Truth or Dare is probably the ideal game for adolescents. First, because young adults are preoccupied with sex and second, because Truth or Dare offers a myriad of chances to grope and snuggle or at least kiss, all in the name of living up to the "dare". When it comes to questions Truth or Dare may have more in common with Spin the Bottle. You remember Spin the Bottle -- played with about 6 people and an equal number of girls and boys. If the bottle lands on you reach over and kiss the person who did the spinning or did whatever it was they asked you to do.
Truth or Dare ideas seem to range from the intimate from the stupid. I imagine it depends on how much alcohol has been consumed. I remember playing it one time and when it came to questions Truth or Dare had more to do with seeing how embarrassed you could feel. My "dare" on this particular occasion was to wear my underwear outside my pants and walk around the block. Well o-k, if that's what you really want me to do!
It's probably important to note that when you play Truth or Dare you need to know who you're playing with and what the limits are of each Truth or Dare. There are quite a few people who passionately dislike the game because of the questions Truth or Dare can ask some incredibly brutal questions. There have been several accounts of kids mutilating themselves in addition to doing a variety of cruel acts to one another because of the peer pressure involved in living up to the "dare".
When it comes to questions truth or dare can have a damaging effect psychologically on a young child. Peer pressure can ruin the fun of the game. It's one thing to dared to kiss the girl in front of you. It's another thing to be dared to spit in a glass and drink it or anything else that can have long-term negative effects.
In general, all the participants should sit in a circle or around a table. The first player starts the game by asking another of the players "Truth or dare?" If the person who was asked the question answers, "Truth," and then the questioning player asks the first question, usually it will be embarrassing -- and directs it to the other individual. If that individual answers "dare" then the player asking the question must ask the other person to do something. Again, usually embarrassing. Truth or dare ideas could involve kissing, licking, pinching or whatever. If the question or dare is deemed unreasonable (and again, it's up to the group to define just what is "unreasonable" before the game starts), then the player can request another question or another dare.
After answering the question or fulfilling the dare, the person who was asked the truth or dare now has their turn to ask the same of someone else. And so it goes, until everyone in the group has had a chance at truth or dare.
A unique variation of this game is online Truth or Dare. And it is just what it sounds like. Online Truth or dare works best in a chat room and is no more involved that asking questions online. It can be fun because obviously if you dare someone to kiss another person you can't actually do it. So you need to rely on a combination of sound effects and icons to get your point across. Even in this version using online questions truth or dare can be embarrassing. But at least you're playing in the safety and privacy of your own home!