5 Minute to Win It Games Kids & Adults Will Love

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Easy Minute to Win It Games

Are you ready for a fast-paced group date like never before? You’ve come to the right place! We’ve put together a one-of-a-kind game night featuring five easy Minute to Win It games. They’re simple, fun, and loved by people of all ages. Plus, each of the Minute to Win It challenges uses supplies you probably already have around the house. Pretty great, right? We’ve even included a FREE set of adorable printables to help you pull off this group date or family activity without a hitch. However, if you’d rather forgo the printables and skip straight to the games, you can do that too! Keep reading to learn how to play!

What are Minute to Win It Games?

Based on the hit show from NBC, these Win It in a Minute games are quick challenges designed to test your speed and agility. Each unique (and silly!) objective must be achieved in only one minute, or you’re out! Best of all, the Minute to Win It challenges featured in this post were created specifically with couples in mind (but the entire family can easily play them)! Keep reading to learn what supplies you’ll need and how to complete these hilarious and easy ideas.

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Minute to Win It Supplies

1 . Puzzle pieces made from a cereal box

2 . A balloon to blow up

3 . A styrofoam cup(or plastic cup)

4 . An oreo cookie

5. A penny

6 . One pair of pantyhose

7 . Five different sized bags

Minute to Win It Challenges

Now for the fun part: the games! Keep reading for a quick explanation of how to play each of the included Minute to Win It challenges.

1 . “The Breakfast Scramble” – Before the game, create puzzle pieces by cutting up pieces of a cereal box. During the challenge, players will have one minute to try and piece the ‘puzzle’ back together!

Minute to Win It game using cereal boxes | The Dating Divas
Cereal boxes to use for Minute to Win It game.

2 . “This Blows!” – Place a styrofoam or plastic cup on a table and blow up a balloon. Using only the air from the balloon, try and move the cup off of the table before the clock runs out.

Instruction and supplies for some Minute to Win It games | The Dating Divas
Instruction card and supplies to help you complete a Minute to Win It challenge.

3 . “Face the Cookie” – Put a cookie on your forehead, and try and move it to your mouth without using your hands!

Cookies to be used for Minute to Win It game | The Dating Divas
A stack of cookies to use for Minute to Win It challenge.

4 . “Penny Hose” – Place a penny in the bottom of a pair of pantyhose (i.e. the toe section). Attempt to retrieve the penny by only using one hand.

A hand holding a penny to be used during Minute to Win It game | The Dating Divas
A penny to be used while playing Minute to Win It game.

5 . “Bite Me” – Using only your mouth, try and pick up 5 bags of different sizes at the same time. Don’t use your hands!

Minute to Win It game using shopping bags | The Dating Divas
Shopping bags to use while playing Minute to Win It Games.

Free Win It in a Minute Printables

Invitation for a Couples Minute to Win It Game Night | The Dating Divas
Printable invite to go with a Couples Win it in a Minute Game Night

All of these Minute to Win It games can be played using minimal supplies, but what if you want to take things one step further? That’s where our super spiffy Win It in a Minute printables come in! The printable pack can be found at the end of this post and will help make your games shine.

Start by printing off the pack (click the PINK download button below) and trimming your printables. Next, invite your guests using the included invite. Be sure and check out the supply list and start gathering the items you’ll need. The instruction cards will explain how to play each of the games, and the scorecards will help you keep track of everyone’s progress. Once a winner has been determined, affix the winner tags to a fun gift or treat! It doesn’t get much easier than that!

Included Game Printables

1 . Invitation

2 . Supply list

3 . Scorecards

4 . Instruction cards

5 . Winner tags

Couples Minute to Win It Supplies and Printable Cards | The Dating Divas
Supplies and details for Couples Minute to Win It

For even more fun, be sure and check out our epic Kickball Group Date and our Splash Party Group Date.

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Couples Minute to Win It Games

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  1. I just found this! What a great idea! I am wanting to put something like this together with my friends. How did you score? And, did you have one team play while everyone else watched? Or did two teams go at the same time? Or did everyone go at the same time?

