Taboo is a great party game to play with 4 or more people. It is very easy to pick up, perfect for a warm-up to a perfect games night. Plays usually last between 15 and 30 minutes, but can go on for however long you choose. The topics in Taboo range from a variety of words, which works for all ages.
The point of taboo is to get your teammates to say the word on your card, but the most obvious ways to describe that word are banned. One member of a team has a card with the word on the top and a list of words that cannot be used below. A timer is running while the team is guessing. As soon as the team guesses the word correctly, that card becomes a point and another card with another word on it is picked. Teams try to guess as many words correctly as possible within the time limit. At the end of the game, the team with the most points wins.
Taboo is one of my favourite games to play. My family plays it almost every time we get together and it never gets old. The game is very easy to set-up, so after dinner we get straight into it. No matter how many people are playing, it includes everyone. Then, after about an hour of guessing and trying to describe words, it easily gets put away for next time. Taboo is a classic party game and a must-play. I recommend playing it and would love to hear your thoughts on it.