Two Truths and a Lie: How to Play and Fifty Tricky Lies

If you’re searching for a great icebreaker game for a group of friends or colleagues, Two Truths and a Lie is a fun way to get to know one another. In this game, everybody takes a turn saying three statements out loud. Two of them must be facts about yourself, or truths, and the third should be a believable lie. The goal of the game is for everybody to pick out which of the statements is the lie. To have the most fun with this game, pick a lie that seems realistic and truths that seem far-fetched or fantastic. This game is usually played as an ice-breaker or a “get to know you” activity, so picking interesting truths about yourself can lead to some fascinating conversation.  

Two Truths and a Lie is a great option if you’re searching for a way to break the ice at a work meeting or want to encourage conversation amongst new acquaintances. It can be especially fun to play with family or friends who know you well. The trick is to pick things about yourself that they might not know about you already! Just remember not to give anything away with your facial expressions or voice when you reveal your truths and lie. Two Truths and a Lie is a great game for any age group, and below you can find 50 sneaky lies that will have your fellow players stumped for sure. 

  1. I was the first person in my family to graduate college.
  2. In high school, I played basketball (or some other sport) and won the state championship my senior year.
  3. I’ve never been on a roller coaster.
  4. My first concert was the Spice Girls.
  5. I collect stamps and have over two thousand in my collection.
  6. My mother is a pilot (or some other exciting job).
  7. I don’t know how to swim.
  8. I’ve travelled to all fifty states.
  9. I became an ordained minister online.
  10. My first car was a Volkswagen Beetle.
  11. When I was a baby, my brother cut all of my hair off.
  12. I’ve never been on an airplane.
  13. I studied abroad in France when I was in college.
  14. My father played basketball for UNC in the 70’s (or whichever school you choose).
  15. I broke my wrist snowboarding as a teenager.

  1. Both of my parents are only children, so I don’t have any first cousins, aunts or uncles.
  2. I was in a commercial when I was a child.
  3. My mother is a twin.
  4. I hate ice-cream.
  5. In high school, I rode an elevator with Bruce Springsteen.
  6. My hair used to be blonde (or whichever color seems farthest from your current color).
  7. Whenever I walk up or down stairs, my knees pop.
  8. I’ve never had a massage.
  9. I’ve never been outside the country.
  10. My first job was at an amusement park.
  11. I used to wear glasses.
  12. My parents wouldn’t let me have a dog, so we had a pet turtle.
  13. One of my online videos went viral.
  14. I won $500 on a scratch-off lottery ticket.
  15. I can impersonate Christopher Walken perfectly.

  1. My parents moved houses six times when I was a child.
  2. I can recite every word of Romeo and Juliet.
  3. I know how to play the guitar.
  4. Nobody in my family can ski.
  5. I never had chicken pox as a child.
  6. When I was six, my dog bit me.
  7. I had to repeat (or skip) a grade in school .
  8. I’ve eaten a fried cricket.
  9. My birth weight broke the hospital record.
  10. I am colorblind.
  11. I can speak Spanish fluently.
  12. My little sister is nine years younger than I am.
  13. I don’t know how to write in cursive.
  14. I was the lead in my high school production of The Wizard of Oz.
  15. My favorite ice cream flavor is pistachio.
  16. I had to get 7 stitches in my forehead when I crashed my bike as a kid.
  17. I’ve never ridden on a boat.
  18. I grew up on a farm.
  19. I’m allergic to cats.
  20. If I could take a trip anywhere, I’d go to Egypt.
Whether you’re playing with a group of people you’re just getting to know, or trying to stump long-time friends, Two Truths and a Lie is sure to spark some interesting conversations! 

Kelsey Caldwell is a realtor and freelance writer from Charlotte, NC. She and her husband are parents to two amazing kids, a puppy, and rabbit.