Games & Icebreakers, Games With A Point, Mixers

Two Truths and A Lie

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MAIN POINT: Getting to know you.

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

A person states three things about himself. Two must be true and one a lie. For example: “I was born in South Africa. I have a green card. I have a dog named Bubba.”

The others in the group try to guess which statement is the lie. If a player guesses correctly, they earn a point. If no one guesses correctly, the individual earns five points. Each person should get a chance to share.

NOTE: For really big groups, break up into smaller groups of about 15-20.

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Jonathan McKee

Jonathan McKee is the author of over twenty books including the brand new The Guy's Guide to FOUR BATTLES Every Young Man Must Face; The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices; If I Had a Parenting Do Over; and the Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. He speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers on TheSource4YM.com. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.

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    Chad
    June 21, 2011 at 12:00 am

    This one is a classic and still works pretty well (if not used too often). It worked best for us, though, as a get to know the leaders game in front of everyone. We had teams send their leader up and the other groups tried to guess the lie.

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    Matthew Gifford
    June 22, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Great starter for a discussion on trust….

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    Jonathan McKee
    June 29, 2011 at 12:00 am

    This is a classic. I probably play this game with my small group the second or third meeting of every year. It’s another one of those games that gets kids used to sharing about themselves. (plus… it’s really fun)

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    Aaron Henderson
    June 13, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Very Great

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