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.

Book Ends Game

Monday, 16 May 2011   |   Creativity Games

book endsThis week we're joining words.

Game:  There is a random word below.  Create a word pair (2 words) which make sense and for which the first letter of the first word and the last letter of the second word are the same (ie these are the book ends).  They must relate to the random word below.

  • calm

The Most Creative Twist

Monday, 09 May 2011   |   Creativity Games

Man SittingThis week we're seeking out the most interesting.

Game:  There are 3 random words listed below.  Your aim is to conjure up the most creative twist you can to the scenario listed below the words.  Use any of the words listed below as inspiration.  Try to be as creative and unexpected as possible.

  • fever
  • kiosk
  • scarf

What's the Word?

Monday, 02 May 2011   |   Creativity Games

4 cluesThis week we're following the trail.

Game:  There are four random words listed below.  Imagine they are clues to a mystery word.  What could that word be?  Explain your reasoning.

  • tank
  • rebel
  • basket
  • flirt

Reverse What's the Word?

Monday, 25 April 2011   |   Creativity Games

This week we're creating clues.

Game:  There is one random word listed below.  Your aim is to think of between 3 and 5 individual words that could be used as clues to guess this word.

  • ant

What's the Next Word?

Monday, 18 April 2011   |   Creativity Games

SequenceThis week we're continuing the chain.

Game:  There are three random words listed below.  They are in order and your aim is to work out what that order is and then pick a word to be the fourth in the sequence.  There is no specific order you are to find, you just have to come up with an order.  Specify your reasoning in your response as well.  The order can be on any characteristic you determine.

  • sled
  • zebra
  • prison

The Game of Opposing Characteristics

Monday, 11 April 2011   |   Creativity Games

yinyangThis week we're finding opposites.

Game:  There are five random words listed below.  Your aim is to pick two of them and then identify a characteristic for which they are opposite (eg.  the characteristic may be size and one is large and the other small).

  • waterfall
  • engineer
  • invention
  • kangaroo
  • crowd

Innovative Creativity

Monday, 04 April 2011   |   Creativity Games

Lightbulb MomentThis week we're innovating.

Game: There are three random words below.  Describe how one of them could be used in a different way to what it is normally used so as to be of more benefit.  Feel free to be silly or completely unconventional.  The more out there the better.

  • stool
  • backback
  • exam

Creative Superheroes and Supervillains

Monday, 28 March 2011   |   Creativity Games

SuperHeroThis week the game is Super!!

Game:  There are 5 random words listed below.  Your aim is to use one of them to create the name of either a superhero or a supervillain.  Use another word to describe their superpower.  You don't have to use the words directly,  they may be used for inspiration.

  • compass
  • hook
  • bingo
  • denim
  • second

More Positive

Monday, 21 March 2011   |   Creativity Games

PositiveThis week we're taking a walk on the positive side.

Game: There are three words listed below.  Think of a word that relates to a positive characteristic of one of these words.  It can be anything you like but make it as positive as possible.

  • onion
  • rescue
  • fork

Down the Alphabet

Monday, 14 March 2011   |   Creativity Games

Word ChainThis week we're building the chain.

Game:  There are three words listed below.  Your aim is to leave a word that starts with the next letter in the alphabet from the previous comment and is related to one of the three random words below.  You can't use the same random word for inspiration as the comment before you.

  • train
  • snow
  • system

Who What When Where Why

Monday, 07 March 2011   |   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.

  • lane
  • comb
  • harp
  • gears
  • swimming pool

Your Billion Dollar Business Name

Monday, 28 February 2011   |   Creativity Games

SkyscraperThis week we're creating names that inspire.

Game: There are 5 words listed below.  Your aim is to use one or more of them as inspiration for the name of a business.  You can use the word directly or an characteristic or aspect of the word.  Try and create a name that is different, catchy and funky, and make others want to buy from you.

  • tap
  • piano
  • headline
  • dragon
  • hand

The Strongest Connection

Monday, 21 February 2011   |   Creativity Games

Strong RelationshipThis week we're finding the hidden connections.

Game: There are 5 words listed below.  Pick the two that you think have the strongest connection to each other and explain why.  A connection can be anything at all.  It could be they are the same colour or they both relate to sports or one is used to create the other etc.  Try and find the unobvious connections.

  • danger
  • spaghetti
  • kitten
  • torture
  • second

Putting it in perspective

Monday, 14 February 2011   |   Creativity Games

RulerThis week we're creating comparisons.

Game: There are 3 words listed below.  Use one, or possibly more of them to create a new unit of measure.  You can use the item directly or some characteristic of the item or indirectly as inspiration.

  • star
  • hose-pipe
  • traffic lights

Upgrading Words

Monday, 07 February 2011   |   Creativity Games

EtymologyThis week we're modernising the English Language

Game:  There are three words listed below.  Your aim is to take one of them and suggest how it may evolve over time and why.  Etymology is the study of the history of words (see below for more info).  Today you are creating the future of words.

  • mirror
  • skyscraper
  • bandage

Let's Redo the Movies

Monday, 31 January 2011   |   Creativity Games

Clapper BoardThis week we're directing the action.

Game:  There are 3 words below.  Pick a movie then use one, two or even all three of these words as inspiration for changing the plot for the movie.  For instance you may want to change the ending or a specific scene or huge chunks. 

  • egg
  • bundle
  • judo

Something Crazy

Monday, 24 January 2011   |   Creativity Games

CrazyThis week we're letting loose.

Game:  There are 3 words listed below.  What is the craziest thing you can come up with?  There's no objective,  no limits,  no rules.  Just let loose and see what the craziest thing is that you can concoct.

  • crust
  • soap
  • fan



The Underlying Principle

Monday, 17 January 2011   |   Creativity Games

Underlying PrincipleThis week we're getting to the bottom of things.

Game:  There are three words listed below.  Your aim is to identify the underlying principle of each of them.  You may come up with different underlying principles to others.  That's ok.  It all depends on what angle you are looking at it from and what your values are.

  • feast
  • education
  • car



Word Tweening

Monday, 10 January 2011   |   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)

  • tartan
  • sardine
  • coach
  • park
  • horsepower



A Riveting Read

Monday, 03 January 2011   |   Creativity Games

Bestseller bookThis week we are creating a bestseller.

Game:  There are four words listed below.  Your aim is to use at least three of them to create the title of a book.  Try to make is sound as exciting and intriguing as possible.  Can you create a book title that makes people really want to know more?

  • note
  • staple
  • seesaw
  • zebra



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