Instructions, Game Rules, Game Variations, And More...
What Is Truth Or Dare?
How To Use Truth Or Dare Online
Exceptions To The Rules
Add Questions, Dares, Or Mixers
Create Your Own TORDOL Site!
Terms Of Service
|What Is Truth
Truth or Dare is a classic party game played by all ages and backgrounds.
The premise of the game is for a group of people to take turns either
answering a "truth" question, or performing a "dare."
Truth or dare is popular because it gives people an excuse to ask
crazy questions or act silly while getting to know others. Games
can range from funny to serious, from intimate to wild. The choice
is up to you!
To play Truth or Dare,
you simply need a group of people with an established order of turns.
Usually it is helpful to sit in a circle, so that turn order is
easy to follow. When the group is ready, a person is selected to
start and ask a player the first "Truth or Dare." This
is done by picking a player (sometimes by choice, sometimes by random)
and asking them "truth or dare?" The player receiving
a question, which is made-up by the asker. If they refuse to answer
the question, they must perform a dare, which is also make up by
the asker. If the player refuses to perform the dare, they pay some
sort of penalty.
The key to a good game
of truth or dare is in the availability of good truth questions,
fun dares, and a like minded group of people who are uninhibited
and ready to have a great time. When everyone is honest, and the
questions and dares are comfortable with all of the players, truth
or dare can be loads of fun!
One of the problems with
traditional truth or dare is coming up with the questions, or making
creative dares. Eventually people run out of ideas, or a few individuals
begin providing topics or stunts that the rest of the group is not
interested in. Another problem is that the game can become slow
while large groups are waiting for turns. For these reasons and
more, we created Truth or Dare Online!
|How To Use Truth
Or Dare Online (TORDOL)
Truth or Dare Online, or TORDOL for short, is not a replacement
for truth or dare-- it is a tool to make you games easier to play
and MUCH more fun!
This site is not so much a game as it is
a resource, an archive of the best questions and the wildest dares
compiled from people just like you! You can use it to play
many different games, ranging from classic truth or dare to online
versions, or even drinking games! You are free to use this site
as we suggest below, or make up your own rules. We've included our
favorite rule sets, but if you have a fun way of using this site,
let us know and we'll it with others!
(We've also included some surprises to keep you games interesting!)
To begin your game follow the simple instructions below:
Get a party. Then connect to TORDOL.
Click on the Preferences button. You will be automatically
directed here if you forget.
Enter a "Party Name" for your
group. This is your team's identifier while you play online.
Indicate if you want questions / dares
for all female, mixed male and female, or all male groups.
This will limit the types of questions and dares you receive.
In most cases, M&F will provide the most general questions.
All female and male are provided for special cases, but
you can certainly pick all three if you want.
Select the game environment, teen/college
or adult. This option splits the questions into TOPICS,
not ratings, suitable for either teens or adults. Teen questions
revolve around school life, parents, and the like. Adult
questions revolve around work, marriage, and kids. Likewise,
dares take into account the resources of both groups. You
can pick one, or both.
Select the game rating: G, PG-13, R,
X. This option specifies the amount of embarrassment, contact,
pain, or exposure in the questions and the dares. You can
pick as many as you like. R and X are restricted to 18 and
up only, or whatever the legal age for adult contant is
in your region. Please respect this.
Click Save Preferences.
You are now ready to play!
When you are ready to start, simply click on the appropriate
button: Truth or Dare. TORDOL will then find a random question
or dare using a special formula, and display in on your screen.
Once your player has answered the question, or performed the
dare, use the text box provided to share your story with the world!
Each time a team completes a truth or dare, you can share your
result and then read the responses from the last 5 groups that
received the same question or dare. Make sure to provide all the
details, but please keep things appropriate for the rating.
We also ask that you help us rate the questions and dares. After
you have entered your optional description, please specify whether
the question or dare was "good" or "bad."
We use these ratings to cycle out dares that are not popular.
This helps us keep the quality level of the site high!
Also, if you feel that the question or dare that you received
is inappropriate for the rating, or breaks one of the terms of
service below, please select the "Inappropriate" option.
This flags the entry for review by our staff.
