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30 Fun Minute To Win It Games For Teens

Are you looking for some fun minute-to-win-it games for teens? Playing games is a fun way to spend time with friends or family. 

Minute to Win It is a party game where players compete against each other to see who can accomplish a task in 60 seconds. The game is played at birthday parties, holidays, and even corporate events.

It’s a great way to bring some laughter into your life. Check out these fun minute to win it games for teens in this ultimate minute-to-win-it post below.

How to Play Minute to Win It

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3 Ways To Play

1.Man vs. Clock – Minute to Win It for Individuals

Each game involves one player trying to beat the clock. Therefore, they will have to complete the game within one minute. A prize awaits them if they succeed. If the player fails, the next person gets a chance to play and win. 

Alternatives to this include allowing the same person to keep playing games until they aren’t able to finish them in a minute. Alternatively, you can have everyone play individually all at once, similar to team competition but with individual rather than team members, and see who can finish the challenge in one minute.

2. Game for Two – Minute to Win It for Pairs

To play this style, you’ll pick two players for each game, and they’ll compete in a game rather than race against the clock. The game supplies should be given to each person, and the first to finish will win. This style is best used with smaller groups to ensure everyone has a chance to participate in a range of games.

3. Team Competition – Minute to Win It for Teams

This style involves splitting the group into two or more depending on the number of guests. Each team must choose one player to compete head-to-head with the other teams in the game.

One person from each team should be given the supplies and game instructions. The game begins when the game master says go, and players attempt to complete the game as quickly as possible.

A team that finishes first gets 5 points, the second gets 3, the third gets 1, and everyone else gets none. To keep score, you can use the Free downloadable score card or use a whiteboard.

Write the score for each team next to the game played, and tally each player’s score at the end. The player or team with the highest score wins. 

Minute To Win It Games For Teens & Tweens

1. A Bit Dicey 

A Bit Dicey 
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Six dice must be stacked during the 60-second time limit, one on top of the other and balanced on the Popsicle stick.

How To Play:

Popsicle sticks are held in the mouth by the player at the start of the game. Then each person stacks one dice at a time on the Popsicle stick as soon as the timer starts. The game winner is the first person to stack six dice within 60 seconds. This can be quite a challenging game that requires a lot of concentration. 

What You Need:

  • 6 Dice per player/team
  • A Popsicle Stick per player/team

2. Stick to It

Stick to It
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You’re going to have a blast playing this hilariously sticky 60-second game.

How To Play:

Put a handful of cotton balls on one of the paper plates and set it next to an empty paper plate. Apply petroleum jelly to the noses of each player. Each player must use only their nose to transfer all cotton balls between plates. The player who moves the most cotton balls in one-minute wins.

What You Need:

  • Paper plates
  • Bag of cotton balls 
  • Petroleum jelly

3. Heart Transplant

Heart Transplant
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You will be tempted to beat the clock in this heart-stopping game.

How To Play:

Using a straw, players suck up candy hearts and hold them to move them from one plate to another. The person who can move the most candy hearts from one plate to the other in a minute wins!

What You Need:

  • Candy Hearts (or other sweets)
  • Straw
  • Paper plates

4. One-handed Bracelet

One-handed Bracelet
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To play this minute-to-win-it game for kids, you’ll need pipe cleaners and objects that can be threaded, such as beads or cereal with holes like fruit loops, apple jacks, or cheerios.

How To Play:

In this game, players can only thread objects onto pipe cleaners with one hand. In this race, players try to get as many objects as possible on their pipe cleaners before time expires. Winners are determined by who has the most items on their pipe cleaner at the end of the allotted time.

What You Need:

  • Beads, cereals with a hole
  • Pipe cleaner

5. Marshmallow Windstorm

Marshmallow Windstorm
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Place a pile of marshmallows on the table. Using only a straw, the goal is to move the most marshmallows into a paper cup at the other end of the table in one minute. Whoever transfers the most marshmallows wins.

How To Play:

Create a line down the middle of the table using masking tape. Players should be positioned on either side with a marshmallow pile and a straw. The goal is to blow as many marshmallows across the line as possible within a minute. 

What You Need:

  • Masking Tape
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Straw
  • Table

Easy Minute To Win It Games

6. Watermelon Ninja

Watermelon Ninja
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In this game, the contestant must throw the cards as they try to stick them into half of the watermelon. There is probably no easier Minute to Win it game to set up than this one.

