A Few "Minute to Win It" Party Games to Try

Spice Up a Party with These "Minute to Win It" Games

Minute to Win It contestant Blind Ball
Minute to Win It game Blind Ball. Courtesy NBC

The best part of the game show "Minute to Win It" are the games. Unlike other shows that feature stunts or actual games, these challenges all use household items and can easily be duplicated at home. It's no wonder that "Minute to Win It" party games are a hit for adults and kids. Whether you're hosting a birthday party for a young child or celebrating an anniversary with a group of adults, there are plenty of great games that you can choose to make part of your celebration.

Before You Choose Games, Consider the Following

The first thing you need to do is to figure out what type of party or gathering you'll be hosting. Will the games be the main focus of the party, or are they merely part of the entertainment in an overall theme? Knowing this will help because you'll have an idea of how many games to play, and you'll also get a feel for how much of the party space you need to reserve for setting them up.

Another thing to consider is the age range of the party guests. Many "Minute to Win It" games can be adjusted and made easier or more difficult, so you can tweak them to suit just about any age group.

Finally, decide if you are going to award prizes for game winners. You can either give a prize to the best performer in each game, or keep a tally of points earned by each person and award a larger prize to the person who finishes with the highest point total. 

Types of "Minute to Win It" Party Games

Now that you have some idea of what your party will be like and how many games you'll need, you can plan the games you want to play.

Here are some suggestions based on different themes and locations:

Outdoor Games: These games require either more open space than others, or have the potential to make a big mess that's easier to deal with outside:

Office Party Games: Whether it's an office Christmas party, a retirement celebration, or just some kind of team building event, these games all use office supplies.

Go ahead and raid the supply closet for these "Minute to Win It" party games:

Games for Kids: Really, you can pretty much tone down any game to suit younger players, but some of them are just more suitable than others right out of the gate. These include:

Other Ways to Select the Right "Minute to Win It" Party Games

If you're still unsure of what games you want to play, try these suggestions:

  • Play games based on the equipment they use. For example, there are loads of games that use ping pong balls, marbles and eggs. Do a quick search with "Minute To Win It" and the item ("ping pong balls" or "straws") to get results that use that item.
  • Choose games based on their names. It may sound silly, but many of the games have funny or intriguing names that can actually play into your party theme.
  • Pick games that are all food-based involving candy, cookies, chocolate, apples, or other food items. Plenty of them use soda bottles too, so you can play and then offer up some tasty party treats.
  • If you have limited time or don't want to set up much, choose games that don't require a lot of preparation. There are lots of those available.

    Once you've picked out your games, practice them once or twice. You don't have to be good at them (though you can really impress your guests if you're an ace at all of the party games), but it helps to give them a run-through just to be sure you have everything you need and the game works And because everything happens in just a minute, don't forget to have a timer handy!

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