Creative Thinking Riddle – Training Game


A creative thinking game to encourage collaboration and to get your delegates’ creative thinking juices flowing.


Creative Thinking Riddle Objectives

As far as creative thinking riddles go, this is a tough one! It’s a fun one too though.

The game draws learner’s attention to how easy it is to get fixated on what we perceive to be the right path to follow. Playing the game encourages a cool head and clear thinking, helping learners to be able to take a step back and to look at what support available to them.

It’s great for use after lunch and mid-afternoon to help reengage your learners.

Group Size

  • Maximum of ten

Creative Thinking Riddle Instructions

Ask your group how they think about Riddles?

Explain to them that they are going to play a game that will challenge their creative thinking.

Spilt your delegates into two teams.

Explain that they must work together to unravel the riddle. After four minutes, each team will be given a clue. They have seven minutes to complete the riddle.

Each team is only allowed two guesses.

The first team, to guess correctly, wins.


  • Full instructions for running the training game
  • Game riddle and clues
  • Debrief instructions, including questions to encourage debate and participation
  • Explanation to support learning outcomes


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