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Bible Pictionary - Making Pictionary more frustrating

Alright, so you've seen and played Pictionary, right? What's the most frustrating part of the game? Getting something you have no way of drawing. Usually though, that doesn't happen: if you get Mickey Mantle, you can at least draw Mickey Mouse, and a fireplace mantle and put em together even if you don't know he's a baseball player.

With Bible Pictionary, you can't really do that. Karen has a copy of this game that her family had got at a thrift store (played once and never again) and I've gone through it and pulled out the most ridiculously impossible-to-draw cards for your perusal.

What do you do, for example, when you get the Brazen Serpent card? Maybe your team is clever enough to say "serpent" instead of just snake, but how do you make him brazen?

I mean even if you know about Zebedee, Japheth, Batimaeus, or Jairus' Daughter, how do you draw them and how to you ensure that your teammates even know the referenced passage?

I mean how about Jehovah, a name for God. Ok, sure, you can draw God (like draw that painting of God creating Adam) but how do you get someone to say a name that touches on an aspect of God?

And how do you draw adjectives like Meek? Do you draw someone inheriting the Earth? And for that matter, how do you draw Beatitudes?

How about Lillies of the Field? It's a reference to Matthew:
"And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith!"
So get to drawing! Draw Solomon in all his glory. Or flowers not toiling or spinning.

They also have these oddly-specific phrases like Jesus Calls Levi, Jesus Betrayed, and Thief's Cross, that would be easy to get people to understand but hard to get them to get the specific phrase they are looking for.

And I had to look up "Bar-Jesus," [here] something I thought was a misprint, but was actually the name of a false prophet (in some translations...others call him other names). Alright, so draw that. Oh and speaking of which, False Witness is a card too

Alright, you get the idea, so let me present you with the rest of the list I compiled (and there were even more names and places than I place below):

Baldhead, Nailprints, Twofold, Fourfold, Sevenfold, Sheepfold, Mespotamia, Talebearer, Bond-Servant, Aquila, Revelation, Cypress Tree, Myrtle Tree, Oak Tree, False Witness, Lillies of the Field, Stiffnecked, Persecute, Grape Cluster, Canaanites, Betroth, Raiment, Barbarous, Sepulchre, Consecrate, Wormwood, Temple Pinnacle, Bowl of Pottage, Outstretched, Gomorrah, Damascus, Pool of Siloam, Slow of Heart, Mount Hermon, Damnation, Inkhorn, Brood of Vipers, Babylonia, Lattice, Cold nor Hot, Pentateuch, Foal of a Donkey, Rye, Inlaid, Pillar of Salt, Eli, First Martyr, Widow's Mite, Spectacle, Sweet as Honey, Armholes, Fish Gate, Brimstone, Unknown Tongues, Aramaic [draw a language, really?], Alleluia, Coppersmith, Goldsmith, Silversmith, Golgotha, The True Vine, Cock Crowed [also Cock and Crowed have their own individual cards too], Time to Mend, Decline, Mephibosheth, Jochebed

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  • Blogger trekerboy says so:
    March 10, 2010 at 9:52 AM  

    Wow, now that would be frustrating!!! top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    April 6, 2010 at 1:19 PM  

    I see your point, however one just need to be creative. I remember playing this game with friends and it was a riot. We had the most fun with the very difficult things to draw. Off course we did break some of the rules. For instance an all play could go on for a few minutes because we were so busy guessing, laughing and drawing that we forgot to look at the time. I would buy this game if I could find it. top