Saturday, August 11, 2012
Apostles’ Creed File Folder Game
This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.
Apostles’ Creed is based on the Royal Game of Ur which dates from 2600 B.C. It was discovered in the 1920s by Sir Leonard Wooley during his excavations at the city of Ur in Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq). In the early 1980s, Irving Finkel of the British Museum uncovered the rules of the game, long forgotten, by deciphering Sumerian cuneiform tablets.
Apostles’ Creed: For 2 Players or 2 Teams
The idea is to answer questions about the Apostles’ Creed so you can move your stones around the board. The goal is to move each stone along the 14-square path from the start square to the end and remove the stone from the board. If a stone lands on a square marked with a star the player may roll again. If the stone of one player lands on a square occupied by the stone of the opponent while on the center row, the opponent’s stone is removed from the board and must start again. The winner is the player who removes all their stones from the board first.
7 stones or playing pieces for each player
Set Up: This game can be played individually or in teams. Shuffle the deck and place it face down in a small basket near the game board. Put an empty basket nearby for the discards.
Apostles’ Creed is played by two players using a board consisting of 20 squares shown in the picture above. One player has seven white stones and the other has seven black stones (or whatever colors you choose to use).
The starting player may be decided with the flip of a coin. The opponents make their moves by turns. To make a possible move you must answer a question (the other player draws a card and reads you the question) about the Apostles' Creed. If you are correct you may move one of your pieces. If you do not answer the question correctly, your turn is over.
Each player takes turns to throw the die after they answer a question correctly and move one of their pieces according to the number indicated by the die. The goal is to move each stone along the 14-square path from the start square to the end and remove the stone from the board. The winner is the player who removes all their stones from the board first.
When starting a stone the first count is onto the start square. A player may have more than one stone on the board at a time. If the stone of one player lands on a square occupied by the stone of the opponent while on the center row, the opponent’s stone is removed from the board and must start again. If a stone lands on a square marked with a star the player may roll again.
Directions- Print out Directions. Keep inside file folder for safe keeping.
Game Board- Print out Game Board, trim, and glue on the inside of the file folder. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make it last.
Game Cards- (Use these cards or make your own.) Print Game Cards out on card stock. Cut out Game Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. Use only the cards that reflect your student’s abilities.
*Playing pieces can be coins, colored buttons, game pieces from other games, fish rocks for the bottom of aquariums, craft foam cut into shapes, glass rocks for vases, etc. You can paint small objects such as rocks, small plastic tops or caps, etc. You can also buy pawns at game stores.
*You can also use a large circle hole puncher and make your own game pieces using card stock, craft foam, etc.