Chapter 3

100+ Best Ice Breaker Questions [Ranked]

We've put together the ultimate list of 100+ ice breaker questions conveniently categorised & ranked for different contexts.

In our first batch we've got the 'Serious' ice breaker questions. These ones we'll get 'real talk' happening quickly. Scroll down further to see the fun and lighthearted questions.

Serious Ice Breaker Questions

  1. What would you be doing if you weren't at your current job?
  2. What more are you wanting in your career right now?
  3. If you knew that in one year you would die suddenly, would you change anything about the way you are living right now?
  4. What is one word you would use to describe yourself as a child?
  5. How do you recharge?
  6. If you were to tell one person "Thank You" for helping me become the person I am today, who would it be and what did they do?
  7. What one thing about you do you want in your elegy (that thing they read out at your funeral)?
  8. What movie or novel character do you most identify with?
  9. Fill in the blank: If you really knew me, you'd know_____.
  10. What quality in you would you hate to see emulated in your employees or children?
  11. If you were to start a company from scratch, what values would you build it on?
  12. What would you most regret not having done by the end of your life?
  13. What characteristic do you most admire in others?
  14. What kind of impact do you believe you have on people?
  15. What one memory do you most treasure?
  16. If you could change one thing about how you were raised as a child, what would it be?
  17. What would a "perfect" day look like for you?
  18. What's the most important lesson you've learned in the last year?
  19. How do you think your coworkers see you?
  20. If you ruled the world, what would you change on Day 1?
  21. How do you act when you're stressed out?
  22. What are you most afraid of and what's it stopping you from doing?
  23. At which store would you like to max-out your credit card?
  24. What was your favorite TV show when growing up?
  25. When are you the happiest?
  26. Choose a movie title for the story of your life.

Fun Ice Breaker Questions

Ok, here are the more fun & light-hearted ice breaker questions you can try out.

  1. What was your favorite toy as a kid?
  2. How old is the oldest pair of shoes in your closet?
  3. Can you play any instruments?
  4. What is the oldest thing in your refrigerator?
  5. What is the nerdiest thing you do in your spare time?
  6. What is your favorite breakfast cereal?
  7. What, if anything, have you ever re-gifted?
  8. What was the worst punishment you received at school?
  9. What’s the strangest talent you have?
  10. What was your childhood nickname?
  11. Do you have any strange phobias?
  12. What’s your favorite flavor of Pringles?
  13. Have you ever had a poem or a song written about you?
  14. Which way does your toilet paper hang on the wall – over or under?
  15. What, or who, are you a “closet” fan of?
  16. When did you accept a dare that you later regretted?
  17. What are three things still left on your bucket list?
  18. If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?
  19. What is the worst pet you have ever had?
  20. What was your first job
  21. Have you ever met anyone famous?
  22. What are you reading right now?
  23. If you could pick up a new skill in an instant what would it be?
  24. Seen any good movies lately that you'd recommend?
  25. What was your favourite band 10 years ago?
  26. What's your favourite family tradition?
  27. Who had the most influence on you growing up?
  28. What was the first thing you bought with your own money?
  29. What's something you'd like to do in the next year that you've never done before?
  30. What's your favourite place that you've ever visited?
  31. What's the best advice you've ever heard?
  32. How do you like your eggs?
  33. Do you have a favourite charity that you wish more people knew about?
  34. Got any phobias you'd like to break?
  35. Do you collect anything?
  36. How would you spend one million dollars?
  37. Who was your favourite teacher in school and how did they impact you?
  38. If you could choose to remain an age forever - what age would you choose?
  39. What is one important skill every person should have?
  40. Do you have a favourite sport to watch?
  41. If you had one extra hour free each day, how would you use it?
  42. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go?
  43. What would be the ultimate gift for you to receive?
  44. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
  45. Would you rather be invisible or be able to read minds?
  46. If you had a time machine, what point in the past or future would you visit?
  47. If you could live in any period of history, when would it be?
  48. What is the best perk that you have had at a job?
  49. What is the meaning of your name?
  50. If you could host a talk show, who would be your first guest?
  51. What is one word that you would use to describe your team?
  52. What is your favourite outdoor activity?
  53. If you could only take one item with you to a deserted island, what would it be?
  54. If you could have dinner with someone alive or dead, who would it be and why?
  55. If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, which animal would you choose to be and why?
  56. You have an unlimited supply of one thing for the rest of your life, what is it?
  57. If you could only watch one more film for the rest of your life, which would you choose?
  58. What was your least favourite food as a child or now?
  59. What was the worst job you ever had?
  60. If you could have someone follow you around all the time, like a personal assistant, what would you have them do?
  61. Is there a particular type of future technology that most excites you?
  62. If you could learn any other language to fluency, which one would you choose?
  63. What is your most used emoji?
  64. Would you rather travel back in time to meet your ancestors or travel into the future to meet your descendants?
  65. You have to sing karaoke, what song do you pick?
  66. Teleportation or flying?
  67. What is your favourite tv show right now?
  68. Are you a traveler or a homebody?
  69. What's the weirdest food you've ever eaten?
  70. Cats or dogs?
  71. You're going sailing around the world, what do you name your boat?
  72. If you could eliminate one thing from your daily routine, what would it be?
  73. What is your favourite dessert?
  74. What section of the newspaper are you?
  75. Mountains or the sea?

Congratulations, you've made it to the end of our epic list of ice breaker questions. Once you've gotten through all of these there really shouldn't be any ice between you left!

Have you got a favourite ice breaker question that we haven't covered here? Include it in the comments below.