A New Board Game and Contest!

Inheritance1

You may have missed out on the last board game, but not this time! Jawbone Productions, a maker of Biblical board games, wants you to buy their new game Inheritance (which judging by the picture below, looks remarkably like Monopoly…).

Inheritance2

What is this game all about?

Inheritance, a board game inspired by God, and based on His promised inheritance to His saints from both the old and New Testament. Players representing disciples from the seven churches of Revelations, trade property, pay tithes and make offerings as charity for the poor. Players who qualify for the ascension play on the inner board. The winner celebrates Christ as the Lamb of God and the light of the world the results that makes everyone a winner. The mystery of King Solomon’s Seven Pillars of Wisdom is imparted during game play. No prior bible knowledge is required.

Sounds like a good drinking game.

To promote the game’s release, Jawbone is having a contest!

You can win $1,000 if you can write up rap lyrics on the subject of righteousness.

No swearing. Deadline is July 14. And apparently, you must have a proof of purchase of the Inheritance game.

Wait! There’s one more contest from the same company! This one’s for $10,000 and it’s specifically for atheists and agnostics!

Essentially, they say that 1 John in the Bible was written so that it could be read in reverse (by verse) and still communicate the same meaning as when it’s read forward. This contest has two phases.

First:

…find a similar letter or essay, on any subject, similar in length and it’s construction of reverse comprehension as found in 1st John.

Second:

Phase two requires the contestants to write an essay, the subject of which is to be the Seven Pillars of Wisdom as revealed by King Solomon and disclosed in the board game Inheritance® This essay should be readable in the reverse sentence by sentence while communicating the same message as when read normally, and similar to 1st John.

It would be pretty damn funny if an atheist won either of these contests… but it would require buying the board game… but Christian rap is so funny… but… argh! The tension of opposites confounds me yet again.


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  • http://off-the-map.org/atheist/ Siamang

    …find a similar letter or essay, on any subject, similar in length and it’s construction of reverse comprehension as found in 1st John.

    Your butt is stinky. I would not like to smell your butt. If I had a list of things I’d like to smell, your butt would not be on that list. (on and on to the length of John.)

    Okay…. these people are insane.

    I’ve begun to wonder… which is it. Are crazy people just drawn to religion, or does religion drive people crazy?

    Or is it that religion so effectively blurs the line between normal functioning adult and muttering homeless street preacher that people who really shouldn’t be heading up large political organizations, working with children, writing high-school science standards or whatnot nevertheless are?

  • http://danharlow.com Dan Harlow

    You mean I have to read the Bible backwards too? Is my medieval devotion to slavishly reading the written English word from left to right the root cause and reason for my atheism? Curses! If only I had known the bible was written in code!
    Dan Brown, save me!

    :)

  • http://off-the-map.org/atheist/ Siamang

    I just noticed the name of the publisher of this game is Jawbone Publications.

    I think they’re talking out of their donkey.

  • Miko

    Essentially, they say that 1 John in the Bible was written so that it could be read in reverse (by verse) and still communicate the same meaning as when it’s read forward.

    Okay, I just read it… Am I the only one who thinks that it doesn’t really “communicate the same meaning” when read backwards?

  • Kevin

    Aren’t contests that require a purchase illegal?

  • http://off-the-map.org/atheist/ Siamang

    I can’t quite get why they are impressed by something reading similarly backward and forward in verse format… or why they obviously think it’s unique in the world or a sign of divine perfection.

    Someone show them a palandrome… the unmistakable Hand of God!

    A man, a plan, a canal: Panama!

    Behold, I am a GOD!

    Like I said before: Just plain crazy people.

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  • Richard Wade

    (which judging by the picture below, looks remarkably like Monopoly…).

    Is there a “Get out of Hell Free” card? If I build four cathedrals on Vatican Avenue and another disciple lands on it do I get all of his sheckles? Is the Pennsylvania Railroad renamed the Soul Train? Are the “Chance” cards called “Will of God” cards? If I buy the Water Works can I change it into a winery? Is the “Go” square called “In the Beginning?” If I gain the whole board, what profit me if I lose my own soul?

    Is the player who acts as the banker called the Church?

  • Richard Wade

    Okay, I just read it… Am I the only one who thinks that it doesn’t really “communicate the same meaning” when read backwards?

    When I read anything in the Bible it makes exactly the same amount of sense forwards or backwards.

  • Mriana

    Even as a child I never did like such games. I was so thankful my grandmother did not push that Bible board game she had on me after the first time we played it. I found it absolutely BORING! She loved it though. :roll: Now Uno, we had great times with that game, as well as Sorry and alike games. They were fun and we had great times with those games even after I was grown.

  • http://off-the-map.org/atheist/ Siamang

    Is it a universal truth that fundies have absolutely crap photoshop and design skills?

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  • http://gartendekoration24.com/ Bea@Gartendekoration24

    This is a great game. Thx for sharing it. My kids and me love to play it!


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