They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well what if several pictures were worth a single word and involved a barrel of creative thinking? That's what this weeks challenge seeks to do and it is a great way to explore your creativity. The thing about pictures is that there are many words you could use to describe them and we are going to use that to our advantage this week in a game that will really get you thinking. So let's dive in and play Hasty Hieroglyphs.
Your challenge this week is to play Hasty Hieroglyphs. The rules are as follows:
To play this game you will use our Idea Generator to generate sets of images to work with.
The aim is to pick a word by some means, then to generate random images using the idea generator and line them up such that the first letter of the name for each image spells our the word. So for instance you may get the word cat. You then start generating images and come across a cup. You place that image first for the C. Then you generator more images until you come up with a tree which you place at the end to represent the T. Finally you get an Anchor and you place that in the middle for the A. Sometimes you can be creative however as an image could have several names. For instance if you needed an P then the tree could be used and it's name was Pine. Alternatively, the cup could be a Mug if you needed an M. See below.
Setting up the other rules are up to you and you have a lot of room to be flexible here. For instance you could:
If you come up with some good rules, feel free to share them and leave a comment below.
This game can work particularly well in a class on a smart board or projector. It also can be a good warm up for a meeting to liven up the participants. Feel free to explore different set ups and adapt the game to suit your needs.
And most of all, have fun.
I sense creativity in you. Use it to it's fullest.