Three people discussing what they have in common as heard during fun ice-breaker called Categories Twist

Categories Twist

Entertaining variation of classic Two Truths & Lie game.

  • Playful & fun
  • Intriguing get-to-know-you game
  • Inspires creativity
  • Strengthens relationships
  • No props

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Comments (2)

  1. David Piang-Nee

    Nice variation on Two Truths and a Lie for those who know it or known in the Variation section as Individual Challenge.

    Love the group aspect and the sharing the takes place before the game even begins.

    I wonder if it would be possible to run the activity with the groups facing away from the speaker, so all the clues are given without seeing the speaker. In that way, the resulting decision might be different as the groups guessing would not be able to use any visual clues aspects from the speaker before guessing. The group would guess.. and then the group would get to see the speaker repeat their answers and see if their answer would change based on what they now observed. That could be challenging and if the answers do change, it could be a great demonstration of how much we rely on visual clues as part of our communication.

    • Mark Collard

      David, I think you could certainly lead the activity as you suggest – with people facing away from the group – but I’d personally be concerned about losing the vision of their possible reactions. For me, one of the joys of this game is to witness how well the individuals can hold their ‘poker-face.’

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