Taboo Board Game
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- Made using safe materials
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- Classic Taboo game challenges you to guess words and phrases
- You lose a point if you use any of the Taboo words
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Taboo, the laugh out loud, out-of-your-seat game of forbidden words. In the Taboo game, you need to get your team to guess the secret word, but the obvious clues are strictly off-limits. To get your team to say pinball, would you say arcade, game, flippers, tilt or roll? In this game you can't because all of those words are strictly forbidden. Get your team to guess as many words as you can while you race against the clock. But watch out; if you say a forbidden word, the other team will "squeak" you and you lose the word.
Taboo can provide tons of fun and keep you sitting on the edge of our seat. You want your team to say the guess word on the card, but you can't use any of the forbidden words in your clues. Get ready for hilarious moments as you race against the clock to give your team the best descriptions and clues possible. If you say a forbidden word, you'll get interrupted with the squeaker and lose your turn.
Are you ready for some nail-biting excitement and quick thinking? Can you get your team to say the word "snore" without using the words sleep, night, noise, or nose in your description? This unpredictable party game will keep you on your toes as you think fast and build up the points for each card guessed correctly. The team with the most points wins.
Even if you have played the popular Taboo game before, this fun fast-paced game has been updated with 100-plus phrases not seen in previous versions. The content includes topics that are relevant to today's pop culture and hottest trends.
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- Give clues without using forbidden words
- Updated phrases
- 100-plus phrases not used in previous versions
- Trendy topics
- Topical content for today's game players
- Signature squeaker
- Teams will "squeak" the squeaker to interrupt those who use forbidden words
- Race against the timer to go through as many cards as you can
- Ages 13 years and up
- For 4 or more players
- Includes 260 cards, squeaker, sand timer, score pad, game-changer die and instructions
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There are a few issues with this edition of Taboo, which likely have been covered thoroughly in other reviews, so I'll just go over them briefly.
- The squeaker: it doesn't have the same impact of the traditional buzzer and isn't as fun to use. Also, dogs will seriously think it's a toy for them as it sounds exactly like a dog squeaky toy.
- No card holder: In a game in which you flip through cards under a time limit, it was nice to have the old holder so you can easily flip through cards. Now you just hold a loose stack of cards and place the used ones on the table or floor - just a bit messy and disorganized. I tried getting a holder from one of the old games, but these cards are a tiny bit too big to fit, so it doesn't work.
- Text size: Compared to the old cards (see picture for comparison), these ones have smaller text, and a different word on top and bottom of each side of the card (so total of 4 words). This makes the text of the "taboo" words just a bit on the small side, so if you're watching to make sure your opponent isn't saying the words, you may have to lean in a little to read them. Of course there are twice as many words for a given amount of cards, but I liked the simplicity of having one word per card side.
Great, fun game to play with friends but I would look for an older edition for a better playing experience. You might just have to explain a few words like Y2K to some of your younger friends.
1. Mixed - The updated words are great. There are four answers on each card which is also great. The quality of the cards was disappointing. The original edition has plastic cards like a deck of playing cards. These are small and flimsy.
2. Mixed - There is a tiny scoring card and no pencil.
3. Mixed - The buzzer used to be loud and obnoxious which was kind of fun. The new squeaky toy is fine, but it doesn't have the same effect.
4. Yay - The price is good.
5. Yay - There is now a die where you can change up the rules once in a while.
6. Nay - And this is a BIG NAY - The cardholder is no longer included. It was hard keeping track of which cards we used, which cards we answered correctly and there is just nowhere to put the cards. It was very confusing.
+ The biggest asset to this game is the update of the cards -- I was getting tired of describing "Y2K" from the last edition to people who don't remember it even ever existed. There are also more words included in this game -- they printed 2 words per side (for a total of 4) instead of 1 word per side (for a total of 2) from the previous editions. The other nice thing about this edition is that the MSRP is at a lower price.
+ "Game Changer" Die: if you're tired of the classic game play, the game changer die adds extra stipulations like one guesser (only one person can guess), double the time (play through 2 cycles of the sand timer), statue (clue giver has to sit still), and all play (both teams guess from one clue giver). We liked the option of this game changer, but we stuck to the classic rules and opted to not use the die.
+ This edition is at a lower MSRP than the previous editions.
- The Taboo buzzer (one of the best things about the original game) is now replaced with a squeaky toy. Yes, the instruction manual now says "squeak" your opponent as opposed to the iconic "buzz" your opponent. While the squeaker doesn't require batteries, the squeaky noise is not as dramatic as the older buzzer.
- Taboo no longer includes the plastic card holder or the "easel." Previously, you put the stack of cards on this holder to help expedite the process of flipping through during game play. Without this, it was a bit awkward and we were fumbling to find a place to put the cards that we got and the ones that we missed.
- The score pad is much smaller than the previous editions. This is not too much of a drawback, but worth noting if you like to play for a long time or you write really big.
Ultimately, this new edition of Taboo maintains the heart of the original -- the cards. I would strongly recommend going to a local thrift shop and buy an older edition of the game to upgrade your squeaker with the older buzzer. Unfortunately, I am not sure if the new cards will fit on the older edition of the easels.
This edition contains a new die which can fall into 4 game modes that can spice up the game: double time (let you play through two sand timer cycles), statue mode were the clue giver cannot move (it is a lot more difficult than you think), one guesser (only one person can guess in your team), and all play with one clue giver and everyone else can guess. These 4 game options can bring a little fresh air in the gameplay which is nice. This version is also cheaper than the previous one.
The squeaky toy replaced the iconic buzzer which was funny at first but gets really annoying. The other frustrating thing is the absence of card holder and card easel that was included in previous versions.