13 Fun Question Games to Enjoy With Friends and Coworkers

Try out these fun question games for friends, coworkers and family gatherings. 1. 21 Questions 2. Never Have I Ever 3. This or That 4. Hangman 5. Trivia

Hosting a party with your friends or coworkers? Try your hand at this list of fun question games to lighten up the mood and break the ice. Games like This or That, Truth or Dare and Never Have I Ever are party favourites. These games, when played in office, can help with team building and build new friendships with coworkers. This list of question games is ideal for couples, friends, work or family.

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Here is the list of fun question games

Try these games at your next family or work get together and see the sparks fly.

1. 21 Questions

21 Questions is a fun and simple popular game to play when you want to get to know each other better in a fun way. With 21 Questions, you’ll never run out of things to talk about.

You can play this game with small and large groups with minimum of two people required to play. You and the other person can take turn answering questions or with one person answering all questions in one go. In larger groups, you can go around the group answering the same question or picking out a random question per person. You can have 21 rounds of the question answer round in a large group.

Some examples of questions that you can include are:

  • What's the wildest thing you've ever done?
  • What is your favourite cuisine?
  • What's a bad habit you had that you've been able to overcome?
  • Where did you grow up as a kid?
  • What's your favourite quality about any person?
  • What are Top five items on your bucket list?

You can also use our list of random questions to ask

2. Trivia questions

Trivia is the most fun game out there! It lets you have some healthy competition with your team while also learning at the same time. Trivia games can be MCQ-based or in a question answer format with fun categories like art & literature, movies, sports, history and more. Some apps like Ricotta on Slack also let you make your own custom quizzes for making themed-quizzes.

Check out our compilation of US Trivia, 90s Trivia, Movie Trivia, Food Trivia and Football Trivia.

3. Icebreaker Questions

Icebreaker questions are widely used for sparking discussions, especially in large groups. They are widely used in work settings to welcome new onboards, kickstart a meeting or have fun during a team building session.

  • What is the funniest thing one of your pets have done?
  • What “old person” things do you do?
  • What is the strangest gift you have ever received?
  • Do you prefer breakfast, lunch, or dinner?
  • What are your top three guilty pleasures?
  • Where’s your favourite place to nap?

To have a fun icebreaker session at work, refer to our list of icebreaker questions. 

4. Would You Rather

Would you rather is fun game that involves you to choose from two real-life situations. A player is presented with two situations and has to choose one out of the two. This game can help you understand each other’s preferences and thought patterns and can be interesting for both small and large groups. 

  • Would you rather it rain marshmallows or gummy bears?
  • Would you rather go to an amusement park or a water park?
  • Would you rather fight a mermaid or a unicorn?
  • Would you rather watch cat videos on YouTube or take Buzzfeed quizzes?
  • Would you rather be sticky or slimy?
  • Would you rather lose the ability to try different foods of the world or  lose the ability to eat the food of your favorite cuisine?

Refer to our list of Would you rather questions for added fun.

5. Never Have I Ever

This one’s a party favourite! It’s a drinking game where a question is asked and all the people who have been in the situation or have to drink up. A work friendly game can also be played where a question is asked and all players can raise their hand indicating “I have”. 

To play a fun round of workplace-friendly Never Have I Ever, head over to Ricotta Games and Trivia on Slack.

6. This or That

This or That, similar to Would you rather is a popular choice game. However, instead of choosing a situation, you choose your favourite thing out of the given two options. It is a quick game of choice and can be converted into a fun rapid fire game in a small group. It can be fun to know each other’s preferences and get to know people better.

Some This or That examples include:

  • Tent or camping van?
  • Live in South Korea or Japan?
  • Play or musical?
  • Art gallery or history museum?
  • Silver or gold?
  • Be 5’2 or 6’9?

Get your complete list of work-friendly This or That questions.

7. Most Likely To

Another fun game that everyone loves is Most Likely To. It involves asking a question and naming the person ‘Who is most likely to’ be in that situation. Who’s Most Likely to game is a fun icebreaker for get togethers to bring a bit of fun and laughter with it’s funny set of questions.

