That’s the first
thing I thought, and then I
saw her and I was like,
oh man, is that
Odysseus trying to–
CASEY MCKINNON: Yes, exactly.
WIL WHEATON: –sail back to
get her from the war?
BETH RIESGRAF: I really
thought I had
the Helen one down.
I was thinking Helen Keller.
But I picked a mouse by
an Arabian palace.
So I’m not really sure
how that even
related with that thought.
WIL WHEATON: All right,
Casey, you’re up.
CASEY MCKINNON: Life is
but a walking shadow.
LEO CHU: Wow.
That was so fast.
BETH RIESGRAF: Oh, stop it.
Don’t try to–
LEO CHU: I’m so intimidated.
BETH RIESGRAF: –just be
that person right now.
All right.
WIL WHEATON: All right.
Here we go.
Life is but a walking shadow.
Life is but a walking shadow.
Life is but a walking shadow.
Life is but a walking shadow.

All right.
Everybody ready?
Go ahead and flip them.

One, two, three.
Look at that.
All right, who played
number one?
I did.
The word shadow is right
in the clue.
And I’ve got a card that has
a shadow and people walking
right on it.
And I just had to hope that
everyone would think all
right, she’s very literal,
that’s why
she chose this card.
So that’s one point for me.
Who played number two?
BETH RIESGRAF: I did.
WIL WHEATON: Beth played number
two, so that is one
point for Beth.
Who played number three?
CASEY MCKINNON: That
was my card.
WIL WHEATON: Oh, so that’s three
points for Beth, and
three points for Casey.
And you played number four.
LEO CHU: And I played
number four.
WIL WHEATON: Leo is struggling
a little bit.
He just can’t seem
to catch a break.
LEO CHU: Casey is actually
very clever.
And she finds very interesting
references for her cards.
My problem is that I didn’t
always know the references.
WIL WHEATON: Where did you–
what did you get?
It’s a quote from Macbeth.
Out, out, brief candle.
Life is but a walking shadow.
WIL WHEATON: Oh,
check you out.
Did you know that?
BETH RIESGRAF: Yeah.
When she brought that Macbeth
quote out, I actually had no
idea it was Macbeth.
I just acted like I did.
WIL WHEATON: All right.
This is going to be
it all adds up.
Leo and I are spending a lot
of time in Loserville.
But our bunnies look really
cute together.
All right.
Here we go.
It all adds up.
It all adds up.
It all adds up.

Don’t talk yourself into
second guessing and not
scoring points like
I did last time.
BETH RIESGRAF: Go
with your gut.
LEO CHU: Oh, really?
See, I’ve been going with my
gut all game, and I’ve only
guessed the card once so far.
WIL WHEATON: You’re back here.
LEO CHU: So don’t
go with my gut.
I’m going to do the opposite
of my gut.
WIL WHEATON: Welcome to
Loserville, population us.
LEO CHU: It’s actually awesome
to have Wil start losing the
game, because it was really
nice to have another bunny
keeping my little pink
bunny company at
the back of the pack.
WIL WHEATON: Maybe my
suck is kind of
holding Leo back as well.
Maybe it’s sort of like
Team Dudes, we’re
going to suck together.
Wait, no.
That doesn’t sound
right at all.
Like whispering in his ear.
OK, we’re going to
make an alliance
against the girls now.
LEO CHU: Your strategy should
be to play the game.
WIL WHEATON: Let’s go ahead
and reveal votes.

Let’s just go ahead and
skip all of the–
that was actually mine.
So everybody gets two
except for me.
BETH RIESGRAF: The funny thing
is Wil’s trying to play it
cool and very collected.
But I know the real
Wil Wheaton.
And inside, he is spinning.
He’s like a little hamster
on a wheel.
He’s freaking out, because he
knows I’m going to win.

CASEY MCKINNON: Clap
your hands if
you believe in fairies.
WIL WHEATON: Clap your hands
if you believe in fairies.

Clap your hands if you
believe in fairies.
Wow, look at you guys.
You all believe in fairies.

Clap your hands if you
believe in fairies.
Clap your hands if you
believe in fairies.
Clap your hands if you
believe in fairies.
Clap your hands if you
believe in fairies.

WIL WHEATON: Ready?
BETH RIESGRAF: Yeah.
WIL WHEATON: All right,
let’s do it.
LEO CHU: Oh!
BETH RIESGRAF: Oh!

