How to Play Two Truths and a Lie

Learn how to play Two truths and a Lie. It is the best ice breaker or party game for an older child, tween’s or teen’s. I love this game as it also builds children’s self esteem through identifying things they like or have experienced and builds confidence through sharing with others.

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How to Play Two Truths and a Lie

  1. You’ll need paper and pens or print our Two Truths and a Lie Game
  2. Everybody should take 5 – 10 minutes to write down two truths and one lie about themselves. The statements can be simple fun facts, interests, funny stories or past experiences. The lie can be outrageous and wacky, or it can sound like a truth to make it harder for the others.
  3. One at a time, each of you shares your statements. The group has to guess which statements are true and which statement is the lie.
  4. Everyone can ask you questions for more details.
  5. You can keep score to see who correctly guesses the most lies, or just play for fun to get to know one another— it’s up to you!

Ideas to help you think of your Two Truths and a Lie

Your Two Truths and a Lie can be very simple statements like what type of food you like, the type of pet you have, a fact about yourself or a place you have visited. Or you could come up with more detailed stories and experiences, but remember you may get asked questions.

Two Truths and a Lie Printable Game

Fun Ideas to Extend the Game

  • Give out prizes for the funniest or most outrageous lies!
  • Use the score sheet and add up who guesses the most lies and crown the ‘The Best Detective’.
  • Fold the cards and pop them in a hat, pull them out and try and remember who’s is who’s.

When to Play?

To tell the truth, this game is so much fun you can bring it out whenever you have a group of people coming together, especially if they don’t know each other!

  • Great Icebreaker for new groups
  • Fun family dinner game
  • Great for sleepovers or parties
  • Use to bring up the energy at any event 🙂

I hope you enjoy playing this game as much as I have! Take care Emma x

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