Dares form one half of the most classic party game: Truth or Dare. Having good dares separates the pros from the amateurs, and can change a game from being boring and unexciting to a high-energy exploration of the personalities of everybody in the room.
Since finding good dares for truth or dare can be hard, we’ve put together a list of dares for Truth or Dare. Whenever you might not know what questions to ask, you can always reference this list of truth or dare questions on the sly to come up with your next dare ideas!
If you’re really looking to push the envelope, break out some of our best dares. They can powerfully encourage the other players to break out of their shells and show off a wilder side to their personalities. Test your friends’ tolerance for embarrassment with these 11 best dares:
Here are the 11 of the best dares:
1. Give a massage to a companion for 5 minutes.
You can really push the comfort level with this one. Will they choose a platonic shoulder rub, or a more sensual massage?
2. Talk in a strange accent for the rest of the night.
Bonus points: Choose which accent. Irish and Japanese are always classic party hits, or watch this video for inspiration.
3. Moonwalk everywhere you go.
Michael Jackson originated this hit dance move, and it’s hilarious to watch people try to do it.
4. Sit there in nothing but your boxers.
Put a time limit on this one if you want to keep it fair… or don’t, if you’re feeling particularly devious.
5. Describe what the sky looks like without using the words blue or white.
How creative of a wordsmith is the person you’re daring? They’ll have to put on their thinking cap for this one!
6. Get a bar of soap from the bathroom and sell it to the group for 3 minutes.
Glossophobia is the fear of public speaking, one of the most common fears for many people — so this dare can really make people squirm!
7. Yell and act out the first sentence that comes to your mind.
Spontaneity can help shut down a person’s anxiety, making the game that much more fun for them.
8. Promote the person who asked you the question and sell him/her to someone as a product.
This can be an hilarious exercise is talking up a friend. What makes them most valuable?
9. Do a handstand for one minute.
Be sure to have a funny penalty for if they can’t complete this dare! Only do this one if you feel it’s safe.
10. Exchange a clothing item with the player on your right.
This is especially good if the person on their right is of the opposite gender.
11. Say “banana” after everything you say until it is your turn again.
If they forget, their punishment can be to eat a whole banana each time they miss it.
Here are 7 funny dares:
12. Brush the teeth of the person sitting next to you.
Ever tried brushing someone else’s teeth? It’s much harder than you might think!
13. Eat a piece of dog or cat food.
Even better: if you can get them to bark or meow after eating the food.
14. Go outside and dance like a cowboy.
What does a cowboy dance like? I guess you’ll find out!
15. Entertain us all with your best five minute comedy act.
Standup comedy is tough, so if they need help you can share these six tips.
16. Call a Chinese restaurant and order a pizza.
Be sure to put the conversation on speaker phone so everyone can hear how funny it is.
17. Go for a short walk outside and while walking, hold a conversation with yourself.
Get your video cameras at the ready: Bystanders’ reactions to this can be amazing.
18. Put chocolate syrup on a pickle and eat it.
Any food dares with strange combinations can be a lot of fun, so don’t stop at just pickles and chocolate.
Are things feeling a little boring in the game, like everyone is waiting for something more exciting? If you’re looking to spice things up a little bit, try these truth or dare questions for adults.
Here are 6 dares for adults:
19. Put on someone else’s bra.
If you really want to make it exciting, say that the bra change has to happen without leaving the room.
20. Kiss a friend, passionately!
Kissing can be so taboo, it’s even criminal in some countries. Many people won’t go through with this dare, so have a good consequence in mind!
21. Name 5 body parts that your partner likes to kiss.
If they don’t have a partner, have them name 5 body parts they’d like someone to kiss, instead.
22. Go around the room and smell everyone’s armpits.
Pheromones are real, so this dare might make someone learn more about the other players than they bargained for.
23. Try to eat a piece of popcorn off your nose with your tongue.
This will let you find out whether the person you’re daring has a “talented” tongue…
24. Peel a banana using only your feet and toes.
The very image of this dare is all sorts of suggestive.
If you ask the right truth questions, they can be invitations to action akin to a dare. These questions are perfect for when someone keeps picking “truth” because they’re too scared to try a dare.
Here are 6 truth questions, that are almost dares:
25. What are your real feelings about me?
Be ready for an earful if you ask this question! The results can be surprising.
26. If you could do whatever you wanted to me what would it be?
Answers to this one can be all over the board — but if it’s fun, you can always invite them to do that thing to you.
27. When will you take me on our first date?
Positive questions like this one help to get positive answers.
28. What sexual activity do you consider totally off limits?
Asking directly sexual questions like this can be embarrassing… And also get surprisingly honest answers that may shock a whole room.
29. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever done in front of the mirror?
After they answer, it’s great to encourage them to act it out (or dare them to do so later!)
30. What’s the most exciting fantasy or dream you’ve ever had?
Getting past shame and fear can help to honestly expose fantasies.
Downloadable List of Dares
Here is a downloadable list of dares (right click the image and select Save Image As…):
More Great Truth or Dare Style Questions:
Still need more awesome questions for your game of truth or dare? We’ve got you covered:
- You can never have too many fun questions to ask. They’re perfect to go back to when you’re not feeling creative.
- Ready to switch up the party game? Never Have I Ever is another classic, and we have plenty of never have I ever questions for you to get started with.
- Using would you rather questions can be perfect for the “truth” side of Truth or Dare.
- Not sure where to go next with your questions? Try out a few random questions and see where they take you.
- Choices, choices… This or that questions will keep you and everyone you’re playing with on your toes.
- Play to your audience: Try to get a feeling for the room before you decide what sorts of dares to ask. Is everyone feeling light and festive? Stressed after work? Looking to mingle and meet new people? Each of these scenarios calls for a different intensity of dare.
- Be creative: All of the dares we’ve provided are a great starting point, but to really have the most fun you’ll have to tailor the dares to the individual you’re daring.
- Have fun: Don’t ask a dare just because you think you should! The whole goal of the game is to have fun — so if someone seems to uncomfortable to keep going, just brush it off and ask a different dare instead.
- Stay polite: Until you can tell that someone is really having fun in the game, don’t try and push too hard with your dares. Wait for everyone to get warmed up before asking anything too crazy.
That’s a list of dares, has some of the best dares of all time. Try out a few of our best dare ideas, truth or dares questions, or just general questions to ask to keep your party going smoothly all night long.