This or That Questions

This or That Questions

A great way to pass the time is quick and simple games that are not only fun but also help you get to know each other. One of the easiest games of this sort is ‘This or That’. The great part about this game is that it doesn’t always have to be played as a game. You can use this to learn more about someone’s likes and dislikes as well. Or you can just use it as a simple game at your next party to keep everyone entertained. Either which way, the players will walk away with more knowledge about their peers and will be showing less signs of boredom. After all, that’s the whole point of these games, right? Let’s check out the details on the ‘This or That’ game.


Different Ways to Play

This or That Questions

There are two main variations of this game. The ‘mind reader’ and ‘my friend, the clone’. Both of these games are multiplayer (obviously), however, one will work better when there are no more than two players in the game. ‘This or That’ questions game can be enjoyed by all ages (as long as you use the right questions) and it doesn’t matter which version you choose. Here are the rules for both versions so that you can try one or both for yourself to see which one you like better.

With Mind Reader, you get the opportunity to see how well you and your friends know each other. You’ll need just two things (besides a fun group of friends); a coin for each player and a piece of paper for each player. The paper will be used to hide your coin since it is used to indicate your answers. Everyone will get their own coin. Remember to take turns going around the group so that everyone has a chance to ask their question.

First, you pick up your coin and ask the ‘this or that’ question. Once the question has been asked, you then place your coin down behind the piece of paper; either heads up or tails up. Heads up indicates the first choice (this) and tails up indicates the second choice (that). After everyone has put down their coin, the player may answer the question so that everyone else can reveal their coins. This version takes a little bit more effort and preparation and works better with more players.

This or That Questions

This next variation, ‘my friend, my clone’ is best played with only two people. It’s a great way to get to know your friend a little bit better and find out how much you have in common. You never know you and your new friend may have a lot more in common than you originally thought! Playing this game is a good way to find out.

You start out by reading the question to yourself and thinking about your answer. Don’t give it away just yet. Next, ask the question and find out if your friend’s answer matches yours. If it does, then keep it going and repeat the process. If they chose a different answer, it’s now their turn to ask the question. You can also make the game go a little quicker by asking the questions and revealing your answers at the same time. Both ways work well. Just choose whichever seems like the best and most fun way for you to play.

Now that we’ve went over the different variations of this game, let me help you get going so that you can grab the list and go. Believe it or not, the hardest part (although it can be the most fun part) is coming up with your own questions for the game.

Take a look at this massive list of This or That questions to get your game started. Feel free to use some of them, all of them, or none of them! This is your game, so jazz it up and play it your way. These questions can be used for both versions of the game. However, it’s always best to work around the questions to find the most age-appropriate questions.


This or That?

This or That Questions

Television series or movie?

Delivery or sit-down restaurant?

Board games or card games?

Video games or books?

Car or truck?

Bus or train?

Paperback book or eBook?

Summer or Winter?

Country or city?

Broccoli or green beans?

Beach or mountains?

Soda or juice?

Pepperoni pizza or cheese pizza?

The toilet paper goes over or under?

Pancakes or waffles?

Morning or night?

Baseball or volleyball?

This or That Questions

Credit or cash?

Tacos or wings?

Shopping in-store or online?

Shower or bath?

Football or basketball?

Sneakers or boots?

Cake or pie?

Ice cream in a cone or dish?

Call or text?

Sausage or bacon?

Cats or dogs?

Instagram or Facebook?

New phone or a new laptop?

Spend your money or save your money?

Work or school?

High heels or flats?

Eggs or bagels?

Rock or hip hop?

This or That Questions

Coffee or tea?

Plastic or glass?

Tent or camping RV?

Fishing or hunting?

Hats or headbands?

Blue or green?

Pen or pencil?

Silver or gold?

Vacation or staycation?

Long or short hair?

Batting or pitching?

Roller coasters or bumper cars?

Giving a gift or receiving a gift?

Traditional spaghetti or chicken alfredo?

Apartment or house?

Workout at home or at the gym?

Iced tea or hot tea?

Smoothies or milkshakes?

Sleep on the left or the right side of the bed?

This or That Questions

Lotion or perfume?

Desktop or laptop?

Soup or sandwich?

Working as a team or working alone?

Zip-up or pullover hoodie?

Jeans or sweatpants?

Socks or barefoot?

Sleep in the quite or with noise?

Spring or Fall?

Scary movie or a funny movie?

Pepsi or Coke?

Dark chocolate or white chocolate?

Paper or plastic?

Sour or sweet?

Hair straight or curly?

Romance or loyalty in a relationship?

Lipstick or lip gloss?

Bar of soap or shower gel?

Tattoos or piercings?

This or That Questions

Beer or wine?

Reading or listening to music?

Bake a cake or buy a cake?

Muffins or cupcakes?

Notebooks or lose paper?

Swimming pool or lake?

Sand or snow?

Write a letter or send an email?

Roller skating or ice skating?

Fake or real Christmas tree?

Real or fake nails?

Snowball fight or water balloon fight?

Roses or tulips?

Necklace or bracelets?

Chicken nuggets or hotdogs?

Carpet or hardwood floors?

Couch or recliner?

Superheroes or supervillains?

Gloves or mittens?

Hot or cold?

Radio or television?

This or That Questions

Newspaper or online news?

Gummy worms or gummy bears?

Nuts or no nuts?

Coffee black or with cream and sugar?

Markers or crayons?

Batman or Superman?

Travel by plane or boat?

Blinds or curtains?

White meat or dark meat?

Apple or Android?

Chips and dip or chips with salsa?

Hard or soft shell tacos?

Bunny or squirrel?

Ice cream or freeze pop?

Reading or writing?


Have fun!

This or That Questions

‘This or That’ is such an easy game for you to get to know your friends better and find out how similar (or different) you are from each other. Both versions of the game work extremely well for all ages. No matter which way you play, you’ll end the game with a little more knowledge about the other players. And it will kill hours of time to defeat that boredom. Just be sure that you ask age-appropriate questions. And as always, enjoy yourselves!