You know all those quotes about “staying true to yourself” and “always being who you are”? Well, in the game of Truth or Dare, you better forget about it, because the questions you may answer and the dares you may complete have the potential to impact your self-esteem. If that ain’t happening, you’re not playing it right. Stay tuned and I’ll help you improve your skills in playing the most epic social game of all.
Truth or Dare is one of the most popular and certainly the most amusing gather-around games. Once known for its ice-breaking capabilities with people you recently met, this game today is available in many different versions and you can play it with both new and old friends, your partner and your family too. In terms of age, the game versions range from children’s to adult’s version, well-adjusted so that everyone can enjoy a game of good truth or dare questions.
Since by agreeing to play Truth or Dare you’re giving your friends a license to embarrass you and ask you the most awkward truth questions and dare you to do some utterly silly things you thought you never do, the game is commonly referred to as the game of embarrassment. Retreats, summer camps and sleepovers are some perfect events for this game, as they provide a lot of time for hanging with your friends. Before you start, you need to make sure that everyone is familiar and agreed with the rules. Things might not always be as funny as you’d want them to be and the game might get really weird and uncomfortable.
If you want to have the total control over the game and skip the part of being embarrassed, let’s get it straight – playing Truth or Dare questions is like a two-sided coin. The joy of watching your friends doing stupid dares and telling their most embarrassing stories from their lives comes at a cost. You will also find yourself on the other end. However, that doesn’t mean you cannot step up your game and be a better player than your friends. All you have to do is be familiar with the rules and prepare truth and dare questions before you start. Read on to find out why and how can only 2 tips boost your skills in playing Truth or Dare and take your game to the next level.
Make Sure You’re Familiar With The Rules
Instead of starting the game without checking if all of you are familiar with the rules only to end up discussing whose turn it is, agree to a set of rules before you start. In turns, every player is given the choice of truth or dare. If they choose truth, they’ll be asked a question which they must answer it truthfully. If they choose dare, they’ll be dared to do something. If some player refuses to answer or complete their dare, there should be a penalty for such behavior on which you should agree before you begin.
Although you can randomly choose the first player to ask “Truth or dare?” and the first victim, the most popular setup is all players to seat on the floor and spin a bottle. If you can’t decide which one to spin the bottle first, let the oldest or the youngest do the honors. Whoever the bottle lands on is the first victim. As you can notice, there are not many basic rules, so feel free to add your own. However, make sure you all agree on them and write them down. For example, don’t let anyone choose the same thing (truth or dare) twice in a row or dares cannot involve people who are not in the game.
Prepare Yourself Truth And Dare Questions Beforehand
Preparation is the key to being a good truth or dare player, as it boosts your self-confidence and obviously, makes it easier to ask and dare when it’s your turn. However, many think that coming up with great truth and dare questions comes itself as the game proceeds. Well guess what? It doesn’t. If you don’t prepare in advance, you’ll be asking questions such as “Umm… So, what is the most embarrassing thing that happened to you in high school” and dares such as “Go and grab me a beer from the fridge”.
If you want your questions to feature the fun-element and make everyone laugh, sit down and write some witty and hilarious questions and challenges. You can also take it to the next level by making questions and dares for each player specifically, but if you do that, make sure the type of truths and dares depends on the level of closeness you share with each one of them. Coming up with good questions and dares while you’re playing is not difficult, but impossible. Do your homework and you’re a step ahead of everyone else.
Playing Truth or Dare may seem like just another question-centered game, but I assure you, it can bring a lot of tears of laughter along with those few of embarrassment. It could be the dares that spice up the game and make it different than the others or it could be the flexibility of the game that allows you to bring your own set of rules. Either way, you need your skills sharp before you dive into the asking and daring game. If you find this article helpful, don’t be stingy and share it with your friends. It is the only way they can put up a fair fight against you.