At the Aphiwe Good News Centre, we are teaching our youth and interested friends more about the Bible through games. Many friends come along, as it is a more informal setting to learn about the Bible. The 2 religious games we have played (and the children enjoy) are Bible Walk and Bible Braniacs.
Bible Braniac we made from scratch; we got the idea from a popular game which is not religious. There are four categories: 1) Words 2) Creativity 3) Performing 4) General Knowledge. This makes the game more interesting because you keep doing different things.
You get to act out a person in the Bible, some you can talk and others only acting but NO talking. If your strong point is drawing, then there are cards where you need to draw with your eyes closed and others with your eyes open. Perhaps you enjoy singing? Then there are cards where you need to hum or whistle a religious song for your team to guess. Of course we have general Bible knowledge (which we tried to make as difficult as possible) so that we can learn more as we go. Lastly, there are word questions where you need to either spell a word from the Bible — forward or backwards.
We have only played this game with the children twice. Both times they want to carry on playing after the game is done. This is a great way for us to teach them Bible knowledge without them even realizing 🙂
Bible Walk is more of a general knowledge game where you roll the die, move around the board and get asked questions (that range from beginner, intermediate and advanced degree of difficulty). All the questions have references on them; so if the team does not know the answer, we look up the reference and all learn together as we play.