This or That (otherwise known as Either Or Questions) is one of the most simple icebreaker games you can play during your next remote meeting. The rules are as follows; given option A or option B, the player has to choose the answer they prefer. Doesn’t get any simpler than that! We’ve even included a list of words below so you can get started right away. So you may be wondering, what’s the point of playing such a seemingly trivial game?

Why you should try this game

In the modern world, we have an abundance of choice. In fact, it’s estimated that the average adult makes about 35,000 conscious decisions each day. Ever find yourself staring at an endless aisle of cereal being overwhelmed by choice and unable to make a decision? That’s called analysis paralysis, and getting in the habit of it can really stunt our abilities to make judgement calls.

That’s the beauty of a game like This and That. By cutting down the amount of options, we engage the part of our brains responsible for making decisions. Well designed questions are interesting and novel - intended to take you by surprise. This is what makes This or That a great icebreaker game for your next remote meeting. It will prime your team’s minds for collaboration, brainstorming and decision making.

By cutting down the amount of options, we engage the part of our brains responsible for making decisions.

It’s also a great exercise in team building. By answering questions, players are simultaneous sharing their opinions and personalities with their team, all while having fun doing so!


I’ve come up with a list of 101 This or That questions that hopefully can get you started with a new way to start your next remote meeting. If you enjoyed this game and are looking for more ways to break the ice in your remote meetings, head on over to Brightful Meeting Games. It’s got a whole selection of interactive icebreaker games that work on any device, completely free with no signup or installation. If you enjoy This or That, you’ll also enjoy the Would You Rather game, which has similar gameplay.

Would You Rather is a classic decision making game

101 PERFECT This or That questions

Credit or cash?

Cappuccino or latte?

Juice or water?

Peanut butter and jelly or peanut butter and banana?

Coffee cup or flask?

Tacos or wings?

Pepsi or Coke?

Paperback book or eBook?

Blue or green?

Peanut M&M’s or regular?

Working as a team or working alone?

Bar of soap or shower gel?

Hats or headbands?

Hamburger or taco?

Coffee or tea?

Pancake or waffle?

Indian food or Thai?

Sleep in the quite or with noise?

Broccoli or green beans?

Roller coasters or bumper cars?

Soda or juice?

Cake or pie?

Apples or oranges?

Hair straight or curly?

Spring or Fall?

Sneakers or boots?

At the movies: candy or popcorn?

Socks or barefoot?

Bus or train?

Desktop or laptop?

Fishing or hunting?

Pancakes or waffles?

Soup or sandwich?

Zip-up or pullover hoodie?

Eggs or bagels?

Dark chocolate or white chocolate?

Romance or loyalty in a relationship?

Long or short hair?

Beer or wine?

Meat or vegetables?

Iced coffee or hot coffee?

Coke or Pepsi?

Sleep on the left or the right side of the bed?

Delivery or sit-down restaurant?

Plastic or glass?

Dine in or delivery?

Lotion or perfume?

High heels or flats?

Toast or eggs?

Country or city?

Pen or pencil?

Silver or gold?

Football or basketball?

Summer or Winter?

Cats or dogs?

Scary movie or a funny movie?

Call or text?

Shopping in-store or online?

Pepperoni pizza or cheese pizza?

Work or school?

Baseball or volleyball?

Bagels or muffins?

Apartment or house?

Rock or hip hop?

Giving a gift or receiving a gift?

Tattoos or piercings?

Car or truck?

Soup or sandwich?

Morning or night?

Cake or pie?

Jeans or sweatpants?

Instagram or Facebook?

Video games or books?

Iced tea or hot tea?

The toilet paper goes over or under?

Ice cream in a cone or dish?

Coffee or tea?

Sausage or bacon?

Board games or card games?

Workout at home or at the gym?

Spend your money or save your money?

Beach or mountains?

Television series or movie?

Sweet or savory?

Fish or steak?

Tent or camping RV?

Beer or mixed drinks?

Ice cream cone or snow cone?

Shower or bath?

Traditional spaghetti or chicken alfredo?

Batting or pitching?

Lipstick or lip gloss?

Cherries or grapes?

Eggs or oatmeal?

Smoothies or milkshakes?

Dark chocolate or milk chocolate?

Sour or sweet?

Vacation or staycation?

Orange juice or apple juice?

New phone or a new laptop?

Paper or plastic?

How to play

There are two ways to play this game. Try them both and see which one you like better!

Ask and Discuss

Players are asked a This or That question and given time to answer and discuss their answers. Go around the team one by one and ask them each a different question from the list. Don’t let players get away with just answering, make them justify their decision!  The explanation aspect of this game mode is a fantastic way to build communication skills. This way of playing This or That is a great way to learn more about your team.

Rapid Fire

A single player is asked a series of questions in quick succession. Ask each player at least 7-10 questions a row, and make sure they are answered instantly! The aim of this game mode is to encourage the player to say the first thing that pops into their mind. You might even surprise yourself with your answer. If you’re looking for a way to wake your team up before a remote meeting or brainstorming session, this is a quick and fun way to get the brain juices flowing!