200 Icebreaker questions – The only list you’ll need to break the ice.


200 Icebreaker questions

Here is our list of icebreaker questions that are perfect for getting a conversation going. Have a look through and choose the icebreaker questions that you think will work best for the person or people you are talking to.

Icebreaker questions list

  • When someone finds out what you do, or where you are from, what question do they always ask you?
  • What’s the best thing you’ve got going on in your life at the moment?
  • What scene in a movie always gives you goosebumps every time you watch it?
  • What incredibly common thing have you never done?
  • What topic could you give a 20-minute presentation on without any preparation?
  • What are some of your favorite games to play?
  • What takes a lot of time but is totally worth it?
  • What is the most amazing fact you know?
  • What website or app doesn’t exist, but you really wish it did?
  • What’s your favorite type of day? (weather, temp, etc.)
  • What is the most clever or funniest use of advertising you’ve seen?
  • How into self-improvement are you?
  • Are you more productive at night or in the morning? Do you think it’s possible to change and get used to another schedule?
  • What has taken you the longest to get good or decent at?
  • What food do you love that a lot of people might find a little odd?
  • If you could start a charity, what would it be for?
  • What was the funniest thing you’ve seen recently online?
  • What’s something that a lot of people are missing out on because they don’t know about it?
  • What are some of your guilty pleasures?
  • Who is the most interesting person you’ve met and talked with?
  • What has really taken a toll on you?
  • How did you spend the money from your very first job?
  • What do you wish someone taught you a long time ago?
  • Do you think you rely too heavily on your phone? Why or why not?
  • How could carousels be spiced up so they are more exciting?
  • What’s your favorite car that you’ve owned?
  • What subjects should be taught in school but aren’t?
  • What’s the biggest vehicle you’ve driven?
  • What songs would be played on a loop in hell?
  • What rule do you wish they would introduce into your favorite sport?
  • What kind of challenges are you facing these days?
  • What do you highly recommend to most people you meet?
  • Do you think you have a pretty good work-life balance? Why or why not?
  • What was the last thing you were really excited about?
  • What’s your best “my coworkers are crazy” story?
  • What does your perfect breakfast look like?
  • What are some of your favorite holiday traditions that you did while growing up?
  • If you could choose your dreams, what would you prefer to dream about?
  • Would you ride in a zeppelin if given a chance?
  • What’s something that was once important but is now becoming less and less relevant?
  • What tells you the most about a person?
  • When is the most interesting period in history?
  • What is the best pair of shoes you have owned?
  • What book had the most significant impact on you?
  • Where’s your favorite place to nap?
  • What is the best event you’ve attended?
  • What do you buy way more of than most people?
  • What do you rebel against?
  • What well-known person does the most good for the world?
  • What’s your favorite food combination?
  • What’s the weirdest way you have met someone?
  • What’s the most amazing natural occurrence you’ve witnessed?
  • How did you get that scar of yours?
  • What do you wish was illegal?
  • If someone came up to you and said “Hey, do that thing you do!”, what thing would pop into your head first?
  • Who is the most intelligent or creative person you know?
  • What wastes the most time in your day to day life?
  • What’s a problem you have, that might be entirely unique to you?
  • What company or brand did you love until they betrayed your trust?
  • Would you ever try space tourism, if you had the money for it?
  • What’s the most annoying machine you must deal with regularly?
  • What are you grateful for?
  • What hobby would you be a lot of fun to get into?
  • What do you resent paying for most?
  • What pets did you have growing up?
  • What’s the best or worst prank you’ve played on someone?
  • What was the scariest movie you’ve seen?
  • What motivates you?
  • Where are five places you really want to visit before you die?
  • What’s the best location to fully enjoy a good cup of coffee?
  • How handy are you when it comes to fixing things?
  • What skill or talent would you most like to learn?
  • What weird thing do you have nostalgia for?
  • What works of art have really made an impression on you?
  • What culture would you like to learn more about?
  • If you were featured on the local news, what would you most likely be on there for?
  • What do you wish your phone could do?
  • What’s your favorite international food?
  • What workers have the worst jobs?
  • What kind of physical activities do you like doing?
  • Would you rather watch a movie on your TV at home or on the big screen in the theater, and why?
  • What assumption you made went hilariously wrong?
  • What big problem do you think technology will solve next?
  • What fashion trend needs to be brought back?
  • How do you think you will be/act when you are old?
  • What’s your favorite way to waste time online?
  • What’s the longest trip you’ve been on?
  • What was something you thought would be easy until you tried it?
  • What, in your opinion, is the most amazing animal?
  • How into tech are you? Why?
  • What is the biggest mistake you’ve made at work?
  • Who is the oldest person you know personally? What interesting stories have they told you?
  • Who is the funniest person in your family?
  • What useless facts do you know?
  • What’s your favorite Olympic sport to watch?
  • How do you usually get your news?
  • What smell do you hate that doesn’t seem to bother other people?
