Two Truths And A Lie doesn’t require any equipment or preparation and can be played by all ages including kids, teenagers and adults.
This activity is not only fun but it can be done anywhere at anytime with a big or small group.
It also provides a very powerful outcome of helping the group get to know each other even better. If played in a group that knows each other well this becomes a fun challenge since everyone knows each other so well.
Additionally this can be equally useful in groups that don’t know each other very well by helping them to learn more about each other.
This makes it a classic you will want to keep in your bag of tricks. Check out our collection of 100+ Team Building Activities for more games & fun.
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How To Play Two Truths And A Lie
To play this game each person takes turns stating two truths (true statements) about themselves and one Lie (false statement).
After each person takes their turn, the others in the group have to try to figure out which of the three statements was the “Lie”.
Each person that correctly guesses which of the three statements was the “Lie” gets a point.
After the first person has their turn go clockwise to the next person playing until everyone has had a turn to tell two truths and a lie.
The player with the most points after each person has gone is the winner.
Tips on Strategies For Two Truths And A Lie
- Keep all your statements simple – this is especially important for your lie.
- If you play multiple rounds be sure to change the order of your truths and lie
- Be confident when sharing all three statements
- Watch your body language and tone – try to keep it the same for each statement
- Pick something simple for your lie so that it will seem believable
- Try to share a truth that is hard to believe as some folks that can’t tell the difference between your statements will choose the most outlandish statement
Two Truths And A Lie Virtual Variation
You could do the same via a Zoom call with your virtual team members and share verbally over the vide conference.
Another way to do this virtually would be for everyone to write their guesses down by email and send to one person or type into a chat box in your Zoom meeting.
Another option would You could also share verbally over the video conference as well.
Both are options that would work virtually and really just depends on what format you prefer.
Two Truths And A Lie Variation 2
This variation allows those guessing the lie in the group the opportunity to ask the speaker a limited amount of questions (which cannot be directly related to the three statements) to help the group get a better feel of the individual to try to figure out which statement is the lie.
This variation can help the group get to know each other a little better through the questioning portion. Then everybody guesses as before.
Two Truths And A Lie Variation 3
This is my favorite personally it is the same as Variation 3 except there are no limits on the number of questions asked and you actually use the number of questions asked as the point scoring system. The person that was asked the most questions before the group correctly guessed the lie would be the winner. You can tally up a point for each question asked until they figure out which one is false and then compare each persons score once each person playing has had a turn.
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