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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!
Average Rating: 4.7 in 7 reviews
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.
I have played this game many times at family reunions and with friends. It always makes for a good time and several laughs. This is one of the best communication games out there (along with Charades and Pictionary). As usual with communication games, the women are usually a bit better than the guys with this game. Sometimes that can get a little frustrating for some of the guys that I hang out with, but the fact that girls love playing it makes up for it.
The basic idea of the game is that you need to communicate as many words to your team members as you can in a few minutes. The trick is that you are also given several words that you cannot use while trying to get your teammates to say the original word. If you say one of these “Taboo” words, you have to pass and go on to the next card. The game is frantic and fun. It’s the simple games that are best for mixed parties!
My sister bought this electronic taboo some time ago and it's so much fun! She lives out of town and we play it every time we go visit her. She also brings it with her whenever she comes to visit us. I've been looking for it everywhere and can't find it! Why?!! They need to make more of these.
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