I simply love to play minute to win it games. They are short, start and finish off quickly, most of these games do not require too much preparation, and yet, when it comes to fun quotient, these games can give any other game in the world a run for its money.
Whether you are hosting a birthday party for kids or adults, these games can be the best way to ensure that all your guests at the party have a great time. Besides parties, even if you are hosting a small get together at home, these games can be enjoyed by you and your friends at all times.
Keeping in mind the growing demand for these games, I have decided to compile a list of some really fun and thrilling minute to win it games.
Fun And Exciting Minute To Win It Games
Following is a list of exciting games. There are many other games which can be added to this list, but the below are the most popular ones and the first ones that pop into my mind when I think about a minute to win it games.
This is a very hilarious and funny minute to win it game. This game can either be played as a face-off between two players, or many players can play this game at the same time. The only items you need to arrange for playing this game is a ruler and two tic tac boxes for each player.
The tic tac boxes have to be attached to the two ends of the ruler and the player then has to hold the ruler in his or her mouth from the center. As soon as the game starts, the players start to shake their head horizontally in such a manner that the tic tac starts to fall from the boxes attached to the ruler.
The player who is able to empty both the boxes first within one minute is the winner of the game.
The best thing about this game is that all you need to play it is only toilet paper roll. Although the amount of toilet paper roll needed for this game is huge.
The game is played in pairs, where one player rolls the toilet paper all around the other player, in such a manner as to cover him or her completely in the paper, making them look like a mummy.
Obviously, the team which is able to make a mummy out of its one player, the fastest in one minute would be the winner of this game.
An extremely fun game, which tests the aiming skills of the players, this game requires only one half cut watermelon and a deck of cards.
The half cut watermelon is placed on a table with its pink side facing the players. The players are made to stand behind a line at a little distance from this watermelon. As soon as the timer starts, the players have to throw playing cards one by one towards this watermelon, in such a way that they stick on to it for at least three seconds.
If you want all the players to play the game at the same time, you will have to arrange for that many watermelons and decks of playing cards. Instead, you can make them play one by one, and the player who is able to stick the maximum number of cards of the melon can be declared the winner at the end of the game.
This game may appear to be very simple, but when you start to play it, you realize that it is a lot tougher and you need to know the right tricks in order to win the same.
In this game, all the players can play the game at the same time. A cookie is provided to every player and they have to place the same on their forehead. Now, without using their hands, or any other means, simply through their facial muscles, the players have to slide down the cookie towards their mouth, eat and finish it off.
The first player to finish the cookie would be the winner of the game.
There ate some very popular breakfast cereals which almost all kids and adults enjoy to eat, so why not make an interesting game out of it. No, I am not saying you call your guests over for a party only to make them cereal there, but you can make an interesting game out of this healthy breakfast.
Neatly and carefully cut the front of the cereal box into 16 pieces. The players have to rearrange these 16 pieces together in under one minute to once again make the front of the cereal box. The number of players playing it together would depend on the number of scramble games you have been able to make out of the cereal boxes at your home.
Everyone loves playing with balloons, and this game uses these balloons only to entertain all your guests.
This game should be played by one player at a time, in order to avoid any confusion and banging between the contestants. The player is given three balloons, which he or she has to keep in the air at the same time for 60 seconds. The players cannot hold the balloon in their hands, but have to keep hitting them in order to make them stay in the air.
Remember the card game, where you had to find matching cards, well this game is highly inspired by that game.
In this case, instead of cards, we are going to use candies. Candies are hidden all over the room, hidden under the cups. The player has to run all over the room to find matching candies. The player who finds the maximum matches would be the winner.
This game can be played by only one player at a time, and make sure that there is no prompting being done to help the player.
This game is something that almost everyone must have played, one or the other version of the same, and therefore, the players are quite familiar with it and would be more excited about playing the same.
For this game, you need to arrange for 6 empty soda cans, which have to be stacked in a triangular formation. Now draw a line at a little distance from this formation and each player is made to stand behind this line, provided with rubber bands, which he or she has to aim towards the can and try to make the entire formation topple within one minute.
Suck It Up
There is definitely going to be a lot of cheering that is going to happen while this game is going to be played, thus electrifying the party atmosphere.
You need two plates, a lot of M &Ms and a pack of straws. The game will be played by one player at a time. The player will place the straw in his or her mouth, try to suck up the M & Ms from one plate and place them on to the other empty plate.
The hands of the players can be tied behind their backs to ensure that they do not use it for assisting the transfer process.
