Sometimes misunderstandings can provoke moments of creative genius. When you’re sharing ideas, other people may form a picture in their head that misses the mark but is interesting in its own way. Pay attention to the wrong guesses, they may be way more interesting than the right ones.
State your central problem or question in clear terms.
An Imaginer is chosen to lead each round. He/she comes up with a possible solution to the problem, but has to keep it to himself. The Imaginer is forbidden to speak, and has to use a marker and paper to communicate to the rest of the group without using words.
The group guesses at what the Imaginer is trying to share. As the guesses are shouted out, they are recorded in writing by the Imaginer so they can be mined later for other great ideas. Once someone guesses the solution being presented, the next Imaginer steps up and draws her own solution for the group. Play as long as time allows, coming up with as many intentional and unexpected solutions to the problem as possible.
You can also try playing Charades, with the Imaginer acting out a solution while the rest of the team guesses.