Thursday, March 19, 2020

Fun Biblical Games for Adults and Children - My Top Picks

Fun Biblical Games for Adults and Children - Board, Card, Party, and Video Games 

 

These are my top picks out of the Biblical games (games based strictly on the Bible) across the site. If you're looking a broader range of Christian games, please check my other pages.

 

Bible Board Games for Adults


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.

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 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.




Bible Tribond Board Game (Good)
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).

Purchase


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
Purchase



Catholic Family Bible Game (Good)
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


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.

Purchase


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
Purchase



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
Purchase



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.

Purchase



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
Purchase


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!

Purchase


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.

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



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.

Purchase






Bible Card Games for Adults



Bible Battles (GoodReview)
A versus battle simulation Christian card game. 

Purchase

Redemption (ExcellentReview)
This is the longest running two-player Christian card game and has a wide variety of cards available to build your deck. The main drawback is the one-goal objective.

Redemption cardback.jpg
Purchase on Amazon or Cactus Games




Timestream: The Remnant (GoodReview
Here's another one by Cactus Games. I actually like it a little better than Redemption, even though it's not as popular, because you have more of an objective. You're traveling back to Bible times to witness Biblical events. 


Purchase






Bible DVD Games for Adults


The Bible DVD Game (Good)
I'm a big fan of Jeremy Camp, not so much of The History Channel's treatment of our religion. Fortunately, this DVD game sticks to the Bible without the secular commentary overshadowing the content. Play as individuals or teams as you try to answer a variety of questions.

The Bible DVD Game
Purchase

The Bible Game (Good)
This is another trivia game that includes general Bible questions. I enjoy the classic art illustrations and fast games.

Snap Tv The Bible Game DVD Trivia
Purchase



Bible Party Games for Adults


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.

Purchase



The Bible MiniSeries Game (Good)
This trivia game mixes drawing with straight questions and answers. If you enjoyed the series, this game might be right up your alley. Otherwise, it's still a good game with questions that aren't too difficult, but it might not have quite the appeal for you if you haven't watched the show.

Purchase




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.
Purchase


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
Purchase


Guesstures: Bible Edition (Excellent)
A fun team charades game in which you race against the timer to get as many cards correctly guessed per round.

Cactus Games Guesstures: Bible Edition
Purchase


Inklings (Good)
This is a fun individual or team trivia game. The cards give you clues, but if you guess the right answer before all the clues have been given, you get more points. Of course, you could risk all the points by getting it wrong...

Purchase



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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Outburst: Bible Edition (Excellent
Here's a good one for team play. Each clue has 10 answers. Test your Bible knowledge as a team to get as many of those ten as you can.

Purchase


Parables & Miracles of Jesus (Good
This game combines some interesting mechanics, including guessing, math, and Biblical knowledge. It's best for an adult Bible Study or youth group, but you can take out some cards to make it easier for children to play too.


Purchase

Proverbial Wisdom and Proverbial Wisdom Junior (Good
I like that there's a mix of question types, including a more active type in which you draw the clue for your teammates. The sayings should also be familiar enough for most people to enjoy playing without being lost for lack of Biblical knowledge.

Purchase
Purchase



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.

Purchase



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.
Purchase



Scattergories: Bible Edition (Good)
This is a fun thinking party game. You have different categories and you have to think of a word that starts with the chosen letter that round to match as many categories as possible. If you think of more than everyone else, you win. Just don't think of the same answer as someone else or they'll cancel each other out.

Purchase




Bible Video Games for Adults

Card Video Games



Redemption: Victory at Hebron (Excellent)
Purchase

Platform: PC
Publisher: Brethren Entertainment, 2003

This trading card video game was a real find for me! With a story and 3D exploration to go with it, this is the perfect game for anyone who enjoys card battling. The game still looks and runs great today.



Puzzle Video Games



aMazing Bible (Excellent)
Purchase
Platform: PC, Mac
Publisher: Digital Praise, 2009

This is a different sort of game that has you moving a red and blue ball simultaneously through different mazes as you walk through the Bible. Each maze is different, and you can do different things to get through them, so you won't get bored easily. It's a fun challenge and a review of major portions of the Bible at the same.


