There is a game called “Two Truths and a Lie,” where a person says two truths and a lie and the participants of the game attempt to guess which of the statements was a lie. Is it permissible o participate in this game, and to say a lie? If so, what kind of a lie should he say?
I am not familiar with this game, but from what you are describing, since it is only a game, it isn’t considered a lie, because the person knows that you are only making it up for the game. From what you are describing you might hesitate playing such a game as not to accustom yourself to lying.