35 Best Minute to Win it Games for Kids and Adults

Minute to win it games are very popular since 2010. These games involve the use of simple, ordinary household objects to create a variety of challenges that are to be completed within a time limit of one minute.

These games can be played in many different ways, both individually and in teams. The best part is that they can be played with and enjoyed by kids, teenagers, and adults alike. This makes them perfect for every holiday, party, or even just to add some fun to an otherwise regular evening. These games are perfect for birthday parties, family game nights, and office parties.

35 Best Minute to Win it Games for Kids and Adults

How to Play

I am sharing the details for the required items for each game below but overall these minute to win it games can be played in 3 different ways. The main goal is to perform the challenge within 1 minute but you can play these games against each other, as teams or as pairs and couples.


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Minute to Win it Games for Individuals

All the players compete against each other and each individual tries to win the game by performing the given task within 1 minute.

Minute to Win it Games for Teams

This is a perfect way for playing these games if a big group is involved. Split the players into two, three, or more teams, and each team tries to beat the other by winning more games.

Minute to Win it Games for Pairs and Couples

Split the players into couples or pairs and they try to play together against other pairs to win the game.

35 Best Minute to Win it Games for Kids and Adults

Here is a list of 35 best ‘Minute to Win it’ games for kids and adults:

Balloon Blows, Minute to Win it Game

Items required: Balloons, cups

Place however many cups you want on a table. Give each player a balloon to blow. They then have to use the air in the balloon to blow away all the cups on the table within a time limit of one minute. The player who can blow away the most cups off the table wins.

Spill the Beans

Items required: Jelly beans, cups/ bowls, straws

Give each player some jelly beans, a straw, and a small bowl or cup. The player will have to pick up the jelly beans by sucking air through the straw and then place the jelly beans in a bowl. The player with the most jelly beans collected at the end of one minute wins the game.

Ping pong challenge

Items required: bowls, ping pong balls, spoons

Players will be given a spoon which they have to put in their mouth and use to transfer ping pong balls to another bowl. The player with the highest number of ping pong balls in their bowl wins.

Needle and Thread

Items required: needles, pieces of thread

Each player will be given a piece of thread and some needles. Players will be required to pass the thread through the needles. The one who can thread the most needles within a minute wins the game.

Needle and thread, Minute to Win it game

Cereal Puzzle

Items required: a cereal box

Cut up the front of the cereal box into different pieces. Players will then be given one minute to rearrange the pieces like solving a puzzle.

Ping Pong Bounce

Items required: ping pong balls, buckets

Players will have to bounce a ping pong ball against the wall into a bucket. The player who collects the most ping pong balls within a minute wins.

Balloon Burst, Minute to Win it Game

This is a perfect Game for summers.

Items required: water balloons

Players should assemble in a circle and start throwing the water balloons at each other. The winner is the player who did not cause any balloons to burst in one minute.

35 Best Minute to Win it Games for Kids and Adults

Stack it up

Items required: plastic cups

Give each player the same number of cups and have them stack them into a pyramid within one minute. The player with the tallest pyramid wins.

Mummy Wrap

Items required: toilet paper

Divide players into teams of two. One player will be in charge of wrapping an entire roll of toilet paper around his teammate’s body. The team who manages to finish the entire roll of toilet paper within one-minute wins.

Egg and Spoon Race

Items required: eggs, spoons

Players will have to balance an egg on a spoon and race. The race will be for one minute. The player who reaches the finish line first without dropping the egg wins.

Marshmallow Toss

Items required: marshmallows, cups

Divide the players into pairs. One player will be in charge of holding up the cup, while the other will have to toss marshmallows into it. Teammates should stand some distance apart from each other. The team that collects the most marshmallows within one-minute wins.

Maths Challenge

Items required: a sheet of simple math problems

Each player will be given some math problems to solve. The player who can solve the most problems correctly within a minute wins.

Stack the Apples

Items required: 5 apples

Each player gets one minute to stack five apples on top of each other to make a tower. The tower must remain standing for 5 seconds. The player who manages to do this first wins.

Knots, Minute to Win it Game

Items required: a rope or string

Players are each given a rope or a string and required to tie it into knots. The player with the most knots at the end of one minute is the winner.

