Best 8 Games Like Taboo

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All games might be taboo, but not this one! Nor the others similar to it… If it happens that you love a good word-guessing, party game, and are looking for some options, we’ve got you covered babes! All you must do is keep reading and keep smiling!

  1. 5 Seconds Rule;
  2. Pictionary;
  3. Codenames;
  4. Watch Ya’ Mouth;
  5. Rollick;
  6. Scattergories;
  7. Decrypto;
  8. Time’s Up;
  • Windup;

1. 5 Seconds Rule

5 Seconds Rule

Ages 10+ | 3 or more players;

Both are fast-paced games, which include guessing words and speaking fast. However, Taboo is played in teams, and you have to explain words, while in 5 Seconds Rule, you just have to think & say words out loud. 

2. Pictionary


Ages 8+ | 3 to 16 players;

The main idea behind these two games is the same: one player from the team has to explain something (either by talking or drawing), while the others have to guess. Pictionary is more artsy. 

3. Codenames


Ages 10+ | 2 to 8+ players;

In Codenames, just as in Taboo, you have to guess words based on the clues you’ve given. However, Codenames requires more strategy, there are more actions, and game roles as well. 

4. Watch Ya’ Mouth

Watch Ya' Mouth

Ages 8+ | 3 to 10 players;

In Taboo and Watch Ya’ Mouth, you have to divide into teams, and on your turn, one player is the teller, while the other teammates are guessers. Watch Ya’ Mouth is more direct, there are no ‘forbidden words’, and you just have to read whatever’s in the card.

5. Rollick


Ages 13+ | 6 and more players;

The teamwork part, and guessing & explaining words rule are the same in both games. Rollick is all about acting clues out, while Taboo is all about explaining with words.

6. Scattergories


Ages 13+ | 2 and more players;

Scattergories & Taboo are two fast-paced games. Taboo is about explaining words and playing in a team, while Scattergories is all about individual, and writing words down. Ps. check games like Scattergories, if curious!

7. Decrypto


Ages 12+ | 3 to 8 players;

As a start, Decrypto has way more equipment and rules obviously. Even though in both games you’ll work in teams and guess things, Taboo is about guessing words, while Decrypto is guessing codes. Hacking stuff, you know.

8. Time’s Up

Time's Up

Ages 12+ | 3 and more players;

Y’all already know what’s in common. In Taboo there are a few words you can’t use. In Time’s Up you can use whatever comes into your mind (not the bad words though).

Wind Up

If we had to pick one between these 10 games, a life-or-death situation, we’d probably be dead… They’re similar to Taboo, but pretty unique at the same time. You’ll find special rules and equipment in each of them, and it’s all about your preferences when picking your favorite.

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