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The Game of the Bible (Good)
Play for free!
Platform: Android
Publisher: GrupoAlamar, 2017

This is a simple kind of game that will have you thinking. You have to match tiles from one side of the screen to the other, but you can only do so if they're not surrounded. There are multiple ways to solve each puzzle, and they get more difficult as you progress in the game. With 125 levels, this app will keep you plenty busy. Plus, it's attractive and has pleasant sound effects and music. The only downside is that an ad will play after you complete each puzzle.

  
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Keys of the Kingdom (Good)
Purchase

Platform: PC
Publisher: Inspired Games, 2011

This is a fun one for those who like movement puzzles. You solve the puzzle by blowing up blocks and moving the key to the lock. Sounds simple, but it does make you think. It also displays a new Bible verse every time you defeat a puzzle. The verses are the real Keys of the Kingdom.


RPG Video Games



Alpha/Omega: The Christian RPG 
This one's my game, so I'll refrain from rating it ;-)
A/O is free for PC and Android. Check out the game page for more info!

Platforms: PC, Android
Publisher: BUD Games, 2018


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Jesus Christ RPG (Good, DLC Review)
Free to play, with DLCs to purchase

Platform: PC
Publisher: Wholetone Games, 2013

Play a variety of characters as you walk through the life of Christ, battling demons and Pharisees. It's a little strange to have Jesus "leveling up" to learn new miracles, but I understand doing it for the sake of the game. I also appreciate all the humor in the game. 



Matching Video Games




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

This is a well-done computer game that walks you through Genesis as you play. You'll hear a summary of the stories, accompanied by original illustrations before each level. And each level is different, adding variety to the game.


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Scripture Solitaire (Excellent)

Platform: PC
Publisher: GraceWorks Interactive, 2003

This is an interesting game in which you have to match parts of the verses instead of values on the cards. There are also seven modes of solitaire to explore, so the game doesn't get boring. Memorize Scripture and play a challenging game at the same time!


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Stained Glass (Excellent)
Platform: iOS
Publisher: Lightside Games, 2015

This match 3 game adds beautiful artwork and fully voiced Bible story narrations. I particularly enjoy the paraphrased Bible stories that the characters tell you. They're imaginative and add a fresh perspective to the Biblical text without crossing the line into too much speculation.




Strategy Video Games


Kings of Israel (Excellent)
Purchase
  
Platform: PC, Mac
Publisher: Funhill Games, 2015

Play as the prophets trying to rid Israel of idolatry before the nation is overthrown by the Assyrians! This is a fun 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. If you like the game, check out the original board game version.



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Redemption: Victory at Hebron (Excellent)
Purchase

Platform: PC
Publisher: Brethren Entertainment, 2003

This trading card video game was a real find for me! With a story and 3D exploration to go with it, this is the perfect game for anyone who enjoys card battling. The game still looks and runs great today.



Trivia Video Games



Bible Bingo (Good)
Platform: Android
Publisher: TWJ enterprise, 2014

Wow, this game is hard! But it's good if you're wanting to brush up on your Scripture memorization. It will give you a quote, and you have to tap the reference. If you miss three, it's game over. The nice thing is that you can go into study mode in which you can see the verses and references to prep for the next game. The only fault I found with this Scripture memorization game was the pop-up ads.


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Bible Builder (Excellent)
Purchase (if you can find it!)

Platform: DOS
Publisher: Everbright Software, 1992

This is a trivia game that goes beyond the Bible to include classic hymns. You can choose your difficulty level, and when you get the right answers, you'll get a piece of a Bible verse puzzle. When you get enough pieces to name the verse, you win. When you get too many wrong answers, the candle on the left burns down, and you lose.


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The Bible Game (Excellent)
Purchase

 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 Quiz (Good)
Platform: Android
Publisher: idailybread.org, 2017

Wow! This one is for serious Bible students. It will give you a verse (in King James!), and you have to choose which book it's from. It's great if you want a challenge, but this game isn't going to be for everyone. There are ads, but they're unobtrusive at the bottom of the screen.


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Bible Sorting Game (Good)
Platform: Android
Publisher: Trevor Sinkala, 2013

I really like the concept and arrangement of this game. It presents you with words to put in order, according to how they're presented in the Bible. The first level, for instance, has you choose the order in which God created the different elements in Genesis 1 and 2. In the screenshot above, I was putting Jacob's children in order by their birth. It's a simple game, but it's a fun, unique trivia game.


