Hot Seat

Summary: Hot Seat is a group game where one player at a time has to answer a personal question.

Ages: From 16 and up

Recommended Number of Players:
Between 8 to 15

A chair

hot seat party game

How to Play:

Identify a chair as the "HotSeat.” Let all the players in the room know that they will be asking questions about the person in that seat. Tell them to start thinking about what questiosn they would like to ask each player. Set a timer for 5 minutes and ask the first player to take a turn in that chair. Once they are seated, the timer begins and the other players may ask the seated person any question in rapid-fire succession. The player is allowed to say “pass” for any question that is too personal. The other players should be encouraged to ask good, meaningful questions that can allow the player being asked to share significant and important things about himself or herself, such as:

• “What were your greatest disappointments in your life?”• “What would you do if you won the lottery?”• “If money were no object and you were guaranteed to be successful, what job would you do as a career?”• “If you could meet and have dinner with any person who ever lived, who would it be and why? What would you ask that person?”• “What three words would you use to describe yourself?”• “What was your most embarassing moment?”

When the timer rings, it is the next players turn to sit in that seat. It is best not to repeat questions asked of the other players.


For a longer list of sample questions, you may refer to our Get to Know You Questions page.

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