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Imagination Exercise: A Free Game to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

Your Imagination is your greatest asset but it might be a little out of tune. You've heard that your brain is a muscle and needs to be exercised, so it should come as no surprise that your creative mind needs a good work-out too.

A totally free game to work out the imagination.

Creative or not, get ready because I've got a FREE game you can download at the end of this article and it's the imagination twister you didn't know you needed. It costs nothing, is totally unique, and can be played with two or more people, as long as everyone has their own laptop or device. Hint: make sure you've got good speakers and an internet connection. Re-kindle your creative side and spark up that imagination.

Imagination vs Delusion

If you thought imagination was something best left in your childhood, you couldn't be more mistaken. As an adult, you're going to need your imagination more than ever, especially when the world is full of rules. I'm not talking about fantasies, delusions, or escapism- three mindsets often used to offset problems or to avoid facing difficulty. I'm referring to the ability to use your creative mind to stay in the present, resolve issues, and transform adversity into opportunity.

Creative people get blocked too.

Storytellers and creators know how important it is to keep your imagination fresh, but even the most creative individuals get blocked sometimes. Maybe you're a Creative Director that needs some inspiration, or maybe you're a Stylist that can't quite strike the right mood, or even yet - a Writer that just can't get the storyline out. In any case, getting creatively blocked happens to everyone. An initiative at University of Pennsylvania explains. "Creativity relies on imagination, the conscious representation of what is not immediately present to the senses."

The link between happiness and imagination.

Whether you consider yourself a "creative" or maybe even the opposite, there is always a reason to keep your imagination limber and has even been linked to greater happiness.

This quote by the philosopher Immanuel Kant suggests that happiness is not something we come to through logic but with our creative and imaginative abilities. "Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination." -Immanuel Kant


If you're ready to give your imagination a workout, "HEAR, SEE, SHARE" is a game for you.

The following download contains a pdf of the instructions to play HEAR, SEE, SHARE, an imagination game and an exercise created by CGC Studios intended to help work out and twist the creative muscles.

In HEAR, SEE, SHARE there are no winners, instead there are two goals: 1. to improve individual dexterity and fluency in visual language and 2. to create connections between individuals, bringing an intimacy to the creative process in a group setting, sharing visions and experiences to get to know ourselves and each other better. It's also really fun and costs nothing.

How many players?

  • 2 or more

What do you need to play?

  • A laptop, computer, or device for each person

  • Speakers or a way to listen to music

  • Internet connection

  • An account on Pinterest or Unsplash

How to Win

  • You don't.


Imagination Game v1
Download PDF • 2.44MB


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