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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.