Scripture chase game
(ongoing game that happens in between the other games while the next regular game is being set up)
Each of the games has a scriptural theme, like “the iron rod” or “tower of babel”. Bonus points will be given to the team that can find the scripture reference that goes along the story being referenced in each Minute to Win-it game. Teams can look through their scriptures and try to find the scripture being referenced and earn the extra points while the next Minute to Win-it game is being set up.
Everyone will need to keep their scriptures under their chair during the Minute to Win-it games. If you are in charge of the in-between game scripture chase game, you will stand up and tell everyone that its time to get their scriptures out and start trying to find the scripture reference being referred to in the previous game.
THEY MUST GIVE YOU THE CORRECT SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (AT LEAST THE NAME OF THE SPECIFIC BOOK AND CHAPTER (OR SECTION) WHERE THE STORY IS. THERE MAY BE OTHER CORRECT ANSWERS THAN THOSE SPECIFICALLY LISTED HERE, SO PLEASE CHECK IF SOMEONE COMES UP WITH A DIFFERENT ANSWER THAN WHAT IS LISTED.
Examples of correct answer types:
“Alma, Chapter 5”
“Genesis, Chapter 2”
“the Doctrine and Covenants, Section 4”
Examples of incorrect answer types:
“the Book of Mormon”
“The Old Testament”
IF PEOPLE ARE HAVING TROUBLE FINDING THE ANSWER, YOU CAN REMIND THEM OF THE NAME OF THE GAME THAT WAS JUST PLAYED. NO OTHER HINTS!
FIRST TEAM TO GUESS CORRECTLY WINS 1 BONUS POINT FOR THEIR TEAM.
GAME #1- THE TOWER OF BABEL (scripture reference: Genesis Chapters 10 and 11) – saying either one of the chapters counts as a correct answer
GAME #2- BROTHER OF JARED STACKING GAME (scripture reference: Ether Chapter 3)
GAME #3- THE IRON ROD (scripture reference: 1st Nephi Chapters 11-12) saying either one of the chapters counts as a correct answer
GAME #4- “Samuel the Lamanite Stack Game” (scripture reference: Helaman Chapter 16)
GAME #5- “The Upright Waters” Scripture reference: Doctrine & Covenants section 61) – this one is DIFFICULT – I offered 2 bonus points for this one – and somebody finally got it, with the help of their topical guide or index!
PURPOSE: Uniting the youth in teamwork, giving them opportunities for leadership of the group and speaking in front of others, some scriptural emphasis.
COST: Around $15.00, not including refreshments. I borrowed golf balls and brought empty pop cans from home, so the only things I needed to buy were cups, ding-dongs, 2 packages of m&ms, spaghetti noodles, 6 bottles of water, and the necklaces for the winners (which is really optional).