Earlier this year I hosted a Goosebumps movie screening party and we played a bunch of minute to win it games. All of the games we played are hilarious and easy to adapt to work for any party and below, I’ve showed you how we played and how you could make each game work for whatever theme you have!
Minute to Win It Games for Groups
Depending on the number of guests, there are three different ways you can play these games. You choose. No matter which way you choose, I guarantee they’ll still be fun.
- Style #1: Man vs. Clock – In this version, one player will be trying to beat the clock for each game. So for instance, they will have to try and get all of the sprinkles from one bottle to another within a minute (hence the Minute to Win It). If they do, they win a prize. If not, let someone else have a shot. If you go with this style, I recommend choosing a different person for each game.
- Style #2: Head to Head – In this style, you’ll pick two players for each game who will going head to head against each other playing a game rather than trying to beat the clock. So you’ll give each person a bottle and see who can get the sprinkles from one bottle to the next first. The first person to finish wins the prize. Again, rotate through pairs for each game, repeating players as necessary.
- Style #3: Team Competition – In this style, you’ll split your group into two (or 3 or 10 depending on the number of guests) teams. For each game, teams must choose one player to compete head to head in the game with the other teams. So for instance, each team will be given a bottle and the first team to finish will receive 10 points, the second team will receive 5, etc. This works best if you have quite a few people and is a good way to get everyone involved cheering for their team. If you have a lot of people but not a lot of space, try heats where Team A competes again Team B, Team C competes against Team D, and then the winners of the two heats plays against each other for the points.
#1 – Feed the Abominable Snowman
Goosebumps Version – Tape a picture of an abominable snowman to the front of 2-liter Coca-Cola bottle that’s been filled with water. Players have a minute to try and toss plain M&M’S® Chocolate Candies into the Coca-Cola bottle to feed the abominable snowman candy.
Your Version – Use any picture you want. Having a dinosaur party, tape a picture of a dinosaur and call it feed the dinosaur. Having a Frozen party, tape a picture of Sven and call it feed the reindeer. Or moose.
#2 – Suck it Up
Goosebumps Version – Player must transfer jewels from a pile of jewels to cover a paper cut out of a poodle by sucking on the jewels with a straw. They must move jewels one by one onto the poodle until the poodle is completely covered or the pile of jewels is gone.
Your Version – Use whatever shape and objects you want. Princess party? Make it a tiara with jewels. Having a nautical party, make it a boat that has to be covered with the water colored rocks.
#3- Slap Happy
Two players on a team have to transfer a crumbled up paper ball (would be awesome if you made it a copied book page from Goosebumps) from one end of the room to the other by slapping the paper ball back and forth to each other using books to slap (or hit) it to each other.
Your Version – This one works with pretty much any theme regardless. You can use a crumbled up paper ball, use a ping pong ball for a sports party or even a stuffed animal that goes along with your theme.
#4 – Book Hockey
Set up an obstacle course of cones, toys, or whatever you have around the house. Player must use a broom to get a book from one side of the obstacle course to a goal at the other side of the course.
Your Version – Same thing, just switch out the book for some other object that fits your theme. Beach party? Use a plastic surfboard and beach ball.
#5 – Wrap Around
Two players must use colored streamers and twist around another player to wrap the player up like a mummy. Teams have one minute to completely wrap the other player up or to make the best overall mummy (if competing against another team).
Your Version – Just change the name.
#6 – Cup of Fun
Before the game, put a sticker of a hand or a drawing of a hand on the bottom of one plastic cup. Put that plastic cup in with a bunch of other plastic cups and turn them all over so the bottom is hidden. Fill cups about 1/4 or 1/2 full (depending on the size of the cups) with Coca-Cola and place in a square on a table. Players have to choose a cup, drink the Coca-Cola, and keep going until they find the invisible boy.
Your Version – Just change the object on the bottom of the cup and if you’re doing this with kids, I recommend water or juice rather than Coke.
#7 – Eat or Be Eaten
Before the party, make red or orange gelatin with some sort of object in the bottom of the bowl. Player has a minute to get to the object by eating through the jello, no hands allowed.
Your Version – No changes necessary, just make the object match your theme.
#8 – Blindfold Lawn Gnome Bowling
Player bowls blindfolded and tries to knock down as many lawn gnome hats (cones painted bright colors) as they can in one minute. If they knock them all down, they get to continue going until the minute is up and just tally all of the points.
Your Version – You could easily just do regular blindfolded bowling. Use cones, plastic bowling pins, water bottles or whatever you want and go for it.
#9 – Escape the Monster
Setup an obstacle course of things like cones, toys, books, etc. Player must scoot from the start of the obstacle course to the finish and back on a bath mat or towel.
Your Version – No changes needed other than changing the name.
#10 – Face the Monster
Before the party, make monster cookies using your favorite recipe. Players must put a monster cookie on their forehead and using only their face muscles (no hands), get it from their forehead to their mouth.
Your Version – If your party isn’t monster themed, use Oreo cookies instead. Or chocolate chip. Or dog shaped cookies. It doesn’t matter, it’ll be hilarious regardless.
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