Whether it’s for the Halloween or Christmas party or just because you’re bored and need to take a breather from the lull of work, here are 50 truth or dare questions that have been approved to be safe yet fun for the office.
The Awkwardness of Playing Personal Games with Colleagues
Truth or Dare played among friends is no sweat. They’re guaranteed to be fun and intimate at the same time. But what about with officemates whom you are not so deeply acquainted with? If there’s one risk of playing a personal game like Truth or Dare with colleagues, it’s that things could get awkward and fast.
First, you don’t really know all the personal stuff about each other, unless, of course, you’ve developed friendships with your colleagues outside the office. But this isn’t possible with everyone, right? And what if this is a company-wide party with the game involved?
Second, you never really know what answers would surface (which makes the game more interesting, in a way). One way to approach this would be to prepare yourself for whatever may come and make sure to be understanding of the truths that pop up.
The good news is that it doesn’t have to stay awkward. While the initial reaction might be there, people tend to loosen up at parties (even faster if there’s booze involved), and then everyone starts to get along nicely.
50 Truth or Dare Questions That Are Suitable For Office
Without further ado, here’s 50 Truth or Dare questions that could be dropped at the office. We’ll split it between 25 truths and 25 dares.
Best Truth Questions for the Office
- Do you have a hidden talent?
- Have you ever broken the law?
- Have you ever peed in the shower?
- Have you ever tried bribing or flirting with a police officer in hopes of getting out of a ticket?
- Have you ever told someone who wanted to come over that you weren’t home just so that you could avoid the encounter?
- We all hate waiting in line. But what is the one thing you wouldn’t mind standing in line for?
- If you could get the President of (insert company name) to do one thing for you, what would it be?
- Have you ever lied on your resume to get a job? (This job perhaps? HAHA)
- Office romantic relationships – all for it or no?
- Have you ever peed in a pool?
- What is the most stupid thing you’ve done in front of a crowd?
- Let’s talk about company rumors. What is the worst gossip you’ve shared or repeated only to discover it isn’t true?
- Describe the most embarrassing moment of your life.
- Who was your crush when you first entered the office?
- Did you ever get hit on by anyone at the office? If yes, who? If no, who do you wish it could be?
- Who in the room do you perceive would be a bad date if you did have the opportunity of going out with them?
- Name one quality related to work about your manager that you wish you could change.
- What was the last lie you told? Saying you have a meeting to avoid another meeting, perhaps?
- What’s the craziest thing you’ve done on public transportation?
- Have you ever called in sick when…you know…you really weren’t?
- Name someone you’ve pretended to like but actually can’t stand. Don’t worry, it could be someone from a different department so that you don’t get into trouble.
- If you met a genie, what would your three wishes be? A substantial raise, maybe? A promotion?
- Who would you like to kiss in this room?
- Name a habit of a coworker that you cannot stand.
- Have you ever done anything kinky with a coworker, perhaps, while on company premises?
Best Dares for the Office
Now, should anyone not want to divulge the truth, here’s the only alternative – juicy dares.
27. Take out your phone. Now pick out a selfie from at least three years ago. The older, the better. Now post it on your Instagram Stories. If that person does not have Instagram, then Facebook would do.
28. Put your hand into a fist. Now try to shove it into your mouth.
29. Do 100 squats. Yup. A hundred.
30. Let an officemate pick out a person from your contacts, and you get to call them and sing them a song – of their choice.
31. Take out your phone, head on over to the photo gallery, and show everyone in the group the last four photos taken. Remember, no swiping or choosing. Just the last four photos. Period.
32. Give an officemate (of your choice) a lap dance.
33. Get a broom or any tool with a long handle and pole dance in front of everyone for three minutes. Make sure someone plays some music on the background to spice things up.
34. Grab some office paper. Tear out a piece and eat it. Make sure it’s clean, though.
35. Let someone put on makeup on you. Boy or girl, this would be fun. Oh, and you don’t get to choose who it will be. The group can reach a consensus.
37. Let’s play a little, “I Spy.” Describe someone in the room (make sure you don’t look at them) and let the group guess who it is. If they can’t get the correct answer within a minute, number 4 is your punishment.
38. Give someone in the group 100 bucks.
39. Grab a permanent marker and let someone write a word on your forehead.
40. Take someone’s socks off and wear them as gloves for three minutes. (At least the victim gets to choose, right?)
41. Go to the oldest person in the room, and pick their nose.
42. Get blindfolded and feel someone’s face that the group has chosen. You have 30 seconds to guess. If incorrect, you must now do another dare on the list.
43. Act like you’re drunk for the rest of the game (no alcohol needed).
44. Go outside and talk to a random stranger as if you’re besties and you haven’t seen each other in a while. Another person could go with you to record the whole thing and share it with the group.
45. Harness your inner Romeo or Juliet and confess to the person on your right. Make it a legit declaration of love, none of the lame stuff. The group gets to judge if you’ve passed.
47. Get someone to pick any trash can at the office. Now, you get to take a selfie with it.
48. If you have a freezer with an ice cube tray in the office, put an ice cube down your bra or underwear.
49. Give the person on your left a hickey. You get to choose where.
50. Call your manager or boss (once again, they shouldn’t be in the room) and wish them a happy birthday.
And there you have it! Your personal list of truths and dares which the whole office could enjoy. They’re simple, clean, wholesome, and so much fun to do!
When Truth or Dare Questions Are Uncomfortable For You
One rule that you can impose before the game is that whenever a particular truth or dare question appears inconsiderate or makes someone too uncomfortable beyond their personal boundaries, they can always pick another. At the end of the day, it’s a game, not a life-or-death situation.
How to Facilitate Sensitive Questions When You Are a Team Leader or Supervisor
To ensure that everyone has fun during the game, the team lead, or supervisor of the activity should be clear on the mechanics – like how many rounds are there, the theme of the questions and dares, the possible punishments for failing a dare, and the like.
Also, don’t forget to mention the sensitive question clause, wherein someone who finds a particular question to be too uncomfortable could choose another one, no questions asked. Furthermore, the team lead should be aware of religious practices, personal values, and other aspects of the people joining the game and avoid giving them questions or dares that could overstep their boundaries.
To ensure that everyone has fun, tweak the questions to encompass everyone in the room. One suggestion to present the truths and dares is by writing them down, rolling them up, and putting them in a “fishbowl.” This way, if a particular question or dare is too sensitive, the person who picked could choose another one discreetly without disclosing the info to the group.
Who said the classic game of Truth or Dare was only limited to friends or families? Now, even your office could enjoy the activity and get to know more about one another in the process. Guaranteed, by the end of the day, you’ll feel like you’ve just attended a successful team building of sorts.