“All work and no play make Jack a dull boy.”
We’ve all grown up hearing this saying that teaches us about creating a healthy work-life balance. However, did you know that play is also been proven helpful in boosting creativity and enhancing the ability to innovate. It’s time to take that much needed break because we’ve complied 6 games that every creative person should play.
Mining Creativity with Minecraft
What’s so interesting about this old-school looking game with bad graphics? Well, it provides you with an open ground to let your imagination run wild. It also enhances patience, as you hunt for materials to make your creative vision come alive with. And the pixelated graphics just add to the vibe of the game, making it so unique!
Spinning Tiny Tales
The exercise to write short stories with as less as 7 words can boost your ability to challenge yourself. In a world which is running on low attention and high levels of content, it’s important to make a point in the most concise manner. This game teaches you to make an impact while bring your message across in a matter of seconds.
Sudoku = Smart
This is a classic game synonymous with increasing brain power. It improves memory, boosts decision-making capabilities, and helps you learn to see the bigger picture from several perspectives. That’s surely reason enough to start learning the game if you don’t already love it!
Pictionary for Perfection
Another classic, this one improves visual skills. Restricting the mind of one of its senses, here speech, pushes it to think of creative ways to get the task done, or to solve the problem. It also aids quick decision making and advances observational skills. The cherry on the top? All the laughter that ensues while playing!
Test Yourself with Tetris
Tetris – the game where you try and perfectly fit the falling blocks into each other– requires creative thought and an aware, decisive mind. It betters your organizational skills and gives you a much-needed downtime to relax and recharge your innovative energy.
To the power of 100
The best way to get your creative juices flowing is to give yourself a problem and come up with as many distinct solutions as possible. This game lets the players think of various prompts for which they think of 100 outcomes. It could be things like ‘100 uses for a pen’ or ‘100 ways to serve pizza’, where you need to think out of the box and suggest serious, silly, or quirky scenarios to fulfill the task.
Games go a long way in giving your mind some time to breathe, recharge, and bounce back with brilliant ideas. It’s important to take breaks from time to time and indulge in some brain teasers, puzzles, and other such activities. And if you’re looking for more ways to get creative inspiration, our School of Creative Practice is perfect to help you channel your imagination in the best way possible and achieve all that you dreamed for. Check out the courses here.