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Playing Taboo in English

Hosted by a member of the Munich Talk English Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Sun 19 Nov 15:00 - 16:30

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Taboo is a verbal game played with two teams of three players or more, a deck of Protected content cards with a set of taboo words.

Game setup:
Six or more players are divided up into two teams, with one team referred to as Team A and the other team referred to as Team B.
504 cards are placed in the card holder and Team A selects a person in their group to be the Clue-giver. This person takes the card holder and places the first card away from his team so that they cannot see it.
Clue cards have the clue word on the top of the card and the taboo words listed below the clue word. Clue-givers then start and keep the timer and must get their team to say the guess-word on the card without using one of the taboo words in one of their clues. If a taboo word is used then Team B must sound the buzzer which penalizes Team A by causing the current guess card to go into the discard pile.
Play is continued until time runs out. Each time a teammate successfully guesses a clue-word, a new card is placed upon the old and each card in this pile represents one point for Team A.

1. Clue-givers may not use any taboo words, including abbreviations and any part of the taboo word.
2. Clue-givers may not use sound effects or use gestures to indicate the clue word.
3. Clue-givers may pass on any card at any time, but the card is then placed in the discard pile.
4. When time is called, the final card does not go into the discard pile, but is instead removed from play.