This is one of my favorite games! It is super easy to set up and loads of fun and giggles. And new to this blog, I even was able to put together a demo movie for your viewing enjoyment!
What You Need:
- 1 or 2 large bags of Peanut M&M’s depending on group size (not the extra large pictured above!)
- A big bowl for the M&M’s
- 2 dice
- Shake straws – like the kind you get from a fast food place
- 1 cup/little bowl for every player
- Something to roll the dice in or on (pie tin, box, plate, etc)
Using the straw suck as many M&M’s from the bowl as possible before the player to your left rolls a double. Once all the M&M’s are gone from the big bowl, the player with the most M&M’s wins.
- No touching the bowl other than to place it in front of yourself (i.e. don’t have one hand on the bowl while trying to suck up the M&M’s).
- You must roll a double to pass the pie tin on and snag the M&M bowl.
- The only way to transfer the M&M’s from the bowl to your cup is with the straw by sucking. (NO HANDS!!!)
Step 1: Pour large bag of M&M’s into bowl. Peanut M&M’s have worked best thus far. Also, a large bag of M&M’s is more than enough. I bought a extra huge bag and it was WAY too many!
Step 2: Gather friends and/or family and have everyone sit in a large circle around the M&M bowl.
Step 3: Hand a straw and cup out to each player. Shake straws work the best for sucking.
Step 4: Pass the pie tin around with the 2 dice to the left. Each player rolls. The first player to get a double gets the M&M bowl.
Step 5: The person to the left of the “M&M Sucker” gets the die and keeps rolling until they roll a double. Once they roll a double, they get the bowl and the pie tin moves to the left.
Step 6: Keep repeating until all the M&M’s are gone!
Note: This game is more suited for older kids and adults. We let the little kids have their own “turn” at the end of the game.
Young Child Variation
Here is a fun and easier alternative for the younger children to have a turn at this game. It includes a video demonstration too! We discovered my kiddos (usually under 5) just didn’t have the lung capacity to suck hard enough for the larger straws and bigger candies…but we always let them try. So we have a non-candy variation for the younger kids that they loved.
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See It In Action!:
This is not a fancy video, but if you are visual person, this will help! This video does not do the giggle and craziness that happens justice…
This post was originally posted in June 2011, we just freshened it up with a new pic and reworded the directions. If you would like to include this game idea with your roundup, please only use 1 pic and give a link back to this post for everyone to get the directions. Thank you so much!!!
*Top photo courtesy of the talented Bella Bean Photography (our very own Shannon!)
Tell us: What Are Your Favorite M&M Games?
eileen-themissingpiece saysJune 11, 2010 at 5:45 am
Now that's a cute game! i've got loads of family coming in a few weeks and we'll give it a try…thanks for the video…makes it all make sense!
daniela saysDecember 18, 2012 at 2:26 pm
okay well thats a good game to play when you familoy coming in!:)
Mellisa Rock saysJune 11, 2010 at 8:15 am
OMGood Gravy – this looks like so much fun! I am so going to try this with my family!! 🙂 Thanks for the awesome idea!!
*katie saysJune 11, 2010 at 2:52 pm
Fun game! I'll file this idea for when the boys are older…or have a party with my friends when all the kiddos are asleep!
Jackie saysJune 11, 2010 at 2:56 pm
Love this! Anything with peanut butter m&ms i love!
Fun On a Dime Lady saysJune 11, 2010 at 5:35 pm
We used PB M&M's because the store was out of Peanut. I think I would recommend using Peanut over PB simply because the PB can get a bit oily…and I stuck them in the freezer because they started melting on the way home from the store (good ol' AZ sun!), so that made them a bit sticky in the bowl once they started to defrost.
Jen @ lil Mop Top saysJune 11, 2010 at 6:43 pm
how cute! will have to try this soon! 🙂
jenheadjen saysJune 12, 2010 at 11:38 am
That looks so fun! My kids would love this! Thanks for sharing!
Becca saysJune 13, 2010 at 10:03 am
What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing.
Clueless_Mama saysJune 14, 2010 at 2:45 am
What a great game! I am definitely going to try this one. It looks like so much fun. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Emma saysJune 14, 2010 at 4:02 pm
That's a brilliant idea. Sure I'll be trying this out with my little Chick over the holidays!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog on SITS Pot Luck Friday!
