With many families getting together over the next week or so, I’m betting there will be time for some friendly competition. When I was growing up, we always played games over the holidays……one of our favorites, Taboo!
This year, Taboo has gotten a complete makeover, and I couldn’t be more excited to get the new version. Now to convince my sister and brother-in-law to play on Christmas!! 🙂 It’s always more fun to play with my sister on MY team…….growing up together, we can usually use shortcuts to get answers quicker!
The 2011 Taboo includes:
- 270 TABOO cards
- Card Tray
- Game-changer Die
- Sand Timer
- Score Pad
The basic concept of Taboo is to get your team to guess a specific word without using the off-limits words!
Example: You need to get your team to say the word “Dallas”. BUT, you can’t use the words Cowboys, Rangers, JR Ewing, Ft Worth, or Texas.
I’m making this one up by the way…..it’s fun! 🙂 And there’s a timer, so you rush through the stack of cards (and words) as fast as you can! Some of you would have a hard time getting your team to say “Dallas”, but I’d just look at my team and say…..”where we live”. If you personalize it, it’s so much easier. You could say to your team…..”Where the Super Bowl was played last year”. You didn’t say Cowboys or Dallas…..so it would be fine. But if you slip up and say an off-limit word, the other team will be waiting with the buzzer to catch it. If you are playing with people you don’t know well…..that can be a bit trickier!
Oh, I love Taboo!! I think you will too. You might just want to grab one for Christmas or New Years Eve! If you do, have fun!
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