Monday, December 15, 2014

Wisdomantics - Board Game Review

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   I love board games.  I cherish those times of sitting around a table laughing and  having fun with a simple board game.  There is nothing that compares to it.  Last night we did just that.  We sat down and played Wisdomantics, the newest board game produced by Kingdom Games Enterprises.  
   "The description stated that Wisdomantics is an interactive DVD board game for players of various faiths who desire to gain the vast wisdom of King Solomon.  Wisdomantics utilizes the proverbs of Solomon and blends chance, knowledge, and strategy to create a fun experience while you learn."
   The game was fun.  It is basically a DVD with Bible verses that you must complete.  The object of the game is to build King Solomon's Temple with 8 gold tiles, 4 Cedar tiles, & 4 Cypress tiles.  The game board kind of had a Monopoly feel to it, including a space where you win lots of Blessing cards(that you can trade in for color tiles that you need to complete the Temple), and a jail space where you need a special get out of jail free card.  
   Overall, we had fun while learning verses of the Bible.  At this point, I have to give the downside of this game.  I'm a pastor.  I love the Bible.  I cherish it.  I love playing Christian games.  But this one got a little carried away with spaces like Prayer Request(where you stop and share a request) and Praise Report(where you give a testimony).  The concept of the game is fun and creative.  I will probably use the DVD (minus the board) for games at church, but I must admit that some of the game comes across as just a bit over-spiritualized.  Almost as if they were really trying too hard to make this a Christian game.  
   This type of game has potential, but I think the makers of it were stretching a little bit in their effort to make a game that Christians would enjoy.  Just because you're a Christian doesn't mean that you have to give a prayer request, testimony, and say Hallelujah every time you play a board game.  I do appreciate the opportunity to review this game, and look forward to what this company produces in the future.

God Bless,

Marcus

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