Minute To Win It Top 20 Countdown #1 – MAD DOG

Minute To Win It Top 20 Countdown #1 – MAD DOG

It’s finally here, our #1 Minute To Win It game! We ranked Mad Dog #1 using our four criteria: Visual Appeal, Simplicity of Set-Up, Difficulty of Game & Fun Factor. This game checks the mark at all the right places. While the game is wildly entertaining, it is also quite simple to set up, but not to difficult to play. We recently played the game, and it was great!

Materials

  • 2 Full Tic-Tac Boxes
  • Ruler

 Instructions

1) Secure breath mint boxes to the ends of the ruler so they stand lengthwise.

2) Remove piece of the lid so that opening is unobstructed.

3) When the clock starts, player picks up the ruler with their mouth and begins to move their head in an attempt to empty both boxes of mints.

4) To complete the game, player must empty both mint boxes within the 60-second time limit.

Bonus Tips

1) If you use some of the larger Tic-Tac Boxes, make sure you place a very small strip of tape over the opening to ensure that the game is not to easy for the participants (but make sure they can still shake them out!), otherwise it will be over in a matter of seconds. A quick trial run will let you know if you’ve made it too easy or too hard.

2) Explain to participants that they can not turn their head upside down or sideways. They must shake them up and out.

3) Definitely take a video of this game and make sure to post it on Facebook! Tag all those who did it and watch the comments role in!

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Minute To Win It Top 20 Countdown #3 – NOSEDIVE

Minute To Win It Top 20 Countdown #3 – NOSEDIVE

 Nosedive come in at #3 on our Top 20 Minute To Win It Countdown list. I’ve seen this game played on multiple occasions and it always gets the crowd going. It’s a super simple concept, easy to set-up and tons of fun!

Materials

  • Cotton Balls
  • Petroleum Jelly (Vaseline)
  • 2 Bowls

 Instructions

1) Set up the bowls 12′ apart, with the cotton balls placed in 1 bowl.

2) When the clock starts, contestant may dip nose in petroleum jelly and attempt to pick up cotton balls with the nose.

3) Player may only apply petroleum jelly by dipping nose in petroleum jelly.

4) If player transports more than 1 cotton ball at a time, any cotton balls that are deposited in the end bowl will not count towards the total.

5) Player must deposit cotton ball into the end bowl directly from the nose without coming into contact with any other body part or object.

6) To complete the game, player must transport 5 cotton balls from the start bowl to the end bowl, with all 5 cotton balls in the bowl concurrently with the 60-second time limit.

Bonus Tips

1) Set the bowls and cotton balls on a table. This makes it easier for people to see the game.

2) Have a disposable table cloth on the table to make clean-up a breeze.

3) Pit teams against each other at the same time.

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Minute To Win It Top 20 Countdown #8 – CHOCOLATE UNICORN

Ranking #8 on our Top 20 Minute To Win It game list is Chocolate Unicorn. First off, it has one of the greatest names of any of the games, and secondly, it’s an exciting watch. Believe it or not, this game is fairly difficult and take a good amount of patience, balance and skill. Make sure you choose participants who encompass some of those things if you want them to win.


Materials

  • 7 Chocolate Snack Cakes (Ding-Dong knock-offs)

Instructions

1) When the clock starts, player may begin using 1 hand to stack snack cakes 1 at a time on the forehead.

2) If a cake or cakes fall, player may use the same hand to restack them.

3) To complete the game, player must stack 7 snack cakes 1 atop the other on the forehead within the 60-second time limit so the freestanding structure stays that way for 3 seconds.

Bonus Tips

1) Have a tarp underneath the players if you’re playing on carpet. After a few drops, you’ll wind up with a good amount of chocolate on the crumbs, and possibly some filling as well.

2) Have extra snack cakes in case some of the ones that fall are too severely damaged. The game is hard enough as is, so using cakes that are mangled makes it nearly impossible.

3) I highly recommend having multiple people playing at the same time. It’s relatively cheap and easy to do so for this game.

4) Award a box of snack cakes to the winner and throw out any extras you have left to the crowd- they always like that!

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Minute To Win It Top 20 Countdown #10 KA-BROOM!

Coming in at #10 on our Top 20 Minute To Win It Countdown is Ka-Broom! Ka-Broom cracked our Top 10 by being different, fun, simple to play and extremely fun to watch. As is true with a few of the other games on our list, it’s easy to understand and  everyone thinks they could succeed at this game.


Materials

  • 1 Cup
  • 1 Broom
  • 10 Paper Plates
  • 10 Large Marshmallows

Instructions

1) Set up each plate so that it hangs halfway off the table with a marshmallow centered on the portion of the plate covering the table.

2) Create a foul line 7′ from the plates.

3) When the clock starts, player places broom bristle side down, and releases the handle so it makes contact with the plate.

4) The marshmallow should catapult into the air and the player must attempt to catch it in the cup while at least 1 foot is behind the foul line.

5) If a player’s hand makes contact with a marshmallow, the attempt does not count.

6) To complete the game, player must catch 3 marshmallows so that they are in the cup concurrently within the 60-second time limit.

Alternate Version

1) Turn the game into a team event by simply having one person hold the cup and another drop the broom.

2) It simplifies things a bit and it’s great to watch multiple teams competing against one another. You will also need to increase the amount of marshmallows to declare a winner (5-7 works well).

Bonus Tips

1) This one can get a bit messy, so make sure to have garbage cans and a few sets of hands ready to pick up any of the aftermath.

2) Award a bag of marshmallows to the winner(s). Who doesn’t like marshamallows!?!

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Top 20 Minute To Win It Games

Minute-to-Win-ItWe just wrapped up our Top 20 Minute To Win It Games Countdown. In case you missed some of the games, here’s the entire list:

#1- Mad Dog

#2- Card Ninja

#3- Nosedive

#4- Sticky Situation

#5- Pink Elephant

#6- Hut, Hut, Hike!

#7- Bobblehead

#8- Chocolate Unicorn

#9- Movin’ On Up

#10- Ka’ Broom!

#11- Rapid Fire

#12- Matchmaker

#13- Junk In The Trunk

#14- Stack Attack

#15- Bite Me

#16- Iron Board Man

#17- Spudnick

#18- Defying Gravity

#19- This Blows (includes 3 timers for your games)

#20- Candelier (also reveals how we ranked the games)

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