"Mixers"™ are random rules that appear while
playing the game. These pop-ups can change the way any truth question
or dare is handled. New mixers are added frequently, so keep a
sharp eye out for new additions!
Mixers come in three varieties: Positive mixers,
negative mixers, and neutral mixers. Positive mixers are good
for the person answering or performing the dare, whereas negative
mixers can make things a bit more "interesting" for
the recipient.. Neutral mixers can change the dynamics of the
Mixers mean that no one is completely safe from
dares or questions!
The following rule sets outline some basic ways in which you can use
this site. Feel free to improvise!
Players assign turns and randomly pick who goes
first. The first player clicks on truth and must answer the question.
If he or she decides not to answer the question, they must then
click dare. When they have answered the question or performed the
dare, play progresses to the next person in line.
If the player does not perform the dare, or if
the group agrees that the player did not do the dare properly, or
if the person is suspected of not being truthful, the player is
penalized. See the special penalty section below for good penalty
Play progresses as in classic, but each player
is given the option of choosing a truth or a dare.
This fun variation works well at large parties.
The group establishes a "forbidden" word that cannot be
said for the duration of the game. Choose a word that will come
up in conversation, but don't make it too common or you will have
a very busy game!
Anytime a player is overheard speaking the forbidden
word, they must perform a truth or a dare. You can select truths
or dares exclusively if you like, or choose different words for
Drinking Game (21+ Please)
Play as you desire, but allow players to forego
a question or dare by taking a shot. This can be interesting with
the R and X rated sections, as these may already contain alcohol
Strip Truth Or Dare
Play as you like, but if a person refuses a dare
or question they must give up an article of clothing. Go as far
as your group wants.
Team Truth Or Dare
People pair off and select a truth and dare. The
pair then must let one person respond to the truth and the other,
perform the dare. Dares are always done with your partner when another
person is involved. This one works great with couples!
Spin The Bottle
In this variation, no turns are assigned. Instead,
the group sits in a circle and spins a bottle on its side. When
the bottle stops spinning, the person it is pointing to must take
a turn. For added fun, if their stunt involves multiple people,
spin the bottle to determine the others as well! You can substitute
dice, or any other method for selecting players if you wish.
IM / Webcam Truth Or Dare
Play online using MSN Messenger® or any popular
chat client. With MSN you can share your Internet browser window
with others and play a virtual game online, or link parties for
Anytime someone spills a drink, they must take
Use G rated truth questions when people arrive
at the party and ask them to write their anonymous response on a
piece of paper. Later, read the questions and the responses to see
if everyone can figure out who said what.
Trivial Truth Or Dare
Use your favorite set of quiz or trivia questions
to test your friends. If they answer one wrong, they get a truth
question. If they answer two wrong, they get a dare.
This fun variation is played like poker. Each
turn requires an ante from players, which can be anything from candy
to money. Each person puts in the same amount, then play progresses.
The first round, each player chooses truth. If any player refuses
to answer, they are "out." The next round, players choose
all dares. If any player refuses the dare, they are "out."
Play continues until only one person is left AND they perform the
dare or answer the question. This person then receives all of the
prize in the pot!
Don't forget to ante each round.
Players take turns clicking truth or dare in any
order, but they do not answer the questions or perform the dares
UNLESS a mixer pops up. If a mixer pops up, the mixer is disregarded
and the person who clicked must answer the question or perform the
If a person calls a truth or dare for another
player BEFORE they click the button, AND a mixer comes up, then
the player who is called must perform the truth or dare.
Penalties are an important part of any truth or dare game. Because
the excitement of the game is often light-hearted fun at others expense,
much of the games magic is lost when you have dishonest players, or
those who COMMIT to the game and then refuse to follow the rules.
To help keep your games on the level, we recommend player commitments
and a strong penalty.
Player commitment simply means that you ensure every
player of the game understands the rules, understands the ratings,
and is willing to play the game. ONE OF THE BIGGEST COMMITMENTS IS
TO AGREE THAT ANY TRUTHS OR DARES REMAIN SECRET. Remember, part of
the fun of this game is having an excuse to do or say things out of
character. If players feel that their actions will remain private,
and not discussed after the game or around the water cooler tomorrow,
you will definitely have a more entertaining session. No cameras please.