How To Play:

Watermelon should be sliced in half and propped up with a chair or box so the red piece shows. Players throw playing cards like ninjas at the watermelon within one minute and see how many stick.

What You Need:

  • Watermelon
  • Playing Cards

7. Tower Power

Can you stack as many pennies/cereal pieces as possible in one minute with only one hand? In this game, you must build the tallest tower in one minute.

How To Play:

In one minute, see who can build the tallest tower. The player will have to start over if the structure collapses. Once the timer expires, towers must remain freestanding. Use a ruler or tape measure to measure the structure’s height to determine a winner.

What You Need:

  • Cards, pennies, dice, blocks, or any other stackable object
  • Ruler or tape measure

8. Tissue Toss

Tissue Toss
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Organizing and playing Tissue Toss is easy, with only the ticking clock to keep you on your toes.

How To Play:

Players are instructed to pull out one tissue at a time using only one hand as fast as possible from a box of tissues. When the timer goes off, whoever has pulled out the most tissues wins.

What You Need:

  • Standard box of tissues
  • Height-adjustable table
  • Stopwatch

Best Minute To Win It Games

Cookie Face 
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Balance and muscle coordination are put to the test in this cookie game. Almost anyone can play this, regardless of age or skill level. It’s the perfect party game for any occasion.

How To Play:

Place one cookie in the center of your forehead while leaning your head back. Using only your facial muscles and gravity, you must move the cookie from your forehead to your mouth in one minute. You must start over with a new cookie if a cookie falls before it reaches your mouth. The cookie must be placed in your mouth and held securely by your lips and/or teeth to count as the winner.

What You Need:

  • Chair
  • Cookies
  • Stopwatch

10. Soda Float

Soda Float
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Stacking empty soda cans is difficult enough, but balancing them on a plastic plate floating in water is even more challenging. Here’s your chance to try your luck!

How to Play:

Fill the bowl with water up to 3/4 to the brim. 

As soon as the timer starts, the player must gently place the plastic plate in the water to make it float.

They must then create a single stack of soda cans onto the plate without capsizing it or losing any cans. 

The player who can complete this task in less than a minute wins.

What You’ll Need:

  • 5 soda cans
  • 1 disposable plastic plate
  • 1 bowl with a diameter larger than the plastic plate
  • Water

11. Junk In The Trunk

Junk In The Trunk
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Load eight ping-pong balls inside an empty tissue box attached to each player’s waist. The contestant must jump, shake, bend, wiggle, and even contort to get all eight balls out of the box. The players are not allowed to use their hands.

How To Play:

Before the game begins, players must stand in the designated start zone with their hands at their sides and a tissue box belt attached to their bodies. The box should be filled with eight balls. As soon as the game starts, the player can start moving their body. Players cannot use their hands or arms to touch the floor, box, or belt. The only thing that can touch the floor is the players’ feet. Balls must not be touched while inside the box. Players must remove all eight ping-pong balls within 60 seconds to complete the game.

What You Need:

  • 8 Ping-pong balls per player
  • 1 empty tissue box per player (attached to a belt)

Fun Minute To Win It Games

12. Sticky Situation

Sticky Situation
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The objective of this fun game is to bounce a ping pong ball to land on peanut butter-covered bread. Sounds easy, right? It’s challenging, but it’s a lot of fun.

How to Play:

A plate with peanut butter-covered bread is set on a table. Ahead of the challenge, the players are given their ping pong balls. As soon as the clock starts, players throw their ping pong ball to the ground and try to get it to bounce once and then land on bread when the clock starts.

What You Need:

  • Slice of Bread Covered in Peanut Butter
  • Plate
  • Ping Pong Balls
  • Table

13. Spoon Frog

Spoon Frog
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Players must propel a spoon into a cup using another spoon as leverage for this challenge.

How to Play:

Set up the spoons in formation before the game begins. Players may launch their spoons as soon as the game starts. Players must use a single motion to catapult the spoon into the glass, making contact with only one spoon. The spoon must land at the bottom of the glass for it to count. 

What You Need:

  • Teaspoons
  • Glasses

14. Dizzy Mummy 

Dizzy Mummy 
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A standard-sized roll of toilet paper is all you need for this game. By spinning 360 degrees, contestants wind an entire roll of toilet paper around their bodies. 

