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How to Play Two Truths and a Lie – the best icebreaker game!

Liar, Liar, Pants On Fire

Just met an endearing stranger or perhaps leading the next team meeting? Want to develop those relationships to more than just acquaintances? Or, are you already friends with someone and want to improve that bond, test your bestie skills, or even try to take things to another level? If you’ve answered yes to any of the former questions, then the two truths one lie game is great for you. This classic icebreaker game is ideal for people of all ages!  It’s a guessing game that is made easier by your knowledge of the people you’re playing with. In other words, if you want to be successful in this activity, then you’d better do some friendly research before hand, or simply play this game to know more about the person or people you’re with! So, without any further ado, let’s jump right into the Two Truths and a Lie game tutorial!


You only need two players or a group of willing individuals who are eager to play, which makes this a super easy game to play anywhere! Some players of this guessing game find it handy to keep a notepad or other writing tool nearby in order to keep track of score as well as write down questions that were already asked.

How to Play Two Truths and a Lie

  1. First, decide the order of which players will take turn. Memorize that order and stick to it for the remainder of the game.
  2. For the purpose of explaining this game, we will use a randomly named player called Sally as an example. Say Sally is the person to go first. Sally will make three statements regarding herself. Two of these statements will be true facts about her, while one will be false, hence two truths one lie.
  3. It is up to the remainder of the players to guess which statement disclosed by Sally is in fact the lie. The player to first make the correct guess gets a point.
  4. After step three, it is the next player’s turn, who then repeats same steps just as Sally did.
  5. Step one through four is then repeated until a set amount of points is reached by a player or time is called. The amount of maximum points and/or the time limit is completely left up to the decisions of the players involved.

Team Size

There are no teams in this guessing game, as well as no end cap on how many players are allowed to play. It can even be played just among two individuals, making it ideal for parties of any size. Typically, though, games are played amongst groups of four to five people.

Playing Time

You can make this game as short or as long as you want it to be!  The winning aspects of the game (points or time) are completely left up to the discretion of players involved.

Two Truths and a Lie Video Tutorial