Stack Reverse

Items required: 36 plastic cups

Players must stack 36 cups to form a pyramid. Once the pyramid is complete, they must take it down again to form a single tower. The player who can complete this challenge first within one minute wins the game.

Coin Tower

Items required: coins

Players are all given some coins to stack. The player with the tallest coin tower at the end of one minute is the winner.

Cookie Mania

Items required: any type of small cookie

Place a cookie on each player’s forehead. The players must move the cookie from their forehead to their mouths without using their hands.

Find the Beans

Items required: a large bowl, uncooked rice, beans

Pour in some uncooked rice in a large bowl and mix in some beans. Players will have to go through the rice to find the beans. The player who can collect the most beans in a minute wins.

Floating Feather

Items required: a feather

Each player will be given a feather which they must keep up in the air for one minute by using only their breath.

Reverse Alphabet

Items required: none

Players will have to recite the entire English alphabet backward. If they make a mistake, they will have to start over. The player who can do so most quickly in a minute wins.

Bottle Flip

Items required: a water bottle, a table

Players will be given a plastic water bottle which they will have to flip so that it rotates at a 360°angle and lands on a table placed nearby. The player who can successfully do so the most number of times in one minute wins the game.

Post It

Items required: post-it notes

Divide the players into teams of two, and give each pair a pack of post-it notes. One player will have to stick post-it notes on his partner. The team who can stick the most post-it notes in one minute is the winner.

Rhinestones and Skittles Scramble

Items required: rhinestones, skittles, chopsticks, a bowl

Mix rhinestones and skittles in a bowl. Each player will be given a pair of chopsticks which they will have to use to pick out the rhinestones from the bowl. The winner is the player who is able the collect the most rhinestones in one minute.

Orange Peeling, Minute to Win it Game

Items required: oranges

Players will be given oranges. The player that peels the most oranges in one-minute wins.

Escaping Gravity

Items required: balloons

Players will attempt to keep two balloons in the air for one minute by bouncing them using their heads only. The player who can successfully keep both balloons in the air wins.

Egg Carton Ping Pong Game

Items required: ping pong balls, empty egg cartons

Place an egg carton on a table in front of each player. Players will then have to bounce ping pong balls off the table into the egg cartons. The player with the most filled egg carton wins.

Pyramid Smash

Items required: rubber bands, 6 empty soda cans

Stack six cans to form a pyramid. The player will have to shoot rubber bands to knock down the pyramid within a time limit of one minute.

Unwrapping chocolates

Items required: Hershey kisses, oven mitts

Each player will be given a pair of oven mitts and some Hershey kisses. The challenge is to see who can unwrap the most kisses in one minute.

Fruit loop Chain

Items required: pipe cleaners, fruit loops

Players will have to string fruit loops onto a pipe cleaner. The player who strings on the most fruit loops in 1 minute wins.

PomPom Race

Items required: pom poms, straws

Determine and starting and finishing line. Players will have to use straws to blow their pompom from the starting line to the finishing line. The time limit is one minute.

Balance the Dice

Items required: popsicle sticks, 6 dice

Players must hold a popsicle stick in their mouth and balance a stack of six dice at the end of the popsicle stick. The player who can keep the dice balanced for one minute wins.

Chopstick Race

Items required: cups, cocoa puffs (or any other cereal), chopsticks

Place a bowl of cocoa puffs in front of the players and give them each a cup and a pair of chopsticks. Players will have to use the chopsticks to transfer the cocoa puffs from the bowl to the cups in one minute. The player who collects the most cocoa puffs wins.

Sort the Skittles

Items required: 70 skittles, cups (different colors to match the colors of the skittles)

Players will have to sort through a pile of skittles using only one hand to place the skittles in their corresponding color cups, in one minute.

Cotton Ball Scoop

Items required: cotton balls, a bowl, blindfolds, spoons

Place a bowl on a table and scatter cotton balls all around it. Blindfold each player and give them a spoon. They will have one minute to use the spoon to put the cotton balls in the bowl.

Tic Tac Pickup

Items required: Tic Tacs or any other small candy, bowls, tweezers

Players will have to use tweezers to pick up Tic Tacs from a bowl and carry them across the room to another bowl. The player with the most Tic Tacs in their bowl at the end of one minute wins.



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