Minute To Win It Ideas | Fun One Minute Game Ideas

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Want to have some interesting contests for a birthday party?  

Need some games to play at your kitty party?

Organized a picnic and now looking for some game ideas?

Minute to Win It is a party pleaser!

Pick any of these fun one minute games for your next event!

1)  The person/group that blows the maximum balloons wins (if you follow up with any game for kids related to balloons, or need balloons for decor, well now there you go!)

2)  Small pieces of newspaper (or beans, eg. kidney beans) are sucked up with a straw from bowl A to bowl B.  Max wins.

3)  10-15 locked locks and keys, whoever unlock max locks wins (for more challenge (and more confusion!), could keep 5 extra keys).

4)  The person/group picks up maximum M&Ms (or beans) from bowl A to bowl B using chopsticks wins.

5)  Person/group that makes the largest snake out of paperclips/safety pins wins.

6)  With sieve placed upside down and covered with newspaper and scotchtape, max needles to be inserted in holes of sieve through newspaper.  Max upright needles wins.

7)  With 20 candles on a flat plate, max lit up candles (using a lighter) by an individual/group wins.

8)   Raw & dry Red Kidney Beans and Chick Peas mixed in bowl.  Whoever separates the max wins.

9)  The person/group that tucks max straws in hair on their head wins.  (This one's more apt for females.)

10)  With a bowl of popcorns, needle and long thread, the person/group using max popcorns to make garland/s wins.  (Then the individual/group wears the garlands for a photo :D )

11)  The person/group that peels maximum number of raw potatoes neatly (cucumber, apple, or similar fruit/vegetable) wins. (Later you can use the vegetables for cooking!) <Note: many knives and peelers will be required.>

12)  Using 6 decks of playing cards, the group that sorts out the max number of cards in the same suite along with their correct order, from Ace to King wins.  (jokers kept aside)

13) Stack up coins (pennies, quarters, anything you have plenty of). Whoever makes tallest tower wins.

(more to come!)
How to Play?
- Either have individual players or teams contesting against each other.
- Each player (depends whether individual or team) gets the props and directions for the particular game.
- As the countdown timer begins, they have ONE minute to do the particular task.  At 0:00 they have to STOP.  The organizer then counts the items or checks/compares to declare the winner.
- You can play this game as a semi-final and final round, depending on the complexity, and probably reward the final winner/s.

Minute to Win It is a fun game for people of all ages!

Note: Some of the games listed here require a lot of props and materials.  If you wish, you may select the ones that don't require much purchase.

Let me know if you have some good ideas to suggest.  Or if you have any questions.

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  1. Really Creative...Very Nice

  2. good,super ideas,,

  3. good & intresting

  4. nice...........

  5. good collection

  6. can u give me idea for one minute games on hariyali occasion which should be bbased on greenery or nature.

    1. Hi, these are few ideas related to "green" that I could come up with:
      - How many names of green vegetables and fruits can you list down in one minute? The max entries win.
      - Mix a huge stack of different colored bangles - sort out the green bangles within one minute. Max wins.
      - On the same lines of # 8 above: mix dry green peas with chickpeas to separate the two. Max green wins.
      - If you don't want a game with props, try this: women have to say "hara nimbu peela nimbu" max number of times within one minute. If they say "limbu" by mistake they're out. Max said correctly wins.
      - Based on greenery/nature ... hmmm ... similar to # 5 above: cut long grass and give a stack for the player to tie grass to each other to create the longest chain. Measure to see the longest chain wins.

      I hope these help!

  7. Nisha.. Indeed v engaging games.. Am gonna try sm of those the next time v hv a party.. U truly r a creative mind ya.

  8. Really nice good work like it thank for sharing...

  9. Cut fish from paper. Line people up with a fish at their feet. Give them a magazine. They have to bang the magazine behind their paper fish, creating a wind so it leaps across the room, round a chair and back to the starting line.


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