The classic game of 21 questions is a great way to learn about someone new. If you do it right, you may discover that you have more in common with someone than you initially thought.
The purpose of this game is to socialize so that you can stay on the surface with these questions, or you can dig deeper by asking the person, “Why,” as a followup question. It’s up to you to learn as much or as little about the person you play this game with. It can be a fun way to pass the time, or it may earn you a new lifelong friend in the process.
Best 21 Questions Game
You can play this by going in order with one person asking all the questions first, then switching roles, and having the other person asking all of them first. You could also switch it up and take turns asking the questions.
1. What’s the most spontaneous thing you’ve ever done?
If you’re interested in making some memories, go ahead and add this answer to your bucket list.
2. If you were to go to a restaurant with terrible service, do you think it would be okay not to tip?
You can learn a lot about the kind of person your conversation partner is by the way they answer this question.
3. If your life was a movie, what would it be called?
Are you a comedy or a tragedy? A romance or horror? Or maybe you’re a good, old-fashioned documentary!
4. Do you believe in aliens?
Questions like this often lead to in-depth debate, so be prepared with a few conspiracy theories of your own.
5. What’s something you wish you were really good at?
We all have one thing that we wish we could be better at.
6. If you were a dog, what kind of dog would you be?
Every pup has its own personality. Which one fits yours?
7. Would you rather leave your hometown and never be able to return or stay in your hometown but never be able to leave?
This is a tough one to answer.
8. What was the last show you binge-watched?
There’s always some new Netflix original to fangirl over.
9. If you could, what would you rename yourself?
Wouldn’t it be fun to have the same name as someone famous like Michael Jackson or Whitney Houston?
10. What is a subject educators are not teaching in schools that you think they should teach?
This will give you an insight into what they think is important. Maybe schools need more financial classes or more classes about how to fix cars and leaky faucets.
11. What do you want your gravestone to say?
This question can tell you how they would like their life to play out and what they would like to have accomplished.
12. What is the worst lie you’ve ever told your parents?
Be prepared for some wild answers!
13. Would you rather go back in time or travel forward into the future?
They do say time is relative.
14. What is a cause you are passionate about?
This tells you what they are interested in supporting.
15. What’s on your bucket list?
Life is short. Stop dreaming about your bucket list and start living it.
16. What is your go-to karaoke song?
Are you more of a Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, or Carrie Underwood?
17. What skills or attributes do you have that would help you in a zombie apocalypse?
You want to make sure you have a big, strong man or woman to protect you, right?
18. What is one thing you can’t live without?
Perhaps it’s something like your favorite pair of socks or your lucky pen.
19. If you had a long flight, likes nine-plus hours, who would you choose to sit next to you?
They could either have a specific person in mind, or people with certain character traits.
20. Looking back on your life, do you have any “what was I thinking?!” moments?
This question could make them think about embarrassing moments or mistakes. Either way, it’s a good question.
21. If you were given $1,000 to spend on yourself, what would you do with it?
Get a massage? Give some to charity? Buy the most gourmet food? Or do it all?