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Bible Trivia (Excellent)
Platform: Android
Publisher: Christian Games, 2019

There's a lot to like about this game. First, you can decide which category to answer questions from, including Basic Questions (easy mode), or to mix them all together. Then, you can challenge yourself with a game that allows you to get three wrong answers only or set it the game to 5 minutes. Once you unlock it, you can play for an endless amount of time. If you need a hint, you can use the stick of dynamite to blow two wrong answers off the screen. But if you do get a wrong answer, the game will show which is the right answer and give you the option to see the Bible verse it's taken from.


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Bible Trivia: Avatar Edition (Good)
Purchase (this one's pretty rare!)

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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Bible Trivia Quiz Free Bible Guide (Good)
Platform: Android
Publisher: Christian Resources- Bible Truth, 2013

This is a simple trivia game. The only choice you make is how many questions you want to answer. Then, you have a timer for each question. At the end, it tells you how many questions you answered correctly in what amount of time. There's a good range of questions, so it's certainly worth playing if you enjoy trivia games. It also tells you the correct answer and the Scripture reference if you answer incorrectly. The best part about this app is that there are no ads. The "Free Bible Guide" part comes in when you have the option to give them your contact information and have them send you a printed guide about how to study the Bible. I didn't opt to do so, but from the topics covered, the guide does sound like it would be useful.


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Bible Verse Quiz (Bible Game) (Good)
Platform: Android
Publisher: PetProject, 2017

This app has all the makings of a great Scripture reading game. It presents you with a verse in which there is one word missing. You tap on the letters below to fill in the missing word. You're reviewing Scripture as you test your knowledge. If you don't know the missing word, you can use the hint system, where you can choose to fill in a letter, remove unnecessary letters from your pool, or solve the puzzle. You'll also see the Scripture reference, so you can look up the answer on your own. The only problem is that there's a pop-up ad every few verses. It would also be nice if the supplied letters were in alphabetical order instead of randomly placed.


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Do You Know Who I Am? (Good)
Purchase

Platforms: PC
Publisher: Bible Games Company

This multiplayer quiz game awards you more points if you can guess the Biblical person with fewer clues.


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Granny's Bible Dojo (Excellent)
Purchase
Platform: iOS
Publisher: InsideOut Studies, 2014


This is a great game for learning the books of the Bible. Granny will present the books in a jumbled order, and you have to crack the boards in order. When you crack one, another will appear behind it. You'll also hear Granny's instructions and encouragement, so that adds some humor to the game.


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The Great Bible Race (Excellent)
Purchase

Platforms: PC, Mac
Publisher: Great Bible Race, 2014

This quiz game includes difficulty levels, multiplayer, and various game modes to let you answer a variety of questions or hone in on specific topics. In Race Mode, there's the added challenge of the timer. Besides the classic Church Edition, you can also purchase the African American edition, which adds a little color to the game's artwork.


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Heaven Quest (Good) 
A rare find!

Platforms: PC
Publisher: Top Meadow, 1998

This multi-player board game walks you through some of the major stories of the Bible as you answer trivia questions. There are various difficulty levels to choose from and a special ending for each of the 4 avatars you can choose.


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King Solomon's Trivia Challenge 1 and 2, Solomon Says: Anything Goes (Good)
Purchase

Purchase
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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Learning the Bible (Good)
Play for free!
Platforms: Android
Publisher: The city of the apps, 2015

This is a fairly simple trivia app, but I like it. It gives you the opportunity to choose which book and chapter of the Bible you want it to quiz you on. Then, you can read the chapter before you start to answer. If you get stuck, you can look at the text again. There are also two modes, a test in which you answer questions and see your results right away, or Exam Mode in which you answer a series of questions and see your score afterward. Exam Mode is also timed, but it's a very generous time limit. The only detraction from this game is that it's been translated from another language into English, so some of the phrasing can be a little awkward.


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Play the Jesus Bible Trivia Challenge Quiz Game  (Good)
Platform: Android
Publisher: RD Games, 2018

Despite the awkward name, this trivia app is a cut above some of the others. You spin a dial to land on a category for each question. If you don't know an answer or want reinforcement, you can click to see the passage of Scripture referenced in the question. You're also on a time for each question, so that adds to the challenge, and the sound effects and animations make the game more addicting than most trivia games.


