Saturday, July 16, 2011

Minute to Win It Game Night

It was about the time again for the JMU2KPF crew to get together for a couples board game night.  This time we went with something a little different.  We did a Minute to Win It Challenge.  Setting it up was fun and easy.  If you go on the shows website:  http://www.nbc.com/minute-to-win-it/how-to/ they show all the challenges and there are a lot that are easy to do with household items.  In the show if you don't complete the challenge in a minute you get eliminated.  Since technically a team could get eliminated after the first challenged we figured that wasn't very fun so we played like this:

- Each team picks a team member to complete the challenge for their team.
- Each team is timed and if they do not complete the task in a minute the team receives 0 points for that challenge.
- The team that completes the task in the least amount of time gets the most possible points.  For example, we had 5 teams so the best possible score for each challenge was 5 points.  So team with lowest time gets 5 points, then 4, then 3 and so on.
- At the end the team with the highest score wins (in our case- the Cushmans).

We did the following challenges:

- Going the Distance
- Baby Blockin
- A Bit Dicey
- Elephant March
- Caddy Stack
- Defying Gravity
- Breakfast Scramble
- Noodling Around

We altered some of them a bit to fit our space and equipment needs.  There are so many options that I'm sure we'll be doing this again with different challenges.  It was a really fun night.  We had 5 teams (couples- so 10 people total) which I would recommend (maybe 6 couples MAX). 

This would also be a great team building activity for corporate events and perfect for birthday parties for older kids. 



GOING THE DISTANCE CHALLENGE

BABY BLOCKIN CHALLENGE


A BIT DICEY CHALLENGE

CADDY STACK CHALLENGE

DEFYING GRAVITY CHALLENGE

BREAKFAST SCRAMBLE CHALLENGE

NOODLIN AROUND CHALLENGE

ELEPHANT MARCH CHALLENGE (HILARIOUS!)

Some video to see Elephant March in action (We used solo cups instead of 2-liter bottles):

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