This game from Minute to Win It is oddly named. Yes, there are eggs, but you're balancing them on trays. There's no dancing involved - which could be a good thing.
Move from station to station transporting raw eggs on serving trays. The real goal here is quite simple: don't drop the eggs.
You'll need a fairly open area to play this game, since the stations are set up far apart and you need ample room to move around. Since you're playing with raw eggs it's ideal to set up outdoors. If you're playing inside though, flooring is preferable to carpet. You'll also need the following equipment and supplies:
- Two serving trays, standard size
- Two raw eggs per person playing
- Three tables, at least one of which is large enough to hold both serving trays
- Measuring tape or equivalent
- A timer or stop watch
Optional but smart to have on hand: paper towels and all-purpose cleaning spray. Trust me.
How to Play
Set it up: Place the three tables in a line, 16 1/2 feet apart. The final table should be the largest one to hold both serving trays. Place a serving tray with an egg on top of it on each of the first two tables. The player will start at the first table with a tray and egg.
When the one-minute timer begins, the player picks up the first tray in one hand. Then, he or she must travel to the next table balancing the tray in that same hand. At the second table, the next tray is picked up using the other hand. Finally, the player must walk to the third table and place both trays down without dropping either of the eggs.
If you make it through to the end with two intact eggs within one minute, congratulations! You win, and you don't have an eggy mess to clean up.
Minute to Win It is a little lenient with one of the rules in this game: While you can't intentionally use any other body parts but your hands to pick up, carry, or put down the trays (and you can only use one hand for each tray), if accidental contact happens with one or both of your forearms, that's okay.
If an egg rolls off a tray at any point in the game, you're done - even if the egg doesn't break. Lastly, the eggs must sit on the trays after you put them down for three consecutive seconds to win. If they're rolling around wildly and drop after those three crucial seconds, no worries. You still win.
Tips and Tricks
Use your knees to bend down and pick up or place the trays, keeping your hands and arms level. Try to look straight ahead while you're walking instead of looking at the eggs, and move steadily.
Since eggs contain liquid matter and are oddly shaped, they're going to roll unpredictably. The best you can do is keep the trays as steady as possible and keep moving towards your destinations.
The blueprint with video instructions for this game can be found at NBC.com.
More Egg Games from Minute to Win It
If you're planning an Easter party (or just really like eggs), there are several other Minute to Win It games that use eggs as part of their equipment list. Try some of these as well:
For younger kids, try playing these games with small plastic eggs. It'll still be fun and challenging for them, but you'll end up with far less mess.