This packet provides everything you need to play a meaningful game during a unit on Ancient Rome. Roman Taboo is a classroom game based on the Hasbro Game Taboo. The packet comes with 228 word cards and game instructions.
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I have played this game with my 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. They love it, and they get familiar with new words, including Pax Romana, aqueduct, consul and Republic.
The object of the game is for a team to score the most points by guessing the most words. The trick is, that for every word, there are 5 "taboo" words. For example, if the keyword is CAESAR students cannot say JULIUS, MAN, SENATOR, OR SALAD.
Instead, they might say:
• He was murdered by 60 friends.
• He crossed the Rubicon River.
• He married Cleopatra.
As one teammate gives clues, the other teammates shout out the answers.
The words used in this version are based on a unit on Ancient Rome for 7th and 8th graders.
This is a wonderful way to have fun with new words. The game develops students problem solving abilities and build camaraderie. We use the game when we are nearing a unit test or midway through a project. It gives the students a break from lectures or group work.