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I Tell A Lie

Relaxing games Icebreaker games Small group games

How To Play I Tell A Lie

The object of this small group ice breaker game is to reveal unknown things about yourself to the group in a fun atmosphere.

A person states three things about themself. Two must be true and one a lie. For example: "I was born in Adelaide, I have two sisters, and I'm an airline pilot(but make it less obvious)

The others in the group try to guess which statement is the lie.

So each person in the group would take a turn to state their three statements about themselves (one of which is a lie) and the rest of the group would need to collaborate to guess which statement is most likely untrue. Then the person who said the statements would reveal to the group which one is a lie. Then the process would repeat with the next person until all the people in the group have had a turn.

As far as ice breaker games go - this one is a fantastic idea to get your small group to share some interesting things about themselves in an interactive way.


sin, lying

Submitted by Joel on 8 Jul 2008 12:00:00

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want to share my love to all my co-youths through games
thanks Shorty for your helped...
God bless

Posted by Lenny on 27 Aug 2008 at 9:04:11

its a good icebreaker, but needs more information, thanks :) joey.

Posted by Joey on 8 Mar 2011 at 12:14:25

I've added some more to the description. Hope it helps!

Posted by Shorty on 8 Mar 2011 at 1:34:50

There is also an adaptation to this game using matchsticks.
Before playing, designate two actions for 'true' and 'false' (such as hands on heads or hands behind back)and hand out five matchsticks to each player. When it is a players turn they say their ONE STATEMENT about themselves (true or false). There is then a countdown (usually by the Youth Group leader) at which point the youth do the action which they beleive reflects the statement said by the player. The player then reveals the correct answer and those who got it wrong must give the player one of their matchsticks. Once everyone has had a turn get them to count up how many matchsticks they have, the player with the most wins. Hope that all made sense :)

Posted by Jukesy on 11 Apr 2011 at 10:50:45

Great idea Jukesy! I've added your suggestion as another game on the website - I hope you don't mind.

Posted by Shorty on 11 Apr 2011 at 1:43:52

yes this is the ice breaker i was looting for!! thanks! reminds me of my first day of physics class back in highschool. thanks, i cant wait to use it for my youth peeps!

Posted by ulyana on 24 Jun 2011 at 10:53:38


Posted by ALBY on 12 Aug 2011 at 5:24:05

I will try this today

Posted by Nigel on 12 Aug 2011 at 9:12:12

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