Creativity Brain Training Games

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



Rolling Improvement

Monday, 01 December 2014   |   Creativity Games

ChoiceThis week we're innovating.

Game:  There is 1 random word below.  It is the starting word.  Your aim is to suggest an improvement upon this item and building upon the improvements of previous commenters.  It must be a creative improvement.  That is, it cannot be obvious.

  • chess


Monday, 24 November 2014   |   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.

  • cabbage
  • news
  • olive
  • curtain
  • cottage

Who What When Where Why

Monday, 17 November 2014   |   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.

  • sale
  • gas
  • foam
  • velcro
  • envelope

Confucius Say

Monday, 10 November 2014   |   Creativity Games

Yin YangThis week we're being wise.

Game:  There are 3 random words below.  Use at least one of them to create a wise confucian saying.  You can aim for wise or for humorous. 

  • family
  • tent
  • antique

The Heaviest

Monday, 03 November 2014   |   Creativity Games

ScalesThis week we're weighing.

Game:  There are 3 random words below.  Tell us which one is the heaviest and explain why.  You may not use the same word as the person who commented before you.

  • ant
  • spaceship
  • summer

Random Movie Reviews

Monday, 27 October 2014   |   Creativity Games

Clapper boardThis week we're reviewing.

Game:  There are 3 random words below. Use one, two or three of them as inspiration for a review of a popular movie.  The review must be indirect however.  That is,  it summarises the movie, but in a non obvious, obscure way. (see below for an example)

  • sign
  • stage
  • prison

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