Yet another interesting and fun stacking game, you need a lot of snack cakes for this game. Each player has to try to stack as many snack cakes, one on top of the other, not on the table, but on his or her on the forehead, while leaning back.
By the end of the game, you would not only have a winner, but also a lot of faces covered in chocolate.
This is a game, perfect for all the Star Trek, Star Wars fans or those who simply love anything to do with spaceships or alien life.
You will be needing potatoes, straws and peanuts for this game. Before the start of the game, each player is provided with one potato, 5 straws and 5 peanuts. As soon as the clock starts, the players have to place the potato on the table and try to insert the 5 straws inside the potato. Once the straws are inside, they then have to try to place the one peanut on top of each straw, thus giving the potato a completely alien look.
The player to complete this task first within one minute would be the winner of the game.
Junk In The Trunk
This is a game which is hilarious for the people watching and pretty challenging for the player. You will require 6 ping pong balls, a belt, rubber bands and an empty tissue box for this game.
The empty tissue box is first attached to the best with the help of the rubber bands, in such a manner that when the belt is placed around the waist of the player, the tissue box rest comfortably on the hips of the player. Once this belt is placed on the players, then the 6 ping pong balls are placed inside the box. Now, as soon as the timer starts, the players have to shake their hips and body in such a manner that all the balls fall out of the tissue box.
This is one game that is truly challenging for the players and yet extremely fun to play at the same time. In this game, you need to provide the players with an iron board and some marbles.
The game is played by one player at a time. The four sides of the iron board are the start point, while the center of the board is the end point. When the timer starts, the player has to place one marble on anyone start point on the board and then place his hands on the sides of the board and try to tilt it in such a manner that marble reaches the center or the end point on the board.
The player who gets maximum marbles reach the end point would be the winner of the game.
Pong Tac Toe
Capture the hearts of many players. In fact, whenever this game is played, most of the players like to play the game twice, as just once of this game is never enough.
For this game, you can either use the trays from the game Bounce off party, or you can simply place cups or glasses filled with water on one end of the table. Considering the width of the table, you can make, 3 or 4 players play the game at the same time. The players stand at the other end of the table, far from the side where the trays are placed. They then try to bounce off ping pong balls from their end of the table to the other end, and into the trays.
The one to put maximum balls in the tray within one minute is the winner of the game.
This game can get a little messy, but is definitely pretty high on the fun meter. Using hard pizza boxes, the players have to fan their eggs and make them roll down to one end of the room which is the end point of the game within one minute, in their hurry to reach the end point, many players end up busting their eggs with the pizza boxes.
This game requires players to be fit and quick. You need to arrange for paper bags in 5 different sizes. Now place these paper bags on the floor in a straight line, starting with the biggest bag and continuing down with a smaller bag.
The players have to bend down, pick up the bag from the floor and then place it on a nearby table. The players have to be really quick on their feet since they have just one minute to pick and place all the 5 bags on the table.
How’s It Hanging
This game is so hilarious and funny, that it should probably top the list of the games. You will need one banana, one hula hoop and two pieces of oranges or any other round shaped fruit.
One end of the banana is tied with a thread and the other end of the thread is attached to the waistband of the player in such a way that the banana should hang just above the ground. The hula hoop is placed right in front of the player and the oranges are kept on either side of the hula hoop at a little distance.
The players have to use the hanging banana to roll the fruits inside the hula hoop and they have exactly one minute to do this.
You need to have good concentration skills and control over your movements in order to win this game. The game requires 15 empty cans of the same size, paper plates and a flat and stable table surface.
As soon as the timer starts, the players have to start stacking up the cans in such a way that they create a 5 level tower and the top most level should have at least 5 cans on it. Another important thing is that between every level a paper plate needs to be placed.
The player to complete the tower or build the highest tower within one minute would be the winner of the game. It is better that one player plays this game at a time, otherwise, if you have ample of the can, you can even make two or more players compete simultaneously.
Moving On Up
A pretty simple game, which is oodles of fun to play, this game requires only paper cups. You would need 26 paper cups of red color or any other color and 1 cup in blue or a different color from the 26 cups. Now all these cups are stacked one on top of the other with the blue cup placed right on the top.
The players have to move the cups from the top to the bottom till finally the blue cup once again reaches the top. The players have to do this holding the stack of cups in their hands (and not on a table) and within one minute.
This game may look simple, but when you start playing it, you would realize that hanging hangers are not a simple job.
