Creativity Games

Below you will find our creativity building games.  We release a new creativity game each Monday.

Join in the fun,  leave a comment in each of the games and see just how creative you can be.



Reverse Ditloids

Monday, 17 August 2015   |   Creativity Games

DitloidThis week we're constructing creative clues.

Game: There are 3 random words below.  Your aim is to create a ditloid representing a phrase that is a clue to one of these words.  (See strategy below for what a ditloid is.) Others will then try and guess your ditloid and which word you were referring to.  Try and make your clues well known phrases where you can.

  • sunrise
  • pepper
  • tear
 

Two Words

Monday, 10 August 2015   |   Creativity Games

Bag of StuffThis week we're inventing.

Game:  There is one random word below.  It is the starter word.  Your aim is to create a fictional item whose name is made of up of two words.  Your first word must be the second word of the poster before you.  Try and make is as wacky as possible.

  • spaghetti
 

The Amazing Acronym

Monday, 20 July 2015   |   Creativity Games

AcrosticThis week it's all about the letters.

Game:  There is one random word below.  It is an acronym for something that is totally amazing.  Your aim is to tell us what it stands for.

  • court
 

On a Scale Of

Monday, 13 July 2015   |   Creativity Games

DialThis week we're scaling.

Game:  There are 3 random words below.  Place them in the following sentence and finish the sentence off.

On a scale of __1__ to __2__ this __3__ is a ...

  • waltz
  • paradise
  • palace
 

Creativitree

Monday, 29 June 2015   |   Creativity Games

CreativitreeThis week we're branching.

Game:  There is 1 random word below.  It is the root of our tree.  Every word is a branch of our creativitree.  Your aim is to pick a branch and split it into two new words representing concepts relating to the original branch.  You can't use a concept that has been used already somewhere else on the creativitree.

  • gallery
 

Reverse Cryptic Crossword

Monday, 22 June 2015   |   Creativity Games

Cryptic CrosswordThis week we're being cryptic.

Game:  There are 6 random words below.  Your aim is to come up with a cryptic clue for one of them (similar to what you would find in a cryptic crossword).  See below for more on what a cryptic clue may be.

  • map
  • wolf
  • porch
  • diver
  • ipad
  • button
 

In Half

Monday, 08 June 2015   |   Creativity Games

HalfThis week we're dividing.

Game:  There are 5 random words listed below.  Your aim is to divide them in half.  Think about all the different ways you could achieve this.  As always, remember to be creative. (Read the strategy section below for an example that might give you some inspiration.)

  • desk
  • baton
  • razor
  • paradise
  • book
 

Creative Facts - Balderstats

Monday, 01 June 2015   |   Creativity Games

StatisticsThis week we're fooling.

Game:  There are 2 random words below.  Use both of them to come up with a fact or statistic.  Your statement is to be completely made up but try and make it sound as believable as possible.

  • flight
  • cup
 

Creative Bingo Calls

Monday, 06 April 2015   |   Creativity Games

BingoThis week we're calling.

Game:  There are 5 random words below.  Use one of them as inspiration for a creative bingo number call.  You can use the word directly or something related to it. (The numbers go from 1 - 75)  Don't say what number your bingo call is for.  Let others see if they can guess.  See below for an explanation of what a bingo call is.

  • backpack
  • cucumber
  • cottage
  • baton
  • torrent
 

Life Without

Monday, 23 March 2015   |   Creativity Games

WithoutThis week we're extrapolating.

Game:  There is 1 random word below.  Use it as inspiration to think of something it would be interesting if we never had in this world.

  • escalator
 

Rolling Alphabet

Monday, 23 February 2015   |   Creativity Games

abcThis week we're defining.

Game:  There is 1 random word below.  It's the starting word.  Leave a comment with a single word. It must relate to the previous comments word but its first letter is the next in the alphabet from the previous comments word.

  • allowed
 

Hemingway 6 Word Story

Monday, 16 February 2015   |   Creativity Games

BookThis week we're condensing.

Game:  There are 2 random words below.  Your aim is to use them to write a 6 word story.  Even though you only have 6 words, try and make is as powerful as possible.  Be creative.

  • wind
  • ant
 

Creative Anagrams

Monday, 09 February 2015   |   Creativity Games

Creativie chalkboardThis week we are playing with spacial creativity.

Game:  There are four words listed below.  Pick one of them as the target.  Now,  using the letters from the other three (you don't have to use all the letters) come up with as many words as possible that relate to the target word.

  • poster
  • circus
  • satire
  • father
 

What's the word?

Monday, 26 January 2015   |   Creativity Games

CluesThis week we're interpolating.

Game:  There are 5 random words below.  They all relate to a sixth word.  Your aim is to guess what that word may be.  Don't forget to explain your reasoning as well.

  • button
  • puppet
  • skyscraper
  • singer
  • vote
 

Evolving Groupings

Monday, 19 January 2015   |   Creativity Games

Creative groupingsThis week we're learning to spot the simple and obvious yet often overlooked.

Game:  There are six words listed below.  The first post gets it easy.  All they have to do is separate the words into two groups of three and state why they are grouped that way.  Every other reply must modify the groupings.  What you must do is take one word from the first group of the previous reply and switch it with a word from their second group to make a new set of groups that still makes sense.  Then you must state what the new relationship is.

  • haystack
  • gutter
  • monster
  • queen
  • toothpick
  • vote

 

 

Question the Question

Monday, 12 January 2015   |   Creativity Games

Curiosity and Creative ThinkingThis week we're learning to be inquisitive.

Game: There is one word listed below.  The first post must pose a question for which this word would be a possible answer.  Every other post must be a question that would lead on from the previous question. (This is fairly open,  any way you can tie it in is good.)

  • mustard

 

 

2015 Will Be

Monday, 05 January 2015   |   Creativity Games

PonderingThis week we're looking ahead.

Game:  There are 5 random words below.  Use one or more of them as inspiration for a prediction about the year 2015.   You don't have to use the words directly.  It could be something related to the words.  Try and be as positive as possible with your predictions.

  • shape
  • zip
  • curtain
  • relative
  • composer
 

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

 

 
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