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  • I love games that really engage everyone who is playing. Sometimes you just want a really fast-paced game where something is happening almost at all times, which keeps the excitement level up. Sound effects and buzzers are a bonus. Taboo, from Hasbro Games, is one of those games that keeps everyone active and having fun during the entire game.

    About Taboo

    Taboo

    TABOO, everyone’s favorite game of forbidden words, has gotten a makeover in 2011! Now with a new, sleek look, game changing die and hysterical “Uh-Oh!” buzzer sound, players will frantically try to get their teammates to guess the winning word without using the Taboo words and phrases on their card. How do you get your team to say the word “heart throb” without saying “teenage,” “idol,” “star” or “movies”? With more than 1,000 words for players to try to guess, the “unspeakable” fun can continue for hours.

    The Review

    Taboo is by far one of my favorite games for playing at house parties or events with friends. If you haven’t played before, here’s a quick breakdown on how Taboo works.

    TabooFirst, you’ll want to break up into two teams. The first team up chooses someone to be the “clue-giver”. The clue-giver draws the card and places it in the stand so he/she and the opposing team can see the card. Their team cannot see the card. The challenge is that the clue-giver has to provide clues for what word is at the top of the card without saying any of the five words below it. If they make a mistake and say one of those words, the opposing team gets to hit the buzzer. The goal is to guess as many correct words as possible before the timer runs out. You get a point for each word guessed and lose a point for every buzzer.

    You can imagine that with so much activity going on, it can be crazy fun in the best sense of the phrase. Whether it’s people shouting out guesses or teams getting buzzed, there’s something happening all the time, very quickly. I don’t even know which part of the game is the most fun – hitting the buzzer, giving the clues, or shouting out guesses.

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    The latest version of Taboo takes it up a notch by introducing a “Game-changer Die.” If you choose to use the Game-changer Die, it introduced a whole new set of rules you need to follow, such as only choosing one teammate to be the guesser or having to sit completely still while giving clues.

    One of the reasons that Taboo is perfect for parties is because everyone is playing at the same time. Whether guessing or buzzing, both teams are playing, but it’s not so rigid that the game has to stop if someone needs to grab some food or take a bio break.

    If you’re looking for a new way to add some fun to your get-togethers, make sure you check out the latest version of Taboo. It is available in-stores now for ~$26.99 and can be purchased online from Amazon for $33.78 or from Target for $28.49 (clearly this product is in demand.) The original version of Taboo is also available for $24.99

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    One winner will receive a copy of Hasbro Games’s Taboo!


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    Disclaimer: This post consists of my (and/or fellow tester) opinions only. Your experiences may be different. No compensation was given for this review/giveaway. I did receive a free product from the manufacturer or their representing PR agency to use and test for the purposes of this review. This did not affect the outcome of this review.

    48 Comments so far. Please add yours!

    • Rhonda Laney says:

      its fun to play in a group brings lots of laughter.

    • Hollie Jahnke says:

      It sounds like a fun game and we are always looking for games we can play when our family gets together.

    • Amanda Chandler says:

      I loved playing Taboo when I was a kid. I love how much it makes everyone laugh. It’s good family fun.

    • Shea Balentine says:

      Looks like fun and would be great for the entire family!

    • Marie Leclerc says:

      I like the fact that it would be fun for family night or friends night, good for any kind of entertaining

    • Megan Cromes says:

      looks like great fun for all!;)

    • I have a big family and it’s fun to get both sides together for a game night.

    • denise says:

      this would be great fr family game night

    • Catie says:

      I love that it’s a party game!

    • Terri S. says:

      I like that you can have 2 teams to compete and you’ll need to come up with words fast to guess the word needed. It sounds challenging & fun. :-)

    • Hendy M says:

      I like that everyone in my family can play and will keep us laughing all night long!
      hendymartin1 at yahoo dot com

    • Julie Lynn Bickham says:

      I love playing this game with my family, so many laughs!

    • Holly W says:

      I love that it’s challenging & fun.

    • Anne Loyd says:

      I love that is a fun game to play with friends for game nights!

    • Kat Emerick says:

      It is a great get together with friends and food!

    • Sara Wood says:

      I like that is a game that the whole family can play.

    • Dawn Sando says:

      I love that everyone interacts while playing and it’s tons of fun!! Thanks for the chance to win!! :)

    • Jackie F says:

      This is my all time favorite game to play in a group setting – so much fun!

    • Elizabeth Braun says:

      This game can be a lot of fun because you never know what people may say

    • Karen says:

      I like the game changer die, looks like it would keep things interesting

    • Susan H says:

      Im always looking for a new game. I don’t think I’ve ever played Taboo.

    • Rebecca says:

      I love the list of words that you cannot say.

    • Gail Fernandez says:

      I like that it is fun for playing with either family or friends, or even better, both.

    • Christine says:

      I love that it’s challenging.
      Thanks for the chance!

    • B.J. Bernal says:

      I like that its a family game and my kids would have fun playing this with us

    • Tiffany Shanklin says:

      It is silly and leaves you laughing!!

    • Amy Brewer says:

      I haven’t ever played it but it sounds so fun. When my husband and I have friends over, I would want to play this I think. It sounds like it would be a hit with us and so fun to play.

    • Jessica Snook says:

      I like that it is a party game that can be played with a lot of people.

    • tracy simms says:

      I like screaming to get the right answer when playing with family!

    • Tammy Lynch Sigond says:

      Ive always wanted this game…fun

    • Jen Whitten says:

      I love how it would keep the whole family engaged, loud and fun~with 4 kids that’d be awesome~

    • Char W says:

      I like that it is a fun and easy game for a group of people to play!

    • Robin Quick says:

      I like that its a fun family game. Its also fun using the buzzer when someone says a word they shouldnt say!

    • jenn says:

      This is one of our families favorite games. It looks like they have an updated version though. My kids always fight to be the buzzer man

    • Kathy says:

      I like how it gets the whole family laughing!

    • deb c says:

      I like the little buzzers.

    • Marlena Curley says:

      I love anything that we can do as a family. I know my kids would love to play this with me :)

    • Mel says:

      I must have hid under a rock! I heard of it but I have never played taboo.

    • latanya says:

      I like that is family friendly

    • Jen Rote says:

      I like the idea of a fun game causing laughter :)

    • denise says:

      fun for whole family

    • felecia says:

      I like that it looks like great fun!

    • Holly C says:

      It’s fast moving and fun and everyone is involved at the same time!

    • Jennifer Hiles says:

      I’ve played this before and it’s a blast. I love that you can do really well using inside jokes and past experience to give clues!

    • This looks like a great game that the whole family could play we would love to win. Also for some reason I could ot but my twitter name in the open box it is mad4monkeys. THANKS

    • valerie comito says:

      its a fun family game!!

    • Leslie says:

      Haven’t played it in ages but it’s a really fun game.

    • amanda joy says:

      We love using the buzzer all the time. It’s an amusing game.

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