Bible board games are not only great for bringing people together, they have the added benefit of introducing elements of biblical teaching or simply opening conversations about spiritual matters.
Here are some Christian board games that caught our attention.
In this intentionally unfair relay, teams are given uncooked pasta of differing thicknesses to complete the same task. They must move empty soda cans, held by pasta in players’ mouths, from one end of the room to another. Use this game to teach about injustice.
Players toss or roll ping-pong balls into a marked circle. The team with 2 ping-pong balls closest together wins. Use this game to introduce a lesson on singleness, dating and marriage.
Here are some family-friendly cooperative board games that are great for bringing people together to create shared experiences and memories. All without the unnecessary tension that competitive games sometimes produce.
Our favorite youth group games that are not only fun to play, but also deal with various issues our young people are facing. These Bible games for youths can help you better engage your audience, making your lessons more meaningful, more memorable and more actionable.
Players exercise their creativity by crafting stories based on random emojis they are assigned. Use this game to teach about dealing with pain and sadness.
Do you prefer chocolate or vanilla? Summer or winter? Players choose their preferences by moving to either side of the room. Use this game to teach about peer pressure.
Play an advanced version of Simon Says, where pairs of players have to hold a balloon between their backs. Use this game to teach about submitting to authority.
Blindfolded players try to ignore noisy distractions to stay focused on their teammates’ instructions to retrieve crushed papers balls. Use this game to teach about silence and solitude.
Volunteers must overcome their fear and stick their hands inside a carton box to identify the mystery item it contains. Use this game to teach about fear, worry and anxiety.
In this game, players race to collect balloons with as many “Likes” as possible. Use this game to teach about self-worth and to address the issue of social media “Likes” addiction.
Volunteers open boxes containing bizarre items and choose to either describe it truthfully or lie about what’s in the box. The audience votes on whether he’s telling the truth or not. Use this adaptation of a popular talk show game to teach about doubting faith.
In this minute-to-win-it game, players try to move cookies from their foreheads into their mouths using only their facial muscles; no hands allowed. Use this game to introduce the Bible story of Daniel in the Lions’ Den.
Play a game of “raining” cornflakes into cups to introduce the Bible story about Jesus feeding the five thousand or about God “raining” down manna from heaven.
In this fun relay, teams eat their way to clues that reveal a Bible verse. Use this game to introduce the Bible story about Zacchaeus climbing a sycamore tree to see Jesus, or about Saul’s conversion.
This highly energetic game is popular with kids and younger youths. Play this game before introducing the Bible story about the resurrection of Jesus, or about Sodom and Gomorrah where Lot’s wife was turned into a pillar of salt.
Work as a team to move tennis balls using strings tied to a rubber band. Use this game to introduce the Bible story of Jesus healing a paralyzed man, to teach that God wants us to get along with each other or as a teambuilding game.
Cross a pretend river using pieces of paper as stepping stones. Use this game to introduce the Bible story of Jesus and Peter walking on water, to teach that God will help us in times of trouble, or as a teambuilding game.
Find creative ways to squeeze as many people as possible on a piece of newspaper that gets smaller with each round. Use this game to introduce the story of Jesus’ birth, to teach about getting along with difficult people or as a teambuilding game.
In this cup-and-ball game, players try to get Jonah into the mouth of a whale. Use this game to introduce the story of Jonah.
Make paper cup slingshots to shoot marshmallows or crushed paper balls at “Goliath”. Use this game to introduce the story of David and Goliath.
Blow up balloons and release the air to demolish walls made of paper cups. Use this game to introduce the story of Joshua and the battle of Jericho.
Separate ping pong balls of 2 different colors using only paper plates as fans. Use this game to introduce the story of Moses and the parting of the Red Sea.
Play this fun and exciting variation of the Spoons card game to introduce a lesson about Joseph. The goal is to be the first to collect 4 of the same Single-colored Coat cards. And as soon as any player succeeds in doing this, don’t be the last to grab a Multi-colored Coat card from the center of the table!
Players try to identify the animal they have been assigned by asking yes or no questions. Great for all ages and for both small and large groups. This game can be used to introduce a lesson on Creation or Noah’s Ark.
Use our mobile friendly Bible Pictionary Cards or download your free printable cards here. Bible Pictionary is a classic game where your goal is to get your teammates to correctly identify what you have drawn. A timeless favorite.
Players take turns to share three statements about themselves and everyone else tries to guess which two statements are true and which is a lie. This no-prep ice-breaker game is ideal for adults and youths. You can also use this game to teach about false teachings or about honesty.
Players try to identify the Bible character they have been assigned by asking yes or no questions. Great for all ages and for both small and large groups. This game can also be used to introduce a lesson on our identity in Jesus Christ.
Keep as many balloons in the air for as long as possible and learn about Jesus’ perspective on busyness.
Try to keep the tower from crashing down as you take turns removing a block from the tower and placing it back at the top. Use this game to introduce or reinforce a Bible lesson on the Wise and Foolish Builders or the Tower of Babel.
In this scavenger hunt, teams must use the Bible to solve 66 simple puzzles. (One from each book of the Bible.) The answers to these puzzles are the items they must hunt for. A great activity for family or ministry events. You can also use this game to teach about the Bible, the Parables of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl or the Parable of the Lost Sheep.
