Would you rather

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"Would you rather" is a conversation or party game that poses a dilemma in the form of a question beginning with "would you rather". The dilemma can be between two supposedly good options, such as, "Would you rather have the power of flight or the power of invisibility?", two attractive choices such as "Would you rather have money or have fame?"[1], or it can be between two supposedly bad options, for example, "Would you rather sleep with your best friend's lover or your lover's best friend?" The players, sometimes including the questioner, then must choose their answers. Answering "neither" or "both" is against the rules. This leads the players to debate their rationales.

In December 2011, BBC America premiered a television show based on the game, titled Would You Rather...? with Graham Norton.[2]

In popular culture[edit]

The game is played on the TV shows Family Guy, Extras and Zoey 101 episode "Lola Likes Chase", the podcasts Comedy Bang! Bang! and Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast, and in the 2012 horror film Would You Rather.


  1. ^ "Would You Rather Questions". Wisledge: The Relationship Journal.
  2. ^ "Would You Rather...? with Graham Norton". BBC America. Retrieved 19 November 2011.