The Gospel Journey Board Game

The Gospel Journey is an exciting and engaging board game that challenges the players’ knowledge of the New and Old Testament. It takes the form of a pilgrimage to Paradise and is aimed at ages 14 upwards. It can be enjoyed by 2-4 players or teams plus an additional person as the question master.

The game is fun, educational, and stimulating – a lovely way to learn about the Gospels and also something of the Old Testament and Saint Paul. It is ideal for schools, families and parish groups.

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"The board is colourfully illustrated and professionally put together with pleasant images that include racially diverse figures and a not-quite-white Jesus. Designed for schools, church groups or families, one can imagine good laughs and educational entertainment around the Gospel Journey board." "Most Christians know the real-life path to paradise isn't as simple as a board game, but it's good to have well-made entertainment that gets folks talking about the often-daunting questions of God, scripture and eternity."

Christian Today

"A Gospel Journey into Scriptural knowledge that will be enlightening and will uplift you. It is a rare opportunity to be able to play this exciting board game for all the Church-family, you won't be bored with this game"

Canon Steve Carrington,TESSAC - The Ecumenical Society of St. Augustine of Canterbury

FAQs

Why do you need a Question Master?

The Question Master's role is essential: this person should know the rules of the game thoroughly and should aim to keep the game flowing without interruption.

 

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Can the Question Master be a player as well as having this role?

No, the Question Master needs to be an unbiased player. The judgement of the Question Master is final.

 

What happens when a player lands on Hold Up?

If any player lands on Hold Up, the final step before Paradise, the player must roll a double before entering Paradise. The player does not otherwise participate in the game, for instance they cannot answer bonus questions, they must wait their turn/s to throw a double.

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What is the aim of the game?

The aim is to be the first person to reach Paradise where there is unconditional love; no more pain or suffering; a place where humans and wildlife can live with God in harmony for eternity.

 

What happens if the players disagree with the Question Master over the correct answer to a question?

Redemptorist Publications staff have tried and tested this game thoroughly. The questions have been edited and checked for accuracy. We believe the answers to be correct to the best of our knowledge, however if there is an insurmountable disagreement during your game, we suggest selecting the next card in the pack, and using an alternative question. We have provided a feedback facility on this page and if you come across an error, we would love to hear about it so we can correct future editions of the game.

 

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How does the game end?

The player who is first to reach Paradise is proclaimed the winner. The game can continue if the other players so wish.

 

Why do I need a counter and pawn to play?

The counter keeps travelling round the border of the game board, which consists of question squares; and the pawn travels along the 31 stepping stones on the journey to Paradise.

 

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What does a star mean next to a question?

Some questions are marked with a star because they are more challenging; the Question Master announces that the question is marked by a star before asking the question. If the player successfully answers this special question they move their pawn three steps forward instead of two.

 

 

What happens when a player rolls a double number on the dice?

If a player rolls a double number on the dice, for example two fours, they move their counter eight squares forward and answer the question on the counter that the counter lands on as normal; they then roll the dice again and have another turn even if they answered the first question incorrectly.

 

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What happens if a player rolls a double number on the dice twice in succession?

If a player rolls a double twice in succession they do not move the counter the second time. The player must pick up a penalty card instead and follow the instructions on the card. The player's turn is then over.

 

What happens when a player answers a question incorrectly?

If at any point in the game a player answers a question incorrectly or the player is unable to answer the question, the player's counter and pawn remain where they are. The Question Master then offers the question to the person to the left of that player as a bonus question.