120 Hot Seat Questions To Spark Conversations 

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Considering that the most common communication we’re having lately is through social media, we kind of have forgotten how to have some good talks in person. To bring you and your friends, family, partner, or anyone else, closer, the Hot Seat game is one of the most worthwhile ones. Especially if you’re using our list of questions. 

  • Icebreaking questions;
  • Humorous questions;
  • Childhood & family-related questions;
  • Questions for friends;
  • Career & goals questions;
  • Juicy questions;
  • Final words;

Ice-Breaking ‘Hot Seat’ Questions 

Let’s start with our ice-breaking questions to get to know each other, and discuss general life stuff with one another. The questions below are safe, so, they can be answered by all ages and types of people, so, keep reading!

  1. You have the chance to master a skill immediately. What would it be, and why?
  2. Who’s someone you’d swap lives for a day and what’s the reason?
  3. What’s the most adventurous, and maybe dangerous thing you’ve ever done?
  4. What’s the weirdest thing on your bucket list?
  5. If you could time travel, which year or era would you choose to live in?
  1. Share with us your favorite way to unwind after a long day.
  2. Have you ever thought of changing your name?
  3. What sport is fun only if you add alcohol to it? (Quidditch Pong is one, definitely).
  4. What’s one special talent you have people find weird?
  5. What is your all-time favorite movie, and what’s its impact on your life?
  6. Are you more of a early bird, or a night owl?
  7. Let’s say you can relive one day of your life. Which day would you pick & why?
  8. What’s your life motto?
  9. Do you have a favorite quote & can you share it with us?
  10. What’s the most recent act of kindness you’ve done?
  11. If you would be able to live in a fictional world, which one would you pick?
  12. What do you think is your worst personality trait?
  13. Are there any stereotypes about you that people believe are true?
  14. If you could add one extra hour to your days, what would you spend it on?
  15. What is your go-to song in karaoke boxes?
  16. On a scale from 1 to 10, how important is your career to you?
  17. If you won the lottery today, what’s the first thing you’d buy?
Won The Lottery

Humorous Questions To Play ‘Hot Seat’

Since you’ve already started to feel more warm and free with each other, you may start making some jokes, and having some good laughs. Well, these funny ‘Hot Seat’ questions are even funnier than You Laugh, You Drink

  1. Did you ever think ghosts exist?
  2. Have you ever broken any bones?
  3. What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever googled?
  4. What’s the first thing you would do if you were invisible? 
  5. What is your go-to joke?
  6. If you could pet any of fictional creatures, what would you pick?
  7. What do you say is your silliest fair?
  8. What’s the weirdest food combination you actually enjoy?
  9. If there was a zombie attack, what would be your weapon of choice?
  10. What’s the most useless superpower or skill that crosses your mind?
  11. If you could be an animal, which one would you choose?
  12. What’s your most hilarious pet peeve?
  13. How do you call a male ladybug?
  14. What are 3 things that instantly make you laugh?
  15. What is your most embarrassing date to this day?
  16. What ingredient do you feel is illegal to put on a pizza?
  1. Let’s say you could invent a holiday. What would it be called?
  2. What’s the weirdest, most embarrassing thing you did when you thought no one was watching?
  3. Have you ever gone a day without underwear?
  4. What do you think your last words will be?
  5. What’s one thing you’d buy to make the cashier unavailable?
  6. Do you hang toilet paper over or under?

Childhood & Family-Related Questions

You don’t really know someone until you get to talk about family, and memories, good & bad ones. And we’re here to bring you as close as possible, so, here’s the childhood and family-related list of questions for all of you! 

  1. How old were you when you found out Santa isn’t real?
  2. What was your favorite TV show or movie while you were a kid?
  3. What is your favorite scent and does it bring any memories back?
  4. What was your favorite nickname growing up?
  5. What’s one lie you kept telling as a kid?
  6. What is the favorite dish your mom would cook for you?
  1. Who in your family is your hero and why is that?
  2. Have you ever had an imaginary friend?
  3. Did you have a favorite cousin growing up?
  4. What smell reminds you of childhood?
  5. If you could go back in time 10-15 years ago, what piece of advice would you give to your younger self?
  6. When was the last time you felt pure joy?
  7. What is your favorite board game, or family card game to play with the fam?
  8. If you could pick one childhood day to relive, which day would you pick, and why?
  9. What is the funniest punishment you got as a kid?
  10. What’s the most significant lesson you’ve learned from a family member?
  11. Does your family have any special traditions or holidays?
  12. What do you like most about family reunions?
  13. What’s your favorite nickname you’ve been called?
  14. Who in your family makes you laugh the hardest?
  15. What’s the most memorable family conversation you’ve had?

