The Taboo board game master page. A complete guide. Review, how to play, editorial, useful links, similar games, FAQ, interesting facts and so much more. Taboo is the classic party game from 1989 that has people guessing words based on clues from a teammate with the hook that the most obvious to use words are off-limits, and if you use them you are penalized.



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TABOO GAME INFO


RELEASE:1989
PLAYERS:4 – 10 Players
DURATION: 20 Minutes
AGE:12+
GENRE:Party – Communication Limits
DESIGNER: Brian Hersch
ARTIST:René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
PUBLISHER:Hasbro

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TABOO OVERVIEW


Taboo is the game of unspeakable fun! Can you get your team to say Brain Freeze? What if you can’t say Ice Cream, Headache, Eating, Cold or Fast? Not so easy now, is it? When you play Taboo, the obvious clues are strictly taboo!

You have to give creative, carefully-worded clues to get your team to guess words fast. But don’t mention unmentionables, or you’ll get the squeaker and lose the point! Once you’ve mastered the classic game, you can use the game-changer die to mix it up. If it lands on One Guesser, only one teammate can guess on your turn. With 4 other possibilities on the die, you’d better be shrewd, quick-thinking and willing to take some risks – but don’t get shut down by the squeaker!

Classic Taboo game challenges you to guess words and phrases! You lose a point if you use any of the Taboo words! Game-changer die lets you change up the game once you’ve mastered the classic version! When a describer uses any Taboo words, use the squeaker to squeak them!

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TABOO REVIEW


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We have not reviewed this game yet and you probably do not need us. Taboo is a party game that has been around for over 30 years and is one of the world’s most beloved titles. It is a simple game that throws communication hurdles in your way and you will be amazed at how much you will get tripped up with just a few restrictions.

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TABOO HOW TO PLAY


Players take turns describing a word or phrase on a drawn card to their partner without using five common additional words or phrases also on the card. The opposing partners watch a timer and use a buzzer to stop the game, buzz the player describing if one of the five off-limits words or phrases is used, or the describing player makes any gestures.

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TABOO SIMILAR GAMES


We thought about everything from gameplay to theme, intensity level to overall motivations, the quality and more to determine what are the five most similar board games to Taboo. The quick recap of the list is below with the link to the descriptions and full article below it.

  1. Just One
  2. Time’s Up
  3. Codenames
  4. Concept
  5. Decrypto

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TABOO INTERESTING FACTS


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TABOO EDITORIAL


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TABOO VIDEOS


How To Play Taboo By Tripple S Games [TRT 02:13]



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