Truth or Dare

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So what is it? Truth or Dare?

This is probably one of the most played teen party games of all. And very popular on everyone's list of favorite teenage slumber party games.

Truth or Dare

One of the things that makes this game great is that it doesn't require any set-up, preparation or supplies. Also, everyone knows how to play.

Everyone gets a turn to answer a question or do dare.

A true "party staple".

But sometimes in this game, feelings can be hurt or people can be dared to do things that aren't safe.

You can solve this problem with a small amount of preparation...especially good for tween or young teenager sleepover games.

Before the party, make a list of "Truths" and a list of "Dares" on slips of paper. By doing this, you control what happens in the game.

You can put all the "Truths" in one bowl and the "Dares" in the other.

When it is time to play the game, the person can select from the appropriate bowl. Or, all the slips of paper can be mixed into a bowl and you get whatever you draw!

We have a list of clean truth questions (on our "conversation starters" page).

Dares for Truth or Dare

Some safe dares are listed below, and they are kid friendly dares that are also fun for teens and adults. These also work great as Pass the Parcel Dares.

  • Sing a song
  • Sing Mary Had a Little Lamb
  • Sing and Do the motions to a verse of the Hokey Pokey
  • Sing and Do the motions to I’m a Little Teapot'
  • Jump on one foot 10 times
  • Do a hula dance
  • Do the chicken dance
  • Do the Macarena
  • Do the Moonwalk
  • Do the robot (dance)
  • Tell a joke
  • Sing Happy Birthday to the person on your left
  • Act out a scene from your favorite movie
  • Make kissing sounds
  • Cluck like a chicken
  • Jump around like a monkey
  • Pretend you are a dog (cat, monkey, etc.)
  • Pretend to talk to the wall (and that it answers you)
  • Sing everything you say for the rest of the game
  • Kiss a tree (lamp, the wall, etc.) for 10 seconds
  • Talk in an English accent for the rest of the game
  • Act out a scene from your favorite movie
  • Act out a marriage proposal to the person on your left
  • Sit on a balloon to pop it
  • In other words, go for fun, silly stuff - not something dangerous or hurtful!

    Dares contributed to the list by site visitors:

    • "Go outside and yell chickens!" -  suggested by Sofia from Carlsbad, CA
    • "I dare you to draw with your opposite hand"  - suggested by Maddie from Clayton, North Carolina USA
    • "Act like a money and randomly ask for bananas for the rest of the game" - suggested by Keyonah S.
    • "Put a smelly sock to your face for 10 seconds" - suggested by Katine in Chicago, IL
    • "Draw on your arm" - suggested by Brynn in Colorado
    • "Run around outside in your pajamas."- suggested by Brynn in Colorado

    Truth, Dare, Double Dare, Torture, Kiss or Promise

    Site visitor Kylie of Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia, has provided us this list of explanations for the game "Truth, Dare, Double Dare, Torture, Kiss or Promise"

    • Dare: someone gives someone a dare and they have to do it.
    • Double dare: 2 dares
    • Torture: a really bad dare
    • Kiss:  you have to kiss someone
    • Promise: you have to promise somebody something.

    Box of Questions - Truth or Dare Game

    If you don't want to "do it yourself", there are lots and lots of ready made truth or dare games that can be purchased and added to your collection of teenager sleepover games. This Truth or Dare Box Of Questions game is part of the popular Melissa and Doug's "Box of Questions" line. Billed as "tween-friendly."

    Fact or Crap - Dare

    This version of the game Imagination Fact or Crap-Dare Fun Size adds dares. In this game you must answer a trivia question. Get it wrong and you'll have to complete a dare!

    Dare Contest

    How about a Dare Contest? Read all about it on our Group Games Page.

    Send us your ideas for great truths or dares for your party guests to do and we'll include them in our great games ideas list!

    Truth or Dare? Your Ideas!!!!

    Do you have a great way to play Truth or Dare? Do you have a great question or dare? Share it!

    What Other Visitors Have Said

    Click below to see posts from other visitors to this page...

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    Truth or Dare Balloon Style Not rated yet
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    Balloon Dares
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    Can You Do It?
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    Truth Questions

    Need some truth questions? These have been contributed by visitors to get you started!:

    Truth Questions:

    "What is your favorite CLASSIC Disney movie?" - suggested by Mikayla from Georgia. She adds "I'm a teenager and a guys answer to this question determines whether i say "yes" or "no" when he asks me out"

    "You can do a lot of LIKE questions - who do you like, who's your favorite celebrity, do you like to garden, etc." - suggested by Brynn in Colorado

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