HOrns and color are forbidden!


No, horns and colors are not forbidden for monsters, all of them have color and some of them horns, only in the monster search for teams, horns or color can be taboo. How and why?

One monster set is stacked face-down, a second identical one is displayed openly. There are 54 monsters in three colors in a set, showing varying traits - Size, Color, Hat & Glasses, Number, Dandruff & Hair, Stripes & Points, Horns & Ears, Arms & Hands, Legs & Feet, Eyes, Mouth and Teeth & Tongue. Those twelve traits are also represented on two dice.

In a game of two or three players, you use the special rules; for 4 or more players, you form two or more teams of minimum two or more players.

The active player of a team rolls the two dice to determine the forbidden monster traits. Within 60 seconds, the team tries to find as many monsters as possible - the active player draws the top card and uses words, gestures and miming to describe the wanted monster, his team can also ask questions. When a forbidden trait is mentioned, the card is set aside and a new one drawn. There is one guess - for a correct one the team takes both tiles, otherwise a new card is drawn. When all pairs have been found, you win with most. Of course, you can shuffle both sets together and play a standard memo, a pair features one tile with green and one with red backside.  

The basic principle is familiar since Taboo, to search for monsters based on descriptions is a cute and witty new interpretation offering lots of fun, even if the rules for bans are rather stringent, when numbers are taboo, you cannot say one, none, many etc., and eyes on the die also prohibits brows or pupil.


Players: 2-8

Age: 7+

Time: 25+

Designer: Florian Biege

Artist: Florian Biege

Price: ca. 20 Euro

Publisher: Drei Hasen in der Abendsonne


Genre: Spotting, describing

Users: For families

Special: Many players

Version: multi

Rules: de en fr it

In-game text: no



Standard mechanism

Witty new interpretation

Stringent taboo rules


Compares to:

Spotting games with descriptions, Taboo for the basic mechanism


Other editions:

Currently none


Chance (pink): 0

Tactic (turquoise): 0

Strategy (blue): 0

Creativity (dark blue): 3

Knowledge (yellow): 0

Memory (orange): 0

Communication (red): 3

Interaction (brown): 0

Dexterity (green): 0

Action (dark green): 3