Bible Board Games

Bible Board Games

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.

Pasta Pick-Up

Pasta Pick-Up

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.

Youth Group Games

Youth Group Games

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.

Face the Cookie

Face the Cookie

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.

Cloudy With a Chance of Cornflakes

Cloudy With a Chance of Cornflakes

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.

Freeze Tag

Freeze Tag

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.

Yellow Fuzzies on the Move

Yellow Fuzzies on the Move

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.

Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones

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.

No More Room

No More Room

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.

Collect the Coats

Collect the Coats

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!

Two Truths and a Lie

Two Truths and a Lie

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.

Bible Who Am I?

Bible Who Am I?

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.

Jenga

Jenga

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.

Picture Perfect Bible Scavenger Hunt

Picture Perfect Bible Scavenger Hunt

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.

Guess the Price

Guess the Price

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.

Battleship

Battleship

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.

Domino Effect

Domino Effect

Set up standing dominoes in creative arrangements to achieve the best domino toppling effect. A great activity for lessons on perseverance and patience.

Water Pistol Shootout

Water Pistol Shootout

Kids love getting wet and messy! Have fun shooting water at one another while learning about God’s view on fighting and peace.

Rock Paper Scissors Conga

Rock Paper Scissors Conga

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.  

Shepherd’s Voice

Shepherd’s Voice

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.

Toilet Paper Dress Up

Toilet Paper Dress Up

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.

Egg Drop

Egg Drop

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.

What’s Wrong?

What’s Wrong?

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.

Trust Walk

Trust Walk

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.

Forbidden Words (Bible Taboo)

Forbidden Words (Bible Taboo)

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.  

Blow Around the World

Blow Around the World

Play this international edition of “Blow Wind Blow” to introduce a lesson on evangelism and missions or the Tower of Babel.

Tallest Tower

Tallest Tower

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.