Art Activity Resource Youth Ministry

Board Games at Youth Group

It’s cold and wet.  Your youth want to do something fun but you are stuck inside.  You have played  “ninja” ten too many times.  Are there any other options?

Board Games!

Wait, I really don’t want to play 5 hours of a monopoly game at youth group.  Neither do I.  So here are three short games that you and your youth can pick up quickly and will fall in love with.Tsuro-box

1.  Tsuro: The Game of the Path.  (2-8 players and 15-20 minutes) Create your own journey with Tsuro, the Game of the Path. Place a tile and slide your stone along the path created, but take care. Other player’s paths can lead you in the wrong direction – or off the board entirely. Find your way wisely to succeed. Stay the path – your journey begins here.

2.  Flashpoint (2-6players 30 minutes) Flash Point: Fire Rescue is a fully cooperative game, everyone plays on the same firefighting team – win or lose together. Every turn is filled with the tension of having to fight the fire back rescuing victims or investigating points of interest. Players can ride the ambulance to safety or fire the engine’s deck gun in a desperate attempt to control the blaze.

3.   The Resistance (5-10 players 30 minutes) The Resistance pits a small group of resistance fighters against a powerful and corrupt government. The resistance has launched a series of bold and daring missions to bring the government to its knees. Unfortunately spies have infiltrated the resistance ranks, ready to sabotage the carefully crafted plans. Even a single spy can take down a resistance mission team, choose your teams carefully or forever lose your chance for freedom.

Each of these games are great for youth group as you can play them in about 30 minutes, once your kids know the game.  Click on the name of the game above and that will take you to Amazon.  These three games cannot be bought in major retail stores so it is likely that your youth haven’t played them yet also.  The first time you play them plan in another 15-30 minutes to learn the game.

Randall Curtis

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