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!