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Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Taboo Game & Giveaway


There's a new Taboo! Well, sort of anyway. Hasbro games has re-released Taboo with new word/clue cards and a few new twists and turns that you can add into the game to spice things up a bit.

I remember when Taboo first came out. My friends and I played in constantly. It's still my favorite group game (when I'm playing group games, that is.) I love that we have new word cards because anyone who has played Taboo as frequently as I have knows that you become so familiar with the words in the box that you start giving clues like, "Remember that time I was trying to get you to guess this word and you guessed ____ but you were wrong and it was so funny!" Play Taboo on the same team as a best friend and the other team is going to feel the pain when it comes to scoring points! (I used to love playing this on the same team as my best friend, but once the others caught on to the fact that we would pull out all the stops using inside jokes and books that only the two of us had read, they forced us to play on separate teams. I suppose that's fair and all, but it wasn't as fun.)

To add an interesting twist to the game, Hasbro has included a special die which, if you choose to include it as part of your game, can make things more interesting. Roll the die and you might win two rounds with the timer instead of your traditional one. You might also roll the option to select only one player from your team to guess the word while you frantically holler out the clues. Or, perhaps, both teams will have the freedom to guess (with the word point going to the team who guessed correctly.) You can still play the "normal" way, of course, but this just opens up the possibilities for play when you revisit this tried and true game.

Have I mentioned that I love Taboo? And that if you ever invite me over and suggest a team game, the best way of convincing me to play is by suggesting Taboo?

I was excited when Hasbro offered me the opportunity to check out this new updated version of the game, but I'm even more excited to say that they've offered up a copy of Taboo to one of my readers here at Reading to Know!

Care to win? Simply leave a comment below including a valid e-mail address so that I can contact you if you are selected as the winner. (If your name is selected, I will need a fast response from you in an e-mail in order to send Hasbro your contact information in a timely fashion.) This contest is open to U.S. residents only and will be open through Monday, February 13th. I'll select a winner on Valentine's Day!


THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER (as selected by Random.org) IS #10 - RubynReba! Congrats!


Thanks, Hasbro, for your generosity in sending me a copy and also for providing one for one of my readers here.

34 comments:

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

We love Taboo! Hey, wouldn't it be fun to be able to get together and play it . . .

:-)

The addition of the die sounds fun!

Annette {This Simple Home} said...

Wow. I bet it's been 15 years or more since I played Taboo! I also loved it and would love to win. The new version sounds like fun, especially with the right crowd.

Have you played Catch Phrase? Similar, but less boundaries. We own the electronic version, but prefer the old fashioned version.

Anonymous said...

We also love to play apples to apples as a group, but we're always looking for new games.
My email address is chhansen3(at)att(dot)net.

*carrie* said...

I have always enjoyed this game, though it's been quite awhile since I've played it. We usually play Catch Phrase and Things at my in-laws' house.

Queen of Carrots said...

It has been a long time. But it would be a fun addition to our game shelf.

Audrey said...

My sister loves this game. If I won I would give it to her so we could play at our next family gathering.

My email is justaudrey[at]live[dot]com

Carol in Oregon said...

Fun! Please include my name! Thank you.

Carol in Oregon said...

...AND...I saw it on Facebook! TaDah!

Beth said...

How fun! Thanks for the giveaway!

bethsbookreviewblog2 AT gmail DOT com

rubynreba said...

Love to win this game. Sounds fun
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

Extra entry from facebook
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

Sky said...

I'm not a game person but I love this game! We played all the time with Mister's family growing up, quite a few good memories. You'd think I would own one!

Barbara H. said...

I love this game. My guys aren't as thrilled with it, but maybe they'll indulge me, particularly with the new twists. I like the idea of both sides being able to guess.

Barbara H. said...

I saw the post about this on Facebook.

Shonya said...

Tee, hee, I love Taboo too--wish I could play on your team! :) Shall we see if I can continue my winning streak and get a new set of words?! lol

Oh, and I saw it on fb, so maybe two entries will increase my chances even more!

Jennifer Donovan said...

I would like to win!! We love Taboo, but I'd like the updated one. (PS I got the Simon Flash game recently the mail -- woo!!)

Jennifer Donovan said...

And I saw your lovely post on FB, so I would like another entry.

JC said...

Yes! Taboo is an all-time great! Thanks for the opportunity to win. We'd love to have this new version in our home.
graykitty9 at msn dot com.

CrossEm said...

I love Taboo! And I don't have it!

Jessica B. said...

I'd love to win!
jesslburke@hotmail.com

Kristin said...

Fun! I like that game and yes, we love to employ the "best friend" or "sister" tactic...works so well! :)
seemommysew @ gmailDOTcom

Stephanie said...

I'm not sure I've ever played Taboo. I'd love to add this to our game collection.

Shostagirl said...

Count me in!

shostagirl (at) gmail (dot) com

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Tore said...

Please enter me in contest. I would love to win this game. Tore923@aol.com

Page Turner said...

We'd love to add this to our game collection! histtheo1 at yahoo dot com

apple blossom said...

cool we love games in this family

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Alison said...

Pick me! We don't own this game and it would be nice to have when company is visiting.

Alison said...

And I saw this on fb.

Patricia said...

Almost embarrassed to say I've never played Taboo. So it's about time I started, hope I win!

patricia dot mariani dot esq at gmail dot com

Patricia said...

FB extra entry!

patricia dot mariani dot esq at gmail dot com

hendy said...

Thanks for the giveaway, I'll be keeping my fingers crossed.
hendymartin1 at yahoo dot com

hendy said...

Saw your extra bonus point on FB
hendymartin1 at yahoo dot com

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