Everyone’s Liar

Everyone's a liar--Game about concealing lies

Everyone’s a Liar is a great ice breaking game as well as a fun team building activity for both kids and adults. The main objective of the game is to find out the concealed lie.


Group Size: 8-20

Equipment: None

Time: 20 minutes

Effective Age Group: 12 and above

How to play Everyone’s a Liar?

  • The players are divided into 3 groups of 3-4 people.
  • Each member introduces himself to the members of the other group.
  • A member of the group thinks of strange and weird thing he has done while the other member thinks of lie about himself.
  • Now the group members form a line and present their statement to the other group.

For example:
I’ve been kayaking for 10 months.

I have a pet cat called Schrodinger.

I once stole a book from library.

Each of the other two remaining groups may ask for one ‘lie detector’ question (directed towards one member of the presenting group)  in order to get more information so they can be sure which statement is false.

Kayaking: Which river did you Kayak?

Pet: How old is Schrodinger?

Library: Which book did you steal from library?

  • The other teams now vote on which statement is a lie. If the groups can spot a lie, they get one point for every lie spotted.
  • Each group takes turn presenting and voting.

Key Takeaways:

  • Try to think of convincing lies so as to deceive other group.
  • You have one ‘lie detector’ question, so use it well.

Learning Outcomes:

  • As an ice-breaking activity, it helps to bond between your team quickly.
  • This game also puts the player’s art of deception to test.
  • Everyone’s a liar also helps to improve your ability to spot a lie.