10 Board Games for the Christian Family
A lot of parents worry about the current games and toys available on the market especially on the aspect of suitability to their children. Whether it be the conventional toy guns, video games, or mobile apps, there’s often violence or a negative influence associated with them. Here are 10 Christian board games that will not only help improve children’s mental ability but will also help them appreciate the Bible, get to know Jesus and God, or simply provide a source of fun for the entire family.
Without a doubt, scrabble is one of the most mentally-challenging games there is. And Bible Scrabble makes it more challenging because players can only use words that are coming from the Bible. To ensure that arguments are kept to minimum, a Bible dictionary is included in the set. There are also added rules to let players gain extra points.
The Life of Christ is a board game that takes players into a journey of Jesus’ life from Bethlehem until Calvary. To be able to advance, players must answer multiple choice questions about the birth, life, death and eventual resurrection of Jesus. There are about 1400 card questions, so there’s a lot of learning and memorizing your children have to do.
Faith and Redemption wants players to relive the Biblical stories from the Garden of Eden up to the Judgment day. Players need to gain followers and grow spiritually as they try to overcome numerous obstacles particularly temptations of sin while navigating their way through the Old and New Testaments.
BibleOpoly is the Christian version of the game monopoly. Instead of accumulating wealth, the players’ goal is to accumulate good deeds like the building of church. Additionally, cooperation through assisting other players is the rule of the game. The conventional “Go” square now features the “in the beginning” square and the former tax spaces are now replaced with the “Abyss.”
This is the board game version of the popular TV game show. Similar to the show, there are different game levels and challenges from the question and answer, spelling Biblical words, acting, up to the challenge of rearranging the Biblical books. The board facilitates team creation and level advancement. There are also over 1,000 questions that will minimize query repetition.
Just like Apostle Paul, each player acts as a missionary that want to establish and grow the Christian religion though the building of churches across the key cities in the map of ancient Roman Empire. There’s no need for Biblical knowledge but only a good strategy when it comes to the use of event cards, opportunity cards, and city cards that control your resources.
Solomon’s Temple is a strategy board game wherein players need to rebuilt and furnish the Temple while trying to defend it from the invading Babylonian armies. What adds to the challenge is the people’s tendency to commit sin. This eventually halts your goal of construction and needs to make an offering to be able to continue. The first player to complete the Temple wins.
This board game tests how members of the family respond to daily issues and situations encountered by almost everyone. Once opinions or answers are gathered, the correct responses based on the Biblical Wisdom of Solomon should clarify the issue.
Bible Old Man is the Christian version of the Old Maid card game. It’s essentially a matching, pairing and recognizing game but the family can always create a game of their own. It is made more fun by the colorful Biblical characters featured in each card. There’s also a jumbo version that will allow small children to join in the fun.
Finally, there’s that very simple yet fun-filled Bible or Not game. Players simply need to identify whether a given quote is taken out of tradition or perhaps, from the Bible.
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