CASEY MCKINNON: What?
WIL WHEATON: Are
you number one?
CASEY MCKINNON: Yes.
Have you guys all seen Hook?
BETH RIESGRAF: No.
WIL WHEATON: No, but before
Hook was Hook, it was this
book called Peter Pan.
CASEY MCKINNON: I know.
I know, but in–
BETH RIESGRAF: Well, no I was
going with Peter Pan.
CASEY MCKINNON: But in Hook–
wow.
WIL WHEATON: I almost went with
number two, and then I
was like, no way, that’s
not the way Casey
would play this game.
Two points for everyone
but blue.
One, two, one, two.
Why am I in last?
One, two.
OK, Beth, you’re up.

BETH RIESGRAF: Gosh.
OK.
I have all these songs popping
in my head, but none of them
are quite right.
WIL WHEATON: Do a song.
BETH RIESGRAF: I know, but I
feel like I have it wrong,
which will not be great
for anyone.
OK.
OK.
All right.
(SINGING) You build me up.

WIL WHEATON: I have
no idea what song
Beth is talking about.
But I’m sure that if it
exists, I hate it.
BETH RIESGRAF: (SINGING)
You build me up.
WIL WHEATON: It just sounds like
something my mom listens
to in the car when we’re
going to auditions.
BETH RIESGRAF: I think I’m
crossing a church hymn and
possibly a song.
Oh.
WIL WHEATON: OK.

OK.
I think you should do
it one more time.
BETH RIESGRAF: (SINGING)
You build me up.
WIL WHEATON: Oh, so good.
It’s so beautiful.
It’s the voice of an angel.
BETH RIESGRAF: (SIGHS)
WIL WHEATON: I think
it’s that one.
OK.
I think it’s that one.
All right.
Ready?
Vote.

BETH RIESGRAF: Oh [BLEEP]
[LAUGHTER]
BETH RIESGRAF: I combined two
songs that really didn’t have
anything to do with the card.
But subliminally they did, I
think, because it was a guy
chopping a tree.
And there’s an eagle like
(SINGING) You lift me up when
on eagles’ wings.
It’s like a hymn plus
something else.
So, I just confused them all.
WIL WHEATON: Number
one was mine.
So I’m out of Loserville.
Look at that.
I’ve been tied for Loserville.
That’s great!
BETH RIESGRAF: I think
I was thinking on
(SINGING) eagles’ wings.
Is that a song?
Isn’t there a song, you lift
me up on eagles’ wings?
WIL WHEATON: I don’t know.
I hope there isn’t.
I was so excited when I called
Beth and asked her to come
play on my show.
And now?
Maybe not so much.

All right, Casey.
You’re up.
CASEY MCKINNON: OK.

Seamstress for the band.
WIL WHEATON: Seamstress
for the band.
BETH RIESGRAF: (SINGING)
Seamstress for the band.

WIL WHEATON: Seamstress
for the band.
Seamstress for the band.
Seamstress for the band.
Seamstress for the band.
Seamstress for the band.

Reveal votes.
BETH RIESGRAF: Ugh.
WIL WHEATON: OK.
Who played number one?
I did.
BETH RIESGRAF: I’m so glad
I didn’t go for that one.
I almost did.
WIL WHEATON: That’s
a point for me.
Did you play number two?
Please say you played
number two.
CASEY MCKINNON: Yes!
WIL WHEATON: Yes!
BETH RIESGRAF: Yay!
WIL WHEATON: When Casey sang the
line from “Tiny Dancer,” I
knew that’s what
she was doing.
And I just had to figure out
which one of those cards is
related to “Tiny Dancer.”
BETH RIESGRAF: I know Casey’s
trying to connect with Wil on
some subliminal level, but
I think I figured it out.
She goes with references that
she thinks he’ll know.
And me knowing Wil’s mind
at this point, I
know where she’s going.
So when I see the pink
shoes, (SINGING) tiny
dancer, hold me closer.
LEO CHU: What was
the reference?
CASEY MCKINNON: “Tiny Dancer”
by Elton John.
LEO CHU: Oh.
WIL WHEATON: That’s why
I put him there.
Because he has blue jeans.
OK, Beth you’re up.
BETH RIESGRAF: OK.
This is going to be
a little trivial.
Wait, no.
A little piece of trivia that
you could consider trivial.
All right.
It got left in the trunk
of a taxi cab.

Should I say famously
was left in the–
WIL WHEATON: You could.
BETH RIESGRAF: Famously left
in the trunk of a taxicab.

