'Minute to Win It' A Bit Dicey Popsicle Game

Fast-paced fun with this popsicle game

A Bit Dicey

A Bit Dicey is a "Minute to Win It" game that was featured on the popular television show. This popsicle game is simple to play and involves using popsicle sticks and dice...and good balance!

All you need to do in this game is to balance a stack of dice on a popsicle stick held in your mouth. No problem, right? Turns out, that can be rather tough, as hosts Guy Fieri and Apolo Ohno have shown on the version of the show that aired in the United States.

They both hosted the show during different times.

The Goal

You have one minute to build a tower of six dice on the end of a popsicle stick. The trick here is that the popsicle stick must be held in your mouth.

Equipment Needed

You will need the following items to play this simple popsicle stick game:

  • Playing dice of equal size and shape (at least six, but preferably more)
  • One popsicle stick

How to Play A Bit Dicey

Begin the game by placing the popsicle stick in your mouth. Then start the clock. Using your hands, begin building a tower of dice, one by one, on the end of the stick. To win this game, you must have a vertical stack of six dice on the end of the stick, and it must be freestanding. You must balance all six dice on the end of the popsicle stick in just one minute.

The Rules

  • You cannot use your face to hold the tower of dice upright.
  • If you drop any or all of the dice, you must use replacements from the table rather than stopping to pick them up.

    Tips and Tricks to Win A Bit Dicey

    Try to rely on your sense of touch to align the dice rather than sight. Watching the stick that reaches just past the end of your nose will give you vision problems that can result in misalignment. That can cause you to drop the dice and lose.

    More About "Minute to Win It"

    This game was based on those in the popular television game show, "Minute to Win It." The show  is an international game show franchise, meaning that it is available in other countries.

    In the U.S., it was hosted by Food Network star, Guy Fieri. The show is no longer on television live. It was revived in 2013 on the Game Show Network when Olympian Apolo Ohno hosted it. There, it ran during 2013 and 2014. It is unclear if the show will return to American markets.

    During the show, contestants took part in a series of 60-second challenges that use objects that are commonly available around the house. A Bit Dicey was one of the challenges and is a popular game for children's birthday parties and other kids-centered events because it is a quick game that can be played with items found in most homes.

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