Do you find it impossible to find an excuse to take a break from your design duties?
If so, these simple and addictive design games are for you. Each one is ideal to play during your coffee break, no matter how short it is. And if any one asks, you can say that these help develop your design instincts and sharpen your skills. Seriously.
In this post are 5 addictive games that test your knowledge on things related to design: fonts, colors and hues, hex codes, more. Race against the clock and compare scores with your fellow designers, and most of all, have some fun.
Think you know magenta from fuchsia or snow from ivory? Then think again, here’s a chance to test your eye for subtle shade differences as you race against the clock to identify the correct design color in this great game from Kolor.
Laying out text evenly on the page, or ‘kerning’ as it’s known in the typography business, is harder than it looks. However, as any self-respecting designer will tell you, it’s integral to creating slick content on the page.
There’s a fine art to shaping letters, especially when you want to create an aesthetically pleasing image on the screen. Test your skills with this fun, tablet-compatible game. IT’s harder than it looks.
Whoever said that hex codes were fairly useless in terms of everyday skills obviously never played this game! It’s based on the classic arcade game, but with a cunning design twist, of course. To destroy the invaders, you’ll need to match the supplied hex code that appears on the top of the screen.
Select your level of design skill, then shoot only the serif fonts in order to get promoted. It’s an addictive shoot-em-down style game that helps you easily identify serif fonts. Just make sure you leave the sans serif standing!
What do you think?
We hope that we have brought about a little fun in to your Friday routine, and a well deserved break. Do you know any other great design quizzes, tricky experiments, or challenging apps? Do share your scores, achievements, and thoughts!