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Don’t Say “Football”!

Materials Needed

  • 1-3 Token items per player
  • You’re going to hear a lot about “Football” and “touchdowns” during your party. Why not create a fun, and funny, game around the overused words.


    Select a word that is taboo to say at the party, we use “football” as an example but it can be anything that is likely to be said frequently like “touchdown”, “Super Bowl”, “commercial”, or even “beer”.

    As the quests arrive tell them the taboo word and give them some sort of token that can be easily passed around, like plastic whistles on strings like the referees use or team colored Mardi Gras beads. You could also use something as simple as a clothes pin or safety pin since the guests can simply clip it to something they are wearing.  For small parties you can give more than one token each, for larger parties 1 token per person is fine.

    As the party goes on anyone who says the taboo word must give up their token to the first person to call them out. At the end of the party whoever has accumulated the most tokens wins a prize. You can also choose to play just during pre-game, or until half-time if you prefer.