Minute to win it games are simple team games that are normally timed. They make really fun party games or even for a family games night. We did ours for a lock down birthday party.

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These games are meant to be a minute long, but you can always change that depending on the age of children playing. For some of ours we did it with out a timer and it was just the quickest team won.

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Minute to Win it Game 1: Cup Stacking

You will need:

  • About 25 paper cups

One of those cups needs to be a different colour; you could just colour in the rim of the cup. Put this coloured cup at the bottom of the pile of cups. The point of this game is to move the top cup to the bottom, one at a time, until the different coloured cup is at the top.

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Minute to Win it Game 2: Stack Attack

You will need:

  • 21 or 28 cups each

This game is all about making a pyramid of cups and then taking it down so that all the cups are back in one pile. The top cup of the pyramid needs to stay in place for a couple of seconds before you start to take it down.

Minute to Win it Game 3: Knock a Cup

You will need:

  • 5-10 cups each
  • Pair of tights for each team
  • Tennis ball for each team

Start by putting the ball into one of the feet of the tights. Tie the pair tights around the waist of the player so that the leg with the ball in is hanging down in front. Line up the cups, on a table or the floor, in front of them. When the timer starts they have to knock of the cups using the ball in the tights. They can only use their hips to make the ball swing back and forward, and they can only knock one cup down at a time.

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Minute to Win it Game 4: Stack a Dice

You will need:

  • A craft stick for each team
  • 6+ dice for each player

Each player has to put the craft stick in their mouth and stack the dice on top of each other at the end of craft stick. The player must hold the stacked dice at the end of craft stick for 5 seconds to win.

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Minute it to Win it Game 5: Colour Sort

  • A bowl of Smarties/Skittles/M&Ms

In this game you will have one minute to sort out all the coloured sweets into different piles. Remember; no eating the sweets until afterwards.

Minute it to Win it Game 6: Cookie Down the Face

You will need:

  • Oreo cookie

Each person has to place an Oreo (or something similar) on their forehead. Then just using their facial muscles they have to get the cookie from their forehead into their mouths. If it falls off of their face they have to start again.

Minute it to Win it Game 7: Lego Tower

You will need:

  • Lots of Lego

Whoever builds the biggest tower in a minute, without falling down, wins.

Minute it to Win it Game 8: House of Cards

You will need:

  • Pack of cards

Divide the cards between the 2 teams. Each team has to make as many houses of cards as possible within the minute time frame. A house of cards consists of 2 cards leaning against each other in a triangle.

Minute it to Win it Game 9: Throwing Cards

You will need:

  • Pack of cards for each team
  • Larger container e.g. a bin for each team

This is a whole team game. Each player takes it in turn to throw a card into his or her container. The team with the most cards in the container at the end of a minute wins.

Minute it to Win it Game 10: Paper Moving

You will need:

  • Piece of paper torn into bits
  • Straws
  • Bowls for each team

The player needs to move as many pieces of paper into their bowl using the suction of the straw. No hands allowed. The team with the most bits of paper in their bowl wins.

If you enjoyed this minute it to win it, check out my Christmas version one.

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10 Minute to win it games for family games night or a party.