Penalties are the thing that encourage players to
do dares, even when they really don't want to. Choosing a good penalty
is hard. Your penalty should be worse than most dares, but should
not cause serious harm. The penalty should also be pre-assessed, or
in other words, everyone should have a penalty "hanging over
them" before the game starts. This way, people who leave cannot
try and back out. People who stay in are immune.
Some good ideas for penalties are provided below.
Note, however, that removing someone from the game is NOT a good penalty.
In most cases, people who refuse a dare are perfectly happy to leave
the game, especially after they have had the enjoyment of watching
everyone else play.
IF YOU ARE IN THE GAME FOR EVEN ONE TURN, YOU HAVE
MADE A COMMITTMENT. DON'T PLAY IF YOU AREN'T GOING TO PARTICIPATE.
Not always a good choice, but requiring a person
to leave the party immediately can sometimes be effective.
Everyone has a photo taken of themselves in a
"compromising" position. These photos are verified by
someone, then they are all put in a safe place. At the end of the
game, anyone who stayed in can destroy their picture. Everyone else
must leave their picture for duplication, sharing with friends,
posting on the wall, etc.
All players must ante up an amount of money that
is significant for their age or income. The amount is held until
the game is over. If the player bails out, their money is used to
buy pizza or beer- and they can't have any.
Use with caution. This doesn't work very well
in most cases, since by the time someone has bailed out of the game,
they are usually not willing to submit to anything else.
Same as pain above. Not really a good choice.
Slumber Party Hi jinks
For the younger crowd, bailing on a game is a
first class invite to any number of late night mishaps such as toilet
papering, bed wetting, and shaving cream. If someone bails, make
them leave the room, but let them know their TRUE punishment comes
Suitable for the more liberated crowd. Provide
all players with minimal clothing, such as underwear, bathing suit,
robes or long shirts. Players forfeit their clothes at the beginning
of the game. Anyone who bails has their good clothes either tossed
out, frozen, or shipped to Australia.
While not a true penalty, requiring someone to
take a shot (drink) when they bail out can certainly loosen up their
Odd Man Out
In this penalty, any person who bails is left
out of a fun event to be held later in the party. This can be very
effective in some cases.
As diehard truth or dare fans, we don't have much patience for rule
breakers. Nonetheless, there are some exceptions to the rules that
should be discussed with all players before beginning. These exceptions
are to help keep the game fun, and prevent serious physical or emotional
injury. You do not have to follow all of them, but they are good discussion
points prior to beginning your game.
Couples may perform "intimate"
dares in private. This should be established prior to game play,
and in such a case, these couples should also be absent for
the performance of intimate dares they are not a part of.
No dare or truth that will inure a player, either emotionally,
legally, or physically, shall be binding. The group can simply
require that the person picks another truth or dare.
Players should not be forced into completing
a dare. Use a good penalty as punishment, but don't threaten
players. If they want to bail out, let them take the penalty
and leave in peace.
If a player is in a relationship, their limitations
on questions and dares must be set and agreed upon prior to
beginning. If your significant other wouldn't approve of you
playing, then don't play. It is not a good idea to let players
"pick and choose" their questions and dares- it ruins
Don't use any truth or dare as an excuse
to do something wrong. You are playing by your own free will.
Dares, Or Mixers
TORDOL allows you to submit your own questions and dares to our ever
growing database. Simply go to the main page and click on the "Add
Your T Or D" button. Once the window pops up, fill in the form
using the instructions provided. MAKE SURE TO SELECT APPROPRIATE GROUP,
ENVIRONMENT, AND RATING. When you are finished, your submission will
enter out automated review process. If we feel that you have provided
a quality submission, it will be added asap.
If you have an idea for a new Mixer, check out the
premium site. One of the ways we cover expenses for operating TORDOL
is to let users pay for customizations or special access. Atlhough
the site is still free, paid members get special access and additional
features. Check it out!
|Terms Of Service
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and donations / members to remain online. Basic access to the system
is free of charge so long as a user does not violate any of the terms
of service outlined below. Violating any of these guidelines will result
in a permanent IP ban from the site, and in some cases, contact of your
ISP and local law enforcement.
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langauge and descriptions convey the question or dare without
being excessively graphic or needlessly crude.
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