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I am using Drupal 8 and the core Forum module.

I have several forums on a site.

I wish to restrict access for some of the forums based on the role of the user.

eg:

Forum A: 'Moderator' and 'Role A' can access ('Role B cannot access')   
Forum B: 'Moderator' and 'Role B' can access ('Role A cannot access')    

I cannot seem to find a way to do this and am having trouble finding a straight answer about how to do it online.

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Taxonomy Access Control Lite is a good module to achieve this.

This node_access module governs access to nodes based on the taxonomy terms applied to the nodes. A simple scheme based on taxonomy, roles and users controls which content is visible.

As the name implies, this module shares some functionality with an earlier module called Taxonomy Access Control (TAC). If you are shopping around for an access control module to use, consider that one as well. See this module's README.txt for an explanation of "why yet another access control module".

I have implemented one of my site for same purpose.

You can also go for

Content Access and ACL modules.

This module allows you to manage permissions for content types by role and author. It allows you to specifiy custom view, edit and delete permissions for each content type. Optionally you can enable per content access settings, so you can customize the access for each content node.

One more Option Using Group module.

The Group module allows you to create arbitrary collections of your content and users on your site and grant access control permissions on those collections

Out of the box, Drupal only allows a person to view, create or edit the different content types you create. However, you might want to be able to let them view or edit all content types, but only in a specific section of the site.

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