Oy Vey, it's the kosher version of Taboo

By Jessica Elgot, June 16, 2011
Taboo, Jewish-style

Taboo, Jewish-style

A "kosher" version of word game Taboo – with clues such as "Oy Vey" and "Latke" – will soon be sold in UK toy shops.

Taboo involves teams guessing words from printed clues, described by a teammate who is banned from saying five "taboo" words associated with the clue word.

Boston-based Seth Burstein, 29, who co-created the Jewish version of the game, explained: "You might have to guess the word Chanucah, without saying 'festival of lights', 'Maccabees', 'December' or 'latkes'."

The Jewish version has now been licenced by Hasbro. Jewish Educational Toys, which manufactures the games, said retailers in London and Manchester had bought them.

Mr Burstein and his partner Ian Framson consulted Mr Burstein's rabbi brother and Mr Framson's Yiddish-savvy grandmother, to devise the clues.

    Last updated: 1:16pm, June 16 2011