Inspire cards

Deck of cards that show images to interpret musically.

Theoretically such a deck can be formed of any images, here we present you pre-made sets that were tested with different games. In one deck there are 16 cards. The contents of the first deck was inspired mostly by notrightmusic's 15 cards example. Ambiguity of the images is intentional but for some games you might need to provide interpretation.

You can put all cards in cards sleeves for better shuffling and dealing. For many games having two "decks" (32 cards in total) is enough. Repetition of images is problematic in some games, but a feature in others. If you use images that work well with your games or have any other idea of expanding the deck, write in the comments.

Downloads

Universal inspire cards deck I

Other sets

Color in My Piano page offers for download 96 cards. These are sometimes broad and sometimes similar to each other, so might not be suitable for all of the inspire card games from the library. But for free-form activities might be very good because drawings are nice and colourful.
http://colorinmypiano.com/wp-content/files/Improvisation_or_Composition_Inspiration_Cards.pdf

Dixit is a popular game sold in many countries. Drawings for the game give great results for many musical activities. You can play a music version of Dixit as it is, without talking as in the game but with playing the suggestions on instruments solo or in small ensembles (for example when a person who chose a card shows it to neighbours and they all score points together for the round). For smaller games you can show six cards in order and then roll the dice in secret for which to play for guessing.

Games with Inspire Cards

Other props:

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