Word Origins Game

Monday, 05 September 2011   |   Creativity Games

EtymologyThis week we're Etymologists.

Game:  There are two random words below.  Use one of them to come up with a fictional description of the origin of the other word.  It doesn't have to be real,  feel free to be creative.

  • crisis
  • beard

Challenge:  For extra challenge the reason must include a reference to the Gods.

Strategy:  Stories are great for getting creativity flowing.  Often times you don't know exactly where you're going,  you just get started and the blanks fill themselves in as you go.  Next time you're stuck trying to be creative,  take a step back and start off with a story.  A story regarding the history or beginnings is also good as it will highlight key components.  Stories are also good at bringing out emotions and emotions can have a strong impact on guiding your creativity.  Have fun,  go with the flow and see where you end up.


Get creative, join in below.