French New Year's Day Taboo Game - Nouvel An Français
Play this French New Year's - Nouvel An Taboo game and have some fun!

Playing games and having fun is when learning really happens in French class. I love to play the game Taboo with my students. French taboo is a game that is easy to modify and use with beginners and advanced students alike.

Object of the game:

One player tries to get his teammate to guess the word at the top of a card. The player must give clues, but he can't use any of the Taboo words in his description. The taboo words are written beneath the underlined word at the top of the card. Teams score points for each word successfully guessed. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.

Beginner students should be allowed to use the French TABOO words printed on the cards. This will encourage them to use new vocabulary and will help them in forming sentences to use as clues.


30 playing cards in French and English to print, cut out and laminate - color copy
30 playing cards in French and English to print, cut out and laminate - grayscale copy
File for projecting one card at a time
Sheet for recording new vocabulary words
15 mots max - alternative way to play
How to play

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Created: Nov 21, 2017

Updated: Dec 29, 2018


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