Thursday, August 17, 2006

Know a good Bible board game?

Full disclosure: I've pretty much come to despise almost all games. I know; terrible, isn't it?

But I love my family, and Valerie is making me had the great idea of having a family game night. (It really is a great idea.)

So does anyone know a really great Bible board game, particularly one that can be played by --or adapted for -- ages 6 and very goofy (Jonathan) to older-than-dirt and no fun at all (you-know-who)? The more contentful and challenging, the better, as far as I'm concerned. But I'll settle for whatever.

Just no Hinnopoly, or Osteenland, or Spongcheesi, okay?

If you don't know, ping your friends. Seriously. I'm desperate here.

15 comments:

Kim said...

How about Bible Pictionary?

Yes, you too can try and figure out a way to draw "grace."

Kevin Stilley said...

How about the new "Left Behind" video game? ;) ;) :)

HeavyDluxe said...

I honestly don't know any stellar, Bible-based board games...

If your disgust is from 'mass market' board games by Hasbro, I feel your pain. However, there are a ton of great games out under the radar. Most come out from Europe (Germany in particular, it seems).

Check out some like Puerto Rico, Princes of Florence, the ridiculously popular Settlers of Catan, and many other on that site.

If you want, post a comment here and I can hook you up with our church's resident Board Game Expert... No, we're not Emergent. Just geeky.

CraigS said...

I've started playing "Settlers of Canaan" with 2 of my sons. It's a good game - may be a little challenging for a 6 year old, however.

HeavyDluxe said...

Hmmmm... I missed the 6 year-old requirement.

I've forwarded the post URL to the "Game Guru". Hopefully he'll leave a comment (since his oldest is right around that age).

Thanks! Dluxe

Taliesin said...

Dan,

You might want to look here. They have many popular board games adapted to Bible content. Guesstures and Scattergories are fun games for wide age ranges.

Even So... said...

How about using the game "boggle" and making it "Bible boggle" where you can only find/use biblical words or names, etc.

Michelle Pendergrass said...

Does it have to be a Bible board game? Can't it be a regular game that you use to teach biblical principles?

We have a ton of dice and card games from the ever-popular Walmart and we have fun with them. With kids, there's always a teachable moment...we just have to be ready.

Sam H. said...

there is a version of mad gab which is by bull or Ian Tate Ed (sorry...best I got right now)...

Libbie said...

We have Bibleopoly.. but it's a bit pants, to be honest. Bible pictionary sounds rather amusing.

DJP said...

Ohh... pants.

Phil Siefkes said...

We've enjoyed the Pilgrim's Progress board game. You can find it at:

www.midrivers.com/~pilgrim/comments.html

Jared Wall said...

Plain old "Bible Trivia" in the format of regular trivial pursuit is one we had growing up. You had to answer some difficult Bible questions that really stretched your knowledge to the limit. It also had a set of cards for the younger players.

Lindon said...

Stratego. The best board game ever.

Lindon said...

oops. I did not see the word...Bible...game. Sorry!