WIL WHEATON: All right.
It was famously left in
the back of a taxicab.
It was famously left in
the back of a taxicab.

OK, let’s reveal.
BETH RIESGRAF: OK.
CASEY MCKINNON: OK.

WIL WHEATON: Is it a cello
that was left in
the back of a taxicab?
BETH RIESGRAF: It was.
WIL WHEATON: Yeah,
I thought so.
Whose was that?
I don’t remember whose it was?
BETH RIESGRAF: It
was Yo-Yo Ma’s.
WIL WHEATON: That’s right!
That’s right!
I didn’t know what actual thing
was left in a cab until
I saw the cello.
And then I remembered some
famous person left a their
cello in a cab.
And I’m just thinking, please
choose the hand.
Please choose the hand.
I have got to play this hand.
It is a personal challenge for
me to play this hand and score
points with it.
BETH RIESGRAF: When I saw Wil
lay down the hand with a
magnifying glass, I knew
where he was going.
Because he thought,
oh maybe it was a
fingerprint, or like the mafia.
Someone cut someone’s hand off
and left it in the taxi.
I’m going to go ahead and lift
it up a bit and go into the
cultural realm of Yo-Yo Ma.
WIL WHEATON: And who played
number three?
I did.
BETH RIESGRAF: A fingerprint
were you thinking?
WIL WHEATON: I thought maybe
it was like a severed hand,
like cut off from the mafia
or something like that.
CASEY MCKINNON: I was thinking
fingerprints.
BETH RIESGRAF: Yeah.
WIL WHEATON: I’ve had that card
from the first draw, and
I have not known what the
hell to do with it.
So I made it a challenge to
myself to play that card.
CASEY MCKINNON: You fooled me.
BETH RIESGRAF: It’s
a good lesson.
WIL WHEATON: You, you, and me.
CASEY MCKINNON: Last card.
BETH RIESGRAF: Last card.
WIL WHEATON: Guys, this
is the last play.

This is actually a really
important decision for me.
I knew that the very best
I could do was tie Beth.
That’s OK.
Shared victory is great.
So, I have to pick a card
that everyone except
her is going to get.
I just need one person
to get the card.
One person and not Beth.
And then I tie the game.

BETH RIESGRAF: I know.
Stop!
Get out of my head.

BETH RIESGRAF: I know, Wil.
WIL WHEATON: Quit.
Sh.
Sh.
Stop it.
BETH RIESGRAF: Yeah, just
skip that one, too.
Ugh.
You’re the worst.
This is play for today.
CASEY MCKINNON: Oh.
That sounded so lame.
BETH RIESGRAF: That
was like one of
those leadership posters.
That’s like–
WIL WHEATON: Hang in there.
BETH RIESGRAF: Yeah.

And it’s very important that
you do not choose my card.
BETH RIESGRAF: Why?
WIL WHEATON: It’s very important
that you don’t
choose my card.
Because if someone chooses my
card and you don’t chose my
card, then we’ll be tied, and
we’ll get to share victory.
BETH RIESGRAF: Do we go into
mad overtime or something?
WIL WHEATON: No, no.
We just punch each other until
somebody gives up.
OK, so it’s play for today.
Play for today.
Play for today.
Play for today.

Choose wisely.
And by wisely I mean
pick mine.
But not all of you.
CASEY MCKINNON: There’s one
that I want it to be.

WIL WHEATON: I feel like I’m in
a poker tournament, I have
all my chips in the middle,
and I need the
other guy to fold.
That’s what it feels like.
Like I do not have
the winning hand.

CASEY MCKINNON: Oh, right.
I’m the last.
OK, fine.
Done.
WIL WHEATON: OK, turn them.

CASEY MCKINNON: Oh, no.
Really?
She got it?
LEO CHU: Really?
BETH RIESGRAF: Because you’re
youthful, and you’re only
young once.
The moment Wil lays that final
card down, we flip it over, I
see the carousel, I
know it’s Wil’s.
He went the kid route.

WIL WHEATON: Rage face.
BETH RIESGRAF: Yeah!
WIL WHEATON: My card
is number one.
So that’s three points for me.
Look we’re tied!
And three points for Beth.
Beth, you’re the winner.
BETH RIESGRAF: Thank you.
WIL WHEATON: You win the game.
BETH RIESGRAF: Thank
you very much.
LEO CHU: Yay, Beth.
BETH RIESGRAF: I am very honored
to accept this bunny
on behalf of Dixit.
Yeah, I know I won.
But it’s just a game.
And Wil and I are like this.
So it’s not going to–
WIL WHEATON: I hate you.

