Submitted by Michelle Demarest, Inspiration Youth Traveling Theatre Troupe
..We talk about how this game relates to the real world after we play. This game is very addictive
Useful game with a lot of potential for Christian teaching and how elements of the game relate to the real world. For example “forgiveness” the promise of life again
Have enough blank cards for every player. On one write “Christian” on the other write “Satan”. The rest are blank. Everyone draws a card and finds a room to hide in until they hear the leader yell “go”.
Use a scarf or something to act as a ‘flag’ and put it in a neutral location such as a foyer. Satan needs to get the flag and hide it, but can only hide it so the flag remains in plain sight and visible. However the game works best if played in the dark so Satan can use that to their advantage.
The leader waits for about two minutes and yells GO! The object of the game is for Satan to kill everyone while everybody else has to find the flag before Satan kills them. All Satan has to do is squeeze their shoulder and say “you’re dead”. The player then counts to 10 and finds a creative way to die. Satan can move the flag anytime they wish but if they are carrying the flag they can not kill.
The Christian has the power to resurrect anyone. All they have to do is touch the dead person and say “you are forgiven”. But the Christian can die too and then there is no hope. The winner is Satan if everyone is dead or whoever finds the flag.
It might help to make anybody playing it to do so in silence because otherwise players tend to share who Satan is and that ruins the suspense.