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1 Truth 2 Lies Icebreaker Template

Connect teams and bring fun to your session using the 1 Truth 2 Lies Icebreaker Template.

About the 1 Truth 2 Lies Icebreaker Template

Alice Jankins, digital project manager and coach, created the 1 truth and 2 lies Icebreaker Template, a spin on the traditional 2 truths and 1 lie icebreaker. This template helps facilitators connect teams and is a great tool for team building.

What’s the 1 Truth 2 Lies Icebreaker Template?

This icebreaker is inspired by the traditional game 2 Truths and 1 Lie, but in this template, participants have to come up with 1 true fact about themselves and two lies. This activity aims to get people to interact with each other in a fun way.

Benefits of using 1 Truth 2 Lies Icebreaker Template

There are many benefits to using this icebreaker, especially when you are running team-building activities. Here are a few:

  • Inject some fun into your session. People often get distracted during long online sessions, so when you engage them with a fun icebreaker, you raise energy levels, and it’s easier to get people to pay attention to what’s coming next.

  • Allow people to get to know each other a bit better. Team building is important because when people communicate and collaborate, it improves performance and overall well-being. When teams are well acquainted, they manage to solve conflict faster and respect each other more.

  • Transform rituals by adding this icebreaker at the beginning of your standup, retrospective, workshop. This icebreaker helps to loosen up the mood and brings more fun to hands-on meetings, where there isn’t much room for play.

  • Teach people how to use Miro. The 1 Truth 2 Lies Icebreaker helps get everyone acclimated to the board, teaching participants how to use stickies, write on the board, and vote.

How to use the 1 Truth 2 Lies Icebreaker Template

Select this ready-made template and add it to your board. Some facilitators use it at the beginning of their workshops, and others leave it at the end of their online sessions.

Follow the instructions below:

  1. Invite everyone to add 1 truth and 2 lies to their stickies.

  2. Afterward, ask everyone to vote on the sticky note they think it’s the truth.

  3. Do a round and ask about the truth (or lies) they shared.

1 Truth and 2 Lies Icebreaker Template FAQ

What are some good lies to use in 1 Truth and 2 Lies?

People often take a true fact about themselves and twist it a bit to make it believable but not entirely true. For this 1 Truth and 2 Lies Icebreaker, participants often share childhood experiences, what they studied (or didn’t), how many siblings they have or how big their family is, and holiday experiences.

1 Truth 2 Lies Icebreaker Template

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