Trapwords

The game is for 2 teams, divided into two approximately equivalent number of players and takes about 30 minutes to play.

It could remind you of the classic word game known as Taboo, but this one has an interesting twist on gameplay – the opposing team is the one who chooses the words you cannot use. With you having no idea which words are “traps”, it’s like dancing on a minefield, when you’re trying to describe your assigned word to the rest of the team.

You have to successfully guess a word that one of your teammates is trying to describe to you. Sounds simple, but it is made fiendishly difficult by not knowing which words you can’t say. Because both teams are simultaneously preparing secret traps for each other, words that you can’t use. And further you get, the more trapwords you might expect.

Could you avoid your opponent’s trapwords when you don’t know what you can’t say?

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How to Play

Game Rule (PDF): Trapwords

Additional information

Available for play at the café?

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