The idea Game
The Idea Game is a board game focused on creativity. Not only is it challenging, but fun and joyful as well. The competitiveness in the game brings that extra spice of commitment and bravery inside us that we need to get creative.Content
The Idea Game includes:
About the game.
- Over 80 Idea Cards for inspiration and association.
- 120 challenging questions with an unlimited number of answers.
- A game board, a dice, an hour glass, a "plus card", posts it notes, pens and markers to encourage extra creative ideas.
The Swedish version of the game was launch in 2010.
You can also compose your own questions to adapt the game. A gaming session takes approximately 20 minutes. The ideal no of players is 4-6 per idea game. No prior knowledge is required, and the rules can be tweaked to suit the group.How to play.
There are three steps in the game after selecting a challenge to work with:
- Use the Idea Cards to give you inspiration to completely new answers, by putting your question in a new context.
- The Refinement Cards are then used to develop the ideas further.
- Finally, you battle the ideas against each other and refine the ideas based on input from the group
The best idea in the Battle is rewarded with yellow counters. First player to reach 10 markers wins! Markers can also be rewarded to co-players for refinement of the battling ideas. Use the idea with MindManager
Since the release of MindManager 2012 we have had requests to translate and adjust the IDEA GAME for the English speaking parts of the world. The IDEA GAME is a board game for structured Brainstorming. Use it to think outside the box and collect your ideas using MindManager.
In MindManager 2012 you will find some 80 additional challenges organized in 5 different categories. Use them as a starting point to tailor your own challenge.2x2 Matrices
Use the 2x2 matrices in MindManager to identify the most urgent challenges to address right now.
Run an initial idea collection to empty your brain from existing ideas and open up for creative thinking and ideation. Save the ideas on a specific branch in MindManager for later use.Collect ideas in MindManager
Pause MindManager and spend 30 minutes with the IDEA GAME. Collect and cluster ideas using MindManager. Make sure your weird ideas are not left behind. Pick your top 10 ideas and position them in the decision making 2x2 matrices in MindManager.Turn ideas into Concepts
Select a few of them and fill out the concept branches to turn the ideas into understandable and competitive concepts and solutions. Finally, refine the concept by adding some of the initial brainstorming ideas.
Save your mindmap and share it with colleagues for implementation.