Minute To Win It Games
“Minute to Win It” was a popular game show on NBC back in 2010, where participants compete in a series of challenges that must be completed within a minute.
The challenges are designed to be quick, fun, and often involve everyday household items. The goal is to complete as many challenges as possible within the time limit, with each successful completion earning the participant points. The player with the most points at the end of the show wins the grand prize.
These challenges can range from simple tasks like stacking cups or moving objects with a straw, to more complex challenges that require more skill and coordination. They can be a great add-on to any “fun” themed team building event looking to build unity within a group. This activity can also stand on its own and used tournament style event as well.
Minute to win it games are the most popular for corporate, college and prep schools game shows.
How to Use Minute to Win it Games for Team Building?
Minute to win it games are a lot of fun and can be used as a great icebreaker at the start of the team meeting. The main benefit of this type of activity is the requirement of team members to work close together and strategize to come up with solutions within 60 seconds. The time pressure and the need to work at a fast pace is an added element of excitement and energy to these challenges. It’s important to balance the games with other activities that allow the brain to relax and recharge as well.
Another benefit to these fun physical challenges is enhanced creativity. When people are having fun, they tend to be more open-minded and creative. This can lead to the development of new ideas and solutions, which can be beneficial for the team and the entire organization.
The fact that the challenges are timed and involve a level of difficulty can create a sense of urgency, excitement, and friendly competition among team members. When people work together towards a common goal, such as completing a Minute to Win It challenge, it creates a shared experience that can help build a sense of camaraderie and unity within the team.
Furthermore, Minute to Win It games gives an opportunity for team members to learn new skills, try new things, and step out of their comfort zones. This can be eventful and engaging for individuals who may not have participated in team building activities before.
8 Steps Needed to host a minute to win it game challenge:
- Find a location to host the event
- Decide on the length of the entire exercise
- Create teams to participate in advance
- Create a list of challenges that can be completed in one minute
- Buy materials and equipment necessary for each challenge
- Provide a timer or stopwatch
- Purchase prizes or rewards for the winning team
- Hire a facilitator or host to explain and run the challenges
20 Quick and Easy “Minute to Win It” style games for team building
- “This Blows” – Players must use a straw to blow a ping pong ball across a finish line.
- “Junk in the Trunk” – Players must use only the movement of their hips to get a tissue box full of ping pong balls out of their “trunk” (a waistband) and into a bucket.
- “Penny Hose” – Players must transfer a penny from one end of a pair of pantyhose (held out by two people) to the other end, using only their mouths.
- “Noodling Around” – Players must use a dry spaghetti noodle to move a marshmallow from one side of a table to the other, without touching the marshmallow with their hands.
- “Suck It Up” – Players must use a vacuum cleaner to move a stack of cups from one side of a table to the other, without knocking them over.
- “Keep It Up” – Players must keep a balloon in the air for one minute using only their heads.
- “Pop It, Lock It” – Players must use a rubber band to transfer a pile of popcorn from one bowl to another, without using their hands.
- “Separation Anxiety” – Players must separate a pile of M&Ms by color using only their mouths.
- “Fork It Over” – Players must use a fork to move a pile of grapes from one bowl to another, without using their hands.
- “Stack Attack” – Players must stack a tower of solo cups, using only one hand.
- “Egg Roll” – Players must use a spoon to move an egg across a finish line without breaking it.
- “Bobble Head” – Players must balance a ping pong ball on a wooden spoon while bobbing their heads up and down.
- “Wrap It Up” – Players must use toilet paper to wrap up a team member like a mummy.
- “Face the Cookie” – Players must move a cookie from their forehead to their mouth using only their facial muscles.
- “Peanut Butter Jelly Time” – Players must use a knife to spread peanut butter on one slice of bread, jelly on another slice, and then put the slices together, all while holding the bread with their feet.
- “Don’t Blow the Joker” – Players must use a straw to blow cards from a deck of cards, trying to keep the jokers from falling off the edge of a table.
- “Defying Gravity” – Players must stack cups into a pyramid and then try to pull out the bottom cup without the rest of the cups falling over.
- “Savor the Flavor” – Players must transfer a stack of cookies from one plate to another using only their facial muscles.
- “Toilet Paper Transfer” – Players must use a roll of toilet paper to move a ping pong ball from one bucket to another.
- “Egg Toss” – Players must toss a raw egg back and forth between two team members, trying not to drop it.
Minute to Win It Games for Team Building and Adults
Upon booking a game show, you will have a 30 minute consultation with one of our event coordinators.
We will work very closely with you and give you a list of our most requested games. You can choose from the following list of our 60 second challenges:
- Stack Attack
- This Blows
- Moving On Up
- Yank Me
- Speed Eraser
- Back Flip
- Cookie Face
- Mega Bubble
- Nose Dive
- Junk In The Trunk
And many, many more.
Three, six-feet tables are set up either on stage or in front of the conference room.
We gather all household items and place them in specific storage bins for each challenge.
We have a large projection screen to display the 60 second time clock and dance music to hype up the crowd.
We come with everything.
Event coordinators will find it very easy to work with us. They basically do not have to do any real work, just, sit back, relax and enjoy the show.
By combining fun, humor and friendly competition that Minute to Win It provides make them a highly effective tool for team building and group outings. You should give it a try.