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Super Bible Trivia (Excellent)
Purchase

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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Versed (Bible verse game) (Excellent)
Play for free!
Platform: Android
Publisher: A Sling and a Stone LLC, 2011

Oohhh, I like that you can play different game modes (Reference, Verse, Fill in the Blank, and Books of the Bible) on three difficulty settings. In Reference, you read the chapter and verse and choose which of the four written texts match it. Verse is just the opposite. You read the text and choose the reference. In Fill in the Blank, you choose which order the words go into the blanks. The spacing in this mode is off, but it doesn't take too much away from the gameplay. The Books of the Bible game has you arranging the books in order that they appear.

Versed is a different kind of trivia game that lends well to learning Scripture. Plus, you can't lose this game. If you answer incorrectly, it tells you to try again. Going above and beyond what I've seen most apps do, Versed allows you to choose which translation of the Bible to use: NIV, ESV, NLT, KJV, or NASB. Plus, there are no ads. It's a completely free game with nothing to buy and no interruptions. The only thing I wish this app had is some music and sound effects.



Word Video Games



Bible Hangman (Good)
Platform: Android
Publisher: DRY9 Games, 2015

This is a simple game that's fun to play. I was always curious to see what word or phrase the next puzzle would be. And, of course, once you know what it's spelling, you're reminded of the book, person, event, etc. The app runs perfectly with minimal ads, so if you're a fan of Hangman, give it a try!


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Bible Word Puzzle (Good)
Play for free!

Platform: Android, iOS
Publisher: Daily Bread, 2018

This is a mobile game in which you rearrange letters to form all the possible words while reading Bible verses and answering trivia questions. It's a good combination of activities that becomes increasingly challenging as you play.


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Bible Word Puzzle - Free Bible Story Game (Good)
Platform: Android
Publisher: idailybread.org, 2019

This is an upgrade of the original Bible Word Puzzle from idailybread.org. As you complete each set of puzzles, you get an animated picture of the major stories of the Bible and have the opportunity to read a selection of Scripture. You can also answer trivia questions for extra points. I found the game to be fun and addictive. Some of the phrasing shows that it was written by a non-native English speaker, but there are no problems understanding the game. The one detractor is that the words you're making in the puzzle don't seem to have anything to do with the Bible story.


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Bible Word Search (Good)
Play for free!
Platform: Android
Publisher: Christian Games, 2019

This word search app allows you to choose from 8 grid sizes, ranging from 5 x 5 to 18 x 18. You can also challenge yourself by choosing to play a timed game, or you can leave the timer off. If you get stuck, you can use a hint (doesn't cost anything) to see the first letter of one of the words you're looking for.

There is a pop-up ad after you complete each puzzle, but since this isn't a super-spiritual app, the ads aren't a big problem. The only real complaint I found for this one is that while every word is from the Bible, many of them are very obscure. I feel like the words in a Christian puzzle should remind you of a spiritual truth or an edifying story, not merely random names. Another plus would be to have all of the words for a puzzle come from one Bible passage.


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Bible Word Search - Free Word Find Puzzle Fun (Good)
Play for free!

Platform: Android
Publisher: Agents of Tech, 2017

I like the variety of game modes in this app. You can play the standard word search game, opt to look for one word at a time, or play the timed version if you really want to challenge yourself. You can also choose which size your board is. In the above screenshot, I'm playing a standard game on a large grid. It's a fun, well-put-together game. My only complaint is that some of the words are too generic to remind you of anything in the Bible.


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Bible Word Search Puzzle Game (Good)
Play for free!

Platform: Android
Publisher: Divine Trinity Apps, 2018

This is a fun word search game in which all of the words you're looking for will remind you of something in the Bible. There are three difficulty levels to play on, so you can set yourself for the challenge you want. There are also over 700 puzzles, enough for you to stay busy for quite a while. The ads at the bottom aren't too invasive, and the music isn't bad, either, so if you like word searches, give this one a try. It's free!


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Daily Bible Word Search (Excellent)
Play for free on FacebookAndroid, or iOS!
Platform: Brower (Facebook), Android, iOS
Publisher: Planet 316, 2018

Here's another daily game by Planet 316. While it's still a pretty simple game, I like this one a little more because it's more than a game. After you solve the short puzzle for the day, it provides you with a brief devotional to read.

  
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King Solomon's Word Challenge (Excellent)
Platform: PC
Publisher: Planet 316, 2014

This is a cool 3-in-1 game, with Word Twist, Word Find, and Sling Words. In all three game modes, you're filling in the missing words of a Bible verse, which adds a lot of value to the game. As you complete the levels, you earn resources to build the Temple and can actually see your workers making progress on a fairly detailed animated rendition, which is a nice touch.