How To Play:

As soon as the timer begins, the contestant must spin to wind the toilet paper and wrap it around their body. The entire toilet paper roll must be wrapped around the person’s body without ripping, all within one minute, for the contestant to win.

What You Need:

  • Standard-sized toilet paper roll

15. Suck It Up

Suck It Up
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A straw and your own suction power are all you need to carry candy-coated chocolates on straws in Suck It Up. As far as your supply list goes, it’s nothing unusual. The biggest challenge is probably not eating the supplies before you play. 

How to Play:

The game begins with a bowl of candy set on a table. Each player must collect a different color candy when the timer starts using only a straw. Hold the short end of the bent straw in your mouth and use it to suck up a piece of candy. Keep the suction on the straw and move the piece of candy onto your plate. Using only a straw, the person who separates the most candy by color in one minute wins. 

What You Need:

Plain M&Ms and other candy-coated chocolate candies

  • A bowl
  • Five flexible drinking straws
  • Plates
  • Countdown timer

Minute To Win It Games With No Supplies

16. Human Dictionary

Human Dictionary is one of the most popular minute-to-win-it games that don’t require supplies. This game will allow you to explore vocabulary while having fun.

How To Play:

One teammate starts the game in the chat by typing two words beginning with the same letter. As soon as the clock starts, players must list all words that fall between these two terms alphabetically. Using actual dictionary pages as inspiration can help word suggesters. Some online word generator also offers advanced search features so you can select two random words that begin with the same letter. Each word or syllable should be worth one point. The player who scores the most points wins.

What You Need: Nothing

17. Simultaneous Charades

It’s one of those fun virtual minute-to-win-it games. With this game, you’ll have to test your wit and keep your mind sharp.

How To Play:

A pre-meeting email or private chat message is sent to each player with a term to act out. During the meeting, participants set up their screens for gallery view. Players act out their words simultaneously for thirty seconds. The remainder of the time is spent typing out participants’ answers. The players send their responses in the chat when the time is up. Each correct answer earns players points, or the team with the most correct answers earns one point.

What You Need: Nothing

18. Countin’ On It

The purpose of this game is to develop listening skills, communication skills, and teamwork skills.

How To Play:

The first step is to divide the group into breakout rooms. Select a person to start counting, and then each person in the group has a turn to count up by one. Teams must count to the highest number possible within the allotted time in breakout rooms, subject to the following conditions:

  • Count by one as a group.
  • Only one teammate counts at a time.
  • A player cannot count twice in a row.
  • The group must start over if two members speak at the same time.

As soon as the time is up, recall attendees to the main room. The group with the highest number wins.

What You Need: Nothing

19. Stand on one leg

This game sounds easy but is actually pretty hard, especially for older participants. Players must stand on one leg for 60 seconds. The person left standing on one leg only after a minute wins. If more players haven’t dropped their other leg, or fallen over, then they can play another round.

What You Need: Nothing

Minute To Win It Games For School

20. Back Flip

Back Flip
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Contestants flip a pair of pencils balanced on the back of their hands in the air and catch them with the same hand. Players must increase by two pencils each time, starting with two, finishing with twelve, and catching all 12 within a minute.

How To Play:

Place the first 2 pencils on the back of your flipping/catching hand with the opposite hand. The same hand should catch the pencils as they are flipped up in the air. Repeat this process until all 12 pencils have been successfully flipped and caught within one minute.

What You Need:

  • 12 Pencils
  • Flat surface

21. Rapid Fire

Rapid Fire
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We’ve all fired rubber bands before, especially when we were kids. This game, while seemingly simple, requires accuracy and speed to complete within a minute.

How To Play:

Contestants have one minute to knock over a pyramid of three, two, and one can/cups by shooting rubber bands at them as the clock counts down.

What You Need:

  • 6 empty soda cans/or cups
  • A bunch of elastic rubber bands

Minute To Win It Games Outdoors

22. Water Balloon Toss

Water Balloon Toss
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Water balloons will be tossed back and forth between two people until they drop or pop.

How To Play:

Pairs stand facing each other. Players throw the balloons with water at each other, and if they catch it, they throw it back. Both players take a step backward if the balloon is caught without braking. Toss the balloon and take a step back until it bursts. Teams that finish farthest apart win.