‘Hot Seat’ Questions For Friends

Although there are several adult card games you might consider in game nights or simple gatherings with your friends, nothing compares to a session of Hot Seat questions, to let everything out.

  1. What’s the worst gift you’ve ever received from a friend?
  2. If you had to pick a theme song for your entire life, what would it be?
  3. What is a piece of advice that has changed the way you see life?
  4. If you could eat one type of food for the rest of your life, what would you pick?
  5. If you could erase one moment from your memory, what would you erase?
  6. What’s the most interesting thing you’ve learned recently?
  7. What’s the riskiest thing you’ve done?
  8. What’s the most hilarious prank you’ve pulled on someone?
  1. What’s the most unusual talent you have?
  2. What is the craziest conspiracy theory you believe in?
  3. According to your friends, what is your celebrity doppelganger?
  4. What’s your favorite thing about your best friend?
  5. What is a stereotype people have about you?
  6. Do you remember your dreams when you wake up?
  7. What’s the craziest adventure you’ve ever been part of?
  8. What do you think is the worst way to get fired?
  9. What would your spirit animal be?
  10. Depending on you, what are the most valuable qualities of a person?
  11. What friend has changed your life and why is that?
  12. If you could make a TV Show with your friend group, what would it be about?

‘Hot Seat’ Questions Relating Career & Life Goals

The Hot Seat session of questions is the perfect way to know about someone’s objectives, ambitions, and what they want to do with their life. And this actually, is one of the most heart-warming and effective ways to connect with your peeps! 

  1. What is your most irrational fear?
  2. What would your ideal house look like?
  3. What hobby do you look forward to developing?
  4. Do you plan to remain in the same job position for the next five years?
  5. How do you maintain a work-life balance?
  1. If you had the chance to change one thing about professional work, what would it be?
  2. What’s the most unavailable thing you’ve done to get a job or position?
  3. What do you like most about your workspace?
  4. How do you stay motivated in your typical days?
  5. What is a personal goal you’ve set for yourself recently?
  6. Have you ever turned a hobby into a side hustle?
  7. If you could master a hobby today, what would you like it to be?
  8. Have you ever thought about what you’d like to do after retirement? 
  9. What’s the most important element of a job for you?
  10. What would you rather do between working from home forever, or working abroad forever?
  11. What was your dream job growing up, and are you currently doing that?
  12. Do you have a plan B when it comes to your career choices?
  13. Have you set any goals for traveling for the following decade?
  14. Have you understood what your dream job is?
  15. Is there any book that has helped your professional growth?

Juicy ‘Hot Seat’ Questions

Welcome to the adulthood land! The ones below make a great list of questions for couples, or anyone else who wants to get a little embarrassed. Ps. they’re dirtier and cannot be played by people who are 18 or younger, respectfully… 

  1. Who in this room would you wish to be stuck in an elevator with?
  2. Your top three guilty pleasures?
  3. What is your dirtiest dream to this day?
  4. Have you ever been caught in an awkward situation by your family?
  5. What’s the most daring thing you’ve done in your romantic life?
  6. What is your biggest dating deal-breaker?
  7. What’s your opinion on PDA?
  1. If you could play a kissing scene with a celebrity, who would you pick?
  2. What song would describe your sex life?
  3. What’s your biggest turn-off?
  4. How do you tell your partner you love them, without saying you love them?
  5. What’s the most awkward thing you’ve done in front of someone you like?
  6. What’s one intimate activity you consider absolutely off-limits?
  7. Share with us one fantasy you’ve never fulfilled…
  8. Have you ever been involved in a love triangle?
  9. What’s your go-to move to impress someone?

Final Words

You’ve got absolutely no reasons at all to skip playing Hot Seat, one of the realest, most connecting question games ever. We brought to you an amusing list of questions and divided it into several categories, and you’re only task is picking your favorites.

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