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john doe
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Right i think this is a simple one but looking for an answer to settle a dispute...

The word to guess was 'mussles'

The person describing the word then decided to describe the word 'muscles', by pointing to his arms, saying "what do you go to the gym for" etc...

The person guessing guessed 'muscles' and was awarded the points.

This is surely against the rules and the points shouldn't have been awarded?

Any help appreciated.

 
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Jerry Martin
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Nope they got it right. Any way you can get people to say the word is fine. Since they both sound the same it doesn't matter they are thinking. If I got you to say Bill Clinton by using Shakespeare and Hillary I still got you to say what's on the card.
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john doe
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I'm sure you're right but I still think thats quite odd. It gives a totally different context to the word so you're not actually guessing the word on the card. Also it allows you to dodge all the taboo words on the card which are meant to be obstacles which is basically the point of the game?

Also how can you definitively draw the line between what 'sounds like' the word on the card and what doesn't.

Again i'm sure you're right I just find that ruling a bit odd.

And thanks for the help
 
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Jerry Martin
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I don't there is an issue of what "sounds" like. Mussels and Muscles sound the same (unless your Popeye).

I would say they can't say any word that sounds like any Taboo word on the card.

Anyway it shouldn't come up that often, it's a party game and getting through the cards is your goal. Have fun and don't worry about things like that.

PS. Taboo is alright, but try Time's Up for a lot of fun. I have yet to find a person that hasn't liked it.
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Paul DeStefano
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et2012 wrote:
This is surely against the rules


No, its not.
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john doe
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Much appreciated Jerry! And i'll look into Time's up we're always looking for more board games.

Thank you for the in depth analysis paul you're a credit to the forum.
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Mike Brewer
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Quote:
The word to guess was 'mussles'

The person describing the word then decided to describe the word 'muscles', by pointing to his arms, saying "what do you go to the gym for" etc...

The person guessing guessed 'muscles' and was awarded the points.


I would then have said, "good, and the word I want you to say sounds very very similar to that but is spelled slightly differently"

Mike
 
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