Do your children like to play Monopoly&trade? Then, they might enjoy this Catholic alternative. Rather than encouraging children to attain as much wealth as possible as in Monopoly&trade, the goal of the game is to build as many churches and cathedrals as possible in order to "spread the Word of the Lord."
Each game comes with instructions, game board, play money, churches and cathedrals instead of houses and hotels, "Biblical" tokens, such as an angel, ark, or chalice, to move around the board, Faith cards, Community Service cards, deed cards, and dice. The game board includes countries of the world, such as Poland and Ireland; continents, such as South America and Africa; and famous or important Catholic sites, such as the Vatican, Jerusalem, and Mount Sinai, instead of streets; and famous shrines and cathedrals instead of utilities and railroads. The alternative to "Go to Jail" is "Go to Confession" and the alternative for "Just visiting" is "Just Praying."
On the back of the "deed cards," are several interesting Catholic facts, such as the Apparition at Fatima on the Portugal card or the first parish established in the U.S. on the U.S.A. card. Biblical locations include facts about why these places are important, such as "Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist at the river Jordan", and a scripture passage to look up in the Bible. An example of a Faith card, which replaces a Chance card, is "Your novena has been answered. Advance to 'In The Beginning.' Collect $200." An example of a Community Service card, which replaces a Community Chest card, is "collect $30 as a blessing for being Youth Group leader.
As you move your token around the board, you will be learning interesting Catholic facts on the back of the various deed cards as you collect them and build churches and cathedrals. For those who don't want to spend hours playing the game, a shortened version is also offered.
if ordering from the publisher that in at least one place on the website, the phone number is incorrectly listed. The correct phone number is 971-506-5615.