Kimberly saysJune 14, 2010 at 8:01 pm
Any excuse to have M&Ms on hand. 🙂 This would be fun!
Tammy saysJune 14, 2010 at 10:23 pm
I love that! My daughter is having a couple friends spend the night on her birthday at the end of the month. This would be fun to play along with a sweet snack afterwards. Great idea, thanks for sharing!
I wanted to stop by and say hi and thank you for stopping by my blog the other day. I love making new friends and seeing new blogs. Thanks again for coming over! I am your newest follower!
Chris saysJune 15, 2010 at 9:28 am
Such a fun idea…thanks for sharing!
Erin saysOctober 19, 2011 at 1:55 am
That looks like so much fun! Definitely going to have to try that!
Morgan saysOctober 19, 2011 at 7:14 am
We did this as part of our family reunion Minute to Win It game … it was hysterical. And rather competitive!
Enjoy your SITS day!
Misty @ The Family Math saysOctober 19, 2011 at 8:25 am
Is it sad that I think this could be a fun grown-up game, too?? Happy SITS day!
Michelle (AKA Fun On A Dime Lady) saysOctober 19, 2011 at 8:44 am
No, not sad at all! lol It’s a perfect grown up game! The first time I played it was a friends 29th birthday party and there were no kiddos there. =-)
misssrobin saysOctober 19, 2011 at 8:31 am
I imagine my kids would have lots of fun with this one. We’ll have to give it a try.
Congratulations on your SITS day. I hope it’s a great day for you.
DIY Weddings Magazine saysOctober 19, 2011 at 9:10 am
I am taking this idea with me to share with the non-profit I support. There always looking for inexpensive ways to keep the kids entertained. And who doesn’t like M&M’s! Great blog!
Holly saysOctober 19, 2011 at 10:02 am
Looks fun!! I’ll have to try this at home with my kids. Congratulations on being featured on the SITS website today!! 🙂
Kerri saysOctober 19, 2011 at 10:06 am
I LOVE this. My little guy would have a blast. He LOVES m&m’s.
Happy SITS day!!!
Michael saysOctober 19, 2011 at 10:39 am
This is brilliant and I cant wait to try it out with the family. Happy SITS Day
Alyce@culinarythymes.com saysOctober 19, 2011 at 12:54 pm
Great slumber party game! Congrats on your sits day!
Kennedi Rose at Face and Fitness saysOctober 19, 2011 at 2:53 pm
Not only does it look like a fun game, but the M&M’s are so colorful … that makes it more fun!
Sharmial Dabare saysOctober 19, 2011 at 8:40 pm
I would love to give a try by myself just to do the part to suck the M&M from the straw. Looks like a fun game I would love to give this a try… Congrats on your sits day…..
The Lucky Wife saysOctober 19, 2011 at 10:05 pm
Sounds like a lot of fun! Happy SITS day to you also!!
Natasha saysNovember 10, 2011 at 9:33 am
Simple but really fun game!! thanks for sharing!
Mariel @ Or so she says... saysJanuary 18, 2013 at 11:26 pm
Just wanted to let you know that this fun game will be re-featured tomorrow on ‘Or so she says…’, where you shared it as a guest post in the past.
Have a great night!
Michelle saysJanuary 15, 2015 at 7:46 pm
Mariel…I’ve never wrote you back, but wanted to send you a BIG thank you! I still get daily traffic from your site! THANK YOU!!!
Tammy saysAugust 22, 2013 at 5:52 pm
I just played this with 4th and 5th graders in my after school porgram. There were about 30 kids. It would have probably been better to play with a smaller group but we followed up a lesson on sportsmanship with this game and it was AMAZING! The kids all laughed so hard. Even my autistic and physically impared students were able to do this with joy. so much fun so cheaply. We used PB M&M’s. Loved it!
Amanda Turner saysJanuary 1, 2015 at 2:29 pm
Love, love, love the idea and it was a big hit. http://kraftyathome.com/2015/01/01/new-years-eve-mm-game/
Michelle saysJanuary 15, 2015 at 7:44 pm
Thanks! I’m so glad everyone liked it!