Monday, March 16, 2020

Bible Based Board Games - For Kids and Adults

LIST OF BIBLE BASED BOARD GAMES

I've tried to list all the Bible based board games that have been published, along with my honest opinion of how the games rank. Some of the board games are a bit older and hard to find, but you can still get used copies from sellers on Amazon, eBay, etc.

These games include only those based on the Bible, so you're going to see a lot of trivia games and strategy games that are based on a specific part of the Scriptures. If you're interested in a broader range of games, check out my Christian Board Games page.

I also feature Christian card, puzzle, crossword, word search, crossword, jigsaw, and other types of games on the site, so take a look at around.


The Best Scripture-Based Board Games by Rank

Here's my list of favorites. Most of the links will take you to Amazon to purchase the game, but be sure to read my review below before you click.
  1. Kings of Israel 
  2. Portals and Prophets
  3. Champions of Faith
  4. Redemption: City of Bondage 
  5. The Road to Bethlehem
  6. Cranium: Bible Edition
  7. Bible Sequence

Every Bible-Based Christian Board Game in Alphabetical Order


Help spread the Good News and earn victory points at the same time! In this Bible game, you gain points by spreading out on the map or increasing your number of followers in a region depending on the strategies you employ and the cards you draw. It's a fun game similar to other civilization-building board games but with a much nobler purpose.

Purchase

I like that there's a variety of question types, including Bible trivia, spelling, and sequencing, but the game can get a bit repetitive.

Purchase


This is another Bible trivia game that's very simple to play as you move up in your rainbow, but some of the questions are rather difficult. It's also based on the KJV, which can sometimes be an issue when referencing certain names. All in all, you answer questions correctly or you don't. Not much more to the game than that.

Purchase

Move your token around the bases as you and your teammates answer Bible trivia questions correctly. This game been a Sunday School staple for years, but it works just as well with families who enjoy sports. There's not much strategy to the game, though, so the "baseball" is for visualization only.
Bible Baseball
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The goal of this Bible trivia game is to be the first to answer a question from all seven categories correctly, and besides the categories, there's a wide variety of questions, both in the number of questions and in their difficulty. Still, it's not much more than a question and answer game.
Purchase

The Bible Game: Old Testament and New Testament Board Games (Good)
The two editions of this game combine luck, trivia, and a little bit of strategy. It's a simple, fast game that's great for families to play together.

Purchase

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Bible Blurt! Board Game (Fair)
This is another Bible trivia game that makes you think quickly to come up with the right word to answer the question. It's not too difficult, so it makes a good party game.
Purchase
 

Bible Journeys / The Life of Christian Board Games (Fair)

Each of these board games have you answering multiple-choice trivia questions as you advance through the story on the board. They're good for reviewing and discussing the Bible but are fairly simple.

Egypt to Canaan (Exodus game)
Egypt to Canaan Game
Purchase

The Life of Daniel
Purchase

The Life of Christ
The Life of Christ
Purchase

The Life of Paul
Purchase

Bible Sequence Board Game (Excellent)
Draw the cards and work with your partner to get 5 in a row before the other team does. The game will remind you of the Bible events, and there are Scripture references on the cards to look up the stories while you play. If you're looking for easy but fun board games to play, this fits the bill.



What do the three clues have in common? Get the answer right, and you're that much closer to winning this very Trinity-fitting game. While being mostly just another Bible trivia game, I like the unique style of clues. Having three clues also makes the game a bit easier than answering open-ended trivia questions.

Cactus Games Bible Tribond
Purchase


Bible Trivia Board Game (Good)
I like the multiple choice aspect of this game. It gives disciples of every level a better chance at answering correctly and thus having fun. There are also Judgment spaces and cards that do a variety of things when you land on them (not all of them are bad for you).

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Though it says "Catholic," this game is suitable for any believer. And, yes, it looks dated, but it's still a good game. It's a trivia game with a board that's set up to walk through the Bible. The nice thing about the questions is that you can set different players to be on various difficulty levels, so it really is a family-friendly game and even good for playing with those who don't know the Bible as well as some other players.

Purchase

One of my absolute favorite group games. It has everything from charades and Pictionary to Bible trivia and word puzzles. It's one of those board games the whole family can enjoy, no matter how old they are.

Cranium Bible Edition
Purchase

The art is great for this game, and the questions and board are good for reviewing or discussing the Bible story. There's not a lot of strategy to the game, though.

Exodus From Egypt Board Game
Purchase

Strategize against the other players in this game to see if you can build more churches in the places Paul visited.

Journeys of Paul Board Game
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Play as the prophets trying to rid Israel of idolatry before the nation is overthrown by the Assyrians! This is a fun Bible game that will get you into and thinking about the time of the kings and prophets in Israel's history. There's also a lot of variety and strategy involved, making it a very solid game. Also, check out the video game version of the game on PC or Mac!

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Answer Bible trivia questions in this game as you move around the board. Get blessings from the miracle cards to help you, or bad luck from the pitfall cards. You can often answer the category of question that your knowledge is strongest in, but sometimes, you'll have to meet the challenge of answering a category where you might be lacking.

Purchase

Portals and Prophets Board Game (Excellent, Video Intro)
Have you ever wanted to go back in time to witness the events of the Bible? This game is the next best thing! It reminds us of the stories with attractive cards and requires a lot of strategy to win against your opponents.

Purchase

Redemption: City of Bondage Board Game (Excellent)
This is a very cool game based on the most successful of Bible-inspired card games. You enter the city and engage in spiritual warfare. Each enemy falls to your faith, wisdom, or good deeds.

Purchase

This is a game similar to Dungeons & Dragons in that you have one player who narrates the story and presents you with options. The difference, of course, is that it's a game for Christians, and you play as yourself, not a character you make up. As a team, you decide what to do and participate in real-life active challenges to act out parts of the story. The game is set up in chapters so that you'll need to play a few times before you reach the end of the story.

Purchase

Do You Know of Any Bible Based Board Games I Haven't Listed?

Let me know in the comments so that I can look it up and add it to the page!


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