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.



Christmas Special - A Gift

Monday, 20 December 2010   |   Creativity Games

GiftThe value of a gift is not in how much it cost but in the joy it brings.

Game: There are three words listed below.  Order them based on monetary value then order them again based on the usefulness or pleasure they can provide.

  • remote control
  • blanket
  • plate

 

 

Christmas Special - Snowflakes

Monday, 13 December 2010   |   Creativity Games

SnowflakeWelcome to the first of our Christmas specials.

Game:  Just like every snowflake is unique,  so is virtually everything else.  Pick one of the words below and describe what aspects of it are unique.  Unique in comparison to everything,  not just the other 3 words in this list.  You may have to be creative to find them.

  • silo
  • class
  • cook
  • tie

 

 

Life is like a half eaten pumpkin doughnut

Monday, 06 December 2010   |   Creativity Games

DoughnutThis week we're solving life's mysteries.

Game:  There are three words listed below.  Your aim is to pick one of them and use it in a description of life or some aspect of life.  Have fun.  It doesn't necessarily have to be serious or true,  you could go for humorous.

  • stamp
  • guarantee
  • tissue

 

 

10 Balls

Monday, 29 November 2010   |   Creativity Games

This week we're imagining what's possible.

Game:  You have in your possession 10 balls.  These balls can have whatever characteristics you like.  They can be any size, colour, texture, material etc you like.  Your aim is to create something creative and imaginative with them and using the following two words as inspiration.

  • cuff
  • epidemic
 

A Creative Brainstorm

Monday, 22 November 2010   |   Creativity Games

This week we're out to make the world better.

Game:  There are three words below.  Pick an everyday item that you use often.  It could be your bike,  or a torch,  or a spoon.  Now you are going to use the three words to be innovative.  Use one of the words as inspiration for a new use for the item.  Use another as inspiration for a new feature.  Use the final word as inspiration for a way to make the item simpler.

  • recipe
  • refugee
  • belt
 

Create a Creative Acrostic

Monday, 15 November 2010   |   Creativity Games

Creative AcrosticThis week we're delving into descriptions.

Game:  There are four words listed below.  Pick one of the words to be your target.  Now write a line,  relating to or describing or inspired by the word for each of the letters of the word,  in order down the page.  You must use the 3 other words somewhere in the lines you write.

  • fountain
  • help
  • aerial
  • creeper
 

Order from Chaos

Monday, 08 November 2010   |   Creativity Games

This week we're putting things in their place.

Game:  There are four words listed below.  You need to place them in order and state what the reasoning is for that order.  You are not allowed to start with the same word as the previous comment.

  • message
  • ceiling
  • certificate
  • guitar
 

Change the Letters

Monday, 01 November 2010   |   Creativity Games

DictionaryThis week we're moving things around.

Game:  There is one word listed below.  It will be used to get the ball rolling.  What you must do is take the word from the previous comment and modify it.  You are to move one letter to a new location in the word and replace another letter with a new one.  Your aim is to create a made up word then explain what its meaning is.

  • wardrobe
 

Creative Creatures

Monday, 25 October 2010   |   Creativity Games

This week we're going to be creating.

Game:  There are four words listed below.  Your aim is to use them as inspiration for a new creature that you are going to create.  One word will be used to inspire the habitat of the creature.  One word to inspire what it eats.  One word to inspire some unique characteristic and one word to inspire the sounds it makes.

  • cliff
  • wind
  • taxi
  • chimney
 

Evolving Groupings

Monday, 18 October 2010   |   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.

  • newspaper
  • tray
  • church
  • dance
  • invention
  • migraine

 

 

Question the Question

Monday, 11 October 2010   |   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.)

  • cartridge

 

 

The most Creative Statement

Monday, 04 October 2010   |   Creativity Games

This week we're going to be creative with writing.

Game: There are four words listed below.  Your aim is to write a single sentence that uses all of these words.  If you want,  you can use four words from the sentence of the comment above yours instead. (Avoid using words like 'is', 'the', 'was', etc.  That would take the fun out of it.)  You can take this in two directions.  Either try and make the sentence as nonsensical as possible or try and make it as profound as possible.

  • parity
  • service
  • gate
  • saw
 

The Important Word in the Middle

Monday, 27 September 2010   |   Creativity Games

This week we're forming connections and breaking connections.

Game:  There are three words listed below.  Your first task is to pick one of the words to be the joiner.  Now you must pick a theme for which you can join this word to one of the other words but not the third one.

  • error
  • paddock
  • ceiling
 

Opportunity in Opposites - Think Creatively

Monday, 20 September 2010   |   Creativity Games

This week you're going to do the opposite to what you want to do.

Game:  There are two words listed below.  Your first task is to identify which one you believe is the most positive for society.  Now you need to explain why the other one is in fact the most positive for society. (No cheating on the first part,  it's no fun if you do.)

  • software
  • whiskey
 

Evolving Odd Word Out

Monday, 13 September 2010   |   Creativity Games

This is another game that evolves with user input.

Game:  There are four words listed below.  You need to pick the odd word out and explain why.  You must also take it out and replace it with a new word that suits the theme you chose.  The next person then picks the odd word out from that list and does the same.

  • stadium
  • cousin
  • seed
  • composer
 

How to Develop Creative Thinking with Synesthesia

Monday, 06 September 2010   |   Creativity Games

This week let's see how connected your mind really is.

Game:  There are three words below.  What is the first colour that comes to mind?  What is the first emotion that comes to mind?  What time of day comes to mind?  If you had to pick a number to represent these three words,  what would it be?

  • value
  • ginger
  • empire
 

Deliberate Chinese Whispers

Sunday, 29 August 2010   |   Creativity Games

This week is a group journey.  Let's see where our creative thinking takes us.

Game:  There are two words below.  These are the beginning of the journey.  When you add a comment,  pick a word that is somewhere in between the words suggested (this can be on any basis you like) in the two previous comments. Also explain why you picked that word.  The two words listed below are to be used to get this started.

  • crash
  • cupboard

 

 

Unobvious Opposites

Monday, 23 August 2010   |   Creativity Games

This week we're fighting our habits.

Game:  There are 3 words below.  Pick two of them and explain why they are in fact opposites of each other.

  • pirate
  • vase
  • moss
 

Follow the Chain

Monday, 16 August 2010   |   Creativity Games

This week we are building.

Game: There are five words below.  What you have to do is form a chain by linking them.  You can link them in any order you like.  A link between two words is a relationship between them.

  • nuts
  • fleet
  • chimpanzee
  • guarantee
  • capsicum
 

Creative Anagrams

Monday, 09 August 2010   |   Creativity Games

This week we are playing with spacial creativity.  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.  When you get stuck pick another word as the target and go again.

  • saliva
  • meadow
  • jump
  • tiger

 

 
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