The Game of Invention

Innovation research has led to many insights on the development of inventions.

How does this help in practice? In the Game of Invention, you get to try seven different mechanisms for making inventions yourself.

The game is available as a set of printed cards and workbenches. You can download the instructions and workbenches for free.


What to expect in the game?

Invent new things individually and in teams.

Be surprised what you can invent based on randomly assigned basic ideas and values.

The aim of the game is to have fun, to think up some really interesting ideas, and to develop your creative spirit.


For more information, please reach out to neurodesign(at)hpi.de. The contact person is Julia von Thienen.



Here is an example of one workbench. Let your inventions emerge.