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.
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.
First, 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.
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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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.