Have you ever tried to get someone to say “heart throb” without being able saying “teenage,” “idol,” “star” or “movies?” That’s the idea behind the game of Taboo. (It’s a lot like trying to guess what a toddler wants.) It is a hilarious game that challenges your creative thinking. While you try to get your team to guess the word before time runs out, the other team is listening carefully because if you say one of the Taboo words “Uh-Oh” you’ll get buzzed.
While the box says that the game is best played by adults, it is a simple game that can be enjoyed by elementary-aged kids as well. (My guess would be the 8+, but since my oldest is only 3 don’t quote me on that!) Basically once kids can concept the idea of not saying something, they will enjoy playing along — even if you have to buzz them a lot at first. But since the buzzer is half the fun, they’ll get a kick out of buzzing you back!
One of the great things about this game is that you can play it as intended as a full game, or you can just grab the cards and the buzzer and play a couple of rounds at the dinner table just for fun. No winners, no losers just some laughs as family members exercise their brains trying to describe a word or phrase without saying something Taboo.
The game of Taboo isn’t new, I played it as a teen and think I still have my old game out in the garage, but it has gotten a makeover with an all new “Uh-Oh” buzzer sound and game changing die (to mix things up). The new Taboo is available on Amazon and Target is currently running a $5 off coupon with the code HSBRBC32. (Remember Target Red Card holders now get free shipping, so that makes the game just $23.49 + tax.)
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Disclosure – I was provided a copy of the game to facilitate my review, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.