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Reborn Crosswords (Excellent)
Reborn CROSSwords icon
Play for free on iOS or Android!

Platform: Android, iOS
Publisher: Reborn Entertainment, 2012

While there won't be any new puzzles, you can still play the archive with this app. You can also create your own puzzles to share with others on your website.


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Unwind (GoodReview)

Play for free!
Platform: Browser
Publisher: Christ Gaming, 2017

Spell words and use the power-ups to clear the board!


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Word Search Bible + christian  (Excellent)
Platform: Android, iOS
Publisher: XLsoft, 2016

I'm not sure why "christian" isn't capitalized in the title of this game, but it's a great app to play. There are three difficulty levels, and you can choose a category. For my first game, I chose King David, so all the words in the puzzle related to David's life. You can also click on each word to see some background on it and where it appears in the Bible, which is a fantastic addition to the game. When you finish each level, there are quiz questions about the category, another nice touch that makes this game about more than finding words. There are ads, but they're unobtrusive down at the bottom of the screen.



Bible Board and Card Games for Children


All Aboard the Ark (Excellent)
I like this memory matching game because it's cooperative between two players as you help each other remember where the animals are and because there's a sense of urgency to it. If you flip over 10 Flood cards before you find all the animal matches, you lose.

Purchase


Bible Old Man (Excellent)
This is a version of the game Old Maid but with Bible characters, so your kids will become more familiar with people of the Bible. Use the game as a review or teaching opportunity.

David C. Cook Bible Old Man
Purchase



Bible Rummy (Excellent)
Rummy itself is a great game, and it gets even better when you can illustrate it with Bible stories. Use the game to reinforce your children's learning. It's good for introducing them to new stories too.

Purchase



Bible Snap! (Excellent)
This is another classic card game-turned Bible game. Players take turns laying down cards in front of them and calling out when they see a match in front of two players or between a player and the "pot." It's a fun game that goes quickly and has the added benefit of reinforcing Bible stories.

Purchase


Blink Bible Edition (Good)
Match the colors, shapes, or numbers as fast as possible to play all your cards and be the first one out. Good for kids and small children's ministries.

Purchase


Bingo
Bingo is a classic game. Here are some Christian sets you can currently purchase, with a brief description of each one.

Bible Bingo
Purchase

Each call card has a description on the back to help you teach.

Bible Bingo
Purchase

I love the illustrations of these cards. There's a wide variety of images and can be very useful for leading a discussion while you play.


Bible Bingo 
Purchase

Uses a variety of Bible characters and Christian symbols!




The Great Adventure Bible Game Card Set (Excellent)
This beautifully illustrated set of cards can be used to play anything from Go Fish! to Rummy to Doubt It to Spoons.

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Go Fish! 
Instead of rating these Christian editions of the classic game, I'll simply include a note on what makes each one different. You can't really change Go Fish! that much.

Bible Go Fish
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Uses "Thank you, God..." phrases and cute cartoon pictures.

Jonah, Go Fish!
David C. Cook 459195 Gm Jonah Go Fish Jumbo Card Game
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Uses scenes from the story of the prophet Jonah!


Days of Daniel  (Good)
This is a simple game to play with the kids. Collect the pieces of the picture as you review the events of Daniel's life and his prophecies.

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Matching Games
Always a classic, these matching games don't vary much except in their art styles.



David and Goliath Matching Game
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Uses scenes from the story of David and Goliath!


The Good Shepherd Matching Game
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Uses cute sheep faces and different sayings.


Our Daily Bread Matching Game
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Uses Bible characters with a charming art style!


Noah's Animal Rescue  (Good)
This is a nice cooperative game for kids and families. The object is to get all the animals on the ark. The strategy is to get them there the fastest before the rain comes.

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Noah's Ark: Don't Rock the Boat!  (Excellent)
This is a very educational and thrilling game for children. They'll learn about the animals, about decision-making, and about estimating weights as they place differently weighted animal figurines on the ark, trying to keep it in balance longer than their opponent can. Each animal has a fact card that comes with it.

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Operation: Noah's Ark Edition  (Excellent)
There's not a lot of learning here, but practicing the coordination needed and feeling the excitement of Operation is always fun, and having the Biblical theme will at least help kids remember the story.

