How to Play Taboo Online With Custom Cards (Free Template)

I love Taboo and wanted to play the game with my friends virtually through Zoom. But the sites that I saw online had generic clues and I wanted to create my own that were more relevant to my group.

The only templates I found online were designed for school teachers to print out physical copies. I wanted a template to have for my group of friends to play online. I couldn't find anything good so I created my own.

You can find over 100 cards along with instructions and a template below.

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Make a copy so that you can have your own cards. At the very last slide, you can find a template that you can copy and paste to create your own custom words.

How to host Taboo Online on Zoom with your friends

1. Once your friends are in the Zoom room, assign all participants to join two random Breakout rooms.

Tell them that they have 60 seconds to come up with a team name. Then rename themselves on Zoom with their name plus their new team name.

"Kelly Wentworth - Hunahpu"

When it is Kelly's turn to give clues to their team, everyone on Zoom with "Hunahpu" in their name is going to guess the words.

2. Give everyone access to the Google Slides presentation but tell everyone to minimize the window to not cheat.

If it's Kelly's turn, she opens up the Google Slides presentation and starts to give clues to her team.

The host will keep track of time and have an airhorn ready to blow if they hear a taboo word. This means the host is not actively playing on a team but instead, keeping score, tracking time, and looking for taboo words.

If you want the host to play on a team, they can still be responsible for the timer, and everyone else has to be responsible for their own mistakes.

3. Once Kelly is finished, she tells the next person what slide she left off at, and minimizes her window. The next person to go will open the presentation, find that slide number, and continue.

I didn't think this would work well but to my surprise, everything went so smoothly, and we were able to get through all the cards!

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Have a great time playing Taboo online! 😄

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