  • What’s the most delightful hotel or house you’ve stayed in on vacation?
  • What weird quirks did you pick up from your parents?
  • What were your favorite television shows when you were growing up?
  • What’s the silliest thing you are pretty good at?
  • What’s your idea of a great day?
  • What are some of the dumbest misadventures you’ve been on?
  • What do you want to do when you retire?
  • What do you do to unwind after a hard day?
  • Who is the most competitive person you know?
  • Would you rather spend time with other people or at home alone?
  • What are some films that would make it on to your top 50 list of movies?
  • What slang are you really happy went out of fashion?
  • What music do you put on when you want to get pumped?
  • What makes you feel old when you think about it?
  • How well do you know your neighbors?
  • What’s the best backhanded compliment you’ve heard / can think of on the spot?
  • Who is the most interesting stranger you’ve met?
  • What was your funniest or worst experience with a dentist?
  • What’s the noblest endeavor a person can dedicate their life to?
  • What’s your idea of a great party?
  • What are some of your favorite scenes from movies?
  • What are two of your favorite snacks?
  • What’s the biggest adventure you’ve been on?
  • Besides war and diplomacy, what would be the best way for countries to settle disputes?
  • What household chore do you actually enjoy?
  • What is something you do better than most people and something you do worse than most people?
  • What TV show are you hooked on or were recently hooked on?
  • If you had to lose one of your senses, which would you choose to lose?
  • If a new volcano formed and the government had an online contest to see what it would be named, what name would you submit?
  • What is the last goal you achieved?
  • What was your worst haircut experience?
  • Do you prefer pens or pencils? Why?
  • What’s the best way to stay young?
  • What is the most stressful TV show or movie you watched?
  • How good are you at drawing?
  • What did your teachers and parents say would be really important when you grew up, but it hasn’t been? 
  • How do you feel about clowns?
  • What is your favorite genre of movie? Why?
  • What brands do you love/hate the most?
  • What is the weirdest food combination you’ve made and tried?
  • What would you change if you were in charge of the company you work for?
  • Who has been your most interesting/confusing/annoying neighbor?
  • Has there ever been a time when something so amazing or unexpected happened that it literally left you speechless for a time?
  • Where’s the most surreal area you been to?
  • What are common misconceptions about your job?
  • What public spaces do you feel most comfortable in? (Library, bar, park, mall, stadium, etc.)
  • What’s the most outdated piece of tech you still use regularly?
  • What’s the weirdest food you’ve eaten?
  • Who was your favorite teacher?
  • What recent trend are you totally on board with?
  • What about becoming an adult caught you completely off guard?
  • How often do you dance?
  • What’s the best cake you’ve ever eaten?
  • What kind of art do you appreciate the most?
  • What crossed way too far into the uncanny valley for you?
  • What’s your favorite thing about the area/city/state you live in?
  • What’s the best day you’ve had recently?
  • What’s your favorite way to spend time outdoors?
  • What does your perfect burger or sandwich have in it?
  • What’s the worst advice you’ve been given?
  • What’s the strangest name someone you have met had?
  • What was something courageous you’ve (in person) seen someone do?
  • What card or board games do you like to play?
  • What are you best at fixing?
  • What movie never gets old no matter how many times you’ve seen it?
  • If the universe is just a simulation, what update or patch does it need?
  • Where have you traveled to?
  • What’s the scariest horror movie or horror book monster?
  • What’s the most unique shop or restaurant you’ve been in?
  • What hard time in your life left you a better person after it was finished?
  • What’s the best sports game you’ve been to?
  • What period would be the best to be born in?
  • What sport do you wish you knew more about?
  • What’s something you’re looking forward to?
  • What’s the most creative thing you’ve done?
  • What are you hilariously bad at?
  • Tell me about a time you were totally out of your element/comfort zone.
  • Are you a cat or dog person or neither? Why?
  • Who is the most gifted person you know?
  • What was your best vacation?
  • What do you usually do on your commute to work?
  • What was the craziest theme park or fair ride you’ve been on?
  • What kind of people do you most enjoy hanging out with?
  • What do you think the ideal age to be is?
  • What are you kind of snobby about?
  • What toy did you hate most as a child?
  • What’s your drink of choice? (Either alcoholic or non.)
  • If you left your current life behind and ran away to follow your dreams, what would you be doing?
  • What food is underrated or underappreciated?
  • What’s your favorite line from a book or a movie?
  • What is the best thing you have ever bought?
  • What catchy jingle or bit of advertising has stuck with you all these years?
  • What luxury is totally worth the price?
  • What is the most unique or silliest problem you have going on in your life at the moment?
  • What could movie theaters do to improve the experience of going there?
  • If you were so wealthy you didn’t need to work, what would you do with your time?
  • What apps do you use most?
  • What is the most tedious and/or the most exciting sport to watch?
  • What’s your favorite island that you’ve visited?
  • What do you geek out about?
  • Besides insects and spiders, what animals annoy you the most?
  • What’s your favorite month?
  • What’s the best concert you’ve been to and why was it so good?

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