Sunday, March 22, 2020

Christian Games for Teenage Parties - Group Board, Party, and Video Games

Christian Games for Teenage Parties

 

Christian Board Games 



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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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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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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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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Christian Party Games



Apples to Apples: Bible Edition (Good)
One person says a word and the others use the cards in their hand to try to best match that word. Like the original game, this version is hilarious and can be thought-provoking as well.

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Bible Scramble (Excellent)
This isn't your normal trivia game! You have to spell out your answers using the tiles before your opponents do or you have to pay up in shekels. And misspellings also earn you a fee. Once you lose all your shekels, you're out.
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Bible Taboo (Good)
Get your teammates to guess the right word by giving them verbal clues. You just can't say the most obvious words.




Cranium: Bible Edition (Excellent)
One of my absolute favorite group games. It has everything from charades and Pictionary to trivia and word puzzles.

Cranium Bible Edition
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It's All About that Grace (Good)
This is a simple game that shows that grace wins over sin every time. It's a competitive, tongue-in-cheek game that allows you to accuse others of sin when you have enough Good Works cards. You also have a chance to draw a sin every time you take a new card. If you're accused or draw a sin and don't have a grace card, you lose. There are other cards in the deck, however, that give you advantages and add to the strategy of the game. It pokes fun, makes you think, and is great for as few as two people up to a group of 6 or 8.

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Mad Gab: Bible Edition (Good)
This game is hilarious. You read a card that sounds like something but reads like gibberish. Your team then gives you clues to help you guess what you're supposed to be saying. It's a very neat concept. Give it a try!

Bible Mad Gab
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Pharisees (Excellent
If you enjoy the game "Mafia," you'll love this even more. It's Pharisees vs. Disciples with each player assigned a different role, including people from the Old and New Testaments, as you try to figure out who the Pharisee is. It's great for youth groups and young adult small groups.

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Refraze: Christian Edition (Good)
This is another game that will make you think as you try to guess the name of the Biblical person or place from the strangely worded clue. There's no real strategy to the game, but it can be an entertaining and challenging game for a group of friends or a small group.

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The Road to Bethlehem (Good)
Watch the game trailer!
This is a board game mixed with a party game, which makes it a little more strategic than some other party games we've seen. Players will act out challenges as the game progresses, and there's also a lot of replay value in the various scenarios to try.
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Unauthorized (Excellent)
Watch the walkthrough video!
Being a Christian is illegal. Can you survive and keep your members loyal? This is a fast, fun game for a group of 6-12 players.

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Christian Video Games



Dance Praise and Dance Praise 2 (ExcellentReview)

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Platforms: PC, Mac
Publisher: Digital Praise, 2005, 2007

This game uses dance pads and popular Christian music tracks. Get your exercise and worship on at the same time! Plus, there are plenty of expansion packs that work with both games.


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Guitar Praise (Excellent)
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Platforms: PC, Mac
Publisher: Digital Praise, 2008

Play along to some familiar Christian songs, both old anew! You can also get an expansion pack to add more tracks.


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JamBand (Excellent) 
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Platforms: PC
Publisher: Cloud 9 Games, 2009

With this "Rock Band" style game, you can have two instruments and two singers playing at a time. You can also play solo or versus mode, and there's a good variety of 40 popular songs to play. The only downside is that this game never had any expansion packs.


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Praise Champion and Praise Champion 2 (Excellent)
Previously released as Heavenly Harmony
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Platform: PC
Publisher: Cloud 9/Left Behind Games, 2011, 2012

If you enjoy singing, you'll enjoy these games. With over 40 songs each and the ability to play with up to 4 people, it should provide a lot of fun for a long time. Each game comes with a microphone and includes a variety of songs. There are also mini-games to help you hone your vocal skills, and you can unlock outfits for your avatar to wear and different venues to sing at.


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VeggieTales Dance, Dance, Dance (Excellent)
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Platforms: PC, Mac
Publisher: Digital Praise, 2006

Dance to all your favorite VeggieTales songs! This game comes with its own dance pad and a CD to play on any computer.


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The Bible Game (Excellent)
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 Platforms: Game Boy Advance, PS2, Xbox
Publisher: Crave Entertainment, 2005

This is a fun one to play with your friends. You're competing against up to 3 other players or the computer on a game show and answering trivia questions or playing mini-games for points. There's a lot of variety in the content and the mini-games themselves. The graphics have held up well for a PS2-era game. I'd definitely recommend it as a group game.


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Bible Trivia: Avatar Edition (Good)
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Platform: Xbox 360
Publisher: DualOpAmp29, 2012

Play by yourself or with up to three other players as you take turns answering multiple choice questions before your time for your turn runs out.


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King Solomon's Trivia Challenge 1 and 2, Solomon Says: Anything Goes (Good)
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Platform: PC, Mac
Publisher: Cloud 9/Left Behind Games, 2005, 2011, 2012

Play against the computer or against other players in this game show trivia competition. Solomon is your host, and you can set the difficulty to an appropriate level. Solomon Says is the original game, with the King Solomon's Trivia Challenge games being the editions that Left Behind Games published after they purchased Cloud 9.


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Super Bible Trivia (Excellent)
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Platform: PC
Publisher: Planet 316, 2014

There are a lot of Christian trivia games, but this one stands out for its mini-games. Like some of the other trivia games above, this one uses a game show theme that you can play solo or versus other players. The mini-games are fun because they include things like Timeline, Who Am I?, and Name that Book, which I found particularly enjoyable.












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