Two Truths and A Lie (Rules And 100+ Examples)


TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE

Two Truths and a Lie is one of the best ice-breaker games and a great back to school game as well. You can play it with friends and family or with people you just met. It requires zero equipment or setup, and it is a super fun game you can play anytime.

You might think that it is as simple as making something up, but there’s a bit more strategy involved. Let’s go over how to play, some tips for coming up with the best lies, and a few suggestions for your next game.

HOW TO PLAY TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE

The setup for two truths and a lie is very simple.

  1. First, have a group of people sitting together. You don’t have to be in a circle, but at least have everyone in the same vicinity.
  2. Next, choose someone to start. They must say three statements out loud. Two of these statements must be true, and one must be a lie.
  3. Finally, everyone should guess which statement was a lie. Then, have the player reveal the correct one. 

You can go in sequence or have the person who guessed correctly go next. This continues until everyone has had a turn. If you want to play this fun game with some alcoholic beverages, make sure to check out our guide to the Two Truths and a Lie Drinking Game!

HOW TO CRAFT THE BEST TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE

TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE: RETIREMENT EDITION SETUP

As we mentioned, there is a bit of strategy you can use. These are very simple but very effective. Let’s go over some helpful tips and why they work.

POKER FACE

This applies to your face as well as to your tone of voice. When you are making your statements, try to keep the same tone for each. Don’t giggle or look away when saying your lie because that will be a dead giveaway.

STATEMENT ORDER

Another good tip is to switch up the order of your lies. Many people try and say their two truths immediately and leave the lie for the third statement. Changing things up will throw people off.

BELIEVABLE LIES

When you are telling your lie, try and say something believable. The more believable it sounds, the better. For example, you wouldn’t say you have 1 million subscribers on Instagram unless you are quite famous. Instead, say something like I have a famous person following me on Instagram. This is more believable.

OUTRAGEOUS TRUTHS

On the flip side, a great tactic is to say a truth that sounds outrageous. This makes it sound like a lie, especially if you pair it with a believable lie. 

100+ EXAMPLES TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE IDEAS

Coming up with a plausible lie in the moment can be difficult. Here is a list with some believable ideas that we broke down into categories. Save them for the next time you have to play.

TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE IDEAS ABOUT FAMILY

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These two truth and a lie ideas are alla bout your family, family history, relatives, etc. You can really have fun with this one especially if you’re playing with strangers.

  1. My parents didn’t let me have a dog when we were younger so I had a pet bird.
  2. My dad played college football for UT.
  3. My younger sibling is a half sibling.
  4. My dad remarried and had six children.
  5. My mom is extremely superstitious.
  6. I am the youngest of six siblings.
  7. My grandpa is a twin.
  8. My father was in the Marines.
  9. My dad grew up without indoor plumbing.
  10. My family came over on the mayflower.
  11. I am a quarter French on my mom’s side.
  12. One of my relatives is a well known celebrity.
  13. I was the first person in my family to graduate high school.
  14. My dad only made it to middle school.
  15. I used to cut my siblings hair to save money.
  16. I have 15 first cousins.
  17. My mom is actually my stepmom.
  18. I was adopted.
  19. I shaved off my eyebrows when I was six.
  20. My dad and I have the same middle name.
  21. Both my parents are left handed.
  22. English is my family’s second language.
  23. My family moved houses every 2-3 years when I was growing up.
  24. My dad has never been on a plane.
  25. My parents didn’d let me date till I was 17.

TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE IDEAS ABOUT SKILLS

This sections will be all about you. Your skills, hidden talents, quirks are all fair game. Use them to your advantage!

  1. I know how to juggle
  2. I can hold my breath underwater for two minutes.
  3. I won a spelling bee in elementary school.
  4. I am a trained scuba diver.
  5. I’ve run a marathon before.
  6. I am a published author.
  7. I can drive stick shift.
  8. I don’t know how to whistle.
  9. I can speak three languages.
  10. I played golf in high school.
  11. I can fit 19 marshmallows in my mouth at one time.
  12. I don’t know how to swim.
  13. I’ve bowled a perfect 300.
  14. I can do a backhand spring.
  15. I’ve won a chess tournament.
  16. I learned how to speak elvish.
  17. I have over 20 plants in my apartment.
  18. I can dislocate my thumb.
  19. I can play the piano well.
  20. I’ve competed in a food challenge.
  21. I am an avid magician.

TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE IDEAS ABOUT FOOD

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Food statements are always good. These are all about food preferences, allergies, cooking abilities. You can change up the truth just a bit to make it sound plausible. Even your friends can get stuck with these.

  1. I am allergic to peanuts.
  2. I am a french trained chef.
  3. I’ve eaten shark before.
  4. I one won first prize in an eating contest.
  5. I like plain pasta with butter.
  6. My favorite ice cream flavor is rum raisin.
  7. My first job was in a restaurant.
  8. I’ve never tried Dr. Pepper.
  9. I’m a vegan.
  10. I’m gluten free.
  11. I’ve eaten an insect before.
  12. I drink four shots of espresso every day.
  13. My Starbucks order is a grande double shot almond latte.
  14. I’ve never been drunk before.
  15. I hate cilantro.
  16. I can eat extremely spicy food.
  17. I once burned my tongue so badly it affected my taste ability.
  18. My favorite pizza is from Little Ceasars.
  19. I’ve tried dog food before.
  20. I prefer lukewarm water to Ice water.
  21. I vomit when I smell jello.

RANDOM TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE IDEAS

These examples are all pretty random. The best part is that they are so random nobody can tell if they are real or not. 

  1. I’m color blind.
  2. I’m partially deaf in one ear.
  3. I have no feeling in my left calf.
  4. I’ve never broken a bone.
  5. I’ve never been pulled over.
  6. I’ve been arrested before.
  7. I adopted a dog from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
  8. I’ve never been on a roller coaster.
  9. I don’t know how to write in cursive.
  10. I can speak spanish fluently.
  11. I’ve traveled to four different countries.
  12. I’ve swum with dolphins before.
  13. I’ve been stung by a jellyfish before.
  14. I have a selfie with Taylor Swift.
  15. I was trapped in an elevator once.
  16.  I’ve had to get braces twice.
  17. I wear natural deodorant.
  18. I’m terrified of rollercoasters.

HILARIOUS TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE IDEAS

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Of course you know we have to throw some hilarious ideas out there. These are sure to make everyone laugh while they’re making their guesses.

  1. I am deathly afraid of clowns.
  2. I once went to a nude beach on accident.
  3. I have a tattoo of a potato.
  4. I have a third nipple.
  5. I once had a cyst that grew hair.
  6. I can’t tell my left from my right.
  7. My ex was six years older/younger than me.
  8. Whenever I walk up or down stairs, my knees pop.
  9. No one has ever asked me to be a bridesmaid.
  10. I broke my hand practicing an emotional speech once.
  11. I cry everytime I watch Moana.
  12. I have an ant colony at home.
  13. I went to prom with a stripper.
  14. I take a bubble bath every night.
  15. I have been kicked out of a karaoke bar.
  16. I once got peppersprayed.
  17. I can do a perfect Christopher Walken Impression.
  18. I have to poop whenever I smell coffee.
  19. I once wet my pants in public.
  20. I had to be rescued by a lifeguard once.

If you love games like this check out Kiss, Marry, Kill, or Truth or Dare.

Alan Lemus
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