Creativity Brain Training Games

Random Band Names

Monday, 22 December 2014   |   Creativity Games

MusicThis week we're rocking out.

Game:  There are 3 random words below.  Use one or more of them as inspiration for a band name.  You may use the words directly or indirectly.  It could also be a humourous band name taking advantage of a pun or similar. 

  • wallet
  • danger
  • joke
 

Self Referential Sentences

Monday, 15 December 2014   |   Creativity Games

Mobius StripThis week we're creating in loops.

Game:  There are 3 random words below.  Use one of them to create a sentence that is self referential or a paradox. (See strategy below for some examples.)

  • raincoat
  • horse
  • title
 

Word Tweening

Monday, 08 December 2014   |   Creativity Games

TweenThis week we're filling in the gaps.

Game:  There are 5 words listed below.  Pick any two of them.  Now your task is to get from the first word to the other word by adding intermediate words.  Each intermediate word is to be created by changing one or two (three if you get really stuck) letters from the previous word. (You can add and remove letters too to get to the words of different lengths)

  • music
  • digging
  • entrance
  • tablet
  • poker

 

 

Rolling Improvement

Monday, 01 December 2014   |   Creativity Games

ChoiceThis week we're innovating.

Game:  There is 1 random word below.  It is the starting word.  Your aim is to suggest an improvement upon this item and building upon the improvements of previous commenters.  It must be a creative improvement.  That is, it cannot be obvious.

  • chess
 

Spoonerisms

Monday, 24 November 2014   |   Creativity Games

SpoonerismThis week we're mangling words.

Game:  There are 5 random words listed below.  Your aim is to use one of them to create a spoonerism.

  • cabbage
  • news
  • olive
  • curtain
  • cottage
 

Who What When Where Why

Monday, 17 November 2014   |   Creativity Games

Who? What? When? Where? Why?This week we're setting the scene.

Game:  There are 5 words listed below.  Your aim is to answer the questions Who? What? When? Where? Why?  Use one word for each answer.  Aim for coherency (ie. all the answers relate),  humor and craziness are fun too.

  • sale
  • gas
  • foam
  • velcro
  • envelope
 

Confucius Say

Monday, 10 November 2014   |   Creativity Games

Yin YangThis week we're being wise.

Game:  There are 3 random words below.  Use at least one of them to create a wise confucian saying.  You can aim for wise or for humorous. 

  • family
  • tent
  • antique
 

The Heaviest

Monday, 03 November 2014   |   Creativity Games

ScalesThis week we're weighing.

Game:  There are 3 random words below.  Tell us which one is the heaviest and explain why.  You may not use the same word as the person who commented before you.

  • ant
  • spaceship
  • summer
 

Random Movie Reviews

Monday, 27 October 2014   |   Creativity Games

Clapper boardThis week we're reviewing.

Game:  There are 3 random words below. Use one, two or three of them as inspiration for a review of a popular movie.  The review must be indirect however.  That is,  it summarises the movie, but in a non obvious, obscure way. (see below for an example)

  • sign
  • stage
  • prison
 

Cockney Shenanigans

Monday, 20 October 2014   |   Creativity Games

CollaborationThis week we're going out with a bang! (talking rhyming slang)

Game:  There are 5 random words listed below.  Your aim is to use one of them to come up with a rhyming slang for another word or phrase.  You can use more than one of the words if you like.  Try and make your rhyming slang related to the word it is representing in some way, the more interesting and creative the better.

  • elastic
  • golf
  • planet
  • pasta
  • mud
 

Random Futures

Monday, 13 October 2014   |   Creativity Games

Perpetual Motion DeviceThis week we're predicting.

Game:  There are 5 random words below.  Use two of them in a prediction about a technology that may become a reality in the future.  The more out there the better.

  • bee
  • king
  • dinosaur
  • hot plate
  • passport
 

A Murder Mystery

Monday, 06 October 2014   |   Creativity Games

Murder MysteryThis week we're sleuthing.

Game:  There are 4 random words below.  They are clues found at the scene of the murder.  Your aim is to state why the previous commenters hypothesis on the murder cannot be so, followed by your own hypothesis. 

  • butcher
  • sea
  • jet
  • photograph
 
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