Truth or Dare Drinking Game: Give and Take

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Welcome to our step-by-step guide on how to play “Give and Take,” a super fun Truth or Dare drinking game! This game is a mix of the classic truth or dare challenges with the added twist of a drinking game.

But don’t forget, it’s really important to play safely and know when you’ve had enough. Let’s dive into how you can make your party unforgettable with this game, while also making sure everyone stays safe and has a good time.

Your Game Information




20-30 party cups, 2+ ping pong balls


5-10 minutes







How to Play Give and Take

To play give and take, you’ll need a standard deck of cards including both Jokers.

Setting Up

  1. All players gather around a table.
  2. Select someone to be the dealer. The dealer also participates in the game.
  3. The dealer hands out four cards to each player, including themselves. These cards should be placed face up.
  4. The dealer sets up two rows of six cards each on the table, laying them face down. The left row is designated for “Truth” and the right row for “Dare”.
    • Each card in the rows, numbered from 1 to 6, corresponds to a specific drinking duration, ranging from 2 to 10 seconds, with the last card typically involving a full beer chug or bong.

The Gameplay

Players take turns flipping a card from either the Truth or Dare rows, alternating between them.

If a player has the card that was flipped, they must choose to either answer a Truth question or perform a Dare, based on the row of the flipped card. The group comes up with the Truth questions and Dare challenges for each turn.

If a player prefers not to do the Truth or Dare, they can opt to drink for the duration assigned to that card.

Truth or Dare Drinking Game Rules

Here are additional rules to follow:

  • Failed Dare: If you fail your dare, you drink half the number of seconds.
  • Doubles: If you have doubles of a card flipped in either row, you can assign other players the drinks and take the truth or dare, or take the drinks yourself and assign the truth or dare to another player.
  • No Card Holder: If no one has the flipped card, everyone drinks for 2 seconds.
  • Mystery Joker: Add a Joker card to the deck.
    • If you have a Joker in your hand, you can switch your Joker with another player’s card. They must now do a dare decided by the group or take a mystery shot prepared by another player. You can do this at any moment, so choose wisely!
    • If you flip a Joker, you must do a dare decided by the group or take a mystery shot.
    • If you flip a Joker and someone else has a Joker, all players chug their drink!
  • Aces as Rules: Aces are used for making drinking rules, then discarded and replaced.
    • If you’re dealt an Ace, you can create a drinking rule.
    • If you flip an Ace, the player with the most cards of the same suit makes a rule.

Drinking rules include:

  1. Pre-Drink Actions: Players must perform certain actions before they take a drink. These actions are decided by the group at the start of the game.
  2. Forbidden Words: The group decides on specific words that are forbidden to say during the game.

If a player forgets to perform the pre-drink action or says a forbidden word, they must take a drink as a penalty.

Truth or Dare Ideas

Here’s a list of ideas for Truth or Dare challenges that you can use to kickstart your game:

Truth Ideas

  1. Share an embarrassing story from your childhood.
  2. Reveal the last thing you searched on your phone.
  3. Reveal the last person’s picture you liked on Instagram.
  4. Describe the worst date you’ve ever been on.
  5. Admit something you’ve never told anyone before.
  6. Describe the most awkward moment you’ve experienced in a public setting.
  7. Confess the weirdest dream you’ve ever had.
  8. Share a secret habit or guilty pleasure.
  9. Tell about your worst cooking disaster.
  10. Reveal the name of your celebrity crush.
  11. Reveal the name of your childhood fictional character crush.
  12. Share a story of a time you got caught doing something embarrassing.
  13. Admit something you did and blamed on someone else.
  14. Confess the silliest thing you are afraid of.
  15. Admit to a lie that you told your group of friends.
  16. Reveal something you did that you feel guilty about.
  17. Share an opinion you have about someone in the group, but haven’t told them.
  18. Admit if you’ve ever stolen something, even if it was small.
  19. Confess if you’ve ever snooped through someone else’s belongings without them knowing.
  20. Reveal an unpopular opinion you have about a common etiquette or social norm.
  21. Tell about a time you pretended to like something or someone to fit in.
  22. Share your honest first impression of another player in the game.
  23. Tell us about a secret hobby or interest you haven’t shared with many people.
  24. Share a time when you said something about someone and they found out.
  25. Reveal a piece of gossip you know about someone not in the room.

Dare Ideas

  1. Do an impression of another player until someone guesses who it is.
  2. Sing the chorus of the last song you listened to.
  3. Share an unusual talent or party trick.
  4. Dance without music for one minute.
  5. Let someone in the group text anyone from your phone.
  6. Make up a short rap about another player.
  7. Imitate an animal chosen by the group until your next turn.
  8. Eat a spoonful of a condiment, like hot sauce or mustard.
  9. Take a bite of a lemon or lime slice without making a face.
  10. Drink a strange mix made by other players (nothing harmful or too gross).
  11. Try to drink water while doing your best impression of a fish.
  12. Speak in rhymes for the next 15 minutes.
  13. Hold an ice cube in your hand until it melts completely.
  14. Let the group draw something on your face with washable markers.
  15. Eat a piece of food without using your hands.
  16. Walk around the house naked.
  17. Eat a whole raw onion or garlic clove without any reactions.
  18. Perform a solo dance in the middle of the room for a full song.
  19. Call a random number and sing the chorus of a song without explanation.
  20. Take a cold shower for one minute.
  21. Wear your underwear over your clothes for the rest of the game.
  22. Let the group make you a “gourmet” snack from whatever they find in the kitchen, and eat it without complaints.
  23. Blindfold yourself and guess three objects chosen by the group by touch.
  24. Hold a plank position for as long as possible.
  25. Serenade an object in the room with a love song.

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