21 questions game is a great way to start a conversation with someone and get to know him/her. It is easy and fun to play. Although the game requires the players to answer truthfully, you can never tell whether or not they are telling the truth. Good thing is that there is no limit as to the type of questions you can ask.
Can you really get to know someone by simply asking 21 questions? Well, for many it is not enough. Even so, the 21 questions are more than enough to know a lot about him/her. That is, if you selected the right questions.
The main goal of this game is to get to know almost everything about the player that you know very little of. This is one of the reasons that many companies use this game, too, to know the personality of their employees. For these companies, the game can be very informative.
21 Questions Game for Teens and Adults
- What TV shows, movies or books you love the most? And why?
- What was the best and most hated thing that you could remember when you were still in school?
- If you were given a time machine, which would you prefer? Going back to the past or visit the future?
- Which is more important to you – the truth or happiness?
- If there is that one song that you are allowed to listen to for the rest of your life, what would it be?
- Which would you prefer, being rich or famous? The person cannot choose both or neither.
- If you were to marry your celebrity crush, who would it be and why?
- If you were given a chance to be best friends with a celebrity, who would it be and why?
- If you were in a situation where you were extremely dirty and tremendously starving, which would you do first? Take a shower or eat? And why?
- If you could be “someone” in one day, which person would you choose? That person can be living or dead.
- If you had the chance to know that this would be the last day of your life, how would you like to spend it and with whom?
- What is that one movie that you can never get tired of watching despite the million times you have seen it?
- What is the first thing that you would buy if you were given a million dollars?
- What personality trait do you have that you wish people would remember you when you die?
- Where would you like to have a vacation? Is it in the beach or in the mountains?
- What makes you extremely angry?
- What is that one song that will describe who you are or what your entire life is like?
- If you are dating someone that your parents do not like, would you ditch that person or ignore your parents and continue dating that someone? And why?
- If you were given a chance to choose a celebrity to be the father or the mother of your only child, who would that celebrity be?
- Here is a scenario. You have witnessed a crime. The victim needed help and you were the only person who could save him. But your boss specifically instructed you that if you were late again, he would fire you. Would you still help the victim or leave him there hoping someone would come and rescue him? (This is a test of someone’s ability to assist another person.)
- What is on top of your wish-list this Christmas?
Okay, those questions are for adults and teens. What if you will be playing with children? Like your nephews, nieces, or your own kids? Here are 21 questions that you could ask them to pass the time? These questions are great during a long drive.
21 Questions for Kids
- Do you like going to school? If you do, why? If you do not, what makes you dislike it?
- Which class do you love and which do you hate the most?
- Can you honestly say to yourself that you are honest and obedient?
- Where would you want to go for a holiday next? And why?
- How do you spend your allowance?
- Do you participate in indoor games or would you like to play more of outdoor games?
- If your friends would like to see a movie with you but your parents did not want you to go, what would you tell your parents to let you go? Would you lie just to be permitted in going out with your friends?
- If you finally had a huge crush on someone at school and that person found out, would you admit it to him/her? What would you do?
- What do you think is more interesting? Being the captain of a popular sport’s team in your school or be the editor of your school’s newspaper? And why?
- If you could have one pet at home, what animal would it be and what would you name it?
- Have you ever cheated on your exam?
- What job would you like to have when you grow up?
- What do you think the world will be like when you become adult?
- Who are your best friends now and how did you become BFFs?
- What things you could do that you think I could not do? Could you teach me?
- Why do you think you have to go to school? What is the purpose of going to school?
- Why do you think women love wearing makeup?
- What questions would you like to ask me that you could not ask before?
- What was the funniest thing you just heard today?
- What was something new that you learned from school that you thought were impossible?
- What would you like to do tomorrow that you cannot do today?
These questions can be used in various games that may help you get to know the person. It does not matter who that person is. They can help with starting a conversation.
A conversation is actually a two-way street. You can ask some questions to the person but make sure that you are also ready to answer his/her questions later on.
The one great thing about this game is that it can be played by almost everyone, regardless of age or gender. The game can be played during a camp or while you are driving to your hometown. You can play it with your friends, family or your date.
However, make sure that the questions you are going to ask would be related to the kind of conversation that you are in or you want the game to lead to.
If you want to use this game to get to know more about the person you just met, you must not sound like you are a detective. You should not appear to be too eager to know that person. Or that person may think that you are just fishing for something. You need to ask these questions but be open-minded about the person’s answer.
Sometimes, what you think he/she would answer may be different from his/her actual answer. And never judge someone based on his/her response.
Also, remember, there are no right answers here. These questions would require an answer that you would hope would end up in a genuine conversation. They can also make the process for getting to know the person’s way of thinking more fun. You will never know, he/she may surprise you.
The game can be an ice breaker for a boring conversation.
However, you should also be sensitive about your questions. Do not ask him/her about some things that might hurt his/her feelings.
Make this game fun and interesting because this is the purpose of it.