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I’ve never seen Minute to Win It before but the Game Show Network (GSN) is bringing it back and with a new host! Speed skating champion Apollo Anton Ono is the new Minute To Win It host! If you’re like me and have never seen it before each one-hour episode features competitors facing up to 10 challenges that escalate in level of difficulty using everyday household items. Each game has a one-minute time limit and failure to finish the task on time may ultimately eliminate the contestant.
The best part about the games is that they use everyday household items like pencils, rulers, cereal boxes etc. To make a whole night out of it we decided to have our own Minute To Win It competition. Blondes against Brunettes (there are 2 of each in our house). We watched the show together, researched some other Minute to Win It games and planned out our competition. The boys spent quite a while planning out the games of the night!
We decided that the winners will get breakfast (of their choice) in bed made by the other team. I think my husband’s competitive side has rubbed off on the boys because they LOVE games.
We started off with a Level 1 game – Speed Eraser (I knew the boys would like this one) You have to get 5 pencils in 5 different glasses by bouncing them off their erasers. Keep in mind all of these have to be done in 60 seconds or less or you don’t win. We used the show’s rules and each team had 3 lives.
Next we competed in Spin Doctor which is a Level 2 game. In spin doctor 1 teammate has to spin a coin on its edge and the other teammate has to stop it using 1 finger while keeping it on its edge. Look at that concentration!
Then we did Back Flip which is also a Level 2 game. In Back Flip you have to start with 2 pencils on the back of your hand then you flip them into the air and catch them with that same hand.
Next up was office tennis (I suspect this game is going to be played often in my “office”) which is a Level 5 team game. You hit a wadded up piece of paper back and forth using clip boards and finally into a trash can. This one was on the show we got to watch so the boys were excited to try it.
Our last game was Chop Stack (Level 7). In chop stack you have to stack 4 Chapstick tubes on top of each other using chopsticks. We didn’t have enough tubes lying around so we used marker caps (plus it was going to be hard enough for the boys as it is!) You should have seen the concentration!
We also have to deal with real life distractions. Like this
It was a tie! We are going to have a tie breaker night soon to see who wins and I won’t be as nice 😉
Why not schedule your own Minute to Win It game night?! The premiere is on Tuesday, June 25that 8/7c on GSN. For more information and join the conversation you can visit on Facebook and Twitter and visit the GSN website.
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Our favorite game is Hut, Hut, Hike and Tortilla Flip.
I wrote about how our family has minute to win it night when we all gather today once a year – so much fun!
My boys would love the 'Speed Eraser' – anytime there is throwing of sorts involved, count us in!
Speed Eraser. We have done a few of these also and it does make for a good night of family fun.
I went to a MInute to Win It event at a local club where they had use tie empty kleenex boxes to our bums that were filled with jingle bells. We had to shake the bells out. It was really funny and I'd love to try it at home with my family.
Mine would live speed eraser…they'd love the idea of pencils bouncing all over the place. Great family night alternative to movies and board games!
From the Minute to Win It site, my kids would like Jingle in the Trunk.
Bobblehead sounds like fun!
They all look like fun! I think my boys would like speed eraser the best! Thanks for the chance!
I tweeted about this at https://twitter.com/LizzyAllen123/status/349531795894710272
Our favorite games are Wild Craft, Herd You Horses, and any LEGO game.
With little kids, I think many of the games would be beyond their skill set, but they really enjoy cup stacking, so maybe I have underestimated their abilities. I think they would love the one where you pull all the kleenex out of a box and certainly the ping pong with clipboards woudl be a hit (we may have to do that one with a balloon instead of crumpled paper, but same idea).
We need to put a Minute to Win It night on our calendar!
Back Flip and Speed Eraser both look fun! My husband and I love Minute to Win It!
I love this show and all your ideas! I am doing this for game night & birthday parties for sure. My family & friends would love this, I love the chop stack game. I can see the laughs and fun we are going to have already. Thank you for an awesome post.
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I think my family would like to try Rapid Fire. I think they would like the challenge of shooting the rubber bands.
My kids like the tissue box and bells game too.
I have a feeling speed eraser will be my family's new favorite game. Gonna play tomorrow! 😉
We would enjoy Junk in the Trunk game.
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We love Face the Cookie.
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The chopstick/chapstick would be HYSTERICAL for our boys!
Would have to be speed eraser.
My family would love the Face the cookie game.
Thanks so much.
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We would like to play Rapid Fire.
I think that my family's favorite game would be Back Flip or Speed Eraser!
I'd like Chop Stack. i need to improve my chopstick skills.
My kids would like the Chocolate Unicorn game because they would think it's funny to stack snack cakes on their foreheads.
Definitely Speed Eraser!
I like Ready Spaghetti.
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Love the show and play all the time in this house. hanky panky is our fave game!
(except now I have Ziploc bags full of tissues)
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This Blows looks like so much fun. I love games that can be played by all ages and with easily available materials
I think Stack Attack, the cup stacking game, is something we'd all have fun with 🙂
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I think my boys would love the stacking cups game.
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junk in the trunk!
We would love face the cookie
fresh fruit, twitted this today, 30/06
I think Back FLip
I think Back FLip
My family would probably like Rapid Fire. It seems like a game that all of my children can play.
the stack attack game