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The Lord Determines How the Dice Fall: Exegesis and Theology in Three Recent Board Games

Christopher Heard
Professor of Religion
Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence
Pepperdine University
Christopher.heard@pepperdine.edu

Abstract

Designers of Bible-themed games face the challenge of adapting biblical stories into a game format without sacrificing coherence with the source material. An analysis of three popular board games demonstrates each exhibits exegetical and theological inconsistencies that, despite the good intentions of their designers, risks alienating players, whose interest in gameplay is generally religiously motivated.

 
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