Taboo: The Sixth Sense

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Taboo: The Sixth Sense
Taboo: The Sixth Sense
Title screen
Designer(s)Julian Jameson
Composer(s)David Wise
Platform(s)Nintendo Entertainment System

Taboo: The Sixth Sense is a Tarot card reading simulation developed by Rare and published by Tradewest for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in 1989.

This video game gives users a tarot reading where the "dealer" automatically shuffles the cards. It is the only NES game to carry two warnings; that it is intended for players ages fourteen and older and the game is intended for entertainment purposes only. Taboo was marketed as a party game that multiple adults could enjoy simultaneously.[2]


Upon loading, the game requires input of the player's name, birth date, and gender.[2] The game then asks the user to input a question, and shuffles the cards.[2] The game then generates a tarot reading via the Celtic cross layout. These cards can be normal, or reversed. Afterward, the player chooses the state that he/she is from and will be given lottery numbers accordingly. The game uses the whole tarot deck, which consists of the Minor Arcana and Major Arcana, a total of 78 cards.

The instruction book gives a small history of the origins of the word "Tarot".[2] The instruction booklet also lists both arcana and lists the name of each card.[2] It also goes into further detail of the layout, even what each position on the Celtic cross means. There is no actual game activity to be found apart from repeated readings. The game also contains nudity and religious images which were usually unacceptable under Nintendo of America's content guidelines.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "Release information". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2008-07-25.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Basic game overview". allgame. Retrieved 2011-12-27.

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