I grew up playing games. I love games. So when my husband announced that his buddy at school had a prototype card game with a Book of Mormon theme from 3 Nephi, putting on the armor of God, I thought it would be fun to try it out. Mike brought the card game over, taught us to play, and Josh and I gave it a whirl. I won’t go into too much detail because, well, I’m sure Mike doesn’t want his awesome idea stolen. He’s got lots of other ideas for Mormon-themed games as well.
Armor of God card game
As you might guess, the object is to collect pieces of the Armor of God. I can see where this would make a great scripture learning tool for kids as they collect the Breastplate of Righteousness, Helmet of Salvation and Shield of Faith, etc., etc. You battle it out by collecting points and trying to arm yourself before your opponent (only two players for this game) does.
It was a fun way to spend an hour, but I think the game might get a little tedious if you couldn’t manage to reach the objectives and you kept playing for more than an hour and a half. The concept is creative, and involves a die as well as cards. There are a couple things going on, so the littlest kids probably won’t be able to follow.
Hopefully, we’ll see this on the shelves sometime. I think Mike plans to submit the game for publication.