Tie a thread across the room and each player is provided with 8 hangers which he or she has to hang one below the other, in such a way that the hanger being placed on another hanger rests right in the middle of the hanger and does not touch its side. The game is simple up till 2-3 hangers, but as the number of hangers increases, you will find them drooling on one side and making it really difficult to keep them balanced in the middle.
For this game, you would be needing a broom, paper plates, marshmallows and paper cups. Before starting the game, the paper plates have to be placed on the edge of a table with half the late hanging out. On the side of the plate which is resting on the table, a marshmallow is placed. A line is a draw at a little distance from the table and the players are made to stand behind this line with a paper cup in one hand and the broom in the other hand.
As soon as the timer starts, the players have to hit the paper plate in such a manner that the marshmallow comes flying towards them and they have to catch the same in their cup. You will have to place four or five paper plates for each player, and therefore, making one player play the game at a time would be a good idea.
On The Hook
4 keys, paper clip, chopstick and a 9-inch long string is what you would be needing for this game. A fishing rod is created by attaching the string to one end of the chopstick and the keys are placed on a table with their handles hanging from the edge of the table.
The players have to hold the chopstick in their mouth and go fishing for the keys, without using their hands at all throughout the game. The one, to collect all four keys in one minute would be the winner.
Punch Your Lights Out
To play this game you would need 6 push lights which are battery operated and several bean bags. In preparation for the game, the push lights have to be mounted on a wall in a pyramid format.
Once this is done, the players are given the bean bags and as soon as you start the timer, the players have to throw the bean bags towards these push lights and try to shut all of them out. The one to do it first or within one minute would be declared the winner.
Hut, Hut, Hike
To play this game you would need toilet paper rolls and either a standing hoop or you can make two people hold up an ordinary hoop.
The players are made to stand away from the hoop and turn their backs towards it and bend down. As soon as the clock starts the players have to start throwing the toilet rolls from between their legs and through the hoop. The one to get the maximum rolls through the hoop is the winner.
This game requires only 30 index cards and nothing else. The game is pretty simple and the players have to try to build a tower or castle with these index cards in one minute. The tower needs to have a minimum of 10 storeys.
Use your old, childhood slinky in this game along with a headband.
The game starts with the headbands placed on the player’s heads and a slinky is attached to this headband in such a way that its body is hanging on the face of the player. When the timer starts, the players have to throw back their head in such a way that the slinky land on their forehead in a stacked position and stays there for at least 3 seconds.
This game tests the speed and skill of the players. You will be needing 6 pieces of uncooked penne pasta and several pieces of uncooked spaghetti pasta for this game.
The penne pastas are placed all around a table and when the time starts, the player has to place the angel hair spaghetti noodles in their mouth and move around the table and pick up the penne pasta with this spaghetti pasta, without the use of hands.
Besides skill, you will also need a lot of luck to win this game. A table, a foul line, a slice of bread fully covered with peanut butter and several ping pong balls, are required for the game.
The bread is placed on the table and the player is made to stand behind the foul line. When the time starts, the player has to start bouncing the ping pong balls, one at a time, in a such a way that they reach the bread and stick to the peanut butter.
The things you will have to arrange for playing this game are cotton balls, petroleum jelly, and two large bowls.
One bowl is filled with cotton balls, while the other is kept empty. When the game starts, the player has to dip his or her nose first in the petroleum jelly, then in the bowl filled with cotton balls in order to stick one cotton ball to the nose, and then finally transfer this ball to the empty bowl. No need for reminding you, you cannot use your hands at any stage of this game.
Stick The Landing
All you need to pay is the game is water bottles.
Each player is provided with a water bottle, which is half filled. The players are made to stand behind a line at a little distance from a table. When the clock finally starts, the player has to throw the bottle on the table in such a way that it lands straight up. The aim, strategize, but remember, you have only 60 seconds to land that bottle straight on the table.
This is a simple game to set up. You simply need to place 15 paper cups on a table and provide the players with a balloon. Once the game starts, the player has to blow the balloon and then use the air in the balloon to knock over the 15 cups kept on the table. Each player gets only 1 minute to knock over all the 15 cups.
Hoop De Loop
Place three filled water bottles in a triangle on the floor. The players are given a hula hoop and made to stand at a distance from the bottles. When the time starts, the players have to roll the hula hoop in such a way that when it lands it makes a ring around all the three bottles.
Above list consists of some of my all time favorite minute to win it games. Hope you try them and enjoy them just as much as I do.