  • Who is most likely to bake you a birthday cake?
  • Who is most likely to cancel on their friends without a proper reason?
  • Who is most likely to do TikTok dance videos with you?
  • Who is most likely to keep a friend’s secret?
  • Who is most likely to tell the most lame jokes?
  • Who is most likely to eat all the popcorn while watching a movie?
  • Who is most likely to talk in the movie theater during a movie?
  • Who is most likely to forget their keys at home?
  • Who is most likely to take longer to get ready in the morning?

Check out this complete list of most likely to questions.

8. Two Truths and a Lie

In this question game, a person has to detect the lie out of the three statements. It is a fun incebreaker game that can help you get to know each other better. It is a great way to introduce a coworker to the team and break the ice.

9. Coworker Icebreakers

Coworker icebreaker questions are a fun and easy to get to know new joinees and coworkers from other teams. You can play icebreaker question games with a small or a large group at work. The best part about these icebreakers is that they can be quick and virtual as well, making it ideal to start a meeting with icebreaker questions.

Refer to our list of icebreaker questions for added fun at work.

10. Guess Who?

Guess who is a question game that begins with one player selecting their choice of co-worker. The game entails guessing who the chosen coworker is by asking certain questions about the co-worker.

For example, you can ask certain questions about their appearance like “Does the person have curly hair?” You can then eliminate people to arrive at the conclusion.

11. Truth or Dare

This fun and popular game involves either performing a ‘dare’ or asking a question when ‘truth’ is chosen.

It is a fun party game played in small and large groups among friends. It usually involves certain dirty questions and dares so make sure to play a workplace appropriate version with your coworkers.

12. Fact or Fiction

In this game players have to guess whether the statement is fact or fiction. It can be played using general facts or by stating a personal fact. 

Some examples include:

  • A musical has no words.
  • Fireworks have different colors because they use different dyes.
  • The world’s largest model railroad is in Germany.
  • Mardi gras means "fat Tuesday."
  • I can multiply six digit numbers in my head.
  • I am fluent in seven languages.
  • Candy is a professional dancer.

13. Word Chain

Word chain includes coming up with words which start with the last letter of the previous word. It’s super easy and fun to play with your friends and coworkers. One player speaks out a word and the the other player must come up with a word containing the last letter of the word as the first letter.

For instance, if player one speaks the word ‘Saviour’, player two must come up with a word starting from the letter ‘R’ like Rain. Next, player one must come up with a word starting with letter ‘N’ and so on.

Best Apps for Question Games

1. Ricotta Games & Trivia

Ricotta Games & Trivia is a fun app on Slack and Webex with trivia, icebreaker games, word games and 2-player games. It has workplace-appropriate content and you can play with your team to create some healthy competition. It comes with a real-time leaderboard and includes 15+ fun games like This or That, Most Likely To, Rock Paper Scissors, Never Have I Ever, Connect4 and more!

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2. HQTrivia

HQTrivia, after it’s initial shutdown was launched on the Google PlayStore and you can play trivia and word games on the app. You can win some cash prizes on the app while playing games. The game platform has popular game hosts like Gordon Ramsay, RobertDiNero and more.

3. Heads Up

Heads up is a fun app available on Zoom and PlayStore which is similar to charades. A person first picks a category. Next, one player will be selected to guess the word while other players give them clues. It can be a great way to kickstart a meeting or have a quick work break.

4. Who Wants To Be a Millionaire

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire is a free trivia game available on Google Play Store. You can play trivia against your friends or any random user. The app is free to download and is easy to use. 

It includes categories like celebrities, TV shows, movies, sports, politics etc.  You can win prizes in the app and enjoy yourself with fun trivia.

Conclusion

Question games are a fun way to start a conversation, get to know people better and build newer relationships. Play these games with small or large groups at work and family get-togethers to spark new conversations and have laughs.

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FAQs

1. What are question games?

Question games are quick fun games that involve players asking each other questions and getting answers that help them get to know each other better. These question games can be played with friends, coworkers and acquanitances to make gatherings more conversational.

2. What are some popular question games?

Question games like 21 questions, Trivia, This or That, Never Have I Ever, Most Likely To and Would You Rather are very popular. 

3. How do question games help with team building?

Question games can help you get more information about the people you play with. This can help you interact and get to know more people at a party or a workplace. Question games like Icebreakers, This or That and Would You Rather are widely used by workplaces to get their teams to open up with each other ultimately helping with team building.

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