Creativity Brain Training Games

What would I do?

Friday, 07 January 2011   |   Creativity Challenges

Road of opportunityHypothetical questions are great for being creative.  Anything is possible and you don't actually have to carry out any of it so there are no resources required,  no risk etc.  Hypothetical questions can be fun and a good way to stumble across new possibilities and opportunities.

There are seven hypothetical questions below.  Each day move on to the next one and think about how you would react in that situation.

Select words from our random word generator to help you come up with ideas.


No Questions Allowed

Wednesday, 05 January 2011   |   Creative Thinking

No QuestionsQuestions are an integral part of conversation.  We use them all the time.  As a thought experiment,  let's flip the rules and state that you are not allowed to ask questions.  In this conversation, everyone is banned from asking questions.

This does not mean you may not seek information however.
You may not ask:
What is your name?

But you may demand:
Tell me your name.


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



Santa's Ideal Toy Workshop

Wednesday, 22 December 2010   |   Creative Thinking

We all know that Santa's workshop is at the North Pole.  This was actually the brainchild of an American by the name of Thomas Nast who was an illustrator for Harper's magazine from the 1960's to 1980's.  While this makes sense from the point of view of being out of the way of most people for most of the year (except for,  say,  explorers to the North Pole and various scientists),  surely it's not the best place to locate a toy workshop of such magnitude.  If you were given the job of creating a new toy workshop for Santa where would you build it and what funky features would it have?


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



A week of observation

Friday, 17 December 2010   |   Creativity Challenges

Magnifying glassYou're probably in full swing in the festive season right now so this weeks challenge is a nice and simple one.

Your challenge is for the next seven days you are to select 4 words from our random word generator in the morning and then keep an eye out and identify them or something relating to them during the day.  Select a different set of four words each day.

If you want you can make it a competition with your friends and see who is first to tick them all off each day.


Santa and the Fifth Dimension

Wednesday, 15 December 2010   |   Creative Thinking

Santa SleighSanta is theoretically able to deliver presents in one night to all those lucky enough to be receiving them.  Now this was probably a lot easier back in the old days,  before America and Australia were discovered and the majority of those believing in Santa were probably in Europe,  and the population of Europe was a lot smaller.  We'll assume however that Santa's sleigh has upgraded over the years which allowed him to keep up with demand.  No doubt trends such as highrise accommodation have also allowed him to dabble in multitasking.  Even still,  and given that night is spread out as the Earth rotates,  it seems like Santa has set himself up an impossible task.



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



A week of drawing

Friday, 10 December 2010   |   Creativity Challenges

DrawingWhen it comes to drawing,  some of us are blessed while others are reduced to simple stick figures.  Either way,  there's no denying that there's a certain joy to be found in expressing your thoughts with pencil and paper. 

Your challenge this week is to create a drawing every day.  Draw inspiration for your drawings from our random word generator.  We'd recommend generating two random words but it's your preference.  Each day,  generate a new set of random words to inspire your drawing.


Choice, Freedom and the Internet

Tuesday, 07 December 2010   |   Creative Thinking

Too Much ChoiceThe internet supposedly puts the world at our fingertips. While it technically increases choice does it functionally reduce choice?

There are well over 1 trillion pages out there on the internet and that number is growing rapidly.  You have access to just about every product out there.  There is too much out there for us to effectively handle as humans,  so we fall back to other means to sort this data,  to search engines and recommendation engines.  We are yet to find an effective means to do this and as a result we have two problems:


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



A week of Entrepreneurialism

Friday, 03 December 2010   |   Creativity Challenges

Innovation and EntrepreneurshipWouldn't it be great to be an entrepreneur?  Creating innovative new products and services to change the world,  leave your mark and make millions in the process.  Entrepreneurs have to be very creative.  Creative in what they're going to do.  Creative in how they are going to do it.  Creative in how they are going to fund their activities.  etc.


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