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Taboo Drinking Game

by Emma Lily CarterApril 20, 2019 
Last updated: March 17, 2021

Players Needed

2 or more

Materials Needed

  • Alcohol
  • Index cards
  • Something to write with
Get creative with this drinking game and catch people slipping to make them drink. Fun add-on game that requires some awareness and can be played throughout the night to keep people drinking...

Taboo Drinking Game Rules & How to Play

Before guests arrive, write down a couple of common actions, words, and phrases on index cards – enough for everyone coming. These should be things that are bound to be done or said a few times throughout the night, not every other word like “the”. Every time a person hears words, phrases, or sees somebody do an action that was assigned to them they yell “Taboo” and that person drinks.

Get creative with the ideas, some fun examples include:

  • actions: touching their hair, crossing their arms, yawn
  • words: party, technically, job, seriously
  • phrases: I didn’t know, you got to be kidding, how did that happen

This game can be played throughout the night and can be included in with other games being played.