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Minute to Win it Games are easy to play and should be a hit at any kind of party. You could easily incorporate the games into any theme you might have. The games are very versatile and can be used for an individual game, team or group games, why not try it out at as a team building game for work. No matter what age players are, there is a game for everyone. You should be able to find appropriate games for both adults as well as kids.

Where does ‘Minute to Win It’ come from?

The television show Minute To Win It first appeared on the NBC channel, where players have to complete challenges that used various household items. These challenges had to be completed in one minute, if successful, they could then move on to the next challenge. The game involved various levels, and players were awarded cash prizes. Today, the Minute to Win it games can easily be played at any type of party as a simple party game. Some stick to the minute rule, while others just play the games for fun. The reason the games are so popular is because they are simple, not expensive and most of all fun and in all cases very amusing.

How to play ‘Minute To Win It’

There are three ways you can use:

Method 1:

You can play individual games, where one person plays against the clock. Each person will have to complete the challenge in one minute, and if successful will win a prize. If the person fails to complete the challenge, have another person try. Try to have a different person attempt a challenge for each new game.

Another version is to have the same person continue playing different games until they cannot complete a challenge in one minute. You could also have a number of individual players participating at the same time, see who can complete the challenge within the time given.


The next method can be for groups. Here you can choose two players, who will then be competing against each other instead of against the clock. Provide all the props you need for the game and give this to each player, then see who can complete the challenge first. The player who finishes first can then get a prize. Since this is a group version, have each person rotate with another group member for each new game. Smaller groups work well for this, as you can play more of a variety of games.

Method 3:

Minute To Win it is great for team games. Have groups divide up into two even teams or more. The number of teams will depend on the size of the group. Each team must then select a team member to play against the opposing teams. So, one member of each team will get the props and instructions necessary to complete the challenge. These chosen members will compete against each other to see who can complete the challenge first. Whichever player is first their team gets, for example, 6 points. The second team then gets 3 points, the third team gets one point, while all other teams get no points. This works well for larger groups and helps to get everyone involved in the game.

Can you score in ‘Minute To Win It’?

When it comes to scoring points, games that are replayed in teams is the only way. Each team is playing against each other to see who completes the challenges first. To keep scores, it might be a good idea to write down the point for each team, in order to keep track of progress. Maybe think of using a whiteboard, so everyone can see what’s happening.

Have somebody write each teams number on top of the board, team 1,2, or 3 etc. On the left side of the board, write down the name of each game. Then underneath each team place the points given, the team who completes a challenge first gets 6 points. The second and third teams to finish get 3 points and one point respectively, while every other team get no points. Write the points under each teams number. In order for everyone to earn points, set up a timer when playing. The team who finishes first then gets the 6 points and so on, while teams who finish within the time given all get at least one point.