Never Have I Ever Questions: A lot of great parties and get-togethers include fun and easy games that not only help you get to know each other but also provide hours of entertainment. One of the most well-known and loved games is ‘Never Have I Ever…’ which is a fun way to learn more interesting facts about your peers. Sometimes this game can get quite personal, and at times, embarrassing. So, make sure to choose your never have I ever questions with caution depending on the group of people you are playing with. But most of all, remember to have fun!
Here are the Rules
Depending on the group of people you are playing with (including their age) you will want to pick the best version of the game for your specific circumstance.
Or, throw out the rules entirely and just go around with each player saying ‘Never Have I Ever…’ and insert a specific action that they have never done. The rest of the players then get to choose whether or not they have done those things.
The two versions of this game vary mostly on the ages of the players. One will be the point game and the other is the drinking game. Both can get pretty intense, so you may want to set some ground rules depending on the sensitivity of the players.
Besides the different versions of this game, there aren’t many rules to go by. Just keep it clean if you have to, and feel free to get down and dirty (within reason) with it if everyone is within the proper age requirements.
Adding Up Points
The most age-appropriate and easy way of playing this game is the point value version. All players will sit around in a circle. One player begins the game by saying ‘Never Have I Ever…’ and then mentions something they have never done. Each player will start off the game with ten points. If a player has done something that the original player has said they have never done, that person then loses a point.
For example, the first player says “Never have I ever taken a ride on a helicopter”. Every player that has taken a ride on a helicopter must then lose a point.
If there happens to be only one player that has done a specific action, they are required to cough up the details on how it went down. Feel free to use your imagination when coming up with these never have I ever questions.
You can tally up the points however you wish. It’s always a good idea to have a pen and paper handy, though, so you don’t have any cheaters. The game ends when there is only one person left with points.
The alternative to this game (and what most people recognize this game for) is the drinking version, where you will take sips of your drink rather than losing points in the game. This version can get pretty intense quickly. And most of the time, it ends when the players have either had too much to drink or the never have I ever questions become too inappropriate. Which both tend to happen quite often, right?
Just as the other version, the players begin the game by sitting in a circle. The beginning player recites their ‘Never Have I Ever…’ and if any of the other players have done that, those players must take a drink.
The game continues on to the next person and resumes through the entire circle for as many rounds as you wish to play. Many times the game will take a pause for curious minds that want to know the story behind how something happened. So, feel free to take your time and enjoy the fun.
So, who’s the real winner here? Well, in this version, there really isn’t a dedicated winner considering the points aren’t being added up. However, it’s still a lot of fun and the players are bound to end up drinking a little too much by the time you finish.
Always remember to drink responsibly and don’t take it too far. After all, it is just a game. Here are some fun examples of never have I ever questions you may want to include during the game.
50 Never Have I Ever Questions…
…stolen something from someone close to me.
…eaten food from the garbage.
…received a traffic violation.
…snooped through a family member’s or friend’s belongings without them knowing.
…walked over five miles.
…snuck into the movie theater without getting caught.
…picked up a hitchhiker.
…had a crush on a best friend’s sibling.
…got into a physical altercation with a good friend.
…lied to get out of going to work.
…looked through someone’s phone without their permission.
…performed on stage.
…taken money that didn’t belong to me.
…told a friend a lie to get out of hanging out with them.
…stayed up for 48 hours straight.
…visited another country.
…been suspended from school.
…pretended I had a phone call to get out of talking with someone.
…thrown up in a public setting.
…ditched out on paying the bill at a restaurant.
…tried cutting my own hair.
…given someone a black eye.
…made money from performing on the streets.
…told someone that I loved them without actually meaning it.
…embarassed myself trying to look cool in front of someone I liked.
…gone fishing on a boat in the lake.
…taken a ride on a train.
…gotten a tattoo that I later regretted.
…thrown my own surprise party.
…cheated on an important test in school.
…dated someone because I was bored.
…got bitten by a snake.
…thrown something at mine or someone else’s television.
…went to the hospital for something embarrassing.
…paid for something in all pennies.
…been fired from a job.
…shot a gun.
…been to a Broadway play.
…had a job that I absolutely despised.
…starred in an embarrassing video that is now on the internet.
…walked barefoot outside farther than my backyard.
…taken the blame for something I’ve never done.
…went camping without an RV.
…seen or felt a ghost.
…fallen in love with someone that didn’t know I existed.
…broken a bone.
…taken my parent’s car for a joy ride without them knowing.
…been part of a talent show.
…cried in front of a crush.
… ate a whole carton of ice cream in one sitting by myself.
Get Out There and Have Fun!
So there you have it. A complete list of rules and questions for the ‘Never Have I Ever…’ game. A game that will provide hours of fun and enjoyment at your next friendly gathering. And no matter which version you choose to play, it’s going to offer lasting entertainment!
Just keep in mind that you want to choose the right version for the age group that you are playing with. And remember, it’s all fun and games; don’t take it too far. The drinking version of this game can get intense pretty quickly. And some of these never have I ever questions can get a bit personal. So, whether or not you choose to answer them correctly is entirely up to you.
Although it’s never fun to cheat, sometimes you just have to save your pride and take those secrets to the grave. But then again, no one will really know if you are telling the truth or not. So, have fun either way!