"When a creative problem can't be solved directly, solutions may be found by approaching the task from an unusual direction; by using Oblique Strategies. Oblique Strategies was created by British musician Brian Eno and his artist friend Peter Schmidt (1931-1980) as a tool for addressing difficulties in the creative process. They were framed in the form of one hundred worthwhile dilemmas, evocative phrases, each suggesting a way to approach a problem in a new light; and published in the form of a deck of cards, so that they could be shuffled, drawn, dealt in patterns to facilitate their use in a variety of ways..."
This new variation was re-envisioned with graphics and a Corian container, designed by Pae White. Also, with this edition in addition to English, texts are translated into Mandarin, Hindi, Spanish, Russian and Arabic by Berlitz Translations Services. Published as the 1996 Peter Norton Family Christmas Project.