What You Need:

  • Balloons filled with water

Fun alternative: Use raw eggs instead of water-filled balloons!

You might also like to read our post on Water Balloon Games (For Kids, Teens & Youth Groups)

23. Egg Race

Egg Race
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Despite being messy, this is a fun game to play. Using only a spoon to hold the egg, you must move as fast as you can without dropping it.

How To Play:

Players must run to the finish line without dropping their eggs using a spoon. They must then run back with the spoon and grab another egg. Whoever gets the most eggs to the other side wins.

What You Need:

  • Eggs
  • Spoons

For more outdoor activities, read our 25 Best Outdoor Gamers For Teenagers post.

Team Minute To Win It Games

24. Stack Attack

Stack Attack
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The cups must be stacked and unstacked within a minute.

How To Play:

36 cups must be stacked in a pyramid shape, taken down diagonally, stacked back up, and then reverse stacked back to their starting positions (stacked). Whenever the pyramid tower falls, they must start over. The first to finish this high-intensity game wins!

What You Need: 

  • 36 Cups per team

Want to see the fastest 12-cup stacker video? Watch below:

25. Bucket Head

Bucket Head
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The objective of Bucket Head is to throw ping pong balls at a wall to bounce them into a bucket on the player’s head.

How To Play:

A bucket is held over one player’s head while the other bounces balls into it. The team with the most balls in the bucket at the end of the time wins.

What You Need:

  • Ping-pong balls
  • Bucket 

How To Play:

The guests should be divided into two teams. Six balloons will be needed in two sets. You will need a different color for each team. Each balloon should have a letter for the word W-I-N-N-E-R written on them. Spread the balloons throughout the area. Players must race to find the letters that spell the word. The first team to arrange their balloons to spell “winner” wins.

What You Need:

  • Balloons
  • Marker

Fun Challenges For Teens

27. Tortilla slap challenge

This is one of the funniest challenges out there presently. The aim of the game is not to laugh. However, this will be extremely difficult as you will have water in your mouth while someone slaps you in the face with a tortilla. Yes, it’s as funny as it sounds. 

Players decide who goes first by playing Rock, Paper, Scissors, and the winner gets to slap their opponent first. As you can imagine, it will be extremely challenging not to laugh and spit out the water. 

What You Need:

  • A friend
  • Tortillas
  • Water

You can watch The Rock and Kevin Hart play the Toritall Slap challenge in the video below:

28. Say Anything Challenge

A friend, a quick thought process, and tape are the only things you need to do Say Anything Challenge. The challenge begins with either you or your friend saying any word. You must say the first word that comes to mind, and the challenge is that you may not pause at all or say, ‘Um.’ The word does not have to relate to the previous word that was said. There are only two rules, you cannot pause or say ‘Um,’ and you cannot repeat anything you or your friend has already said. You will get a piece of tape placed over your face if you violate these rules. Taping over someone’s mouth is pretty hilarious. 

What You Need:

  • A friend
  • Lots of tape

Watch the video below to see how to play:

Read this post for more Fun Games To Play With 3 People https://hugateen.com/activities/games/games-to-play-with-3-people/

29. Chubby Bunny Challenge

This challenge requires a great deal of self-control and excellent speaking skills. To do this, you and your partner will need a bowl of marshmallows. Start by putting one marshmallow in your mouth and saying, “chubby bunny.” Continue to put marshmallows in your mouth one by one. You must repeat “chubby bunny” every time you put a marshmallow in your mouth. Once a marshmallow falls out, you can’t fit another marshmallow in, or one of you can’t say the magic words, the game is over.

What You Need:

A friend

A bag of marshmallows

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30. Baby Food Challenge

Your taste buds will need to be at their best to determine what is in this goop. Make sure someone gets you a variety of baby foods. Bottle labels must be removed before they are presented to you. You will then need to taste the food and figure out what it might be. Here, the real challenge is not to gag as you do it. It’s similar to blind food guessing but with a fun twist.

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What You Need:

Bottles of baby food

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I hope you’ve found some fun ideas and games for your teens to play. This game list is a great starting point, but feel free to check out some of our other games for teens and tweens, including Trivia questions, Word games, and even some hilariously good dares for teenagers