It’s the best of all the word games! Throw a house party on your phone and play Taboo with video chat! Split into 2 teams and take it in turns to describe the word - just don’t use the word or any of the words on the card! Your team has to guess as many words as possible before the timer runs out!

Like Charades and Heads Up!, Taboo is fun for adults and teens. 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 fun with your friends and family. The app works if you’re together in one place, or apart via video chat! The buzzer, timer, cards and video chat are built in - all you need is your phone. Think fast, talk fast and crush the competition!

- 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!
- PLAY IN THE SAME ROOM - Play Local Party Mode on one phone, with unlimited players!
- AD-FREE GAME - Have fun with zero ads to distract you!
- TWO-PLAYER MODE - Challenge one friend with the unique 2-Player Mode!
- 500 CARDS - Includes cards from the original game!
- EXTRA CARD PACKS - Buy fun themed decks to keep your game fresh. These include:
Wild World
Fun & Games
Food Lovers

…and two exciting Mystery decks!


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!
Taboo is a game for 2-6 online players, with video chat included. This means you can play face-to-face even when you can’t be together. You can also play with as many friends as you like, in person, with Local Party Mode.

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

A Clue-giver is assigned from Team A
A clue-giver from team A will be chosen by the app. In the next round, a Clue-giver from team B will take their turn.

The Clue-giver draws a card
Only the Clue-giver from Team A, and all of Team B, can see the card. The Clue-giver must try to tell their team what the word is, without saying any of the Taboo words.

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. You’ll win 1 point per correct guess.

Passing on a card
You can skip 2 cards every turn. After that, the other team will get 1 point every time you skip a card.

Finishing the game
The game ends when every player has taken a turn as Clue-giver. Or when each team has had an equal number of turns as Clue-giver.

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
- The Clue-giver must then press the buzzer

You can also play with one friend in two-Player Mode!

- Take it in turns to be the Clue-giver
- Buzz yourself if you use a taboo word
Become a word master and beat your opponent all by yourself.

Team-up and play with your friends, wherever you are!

What’s New

Version 1.0.6

200 new cards in this brand new deck, including words from your favourite Fall and Winter holidays, including:
New Year
Plus general bug fixes to video chat and more!

Don’t miss out! The Festive Fun deck is only available for a limited time once a year!

Get in the festive spirit with this seasonal deck! It’s all your favourite fall holidays in one place!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

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.

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.


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

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Identifiers

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

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

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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