Games People Play: Taboo Versions That Don’t Exist Yet

11 Dec

I bet you'd never considered just how Jewish "fruit" is.

My friend Elise recently brought “Taboo: Jewish Edition” to a game night at our friends’ house and, after an important discussion about why on earth the makers didn’t just call it Tabjew, I started thinking about what other versions of Taboo would be fun to play. Here are a few that reflect what I’ve been thinking about lately:

  • Taboo: Explorers and Adventurers. Example guess word: Roald Amundsen; Taboo words: Antarctica, South Pole, Fram, Robert F. Scott, Norway
  • Taboo: Great Inventions. Example guess word: post-it notes; Taboo words: sticky, yellow, 3M, adhesive, stationery
  • NASA Taboo. Example guess word: Mercury 7; Taboo words: first, John Glenn; Alan Shepard, test pilots, The Right Stuff
  • Muppet Taboo. Example guess word: Frank Oz; Taboo words: voice, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, Yoda

p.s. I also think Taboo from the Black Eyed Peas should have his own version, but I didn’t include it because I don’t think about him very often.


3 Responses to “Games People Play: Taboo Versions That Don’t Exist Yet”

  1. Ian Framson December 12, 2011 at 5:56 pm #

    Glad to hear you guys had fun playing Taboo Jewish Edition! We had thought about calling the game Tajew, Ta-Jew, etc… but ultimately decided with our publisher that Taboo Jewish Edition would provide more brand recognition and be easier for fans to find.

    Play on!

    -Ian Framson

    • Hannah Kane December 13, 2011 at 4:45 am #

      Thanks, Ian. I’m sure you guys made the right call. Brand recognition is key for a Taboo fan like me. Mazel tov on creating such a great game!


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