Two Truths and a Lie
Which is the lie? Two Truths and a Lie is a great way for people to learn interesting new facts about each other. It requires few materials and is easy to play. Our full guide is provided below! We also provide a couple other versions to try out if you want a new twist to this classic game.
Setup for Two Truths and a Lie
Two Truths and Lie works best when you have a smaller group of 5 to 10 people. You can have bigger groups, but the game takes a lot longer. If you have a large group, split the group into smaller groups to save time.
Give everyone a sheet of paper and a writing utensil. Ask everyone to think about interesting facts about themselves — not common things like “I like chocolate,” but unique things like “One time I ate chocolate covered cockroaches” or “I am a Juiliard-trained violin player.” The best facts are the ones that are amazing or unexpected, and that most people cannot tell about you.
Have each person write two true statements and one lie about themselves, in any order, on their sheet. Once everyone writes down these three statements, you are ready to begin!
Playing Two Truths and a Lie
Choose one person to start the game. He or she reads all three statements once. Then, ask the person to read them a second time. Everyone raises their hand to vote on the one that they think is the lie. If you wish to keep score, you can have everyone gain a point for each time they guess correctly.
Interesting variations of the game include:
- Two Truths and a Wish. Each player writes down two true statements and one wish (something that isn’t true, but something that they wish will become true). For example, a person can write “I am a millionaire” or “I am an actor on a popular TV comedy series.” The game involves guessing which one is the wish.