The “Yes, and…” Game

Time frame:
Ongoing usage

Complexity: 1/5
More info:

Background & Purpose

The “Yes, and” game is an incredibly simple but effective way to get you out of a rut, to get your creative juices going, to generate ideas, to say things you always wanted to say but were scared to do so, etc.

One person starts off by stating an idea and then the next person says “yes, and…” and then simply adds their own idea. The pace should be quite fast and there’s no pausing allowed.

This will generate some obvious ideas, but as there is no space for critical reflection, the creative absurdity (and real innovation) starts to manifest.
More info:


Name: Mischa Altmann