From the box: “Taboo is a party word game. 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. An excellent party game and great for larger teams!”

Our latest acquisition is an oldie but a goodie. Players divide into two teams to guess at words – but – the clue giver cannot say any of the “taboo” words. Can you make your team say APPLE without saying RED, JUICY, BIG, or CANDY? Try to get as many correct guesses as possible before the sands run out on the timer – but watch your words, because the opposing team gets to “buzz you out” if you slip up!

Loy says: “We playtested this game at home and found it interesting at first, but increasingly addictive. The more we played, the more fun it became. I found myself biting my lip a lot, when the other team was guessing and I *knew* the word! As soon as the timer ran out, we found ourselves shouting answers and knew we were hooked. This is a great game for a group from 4 players and a laugh riot for 6-8. It’s well worth your time.”

Amazon: Taboo

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