The world needs more innovators.
Innovation is all about breaking rules.
But not just any kind of rule-breaking.
Most broken rules make things worse.
A tiny few make things better.
TRIZmeta is all about that tiny few: Rules for breaking rules successfully.
TRIZmeta is a meta-game. The result of over 20 years of research.

It is a deck of cards (you could just use them for that if you like).
It is a comprehensive set of rule-breaking rules you can use to help solve any problem.
Or – TRIZmeta’s main purpose – it is for playing together with any of your favourite games, allowing you to re-invigorate, evolve and advance them. Not only to make them more fun, but also to teach you how to think like an innovator.

Anyone can innovate. All you need are the rules.
Now, here, for the first time, they’re all in one place.

“Nature provides exceptions to every rule.”

Margaret Fuller

“I will not live by rules like those.”


“nothing is impossible. you just need to learn how to bend the rules.”

Douglas Preston

“If you follow the rules, it's your own fault.”

Marty Rubin

“Any fool can make a rule
And any fool will mind it.”

Henry David Thoreau

“You are remembered for the rules you break.”

Douglas MacArthur

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”

Pablo Picasso

“A man's life is about keeping rules, breaking them, and making new ones.”

Ogwo David Emenike

“That’s the problem with following all the rules—somebody else is eventually going to get ahead by breaking them, and then where will you be?”

Delilah S. Dawson

“Look, that's why there's rules, understand? So that you think before you break 'em.”

Terry Pratchett

“Rules are a great way to get ideas. All you have to do is break them.”

Jack Foster

“Unheard-of combinations of circumstances demand unheard-of rules.”

Charlotte Brontë

“Art is a game one can play only by breaking the rules.”

Marty Rubin

“Only sometimes when we pick and choose among the rules we discover later that we have set aside something precious in the process.”

Helen Simonson

“If somebody tells you a rule, break it. That's the only way to move things forward.”

Hans Zimmer

“In so complex a thing as human nature, we must consider, it is hard to find rules without exception.”

George Eliot

“The greatest managers in the world do not have much in common. But despite their differences, these great managers do share one thing: Before they do anything else, they first break all the rules of conventional wisdom.”

Marcus Buckingham

“To create new rules, use the power of love, courage, and kindness to break the rules.”

Debasish Mridha

“Sometimes you have to break a rule to save the system.”

Dean Koontz

“Rules are for those who can't think of a better way.”

Catherynne M. Valente

"If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun."

Katharine Hepburn

"Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men. "

Harry Day

“What you practice too often, you use without thinking.”

Robert Jordan

“You will fall to ruin because you believe that exceptions to the rule make new rules.”

Pierce Brown

“As a rule, I believe people shouldn't follow rules; rules should follow people.”

Eric Micha'el Leventhal

“Entrepreneurs see the "no diving" sign and back-up to get a running start.”

Ryan Lilly

“There’s no such thing as an unbreakable scientific rule, because, sooner or later, they all seem to get broken. Or to change.”

Madeleine L'Engle

"The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions."

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.