Liar Liar is the award winning trivia board game where you have to convince your opponents that your answer is the correct answer.
Basically all trivia games are simply "Question" and "Answer". Sometimes they are hung on a theme, sometimes they are combined with laborious mechanics, sometimes, unless you like quizzes, they are boring. Liar Liar is none of those. The aim of Liar Liar is to win Lie Cards by inventing credible answers to bizarre and amusing questions or by convincing opponents that a ridiculous and unbelievable fact might just be true.
How It Works
The board is a spiral. By rolling the die, you work your way around the board - each lap taking you up a level, until you arrive at the top - the Liar Liar square. On this square each Lie Card you have won, gives you one attempt at winning the game.
A key rule that differentiates Liar Liar from other trivia games is that when it is your go, you are the question master.
There are two types of squares/question cards - Multiple Choice and Truth Or Lie. If you land on a square marked with the letter 'R', you give the question to the person on your right and if it is marked with the letter 'L' then it is the person to your left. The green topped corner squares allow you to not only choose a Multiple Choice or a Truth or Lie, but to whom you read the card as well.
On a Truth or Lie, each card has two statements - one is the truth and one is a lie. Starting with the phrase "Did you know", you choose one of the two statements to read out to your opponent who must then decide whether to believe you.
If you tell the TRUTH and your opponent believes the statement is true, then it is the end of your go.
If you tell the TRUTH but your opponent believes the statement is a lie, your opponent is sent back to the start of their level and you continue your go.
If you tell a LIE and your opponent believes the statement is true, you win a Lie Card and continue your go.
If you tell a LIE and your opponent believes the statement is a lie, you are sent back to the start of your level, ending your go.
On a Multiple Choice square read out the question corresponding to your dice roll, to the person selected on the square. ie If you rolled a 3 to land on the square marked with an ‘L’, you ask question number 3 to the person to your left. You then give your opponent the choice of two answers - the correct answer and a wrong answer.
The correct one is written in green capitals. For the wrong answer you can either make one up yourself (worth an extra lie card) or if you are unable to think of a feasible wrong answer you can use the wrong answer that is already on the card (written in red). But whatever you decide, you only give two answers in total.
If your opponent chooses the correct answer, it is the end of your go. However if they choose the wrong answer you win a lie card. In addition, if the wrong answer was actually your lie, you win a bonus lie card.
Winning the game
Every lie card you win gives you one opportunity to win the game. When you arrive on the central Liar Liar square you hand in one lie card and take a Multiple Choice question card. You then read out the question corresponding to your dice roll TO ALL THE OTHER PLAYERS. You give them the two answers and they agree amongst themselves which to accept. If they choose the wrong answer - you win.
Liar Liar is an ingenious yet simple game. It's loads of fun, can be played by the whole family and a game lasts about an hour.