There’s a lot of versions of this game out there, but we’re here to give the definitive version. Look no further. This is the correct version of Two Truths and a Lie.
All you need for this one is a group of friends.
How to Play Two Truths and a Lie
Starting the Game: The game begins with one player (the ‘statement giver’) making three statements about themselves – two of which are true, and one that is a lie.
Guessing the Lie: The rest of the group then decides individually which statement they believe is the lie.
Revealing the Truth: Once all guesses are made, the statement giver reveals which statement was the lie.
- If a player guessed the lie incorrectly, they take a drink.
- If the majority of the group guesses the lie correctly, the statement giver takes a drink.
Theme Rounds: Each round can have a specific theme (e.g., childhood stories, embarrassing moments, dreams and aspirations). This adds a fun twist and keeps the game interesting.
Rapid Fire: Limit the time for making statements and guessing to create a faster-paced game.
Two Lies and a Truth: Invert the game by telling two lies and one truth. This variation often proves to be more challenging.
Team Play: Divide the group into teams. Teams work together to guess the lie, promoting team strategy.
Story Expansion: After revealing the lie, the statement giver can be encouraged to elaborate on the true statements, adding a storytelling element to the game.
Non-Drinking Alternative: For a non-alcoholic version, replace drinks with points or harmless dares.
Some examples of two truths and a lie:
Usually one of the best strategies is to keep the truths and lies within the same kind of “theme.” Here are some examples of truths and lies that could go either way:
- I’ve been to over 30 countries.
- I once climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.
- I’ve never been on an airplane.
- I can eat ten hotdogs in one sitting.
- I’m allergic to chocolate.
- I once won a local pie-eating contest.
- I have three dogs and two cats at home.
- I’ve been bitten by a snake.
- I’ve never seen a live elephant.
- I read over 50 books last year.
- My favorite author is J.K. Rowling.
- I’ve never read “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
- I built my own computer.
- I’ve never owned a smartphone.
- My first programming language was Python.
- I watch a new movie every weekend.
- I’ve never seen any of the Star Wars movies.
- My favorite movie genre is horror.
- I play three musical instruments.
- I’ve met a famous rock star.
- I can’t stand listening to classical music.
- I’ve run a marathon in under 4 hours.
- I’ve never been to a live sporting event.
- My favorite sport to play is basketball.
- I can name all the U.S. Presidents in order.
- I’ve visited the Great Wall of China.
- My favorite period in history is the Renaissance.
- I’ve had my artwork displayed in a gallery.
- I’m colorblind.
- I specialize in landscape painting.
Can the game be played without alcohol?
Absolutely! The drinking element can be replaced with points or dares.
Is there a limit to the number of players?
No, but a larger group may have the game last longer
How do we decide who starts the game?
This can be decided randomly or by choosing the youngest player, the last one who arrived, etc.
Are there any limits on the type of statements?
It’s generally advisable to avoid overly personal or sensitive topics. The host can set boundaries before starting.
How long does a typical game last?
It varies, but a single round usually takes about 5-10 minutes. The entire game’s length depends on the group’s size and engagement.
Can players opt out of drinking?
Yes, players can always choose not to drink or to participate in an alternative penalty.
With any drinking game, Two Truths and a Lie is no different: be sure you know your limits and encourage everybody around you to check in with themselves and those around them. Drink responsibly. Play responsibly.
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