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Trivia Games
There isn't a lot to these games, just questions and answers to see who can get the most points, but they're effective for filling time after a lesson, spending time with your children, and learning the Bible in an easy, fun format. Here are some of the games we've come across in this category.


The Action Bible Guess-It Game
The Action Bible Guess-It Game

If you enjoy 20 Questions, you'll like this game. The clues that you give get easier so that the game is suited for any level of Bible knowledge. The cards and clues range from Biblical people to places to objects.


Bible Times Quiz
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Read three clues about a person, place, object. Some of the clues are fairly difficult, but students will learn and remember the correct answers.


Bible Trivia
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Each card has an easy side and a hard side. 


Children's Bible Trivia
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This is the most complete trivia game you'll find, with around 1,000 questions broken up into seven categories. Once you get a question correct in all seven categories, you win.


Scripture Memory Game
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Fill in the missing words of the verses! Play cooperatively, on teams, or one-on-one.


VeggieTales: Jonah - The Overboard Adventure Game  (Good)
Walk Jonah through the steps of his story as based on the VeggieTales movie version.

Veggie Tales-Jonah The Overboard Adventure Game by TaliCor
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Video Games



Armor of God (Good)
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Platform: Browser
Publisher: Mark Gossage, 2018

Here's a short Christian platformer game you can play right in your browser. Your goal is to collect the Armor of God while avoiding the spikes, making jumps across pits, and landing on moving platforms. It's a fun game that doesn't take too long and will give you a good review of the applicable passage.


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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 Hangman (Good)
Platform: Android
Publisher: DRY9 Games, 2015

This is a simple game that's fun to play. I was always curious to see what word or phrase the next puzzle would be. And, of course, once you know what it's spelling, you're reminded of the book, person, event, etc. The app runs perfectly with minimal ads, so if you're a fan of Hangman, give it a try!


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Charlie the Church Mouse 3D Adventures (Excellent)

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Platforms: PC
Publisher: Left Behind Games, 2015

This massively underrated game combines both 3D platforming and educational mini-games, all while telling 9 Bible stories. 


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Charlie Church Mouse 
Preschool, Kindergarten, and Early Elementary (Excellent)
(Also known as Charlie Church Mouse Bible Adventures)
Platforms: PC
Publisher: Inspired Media, Left Behind Games, 2005

These games came out in a number of editions. They were even briefly called Charlie Church Mouse Bible Adventures 1, 2, and 3. No matter which edition you buy, the games are essentially the same within their different volumes.

Each of these games tells 6 Bible stories along with offering educational mini-games. The graphics are still up to par with today's standards, and the games are fun and engaging for young kids. Because they include different Bible stories and activities within such a close age range, it would definitely be worth buying all three and letting your kids explore each one.

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Preschool Bible stories: Creation, Noah’s Ark, Jonah, 3 Wisemen, Parable of the Lost Coin, Fishes and Loaves

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Kindergarten Bible stories: Elisha & the Jars of Oil, Nehemiah Rebuilds the Wall, The Story of Queen Esther, The Birth of a Savior, The Prodigal Son, Zaccheus & the Big Tree

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Early Elementary Bible stories: Walls of Jericho, Ruth, David & Goliath, Daniel, Pearl of Great Price, Paul’s Journey to Rome.


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Children's Bible Puzzles for Kids & Toddlers (Excellent)  
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Platform: Android
Publisher: NutBolt Games, 2018

I'm very impressed with this game. Younger kids can enjoy a couple of different puzzle types and "spot the difference" game while older kids can play the variety of trivia games. The music is also very upbeat and catchy. The one problem I have with the app is that there a lot of ads that pop up when switching from screen to screen.


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Daily Bible Word Search (Excellent)
Play for free on FacebookAndroid, or iOS!
Platform: Brower (Facebook), Android, iOS
Publisher: Planet 316, 2018

Here's another daily game by Planet 316. While it's still a pretty simple game, I like this one a little more because it's more than a game. After you solve the short puzzle for the day, it provides you with a brief devotional to read.


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Granny's Bible Dojo (Excellent)
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Platform: iOS
Publisher: InsideOut Studies, 2014


This is a great game for learning the books of the Bible. Granny will present the books in a jumbled order, and you have to crack the boards in order. When you crack one, another will appear behind it. You'll also hear Granny's instructions and encouragement, so that adds some humor to the game.