    1. Thanks Melanie! We took turns with two of the four teams going at the same time. I hope that helps!

  2. Thanks for the ideas I am going to use some of them at a Elem. School Staff Olympic party.

    but I think I do want to do the couples party sometime.

    Great Ideas Thanks for sharing.

  3. Hey!
    Thank you so much for this post! I held a game day birthday party for myself this past weekend. We had a blast and everyone asked to do it again so.
    Thank you for the suggestions and great post. I would share pictures but I’d like to keep my friends : )

  4. Has anyone mentioned that the invitation says, “…a special ADDITION” instead of EDITION? Is it a math party? It’s not a grammar party, that’s for sure!

    1. Hi Colleen! Thanks for letting us know! We have contacted the designer and hopefully she still has the editable files to correct the mistake. We do have 3 other versions of this game that don’t have the same error, so you can check those out in the meantime! Thanks again!

  5. I just love this idea!!! I have been wanting to have a bunch of friends over and do something fun!!! Quick question…what font did you use for the red writing on the invite??? I have used a few of yalls other ideas and they worked out great!! Thanks again!!!

  6. Did this a couple of months ago. Thanks so much for the idea! My husband and I live in China and it can be hard to come across fun ideas on Pinterest (where I was pointed to your blog) that we can actually make happen over here. I just posted about on my website if you want to check out pictures and videos.

  7. I love this idea for a fun date with other couples! I know this is quite an old post and I am barely finding it now! The link for the games doesn’t show anything about how to play the games or any videos, I’m assuming it is because the show no longer runs on that channel or with that host, do you of any other places I could get ideas for the games?

  8. TONS OF FUN!!!!! I’ve done a Christmas Minute 2 Win It with my family for our annual Family Fun Night, and we had a ball!!! I am now planning a couples night and your blog is a tremendous help. One quick question, how do you complete the game levels with the couples, and how does that work with the lives the couples have? Please email me I would like to know. I am planning this event in the next two weeks.

  9. Thanks for this awesome idea! We did it this past Saturday and it was hilarious fun! I featured it on my blog today, thanks again!

  10. I plan Date Nights for the couples at our church and this month, we’re doing this Minute to Win It idea! I think it’s going to be hysterical. I love this site – it really helps when it comes to planning our big group dates, but also dates just for me and my husband! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Hi. I'm trying to plan a party for my 7 year old and I am curious how you made the invitation? How your got the "Minute to Win it" and background?


  12. Thanks for all the love everyone. It is a WAY fun date night. You can find instructions on how to play any of the dates on the website. But a quick overview:

    Stack Attack: you stack cups into a pyramid and then collapse them back down.

    Nutstacker: Using a chopstick and 9 nuts (the kind you use on bolts) you place each one on top of the other on a flat surface. (Sorry, sort of confusing to explain.)

    Ping Tac Toe: 9 cups filled with water and you have to bounce ping pong balls into the cups with three in a row.

    Sorry I can't explain them any better here jbc, but the website gives little videos to explain them even better! Good luck and hope you enjoy it.

    1. Found you on Pinterest. This looks so fun and I can’t wait to try. I do want to just point out to you though, it should be “special EDITION” not addition (as in math.) Easy mistake- thought you might want to fix though. Thanks for the great idea.

      1. I noticed this too! I really want to use this for my husband’s birthday, but I just CANNOT with that typo. Call me crazy, but this bugs the crap out of me!

  13. We posted some Minute to Win It game ideas at our site as well, but I love this "couples" version and totally want to try it out with my hubby and our friends!! I'm laughing just thinking about it. ๐Ÿ™‚ Love your blog!

    Brooke @ CraftingChicks.blogspot.com

  14. This activity looks amazing!! Ann and I actually did the This Blows activity with the students on Friday. Looks like you had a lot of fun.

  15. How frickin' creative! I really hope your dreams come true…..you won this one so why wouldn't win the real one on tv!

  16. I LOVE, love, LOVE it, Erika!! I so wanna do this with our new group of friends here! ๐Ÿ™‚ Gosh, yer date ideas ROCK! ๐Ÿ™‚