Saturday, November 7, 2020

Seasons of the Liturgical Year Board 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 It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit.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. All graphics/images/clipart etc. used on this activity are not my own and are from various internet sources.

This game is based on the game Feast Day!

*You can play this game individually or in teams.

Object: Collect tokens by moving around the game board and answering questions about the Church’s liturgical season. The player with the most tokens at the end of the game, wins.

Materials Needed:

Game Board
Game markers
1 die
300 Question Cards: 30 Advent, 20 Christmas, 60 Lent, 20 Triduum, 50 Easter, 120 Ordinary Time (store in individual Ziploc bags when not in use)

*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.

How To Play:

1. Sort the Question Cards into 6 stacks: Advent, Christmas, Ordinary Time, Lent, Triduum, and Easter. Place the cards question side down in small baskets near the game board.
2. Players select a game marker and place it on the Christ the King space located before the season of Advent.
3. Each player rolls the die and the player with the lowest number goes first.
4. Players take turns rolling the die and moving clockwise the number of spaces on the die. 5. The spaces on the board are colored to reflect the liturgical seasons: Advent (violet), Christmas (white), Ordinary Time (green), Lent (violet), Triduum (red), and Easter (white). Once a player lands on a space, the player to their right draws a card from the matching season card pile and asks the player a question about feast days as well as important facts about the teachings of the Church that are woven through the liturgical year.
6. It the player answers correctly, they receive a token. All cards must be returned to the bottom of the stack after use.
7. If the player answers incorrectly, they do not receive a token and roll the die on their next turn.
8. If a player rolls a 6 with one die or 6 with a combination of dice (2) they may take a token from any player they choose.

Optional Game Play:

• Use dice (2) to make travel through the board game faster.
• When a player answers correctly, they can slide to the next season and wait for their next turn.

How to Win:

1. The first player who travels through the entire game board and lands on the Christ the King space (you do not have to roll the exact number) chooses the season which they would like to answer a question.
2. If an incorrect answer is given, the player remains on the Christ the King space and will have another chance on their next turn.
3. If a correct answer is given, they receive a token. The game ends and all the players count their tokens.
4. The player with the most tokens wins the game.


Directions- Print out Directions.

Game Board- Print out Game Board, trim, assemble, and glue on a piece of cardboard. Laminate or cover Game Board with clear contact paper to make it last.

Tokens- Use these Tokens or make your own. Print out several pages of Tokens on card stock. Cut out Tokens. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.

Question Cards- Use these cards or make your own. Print out Question Cards. Be sure to print the corresponding liturgical season on the back of each card. Use only the cards that reflect your student’s abilities. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.

*Use the Question Cards that are provided or make your own. You can also make cards specific to what you have been learning in your classroom. You can even have the students make cards for the opposing team. There are 300 Question Cards posted for you to choose from. Note: Please take in consideration that I am just a Mom and I'm providing these question cards to the best of my abilities. I tried to make them as accurate as possible, but I know I probably made a few mistakes and it was not intentional.

Seasons of the Liturgical Year Board Game- Directions, 300 Question Cards (with corresponding liturgical season backs), and Tokens

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