The other day, I stumbled upon a great little book while exploring my grandma’s attic. It had all kinds of family and party games and it contained some real gems — some of which would be great for the Minute to Win It style games. I’ve shared a few of my findings below and be sure to check out Part One of this series too!
A bridge is made by laying a broomstick on the seats of two chairs a slight distance apart. With the aid of a cane, the contestant seats herself on the broomstick and crosses her legs. When she is nicely balanced, she tries to remove with the cane two hankies that have been hung on the back of the chairs behind him. No falling allowed.
French Scissors Game
From a clothesline strung across the playing area (can be held up by two helpers), hang twenty small trinkets with string. Blindfold the player, whirl her around, and give her a pair of blunt (safety) scissors. She must cut down all the prizes in under one minute. She cannot hang onto the clothesline with the free hand.
Ring Pan Ping Pong Toss
Set an angel-food cake tin (or bundt pan) on a table. Players have a bucket of ping pong balls for this game. Standing on the opposite end of the table from the cake tin (about 6 feet away), the contestant must toss or bounce the balls into the pan. Balls in the outer ring get 5 points each and balls in the inner ring get 15 points. Players must get 30 points in one minute.
Flickr by Esther Simpson
Similar to the game above. A wastebasket is placed on a chair (small wastebasket). A line is drawn about six feet away which the contestant stands behind. The game is to bounce three balls into the wastebasket. You can use ping pong balls or bouncy balls, depending on what kind of effect you’re going for. Not as easy as it sounds!
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