Taboo - Official Party Game 17+

Guess the word with video chat

Marmalade Game Studio

Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



It’s the game Ellen played with Katy Perry on her show. Like Charades with words not actions, split into 2 teams and take it in turns to describe the words on the cards. Your team has to guess as many as possible before the timer runs out! Play with video chat and throw a house party on your phone!

Taboo is a group game for adults and perfect for a fun night in with friends. How do you describe APPLE when the words RED, FRUIT, PIE, CIDER and CORE are all taboo? If you use a taboo word by mistake, the other team will buzz and you’ll lose a point. Have noisy hilarious fun either online using in-game video chat or in person. Split into two teams, or go head-to-head in 2 Player mode. Think fast and talk your way to victory!

- FULLY CUSTOMISABLE - Decide the number of players, rounds, how many turns per round and how many skips are allowed
- AD-FREE GAME - Have fun with zero ads to distract you
- COMPLETE STARTER CARD DECK - Includes cards from the original game
- FULLY TRANSLATED - Available in: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Turkish, Greek, Polish, Hindi


Buy fun themed decks to keep your game fresh, including:

- Festive Fun (available for a limited time around the winter holidays)
- Wild World
- Fun & Games
- Food Lovers
- Celebrities
- The Midnight Deck (for adult-only fun)

…and two exciting Mystery decks!


- IN-GAME VIDEO CHAT - You don’t need extra apps or screens! Play the game face-to-face with 2-6 friends, wherever you are
- NEW - One vs All Mode

It’s every player for themselves in this brand new mode!

- Play with up to 10 friends!
- Take it in turns to be the Clue-giver while everyone else guesses
- A leaderboard will announce the winners

One vs All Mode is available in Local Party Mode, and is coming soon to Online Video Mode!


If you’re all in the same place, you can play with as many friends as you like, using a single phone!

- Split into 2 teams
- Take it in turns to be the Clue-giver
- If you’re the Clue-giver, make sure your team can’t see the screen
- If you’re in the opposing team, sit or stand behind the Clue-giver and shout if they use a taboo word


Create a game
Start a game and invite your friends. Or create an in-app chat group with your friends and start a game from your chat!

Divide into two teams
Split into two teams and name your team.

A Clue-giver is assigned from Team A
Clue-givers are chosen by the app, with team A and B taking it in turns.

The Clue-giver draws a card
The Clue-giver must describe the word, without saying any of the words on the card.

Team B stand by the Buzzer
Team B will buzz if the Clue-giver says a taboo word!

Watch the timer
Your team must guess as many words as possible before the time runs out.

What’s New

Version 1.0.16

Get ready for some pure chaotic word wrangling fun - for the first time ever, the Taboo: Official Party Game has come to mobile! If you love party games you will love this and you can do it all with video chat already included in the app, no extras needed! New naughty deck available!

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
3.3K Ratings

3.3K Ratings

RAScott85 ,

Best idea ever!

We we’re stuck in the rain and needed a fun last time while the storm made its way through. Everyone young and old had a blast. And unlike the classic card game, these words were easy for the youngsters. It’s a bonus option that you can expand your deck. It does come at a extra cost, but the topics will have everyone in tears trying to explain it or guess. Can’t wait to play this on our next family road trip.

Developer Response ,

Hello and thank you for your kind review! We are delighted to have met your expectations. Please let us know if you have any suggestions on how we can continue to improve Taboo, as we actively monitor player feedback and try to implement the most requested features. for a more direct channel. Thank you!

Rivalsan ,

Fun game, but needs to remember cards played

I love the original card game version of Taboo, but for convenience, my family and I played the app version of Taboo on Thanksgiving day. It was fun, but the programmers clearly did not implement a way for recently played cards to be remembered by the app. We played three separate games, and got multiple repeats of cards during those three games. Considering how that Taboo has a ridiculously large number of words to choose from, the fact that repeats showed up so quickly was extremely odd. Fix that, and the electronic version will be quite good. Still, worth the money spent.

Developer Response ,

Hello and thank you for your review. We are sincerely sorry for the bug you encountered. Taboo features 500 cards, which should never repeat in a game. We have already informed our quality assurance and programming teams so they can look into this issue and fix it as soon as possible. Thank you, and if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us at

verybroke ,

Random Mix

I think the app is great but having the option to choose your deck before you play really narrows the field for guessing. There should be an update letting us mix the decks. Also, why limit the rounds to 20? We should play as many rounds as we see fit. Please fix these minor issues. Thanks.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your suggestions! We are always open to feedback on how we can improve Taboo and will be sure to discuss these mentioned options in our next team meeting. If you have any other ideas please let us know by sending us an email at We’d love to hear from you.

In-App Purchases

Celebrity Deck
Celebrity themed 200 cards
Word Bonanza Bundle
Own all decks!
Double Mystery Bundle
Mystery 400 cards
Ready to Roast
Food and drinks themed pack with 200 cards

App Privacy

The developer, Marmalade Game Studio, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

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  • Identifiers

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  • Identifiers

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The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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