Saturday, March 21, 2020

Christian Board Games for Youth

Christian Board Games for Youth


The Acts Board Game (Good)
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.

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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.
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Bible Journeys / The Life of 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
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The Life of Daniel
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The Life of Christ
The Life of Christ
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The Life of Paul
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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.





Bibleopoly Board Game (Excellent)
Like Monopoly except totally different. In this game, you help your fellow players and build a church. It's a very fun idea that turns Monopoly on its head. It's another good one if you're looking for family board games.

Late for the Sky Bibleopoly
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Champions of Faith Board Game (Excellent)
In this game, you play as a character from the Bible and have your own mission to achieve. You work your way around the board, choosing which direction you go, trying to land on the spaces that will help you achieve your goal. Meanwhile, every other player is doing something similar. If you've ever played the fantasy game Talisman, it will feel very familiar.

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Commissioned Board Game (Excellent)
Watch the gameplay video by the creator!
Build the early church, collect the Scriptures, and survive persecution in this cooperative, very strategic game.

Chara Games Commissioned
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Cranium: Bible Edition Board Game (Excellent)
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
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Daystar Board Game (Excellent)
Rather than a game, this is more like a simulation of the Christian life! Walk through the entire experience of being saved, developing in Christlikeness, and battling temptation in this game. There are also some trivia spaces that test your knowledge of the Bible.

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Exodus from Egypt Board Game (Good)
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
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Faith and Redemption Board Game (Excellent)
I love this game. First, you race to get the animals on the ark before the flood starts, then you travel the board seeking to avoid sins and convert as many people as possible. You have prayer and Scripture cards to help you along the way. Of course, landing on certain squares grants you bonuses as well, including forgiveness for sin cards you may have picked up during the game.

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Inspiration! Board Game (Good)
Part trivia, part strategy, part luck, there's something in this game for everyone. There are 3 play modes that increase its complexity. It's also a short game to learn and play. It's also a little different in that you're not answering questions based on the Bible but on Church history and how God has inspired His people to make scientific discoveries. The battle systems come into play as you control angels and other guardians to defeat obstacles in your path. 

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The Journeys of Paul Board Game (Good)
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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Kings of Israel Board Game (Excellent)
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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Left Behind: The Movie Board Game (Fair)
It's lacking in gameplay, but it generates great discussion! This game is for those who enjoy the Left Behind franchise.

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LifeStories Board Game: Christian Version  (Excellent)
This is a sharing game that's great for getting a group of people to talk. Use it to get to know some new friends or take it to your youth group to break the ice.

(Yes, I'm showing the back of the box on purpose.)

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Miracles and Pitfalls Board Game (Good)
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.

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Pilgrim's Progress Board Game (Good)
Coming with an illustrated book, this board game and story based on the classic allegory makes for some great discussion with your kids. Gameplay is fairly simple, though, as you mostly have to rely on the luck of the dice and what cards you pull without employing any conscious strategy.

Pilgrim's Progress: The Game
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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.

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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.

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The Road to Bethlehem Board Game (Excellent)
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.

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Settlers of Canaan Board Game (Excellent)
This edition of the famous Settlers of Catan game puts you in the shoes of one of the tribes of Israel, trying to settle your territory and organize the national capital of Jerusalem. If you like civilization building games, this one's for you.

Settlers Of Canaan
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Sola Fide - "Faith Alone" Board Game (Good)
Catholics vs. Protestants at the dawn of Martin Luther's Reformation. Which side can win the most influence over the Holy Roman Empire? This is a fairly simple game with a lot of educational value. If you're interested in the history of the Church, it's well worth playing.


Solomon's Temple Board Game (Excellent)
Race against your opponent in this game to be the first to build your temple. While you're trying to get it done, you'll also have to fight off the Babylonians, sacrifice for your people's sins, and attend to other national matters that a king of Israel would have dealt with.

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Soul of the Empire Board Game (Excellent)
Watch the promo video or gameplay video!
Looking for some combat and strategy? Try this game that pits four factions - Romans, Jews, and Christians - against each other under Nero's rule. This is a historically grounded game for serious gamers.

Soul of The Empire
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The Ungame Board Game: Christian Version (Good)
Answer questions while racing around the board. This game is a great conversation starter.

The Ungame - Christian Version
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Wisdom of Solomon Board Game (Good)
The title of this game is a little deceiving because you're not playing or making decisions as Solomon. You're acting as his governors and competing for his favor as you build the kingdom and trade resources. It does take a lot of strategy to win, and some of the cards have Bible verses written on them as the flavor text. It also puts in the mindset of the time period, so it's worth playing but don't expect much spiritual benefit from this game.

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