Taboo the game can be a lot of fun, and can be a real exercise in controlled communication. For adults and children alike, the Taboo board game can put a charge into a birthday party, family reunion, cocktail party, or college mixer. All you need to do is make sure you have the game, at least four players, and a couple of "AA" batteries, and you are ready to play the Taboo board game. The game is now ten years old, but is just as fresh and wildly entertaining as it was the day it first hit the store shelves.
The rules of Taboo the game are really fairly simple. It's really about not saying the "taboo" words as much as anything else. You are going to try to get your team to guess secret words as they appear on a series of cards. Under the word is a list of the "taboo" words. For instance, if the card says "applause," the "taboo" words may be "clap," "hands," "bravo," etc. If you do say one of the "taboo" words, you will likely be buzzed by the opposition. They are armed with a buzzer that they will surely not hesitate to sound at you should you stray into the list of banned words in your clue giving. You have one minute to get your team to say as many of the words as possible. Just make sure you choose your clues very carefully, and you might be able to lead your team to victory in Taboo the game.
There are a number of potential strategies in playing the Taboo board game. Most commonly, though, would be to continually deduce your team into the subject. If, for instance, the word was "Oranges" you might start with "a lot of people retire to this state" which would hopefully lead to a shout of "Florida." From there you can work through growing, fruit, and finally, hopefully "Oranges." This is a strategy best used when working with a team of people you don't know deeply.
Playing with close friends or family can make Taboo the game a lot of fun and very interesting. If you have a history with a person on your team, inside jokes and memorable stories can make some of the words really easy. It would not be uncommon to hear a clue like "You and I met the annoying guy at one" and then hear "campground." Using the familiarity strategy with Taboo the game can certainly bring on a lot of laughs and encourage a lot of great story telling within a social or familial group. No matter what strategy you use, or group you form for a game, though, it is likely that Taboo the game will spark conversation, laughs, and excitement.
Milton Bradley's Taboo the game is a fantastic way to spend an evening. You have to be able to think quickly, talk fast, and remember not to utter the banned "taboo" words or any form of them. Getting a point is as simple as getting your team to shout out the secret word, but don't forget that your opposition is constantly, and literally, looking over your shoulder for a chance to buzz you. The Taboo board game is without a doubt the unspeakable fun for the entire family, cocktail party guest list, or dorm.
So if you want to avoid the same old hum drum evening of talk about work, grades, or uncle Norm's latest trip to the dentist, set up Taboo the game and enjoy a night of excitement, laughter, and competition that everyone can enjoy.