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Store:  Strategy Games, Party Games
Edition:  Taboo
Series:  Taboo


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Ages Players
12+ 4 or more

Manufacturer(s): Hasbro, Milton Bradley

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Product Description

Time is against you. You know what you'd like to say if you could only find the words. But some things in life are strictly... TABOO.

Example: How do you get your team to say the word BIRTHDAY... if you can't say the words HAPPY, ANNIVERSARY, CANDLES, PRESENTS or CAKE?

You might say: "Friends and family sing to you once each year," or "You celebrate this event by blowing out a fire on top of a frosted dessert." Or you might hum the well-known tune until your team shouts, "Birthday!"

Each time your teams shouts out the secret word, you get a point. But be careful! Your opponents will be looking over your shoulder, making sure you don't say any of the TABOO words. Because if you do and they catch you, they sound the buzzer and score a point!

TABOO... it's unspeakable fun. Take our word for it!

Product Awards

Spiel des Jahres
Nominee, 1992
Mensa Best Mind Game Award
Best Mind Game, 1990

Product Information

  • Manufacturer(s): Hasbro, Milton Bradley

  • Year: 2000

  • Players: 4 or more

  • Ages: 12 and up

  • Weight: 453 grams

  • In order to play Taboo, you will have to provide 2 'AA' batteries

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Product Reviews


Average Rating: 4.7 in 7 reviews

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by Jimmy V
Electronic taboo platinum edition
April 12, 2007

I also have electronic taboo it's soo much fun but it has broke on me. The screen has faded on the words I'm looking to buy another one. Can't find it anywhere. Then I realized they do need to bring this game back! So do us all a favor bring this game back to stores.

Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.
Taboo platinum edition - Electronic
January 01, 2007

I own multiple copies of taboo. After purchasing the electronic platinum edition, we never play the original game with the cards. It is so much more fun to not have to pass around the card deck and the card holder, when you have a large group of people, spread out over a large room. You don't have to worry about losing the cards. It is a compact unit that can easily be passed from player to player. I don't think we could ever go back to playing the original game. It isn't a tenth as much fun as with the platinum electronic edition. I was looking for another platinum edition to give as a gift and was terribly disappointed to find that Hasbro is no longer producing this electronic version. Hasbro/Milton Bradley, you need to wake up and bring the platinum (electronic) edition back to the marketplace. You are losing a lot of potential sales. Everyone who plays with us wants to know where they can get the electronic game.

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Frustration has never been more fun.
January 24, 2005

I play a lot of different kinds of games. Hardcore strategy, fast paced card and yes party games. It just depends on the demographic of the group I've got around the table, but I try to keep the game selection diverse so everyone can have a good night of game. Taboo is one of the ones you drag out when you've got a large group together and want all to participate in the same game. This one truly embodies the idea of "The more the merrier."

Basically it's a charades type of game in which you are trying to get your team members to guess your secret word. The on hitch (or more to the point the 5 hitches) you run into are the Taboo words that you CAN NOT use in your description. Obviously these are the 5 words that would make describing your secret word the easiest so you've got to be creative and be able to think fast as the timer is running. Slip up and spout out any of the 5 taboo words and your turn ends.

Doesn't generate as much craziness and silliness as say Cranium or Squint but the fun comes in the frustration you feel not being able to get your team to same some very easy common word. Definitely a great team/party game.

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