Crowdfunding Spotlight: SURRENDER the Bible Board Game Kickstarter

11 Jun

Now, somehow I don’t think this will ever catch on, but at first look at the graphic for this board game, I did think that for some reason this project was something to do with a biblically themed battle (Given the fact it’s called “Surrender”, quite a dynamic name for a wargame, don’t you think?)

Only, it isn’t.

Surrender, is a strange game, in which players seem to have to recite bits out of the bible every time they land on a square on the board.  As you can make out, each square has a word on it, and whatever word you get, you have to say a verse/line etc with that word on it.

All I can say is if I was playing, I would be shit at it! I don’t know fuck all about it enough to even stand a chance, mind you 99% of everyone I know would be as shit as me too. Too bad with it, as the presentation is quite eye catching. I do think that if you did find the game mechanics attractive, you’d be hard pressed to find an opponent.

Given that board games of this type are the niche within a niche (specialist christian boardgames and that!) sad fact is this is going to sink like a lead balloon. Maybe the best idea for this would have been to ask their local christian group or church to help get the funds.

Better still, why not make a biblical themed war boardgame, none of this bible phrase bollocks, a good, playable strategy game around the ancient themes. It might appeal to a lot more than just the Christian boardgames market (Does that even exist?)

Check it out if you sounds your cup of tea, get on over.

Personally I’ll stick with RISK!

Peace out….

SURRENDER the Bible Board Game by Eileen Reaves — Kickstarter.

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17 Responses to “Crowdfunding Spotlight: SURRENDER the Bible Board Game Kickstarter”

  1. Gavin Syme June 13, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

    I would stick with Risk as well or at least one of the games I wrote myself! Games like this are rather popular in certain parts of the USA. I know a lot about the subject matter and the name of the game makes sense to me…sadly. Not a fan.

    Good find though Grin!

    GBS

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    • grimace73 June 13, 2013 at 4:52 pm #

      Hi Gavin, I just thought it was one very surreal game. The pic is what drew me in, but I was a bit disappointed to find that this was a bit too religious for me. My folks were well into all that, so I try and avoid as much of that as possible (it’s just weird) and the whole premise requires you to have an obsessive amount of bible knowledge to even play it!
      I just think that anything that gets too far right wing, ends up not right at all. Hence this game will never catch on (unless everyone becomes like Dot Cotton from east enders, who of which would love this game!)

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  2. true2ucafeog December 28, 2014 at 3:38 pm #

    Thanks for the feedback! The game will be launched July 13, 2015. Send me your email and I’ll keep you posted

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    • grimace73 December 30, 2014 at 7:10 am #

      No problem, hope it goes well for you. No offense though, I won’t be buying a copy!

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      • Eileen Graham December 30, 2014 at 3:25 pm #

        That’s cool would you be willing to share with others that you know, that may be interested?

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      • grimace73 December 30, 2014 at 3:59 pm #

        Well, to be honest with you, I don’t associate with hardly any christians to begin with, my home is a godless one, and all my extended family and friends are the non believers too. Even the very few Christians I know aren’t the devout kind that would appreciate it either!
        I would suggest getting on as many christian forums, boards, blogs and sites and getting some news links posted to directly target your market. Don’t forget churches, newsletters, magazines, community centres and specialist religious book stores and other similar places that christians gather, you know, the type of places people like me start burning when we go there!!
        I would help, but somehow my readership consists of very few who would get anything out of the game, so I wish you good luck with your imminent release!

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      • Eileen Graham December 30, 2014 at 4:09 pm #

        I appreciate your time and suggestions! I had to laugh at the “burning comment” that is not true, Besides, God looks at the heart anyways, Have a great 2015!

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      • grimace73 December 30, 2014 at 5:29 pm #

        Thanks! You too 🙂

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  3. true2ucafeog December 28, 2014 at 3:40 pm #

    Thanks so much for your feedback! Launch date is July 13, 2015! Peace

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