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Subject: Taboo Dispute - guessing more than the listed word rss

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Jeniqua Jeniqua
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My fam and I played taboo last night and came across this dispute. If the word is " sore" and the active player gets the guessers to guess the term "sore throat", would that get points for guessing the word OR would it be the players responsibility to continue with trying to get the guessers to only guess "sore".

My thought is that the player needs to be savvy enough to aim the guessers toward the one word as it is listed on the card.

Another example is, if the word is "radio" and the player gets the team to guess the band "radio head", would the team get the points?

What are your thoughts, what have you see?
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Randy Cox
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I think I'd give 'em credit for both. It is a party game, after all. Not to be played cutthroat.
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Hi,

We've always played that the word or homonyms count.

So for sore, sore throat would count, soar would count, but sorry (even though it contains the sound sore) would not.
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Luchador
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chearns wrote:
Hi,

We've always played that the word or homonyms count.

So for sore, sore throat would count, soar would count, but sorry (even though it contains the sound sore) would not.


There's a joke about Canadian accents in there somewhere...unless I'm the one with the accent.

AS to the post I'd allow it. That kind of thinking on one's feet should be rewarded not stifled.
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Benjro wrote:
chearns wrote:
Hi,

We've always played that the word or homonyms count.

So for sore, sore throat would count, soar would count, but sorry (even though it contains the sound sore) would not.


There's a joke about Canadian accents in there somewhere...unless I'm the one with the accent.

AS to the post I'd allow it. That kind of thinking on one's feet should be rewarded not stifled.

You're the one with the accent. Reminds me of when I was a kid growing up in the North and would go down south to visit relatives. We would go to church and I was always asked to read the bible lesson--seemed like an inordinate amount of reading for one person. So one time I asked why. They replied, "We like your accent."

Not to post-jack; yeah, leniency in party games. If you're cut-throat in party games, you'll never get them to play a board game.

edited for spelling
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Evan Stegman
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We've always played that if the guesser is too specific, that counts. If too general, it doesn't.

In this case, they certainly guessed the concept of 'sore' just were more specific than they needed to be. That's guessing the concept in our games.
 
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I believe the rules for Catch Phrase! specifically say that guessing the correct word and then some does in indeed count. So there's precedent in other, very similar, games at least.
 
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