There’s an intrinsic link between creativity and mental engagement.
Playing design games is a fun way to stimulate your brain and harvest episodes of creative inspiration. If you want to have fun while working your creative muscles, you’re in luck: here are some fun browser-based games that will test your knowledge or skill in typography, color, and more! Enjoy!
Summary: Kerning is the adjustment of space between individual letters to improve readability and visual balance. Use the arrow keys to move the selected letters and see how you compare them to others.
THE RATHER DIFFICULT FONT GAME
Summary: This quiz is part of a great typography resource, ilovetypography.com. How many fonts can you identify? They do offer answers as multiple choice to help narrow it down.
I SHOT THE SERIF
Summary: A serif is a small line attached to the end of a stroke in a letter or symbol. I Shot the Serif challenges you to identify the serif fonts – but you can’t take too long, since there’s a timer and the number of letters increases with each stage you clear.
Summary: Learn about pairing typefaces as you play matchmaker in this typographic dating game. You can read short blurbs on the potential candidates, including Adobe Garamond Pro, Univers, and Archer. It’s a fun way to get to know many of the typefaces we use daily.
Summary: This one is for those who love Bezier curves. Drag the handles to restore the letterforms to their intended shape. Test both your typographic eye and vector shaping skills.
Summary: Match the given color by adjusting your position on the color wheel. There are sections on hue, saturation, complementary, analogous, triadic, and tetradic. We mention some of these in our color post. A visual countdown shrinks in size as your time runs out, so you need to be fast as well.
THE X-RITE COLOR CHALLENGE
Summary: Instructions for this challenge are pretty straightforward, but the game itself may not be so simple. Arrange the colored boxes according to hue color and submit your answer to view your accuracy. According to X-Rite, 1 out of 255 women and 1 out of 12 men have some form of color vision deficiency.
Summary: This game starts out pretty easy but gets tricky, fast. You are racing the clock while matching the featured color to its corresponding circle.
Other Web Games
Summary: How well can you measure out pixels without any rulers? Test your skill here and draw a rectangle in the given dimensions.
Summary: Here’s a quick A-Z logo test. Identify these companies from a letter in their logo.