Name the Book

A verse is read out and players have to guess which book of the Bible that verse is taken from. Each of the 66 Name the Book Cards contains a carefully selected verse from a different book of the Bible. Use this game to test your players’ knowledge or introduce them to all the books of the Bible.

Ages: 6 and above

Group Size: 2 or more

Supplies: Name the Book Cards – Download Here, Books of the Bible Chart (Optional) – Download Here, Sections of the Bible Overview (Optional) – Download Here

Bible Verse Game Name the Book


Download, print and cut up the Name the Book Cards.
There are 66 cards, corresponding to the 66 Books of the Bible.

Name the Book Bible Game


You may also like to download and print the following optional resources for your reference during the game or for your discussion thereafter.
Books of the Bible Chart

Books of the Bible Chart


Sections of the Bible Overview
Sections of the Bible Overview


How to Play

Each of the 66 Name the Book Cards contains a Bible verse.
During the game, read out each verse (without the reference).
Players must guess which book of the Bible that verse is taken from.

If you are playing with advanced players, consider awarding extra points for chapter and verse numbers.
Suggest a time limit of 1 minute per Bible verse.

Play individually or in teams comprising 2-5 players.
(Teams can be larger, but smaller teams allow everyone to be involved.)

There are various ways to play this game. You can choose one or a combination of these formats:

1. Taking Turns
The first Bible verse is for Team A, the next is for Team B, and so forth.
Optional: If Team A is unable to answer within the given time or answers incorrectly, allow Team B (or all other teams) a chance to answer.

2. Speed
Teams take turns to play. Each team gets 3 minutes to guess as many verses as they can.
Read the Bible verses in quick succession; the team that gets the most correct answers wins.

3. Buzzer
All together.
Each team sends 1 representative to guess each Bible verse.
Read a Bible verse; the first team to press the buzzer or raise their hand gets the chance to answer.
If the first team is unable to answer or answers incorrectly, the remaining team(s) may attempt to answer.

4. Written
All Together.
Read the Bible verses; each team writes down their answers on a separate piece of paper.

Scoring for all except Buzzer formats:
Award 10 points for each correct answer.

Scoring for Buzzer format:
If the first team that presses the buzzer answers correctly, award 10 points; otherwise, deduct 5 points.
If, after the first team fails to give the correct answer, a subsequent team answers correctly, award 5 points; deduct 2 points for incorrect answer.



Bible Lesson – Books and Sections of the Bible

1. Did you enjoy this game?
2. Was it easy to guess the books of the Bible? Why or why not?

In this game, each of the 66 Bible Verses Cards contains a verse from a different book of the Bible.
The Bible is not one single book, but a collection of 66 smaller books that tell one unified story.
In this discussion, we will look at how these 66 books of the Bible are organized.

3. The Bible is divided into two main parts. What are the names of these parts?
4. What are some differences between the Old Testament and the New Testament?

5. How are the 39 books of the Old Testament organized?
6. What are the 5 sections of the Old Testament called?
7. How would you describe each of these 5 sections?

8. How are the 27 books of the New Testament organized?
9. What are these 5 sections called?
10. How would you describe each of these 5 sections?

11. How important is it for us to know the organization of the Bible into the various sections that we have just discussed?

Being familiar with the 66 books of the Bible and how they are organized helps us more quickly locate specific passages in the Bible. More importantly, knowing which section of the Bible a passage is taken from gives us an idea of its genre and helps us understand the passage better.

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