CASEY MCKINNON AND LEO CHU:
Well, my favorite part of
Dixit is when I’m winning.
LEO CHU: Had I won.
CASEY MCKINNON: And that
never happened.
LEO CHU: But that
didn’t happen.
WIL WHEATON: Casey–
CASEY MCKINNON: Yes.
WIL WHEATON: Leo–
LEO CHU: Yes.
WIL WHEATON: –we’re going to
go to the losers couch–
LEO CHU: OK
WIL WHEATON: –where we
will sit down and
feel sorry for ourselves.
Beth–
BETH RIESGRAF: I just want
to stay up here.
WIL WHEATON: –I will see you
downstairs in front of the
wall of victory.
BETH RIESGRAF: Woo, woo, woo!

WIL WHEATON: I think we did
the best that we could.
We just could not stop the
juggernaut that is Beth.
LEO CHU: I didn’t think
she was going to win.
But then I was wrong
about everything.
CASEY MCKINNON: Everything.
LEO CHU: Thanks, Casey.
WIL WHEATON: It seems like you
guys have a lot to talk about,
so I’m going to get out of here
and go congratulate Beth
in front of the wall
of victory.
And you guys can
work this out.
CASEY MCKINNON: He’s
such a loser.
LEO CHU: I’m so glad
he didn’t win.
CASEY MCKINNON: Seriously.
LEO CHU: Yeah, that
would’ve sucked.
WIL WHEATON: Internet, I
reluctantly, by three points,
present you with your champion,
Beth Riesgraf.
Congratulations, Beth.
BETH RIESGRAF: Thank you, Wil.
WIL WHEATON: You win the
TableTop trophy of awesome.
BETH RIESGRAF: Where’s
my name?
WIL WHEATON: Well, I’ll write
your name on it right now.
I’ll personalize it for you.
Look.
Beth.
Right there on the trophy.
Go ahead.
Make a speech.
BETH RIESGRAF: Is
there an under–
Is there an engraved–
WIL WHEATON: Nope.
Nope.
It’s just tape.
BETH RIESGRAF: OK.
WIL WHEATON: I know it’s
not very impressive.
BETH RIESGRAF: That’s OK.
No, it’s great.
WIL WHEATON: But I’m not feeling
that great about you
winning, so.
BETH RIESGRAF: I’d like to say
thank you to Wil and Felicia
for asking me to come
in and whoop ass.
Can I say that?

WIL WHEATON: I don’t think
I asked you to come
in and whoop ass.
I said, would you come
in and play a game?
BETH RIESGRAF: I’d like to
thank Wil and Felicia for
asking me to come in
and play this game.
And, as Felicia said, I’m
sort of a Dixit savant.
So I’m going to go ahead
and take it.
WIL WHEATON: Well,
congratulations.
BETH RIESGRAF: Thank you.
WIL WHEATON: Now, listen, I have
to take this trophy back,
because we don’t have enough
money in our budget for more
than one trophy.
But we have an endless
supply of tape.
So look.
BETH RIESGRAF: Oh my god.
WIL WHEATON: There you go.
Oh, I was trying to stab you in
the face with the marker.
There.
Now everyone knows that
your name is Beth.
BETH RIESGRAF: You just
stuck it on my hair.
WIL WHEATON: Yeah.
So congratulations.
You’re a winner.
And we’ll see you next
time on TableTop.
BETH RIESGRAF: Uh–

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

  1. One of the very few games in my library that wasn't purchased because it was featured on this show, but because a friend introduced me to it. It was a favorite of the kids I used to care for at my old job. We played it so much that I had to eventually buy all the expansions to have more variety. 5-11 year olds tend not to be so vague, so the younger ones would sometimes reuse the older kids clues. Also, we had a house rule that if you knocked down the bunnies, you lose three points. Really interesting playing it with grown ups as it shows you how they think, or the depth of references. Plus I LOVE the artwork. Did I mention I love this game?

  2. wait did beth said that she SAW wil place the hand with the magnifying glass
    GOSH THE CHEATERS TODAY CAN EASILY BE DETECTED

  3. I thought Helen was from the Iliad where Paris seduces Helen and Melenus and Agamemnon siege Troy , and Penelope was Odysseus's wife from the The Odyssey where he sails back to Ithaca. When he said Helen I was actually thinking 1 because he could represent Melenus

  4. Why is the music so slow when all the cards are displayed? It's really creepy… Plus I was watching this at 5:30 in the morning….

