Truth or Dare is probably one of the most popular party games out there. Its premise is really simple, and you don’t really need anything to play it other than people. Truth or Dare is a game that really lets people get to know one another, and it’s popular as an icebreaker. Are there any board games that are similar to Truth or Dare?
In this article, I’m going to be talking about five party games that are similar to Truth or Dare, in that they’re simple, they can be played with large groups, and they help you to become closer to the people you are playing with.
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Without further ado, let’s take a closer look at some of these social party games.
1. Twenty Questions
Twenty questions is great in that you can play it almost anywhere. Start by picking one person to be the “answerer”. They’ll choose an object, which they’ll keep as a secret. Everyone else will take turns asking questions. Ultimately, the goal is to find out what the object is. The only thing is that the question must be answered with a “yes” or “no” (the answerer won’t be able to elaborate further).
For example, they can ask questions like, “is it bigger than a piece of bread?” or “is it heavier than a television?”.
If the people asking questions can’t figure out what the object is in 20 questions, the answerer wins. They’ll then play the answerer again for the next round. If someone figures out what the object is before 20 questions, that person will be the winner and they’ll be the for answerer the next turn.
2. Two Truths and a Lie
Two Truths and a Lie can be played with a small group of people. The premise of the game is simple. One by one, each person will say three statements about themselves. Two of them must be true and one of the must be a lie.
The other people will then try to guess which out of the three statements is the lie.
To make it more fun, try to incorporate facts that are borderline unbelievable. For example, you can say things like “I rode on an elephant before” or “I went to school with Steve Jobs.” The more creative you are with the facts, the more fun it’ll be!
3. The Winking Assasin
Wink Murder is a party game where one player “kills” others by winking at them. Start by picking a “wink murderer”. We recommend having a moderator pick someone while every one has their eyes closed.
Once the murderer has been picked, everyone will start wandering around the room (it should be big enough so that everyone has space to sit and stand comfortably), making conversation, including the murderer. Make sure to make eye contact with each other while you’re chatting as the murderer will “kill” their victim by winking at them. They must do it secretly so that no one knows they’re doing it—besides the victim.
If you’ve been winked at, you must “die”. We recommend waiting a few seconds before doing this, otherwise, it’ll give the mystery away too quickly. For those who have died, you can observe the rest of the game from the side of the room.
The other players will then try to figure out who the murderer is. They’ll do this by saying “I accuse” followed by the name of the person they suspect of being the killer. The accused must answer them by saying “yes” or “no.”
If the accusation is wrong, the person must leave the game as a penalty. The game will then continue until the wink murderer is identified. If you guess right, you win. From there, you can start a new round.
Tip: Dying dramatically (e.g. clutching your chest before falling to the ground) will make things more entertaining.
4. Random Word Game
The Random Word Game is a great way to challenge your knowledge and vocabulary. While you can play it anywhere, it’s best if everyone can sit in a circle. That way, it’ll be easier to know whose turn it is.
The first person will start by choosing a category. For example, they can choose “animals” or “food”. They’ll then say the first word. The second player must then come up with a word that starts with the last letter of the previously said word. It must also be in the same category.
For instance, if the first person chose food as the category and said “toast”, the second person must then come up with a food word that starts with “t”, such as “tea.” The third person must then name a food item that starts with “a”. This will continue until you can’t come up with any more words.
Another variation of the game involves naming items in a set category in alphabetical order. For example, if the category is animals and the first person says “anteater”, the second player must come up with an animal that starts with b, such as “bee.”
5. Common Quality
Common Quality is another verbal game that you can play in small groups (or even in pairs if you want). The first person will start by naming an object—one with a particular characteristic or quality.
The second player must then say a different item, one with the same quality, plus a new characteristic that it has. This will continue until a player can no longer come up with an object with the same quality.
For example, if the first person says “chocolate is brown”, the second player can say “bears are also brown and they’re furry.” The next person can then say “teddy bears are also furry and they’re loved by kids”, etc.
If you want to make the game extra challenging, you can restrict the items to a specific category. For instance, you can make it so that you can only say “household objects” or “plants.”
For this game, you’ll need at least two teams with two players each. A person from one of the teams will then pick up a card, one with a specific object or phrase. They must then act it out without making a sound. The other player on their team will have to try and figure out what the object or phrase is.
Once they get it right, the other person will pick up a new card with a new object or phrase. The goal is for the other player to guess as many of them as possible.
Once time is up (you can specify a certain time period for each round- for example, you can make it so that each team gets one minute to act out the phrases and objects), a player from the second team will do the same thing. They’ll act out an object or phrase and their teammate must guess what it is.
The team with the most correct guesses will win the game (and bragging rights).
7. Just a Minute
For this game, players will receive a topic at random. They’ll then have to talk about it for a whole minute. If you stop talking or repeat yourself, you’re out. If you can make it through the entire minute, you get one point.
One great thing about this game is that you can adjust the topic based on the participants’ ages. For example, you can give a young child the topic, “the difference between a dog and a cat” while giving an adult the subject, “how to make coffee.”
If you want to make things more entertaining, you can assign subjects that the person doesn’t know anyone about. For example, you can ask them “what will happen to the planet in 20 years?” or “how do you design a roller coaster?”.
8. One Line at a Time
This game involves telling a story. Instead of one person telling it, however, everyone will contribute only one line at a time.
The first person to go will begin the story. For example, they could start with, “Once upon a time, there was a fox”. The second player would then have to continue the story. For instance, they could say, “His name was Bob and he liked to eat cookies.”
The next person to go would then have to take the story further.
At the end of the day, there are no winners or losers. If anything, it’s a great way to be silly and creative while spending time with friends. And it can go on for as long as you’d like!
9. I Spy
This classic game works best if you know you’ll be in the same place for a while. After all, you can’t really play if the item you’re spying on goes out of view!
The first person to go will start by saying, “I spy with my little eye…” They’ll then look around the area. Once they’ve “found” something they’re interested in, they’ll continue by saying “something that starts with the letter (first letter of the object).”
The rest of the players will take turns guessing what the other person is thinking of. If no one gets the answer, they can give them a small hint, such as the item’s color or size.