Two Truths and a Lie

Here is our guide to Two Truths and a Lie online.

We put this guide together after running thousands of successful virtual events and connecting remote teams in all industries for ten years!

Playing Two Truths and a Lie online virtually with teams involves each team member sharing three statements about themselves, which are two truths and one lie. The rest of the team then tries to guess which statement is the lie. This activity fosters team bonding, enhances communication skills, and encourages creativity as team members share personal anecdotes in a lighthearted setting. By engaging in this game, teams build trust and rapport and gain insights into each other’s personalities and experiences, ultimately strengthening their working relationships and collaboration.

Ideal group size:

6 to 12 players

With this number, every individual can share and guess, fostering a sense of inclusivity and teamwork.

Activity duration:

15 to 30 minutes

This timeframe strikes a balance between allowing enough time for each participant to share their statements and keeping the game engaging and concise.



What you’ll need:

  • Reliable video conferencing software (e.g., Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet)
  • Internet connection
  • Optional: Pen and paper for jotting down statements if preferred, but not necessary
  • Also Optional: Build a poll with the numbers 1, 2, & 3, so that players can simultaneously vote on a lie

How to play:

Step 1: Setup

First, gather all team members in a virtual meeting room using your preferred video conferencing software. It is important to ensure the whole team can see and hear each other clearly.

Step 2: Explain the Rules

Each participant will take turns sharing three statements about themselves, two of which are true and one that is a lie.

Step 3: Encourage Creativity

Participants can be creative and make their statements interesting and engaging to make the game more enjoyable.

Step 4: Start the Game

Randomly select a participant to start the game. This player will share their three statements with the group.

Step 5: Clarifying Questions

After sharing, allow other team members to ask clarifying questions about the statements if needed.

Step 6: Cast Your Vote

Each team member then votes on which statement they believe is the lie using a thumbs-up or thumbs-down reaction, or by simply verbalizing their choice. You can also build a poll, and team members can vote on the number they think is the lie.

Step 7: Reveal the Lie

The participant who shared their statements reveals which statement was the lie and explains the truth behind each statement.

Step 8: Rotate Turns

Groups can repeat steps 4 to 7, with each participant taking turns sharing their statements.

Step 9: Reflect and Discuss

After the team has had a chance to share, take a moment for reflection and discussion. Groups can celebrate the unique aspects of each team member’s personality revealed during the game and highlight the connections and commonalities discovered among the team.

Variations of the game:

1. Two Truths and a Theme

Description: In this version, participants must incorporate a specific theme into their two true statements and one lie.

  1. Choose a theme (e.g., childhood memories, favorite hobbies, travel experiences).
  2. Each participant creates two truths and one lie related to the chosen theme.
  3. Participants take turns sharing their statements while incorporating the theme into each.
  4. The rest of the group guesses which statement is the lie, considering how well it fits the theme.
  5. After guessing, the participant reveals the lie and shares anecdotes or details about the truths.

This activity makes the game more meaningful and creates common ground.

2. Two Lies and a Truth

Description: Hosts can flip the script by having participants share two false statements and one true statement about themselves.

  1. Participants craft two lies and one truth about themselves.
  2. Each participant shares their statements with the group, disguising the true statement among the falsehoods.
  3. The rest of the group tries to identify the true statement from the lies.
  4. After guessing, the participant reveals the true statement and provides context or details.

This variation puts less pressure on players, who only have to think up one personal fact and can have extra fun sharing fictions.

3. Two Achievements and an Embellishment

Description: Participants disclose two genuine accomplishments and one exaggerated or embellished achievement.

  1. Participants reveal two actual achievements they have accomplished and one exaggerated or embellished feat.
  2. Each participant shares their achievements with the group, adding flair to the embellished one.
  3. The group discusses and tries to identify which achievement is the embellished one.
  4. After guessing, the participant clarifies the embellished achievement and celebrates the real successes.

Participants can also use the opportunity to share achievements they hope to someday accomplish.


  1. Encourage participants to make their statements intriguing to keep the game engaging and entertaining.
  2. Use video conferencing features like reactions or chat functions for voting to streamline the process.
  3. Remind everyone to be respectful and considerate when guessing which statement is the lie.
  4. Keep the game moving by setting a time limit for each participant’s turn to share their statements.
  5. Consider mixing up the order of turns to maintain energy and participation throughout the game.
  6. Use icebreaker questions or prompts to help kickstart the game and ease any initial nervousness.
  7. After the game, facilitate a brief discussion to reflect on the experience and reinforce team connections.

Final Thoughts

Playing Two Truths and a Lie online is a simple yet powerful way to foster connection and camaraderie among remote team members. Through this game, participants learn interesting facts about each other and build trust and rapport in a fun and relaxed environment. By encouraging creativity, active participation, and respectful interaction, teams can strengthen their bonds and enhance collaboration.

Want more ideas? Check out our post on online office games.

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