  5. the song she got mixed up was "On Eagles Wings" and "You Raise Me Up" she had the true of "You rais me up" with the words similar to "On Eagle's Wings". I think.

  6. Beth is like an evil Cameron Diaz, cheating and lying about it something like "I can read Wil's mind". You red his cards, not his mind! 😀

  7. @ Geek & Sundry, including Will Wheaton, you do NOT know one bit of the European Board games, because you PLAY games only in English. So the intro was completely wrong, to me it even sounded lame. There are many exactly German made games, in GERMAN language, which sole purpose is attacking the other players, a confrontation if you will. There are tons of other examples of interesting gameplay from European authors. But you can not know that of course. To you 'all the world' is equal to ' Whatever in English'. Just lame.

  8. Ok, it's pretty clear that Beth pulled a Parker, but let's be real. I also correctly picked every one of Wil's cards, and clearly we couldn't see his hand. His choices were pretty predictable.

  9. Dixit is one of my favorite games! The editing on this video is BRILLIANT! Just the right amount of time for each round, great expressions and close ups on key moments give such a window into what everyone is thinking even when they're not saying anything. Great video!

  10. It's even funnier that neither Wil nor Casey realize that Helen of Troy was stolen from Agamemnon by Paris, and Odysseus was sailing home to Penelope…

  11. Anyone else find problems with the scoring? Specifically, that once someone gets behind it's almost impossible to catch up.

  12. "They will soar high on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint" Isaiah 40:31

  13. Tabletop really needs a custom table. Yes, this table has a slant on it, but an additional corner away from the camera to make it easier NOT to see other player's cards would be a good idea. A pentagonal table, with one side facing the camera.

  14. Is this an ethnocentric game, based on shared experiences and understandings? The odd player out loses? Food for thought.

  15. “You raise me up so I can stand on mountains” is a lyric to a church song. Have no idea where the “build” comes from.

  16. Honestly, when you're at on the same side as someone it's their job to keep their cards hidden. If you see cards in the corner of your eye you're naturally going to look. It's not like she's leaning back or leaning over to look, his cards are basically right in front of her at that point.

  17. All the people complaining, me and my dad have a saying, and it's a joke, so in unimportant things like a friendly game it applies "it ain't cheating if the ref doesn't see it"

  18. Okay, just gotta say at the beginning… OMG REALLY? Snow White = Heart in a glass case and nobody got it? :O That was sooo my guess immediately when I saw the cards!

  19. That Snow White card was obvious. Snow White was put in a glass coffin. The evil queen originally wanted snow whites heart.

  20. I always play with an extra rule: not only each player gives one card from their hands, we also take one extra card from the table just to confuse further (sometimes that random card from the table is better or funnier than all player's cards) *not possible when 6 people are playing.

  21. I think Wil put the sticker on her hair because he knew she cheated but he can't exactly rerecord the entire game. It seemed so much like forced politeness in the ending there.

  22. 17:09 I finally found the song Beth was trying to sing 😁 psalm 91 by
    (Shane and Shane) there are probably several renditions

  23. All these high and mighty people in the comments. People cheat that's what they do, go and complain about the Munchkin playthough more

  24. Cheating aside, Beth is a really annoying player. Would never want to play games with that sort of gamer. Even will can be really annoying.

  25. The melody she was using was Josh Groban's "You Raise Me Up". The lyric she likely wanted was "I could fly higher than an eagle" from "Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Middler.

  26. Didn't know the Yo-yo Ma reference. I thought she was refering to the film "D.C. Cab" in which a priceless violin was left in one of the cabs.

  27. One time I played this, I had the card with the dragon and the boy (2:45). I knew one other player that also was a scout, and I was confident that he would get it. The reference I came up with also felt vague enough that I felt confident that few others would get it.
    So I said my single word: Göran (George) and played the card. IIRC he was the only one who got it.

    Explanation for those confused: s:t George is the patron Saint of scouts, and is most known for slaying a dragon.

  28. This is definitely a cool game to play & easy to learn. I might have to try & find it to buy! I am always looking for games for my family that will only play Scrabble, Trivia Pursuit, & Monopoly. 🙂

  29. Doesn't the fact that Casey voted for his card as well mean Will gets another 3 points and end up tieing for 1st place???

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