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.

It doesn't make sense

Monday, 03 October 2011   |   Creativity Games

ChoiceThis week we're talking gibberish.

Game:  Below you will find 3 random words.  Your aim is to use any two of them to create a statement that is grammatically correct but actually makes no sense at all.

  • mess
  • cheat
  • cabin

This is not Planking

Monday, 26 September 2011   |   Creativity Games

teapottingThis week we're creating the next fad.

Game:  There are three random words below.  Use them as inspiration to come up with a fad similar to Planking.

  • bench
  • system
  • noun

The Creative Link

Monday, 19 September 2011   |   Creativity Games

CreativityThis week we're contemplating creativity.

Game:  There are 3 random words below.  Explain how each of them can relate to creativity.  The relationship can be anything.  It could be a description of creativity or a way in which you can be creative etc.

  • salt
  • bed
  • lord

Hemingway 6 Word Story

Monday, 12 September 2011   |   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.

  • raincoat
  • ashes

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

Hig Pig

Monday, 29 August 2011   |   Creativity Games

Hig PigThis week we're creating clues.

Game:  There are 5 random words listed below.  Your aim is to come up with a clue for a hig pig (see below for explanation).  You can use the words directly or something related to them.

  • brass
  • tv
  • sale
  • spacestation
  • sack

A Sentence in E Prime

Monday, 22 August 2011   |   Creativity Games

E PrimeThis week we're being eloquent.

Game:  There are 3 random words listed below.  Your aim is to use all of them in a few sentences.  The catch is that you must write those sentences in E-Prime (Find out what that is below.)

  • general
  • ski
  • rain

A Murder Mystery in Order

Monday, 15 August 2011   |   Creativity Games

ObservationThis week there's been a murder.

Game:  There are three random words listed below.  Your aim is to use them in an explanation in how the murderer committed their crime.  The words are in order and that order must be maintained in your explanation.  The order may relate to time or to some other characteristic.

  • nest
  • scissors
  • angel

Tom Swifty

Monday, 08 August 2011   |   Creativity Games

Tom SwiftyThis week we're adding a hidden pun.

Game:  There are 5 random words listed below.  Your aim is to create a Tom Swifty using one of the random words.  (see Strategy below for what a Tom Swifty is)

  • oar
  • iceberg
  • escalator
  • boots
  • varnish


Monday, 01 August 2011   |   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.

  • evening
  • pie
  • froth
  • spike
  • verb

What's the Pattern?

Monday, 25 July 2011   |   Creativity Games

Random CirclesThis week we're sleuthing.

Game:  There are 6 random (or seemingly random) words below.  Your aim is to identify any patterns you can in the words.

  • toothbrush
  • carriage
  • signature
  • pudding
  • drum
  • paperclip

Simplicity and Complexity

Monday, 18 July 2011   |   Creativity Games

Three PebblesThis week we're evaluating.

Game:  There are 5 random words below.  Your aim is to identify which is the simplest or which is the most complex. Remember to explain your choice.

  • fertiliser
  • crown
  • encyclopedia
  • wig
  • stretcher

The Game of Creation

Monday, 11 July 2011   |   Creativity Games

SpannerThis week we're building.

Game: There are 4 random words listed below.  Pick one of them as the item to be produced.  You now have to show how the other 3 could be used to produce the first one you picked.  Other items can be incorporated as well.

  • bee
  • wallet
  • guitar
  • mobile phone

Letter Up

Monday, 04 July 2011   |   Creativity Games

SequenceThis week we're wording it up.

Game: Every response must be a word with either 1 character more or 1 character less than the word before.  The random word below is the starting word.  You are not allowed to use any word that has been used previously.

  • decoy

The Creative Class Activity

Monday, 27 June 2011   |   Creativity Games

Creative ClassroomThis week we're making class interesting.

Game:  There are 3 random words below.  Your aim is to use them as stimulus for an interesting and educational classroom activity.  It can be for any subject you like.  You can use only one word,  two or all three.

  • lollipop
  • loft
  • blood

Odd Words Out

Monday, 20 June 2011   |   Creativity Games

Odd words outThis week we're a little odd.

Game:  There are 5 random words listed below.  Your aim is to identify which two words are the odd ones out and explain why.

  • boutique
  • foam
  • orange
  • formula
  • prophet

The Missing Links

Monday, 13 June 2011   |   Creativity Games

ChainThis week we're filling in the missing bits.

Game:  There are 3 random words listed below.  You are to pick any two of them and create a series of steps to get from the first to the second word.  You can get there in as many steps as you like but it must be a minimum of 5.

  • shop
  • miner
  • sardine

The Secret Project

Monday, 06 June 2011   |   Creativity Games

Top SecretThis week we're starting projects.

Game:  There is one random word below.  This word is to become the code word (or part of the code word) for a secret project.  It is a fictional project that may be a government project,  or that of a business,  or your personal project.  Your aim is to make up the project and explain what it is.  It can be humorous or serious but should be very creative.

  • shoes

Indirect Relationships Game

Monday, 30 May 2011   |   Creativity Games

RelationshipThis week it's all about the letters.

Game:  There are 5 random words listed below.  Your aim is to identify relationships between any 3 - 5 of the words that does not incorporate the meaning of the words.  It could be something to do with the letters of the word,  the shape the letters make,  the sounds,  maybe other words that are commonly used with the words,  something about the words in another language etc.  I'm sure you can come up with many other ways to look at it if you think about it.

  • price
  • false teeth
  • massage
  • frock
  • board

Predict the Future

Monday, 23 May 2011   |   Creativity Games

ClockThis week we're looking to the future.

Game:  There are three random words listed below.  Your aim is to use one or more of them as inspiration for a prediction about the future.  You can be humorous or serious,  it doesn't matter.  Remember the focus is on being as creative as possible.

  • cupboard
  • bishop
  • coat

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