In this Bible search game, teams race each another to find Bible verses that contain a given word. The team that finds the most verses wins.
Players are challenged to memorize 15 playing cards and their positions. A great game to learn about imitating Jesus.
Providing only one-word hints, clue givers try to get their teammate to guess a given word or phrase. An exciting, fast paced game that’s extremely fun for adults and youths.
Standing in a line, teams race to pass Easter eggs from one player to another using only paper plates. The first team to transfer all the eggs wins. This game can be used to introduce a lesson on Easter.
Here are our favorite collections of Bible games!
Similar to the popular TV game show “The Price is Right”, players try to guess the price of various items. A great game to teach about what’s really valuable in this world.
Try to keep 3 balloons in the air for as long as possible and learn about being part of a Christian community.
Have fun mimicking your assigned animal to find your counterpart! Use this game to introduce a lesson on Creation or Noah’s Ark. You can also use this game as a general ice-breaker game or to break a large group into pairs.
This Bible memory game can be played as an introduction to a lesson on being part of a Christian community or Noah’s Ark.
Race to sink all your opponent’s ships before your own ships get sunk in this guessing game.
Played between 2 players or 2 teams, you can use this game in lessons on spiritual warfare or the armor of God.
Use this follow-the-leader game to teach about peer pressure.
A fun musical game that can be played at parties or as part of a lesson on peer pressure.
In this fast-paced, active game, 2 teams of “dogs” compete to bring home the “bone”. An energetic introduction to a lesson on faithfulness.
Set up standing dominoes in creative arrangements to achieve the best domino toppling effect. A great activity for lessons on perseverance and patience.
Play a game that requires taking turns to teach patience.
Use any jigsaw puzzle to teach patience.
Kids love getting wet and messy! Have fun shooting water at one another while learning about God’s view on fighting and peace.
This large group Rock-Paper-Scissors battle is a fun (and slightly chaotic) Christian icebreaker game for church that can also be used to teach unity and servant leadership.
This Bible science experiment using Mentos and soda creates a messy eruption that can teach us about joy in our lives and rejoicing in heaven.
Be prepared for noise and chaos, with half of the group shouting and the other half trying to listen out for the correct voice to follow! A great way to introduce the topic of discipleship and following the Good Shepherd.
Fashion the most creative outfits with just toilet paper and masking tape. Use this game to teach about practical ways we can show kindness to others.
Carefully pick up one stick at a time without moving any other sticks. Use this game to teach about gentleness.
Sitting in a circle, each person says something nice to his/her neighbor. This simple activity provides an opportunity to practice using our speech to build others up.
Figure out the solutions to these river crossing puzzles and learn about kindness.
Have fun keeping balloons in the air and learn about how love always protects.
Blow up balloons until they pop! Use this game to teach about self-control and anger.
Teams design and build protective structures that will prevent a raw egg from breaking after a 10-foot drop. This team building activity can also be used to introduce lessons on God’s protection and gentleness.
Challenge everyone to identify and erase wrong statements from a given list. This activity can be used in lessons on forgiveness and to teach that love keeps no record of wrongs.
Challenge one another to describe a given item in as many ways as possible. Just as an object can be described in so many different ways, 1 Corinthians 13 shows us that there are different aspects to love as well.
Blindfolded participants are led through an obstacle course by a sighted partner. An excellent team building game with a lesson on being part of a Christian community. You can also use this game to teach about the Holy Spirit.
Use this variation of “Blow Wind Blow” to introduce the first Twelve Disciples of Jesus or in a lesson on discipleship.
Use this variation of “Blow Wind Blow” to introduce the creation story or any other Bible story with animals.
In Forbidden Words, also known as Bible Taboo, players use verbal clues to get teammates to guess a word. The word itself or any of the forbidden words listed cannot be used. Play this exciting game to learn about the power of the tongue or love in action.
Play a game of Pass the Parcel before sharing the Gospel. Especially great for Christmas celebrations and other parties.
Play a game of Pass the Parcel before teaching about the importance of evangelism and missions.
Stack the presents as high as possible. A great evangelism game to introduce the greatest gift of all – Jesus.
Play this international edition of “Blow Wind Blow” to introduce a lesson on evangelism and missions or the Tower of Babel.
What’s better than an ice-cold lemonade on a hot summer day? Make lemonades and learn about the biblical perspective of “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade”.
Teams compete to construct the tallest tower using newspapers and tape. Use this game to introduce or reinforce a Bible lesson on the Wise and Foolish Builders, Tower of Babel or the importance of being part of a church community.
Use our mobile friendly Bible Charades Cards or download your free printable cards here. Bible Charades is a great party game that you can also use to teach about love and faith in action.
Play this variation of Battleship to help everyone remember the Fruit of the Spirit. Played between 2 players or 2 teams, the first to harvest all nine fruit wins!
This lively variation of Blow Wind Blow helps everyone remember the fruit of the Spirit.
A great icebreaker game that helps break up cliques by injecting movement and excitement. It can also be played to help players get to know one another or to wake up the class in the middle of a heavy day.