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Jonah: A VeggieTales Game  (Good)
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 Platform: PC
Publisher: Big Idea, 2002

The graphics are great, the voice acting is on par with the cartoon, and following the storyline of the movie, you'll learn the (VeggieTales version) story of Jonah. The game is composed of mini-games, though, which might be a nice touch of variety for some people but lacks a cohesion of gameplay for me. I don't think many children will mind that, though!


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A Journey Towards Jesus (Good)
Platforms: Android
Publisher: Kupina.me, 2015

This trivia game gets high marks for including a story. You are accompanying a young man named Eliab to find Jesus so that he can ask Him to heal his sister. The quiz questions are fairly easy, and there are also some word scrambles and other simple puzzles mixed in for variety.


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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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Lightgliders (Excellent)  
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Platform: Brower
Publisher: Kingdom Scene, 2017

Lightgliders is much more than a game. It's an all-in-one website with children's devotions, animated and live action videos, and mini-games. The games are either about training your character to be a Lightglider or sending you out on missions to rescue Gliddles, cute little creatures of the world who are lost and harassed by the evil machines. Everything contains a lesson and is based on Scripture.

Kids can spend a lot of time on this site, so it's definitely worth the subscription price for as long as your kids are interested. There's also a companion app you can get for Android or iOS. The app is free, so it can provide a good introduction to Lightgliders if you're not sure if your kids will take advantage of the full site.


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MightyNoah Adventure Game (Good)
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Platforms: Android
Publisher: Doroncreations Inc, 2018

This is a pretty fun reaction game. You swipe the ark left and right to avoid dangers and collect coins, health, and shields. The scenery and obstacles and varied and look great. The music adds to the sense of adventure. When the durability of your ark gets too low, you can either pay coins to restore it and keep going, or answer three trivia questions to keep going. You can also watch an ad, but there is no invasive advertising. I don't think this is a game that will keep your attention for long, but it's fun to try out and see how far you can get floating on the waters of the flood.


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Noah's Ark (Excellent)
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Platform: NES
Publisher: Konami, 1992

Play as Noah gathering the animals across all seven continents. This is a very loose rendition of the story, though, as Noah changes form with different power-ups and even fights some rather interesting bosses.

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Noah's Ark: 2 by 2  (Excellent)
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Platform: Kindle
Publisher: Truth Gaming LLC, 2013

This memory match game presents the story of Noah's Ark with the challenge of a timer to complete the round. You can also use power-ups to help you get a peek at the cards and complete the round faster. 

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The Noah's Ark Game  (Good)
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Platform: Android
Publisher: The city of apps, 2016

The theme of the map is Noah's Ark, and the player gathers two of each animal in this memory game, but the ties to Noah's Ark end there. There's no teaching in this game. It's simply level after level of matching animals. And with that, it does quite well. There is a lot of variety in the animals as well as how many cards are on the board, so the challenge does increase the further you go.


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Noah's Elephant in the Room (Good)

Play for free on Android or iOS!
   
Platform: Android, iOS
Publisher: Salvation's Story, 2017

Ride Noah's elephant through the Ark, avoiding Noah's sons, who are trying to ruin his good time. If you want to a boost, you can memorize Bible verses and upgrade your elephant. It's a fun game to play around with, but don't expect it to keep your attention for long. Thankfully, it doesn't have to since it's free to play.

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Play the Jesus Bible Trivia Challenge Quiz Game  (Good)
Platform: Android
Publisher: RD Games, 2018

Despite the awkward name, this trivia app is a cut above some of the others. You spin a dial to land on a category for each question. If you don't know an answer or want reinforcement, you can click to see the passage of Scripture referenced in the question. You're also on a time for each question, so that adds to the challenge, and the sound effects and animations make the game more addicting than most trivia games.


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Stained Glass (Excellent)
Platform: iOS
Publisher: Lightside Games, 2015

This match 3 game adds beautiful artwork and fully voiced Bible story narrations. I particularly enjoy the paraphrased Bible stories that the characters tell you. They're imaginative and add a fresh perspective to the Biblical text without crossing the line into too much speculation.


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The Story of Noah's Ark  (Good)
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Platform: Nintendo DS
Publisher: SouthPeak Games, 2011

Listen to the story of and play a variety of mini and educational games based on Noah's Ark.


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Superbook Games (GoodReview)

Platform: Brower
Publisher: CBN

21 mini-games based on the Bible and Superbook characters. Read our recommendations for which are the best to play.


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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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