This or That asks players to choose between two options, even if they do not like either of them. Our selection of This or That questions presents funny options and also lists questions by category and for different age groups. The game works well as an icebreaker or party game as one can ask as few or as many questions as desired. This or That works for any group size. Use This or That questions in school, at camp, in the car, or anytime you want a quick and easy game that needs no special equipment or advance preparation.
Table of Contents
- 1 Play This or That Online
- 2 How to Play This or That
- 3 Funny This or That Questions
- 4 Food and Drink This or That Questions
- 5 Personal Appearance This or That Questions
- 6 Entertainment and Leisure Activities
- 7 Home and Family This or That Questions
- 8 This or That Questions for Adults or Couples
- 9 This or That Questions for Kids
- 10 Challenging This or That Questions
Play This or That Online
How to Play This or That
There are two options for play:
Have the group sit in a circle on the floor and take turns asking their neighbor a This or That question. Players must answer within 5 seconds or they are out. You can either pass out pre-prepared slips of papers with questions or have someone call out the questions.
Team Playing of This or That
For a very large group, consider dividing the group into pairs or teams of three or four players. All members of the group must agree on the option they choose within ten seconds. If the team cannot agree, they lose a turn. Award one point for each answer. After a set number of questions, the team with the most points wins. If there is a tie, continue until the tie is broken.
Encourage players to think for a second before answering. If you wish, add another level of fun by asking why players answer the way they do – particularly fun with the couple This and That questions!
Funny This or That Questions
Every choice provides enjoyment, but some are just plain funny! These This or That questions work for any age or occasion.
- Fat or thin?
- Underwater or up in the air?
- Student or teacher?
- Doctor or patient?
- Trash or treasure?
- Fast or slow?
- Trees or flowers?
Food and Drink This or That Questions
Eating and drinking activities and ingredients provide many choices for This or That questions. We have questions dealing with taste, appearance, and preferences for just about any food item you know and like (or dislike!)
- Coffee or tea?
- Wine or beer?
- Bacon or sausage?
- Tea or soda?
- Grill or Bar-b-que?
- Dust or vacuum?
- Pasta or rice?
Personal Appearance This or That Questions
A fun category with some telling questions, answers to our personal appearance This or That questions help you learn about your friends and family. You may be surprised at some of the answers!
- Sneakers or flip-flops?
- Heels or flats?
- Bare feet or shoes?
- Hair dryer or air dry?
- Coat or jacket?
- Manicure or pedicure?
- Piercings or tattoos?
Entertainment and Leisure Activities
We spend a great deal of time entertaining ourselves. Vacations, sports, and other leisure activities create perfect This or That choices. You can also offer some This or That questions with recent events or current popular favorites.
- Aerobic exercise or yoga?
- Arctic or the tropics?
- Art festivals or music festivals?
- Football or baseball?
- Baseball or basketball?
- Play sports or watch sports?
- Bowling or skating?
Home and Family This or That Questions
Your family will enjoy playing This or That with this category. Encourage players to come up with some of their own questions.
- Carpet or hardwood?
- Blanket or comforter?
- Basket or box?
- Paper clips or staples?
- Air conditioner or ceiling fan?
- Fire pit or fireplace?
- Pet or no pet?
This or That Questions for Adults or Couples
Married or dating, our This of That questions for adults or couples discloses some surprising personality traits. Think before you answer as many questions have a double meaning. You may find out you are not compatible with your partner or friend.
- Happiness or wealth?
- Wet or dry?
- Off or on?
- Funny or romantic?
- Roses or wildflowers?
- Smile or game face?
- Personal chef or personal fitness trainer?
This or That Questions for Kids
Our list begins with some simple questions for younger children. These easier choices also help kids get the idea of the game.
- Boy or girl?
- Happy or sad?
- Snake or lizard?
- Cat or dog?
- Jokes or riddles?
- Christmas or Halloween?
- Valentine’s Day or Fourth of July?
Challenging This or That Questions
Some This or That questions provide a challenge for a number of reasons. Some of the choices provide no easy answer without putting players in a difficult position. Some of the questions are controversial and some elicit strong feelings. Choose these questions only for groups that know each other well and prepare for some surprises!
- Evil or good?
- Life or death?
- Earthquake or tornado?
- Sinful or righteous?
- For or against?
- Truth or lies?
- Badly wounded or dead?
Sometimes players simply have to guess an answer as neither is one they would prefer. When you use our lists, be selective with the questions you choose, basing your choice on the age and composition of the players. Not every question is appropriate for every group. Have fun!
Susan majored in English with a double minor in Humanities and Business at Arizona State University and earned a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Liberty University. She taught grades four through twelve in both public and private schools. Subjects included English, U.S. and world history and geography, math, earth and physical science, Bible, information technologies, and creative writing.
Susan has been freelance writing for over ten years, during which time she has written and edited books, newspaper articles, biographies, book reviews, guidelines, neighborhood descriptions for realtors, Power Point presentations, resumes, and numerous other projects.