Educational card game
January 27, 2008 3:03 PM   Subscribe

Ran across the card game Ekklesia: The Congregating and was wondering if a similar game had ever been professionally produced.

Some cartoon style cards can be see here.

The name sounds like a play on the words Magic: the Gathering, a game I understand employs thousands of cards and complicated game mechanics. Has any company published a card game or RPG something like this but with the theme of early Christian/Late Roman history? I've heard of Redemption, but this is bible-based, not history-based so it isn't what I'm looking for.
posted by levijk to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
It looks like a ecclesiastical Top Trumps.
posted by zamboni at 3:07 PM on January 27, 2008


Anachronism might fit the bill.... this wikipedia article seems to have more info than their official site.
posted by TuxHeDoh at 3:27 PM on January 27, 2008


There's Credo (review).
posted by robocop is bleeding at 4:56 PM on January 27, 2008


Whoops. Review is here.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 4:57 PM on January 27, 2008


BoardGameGeek.com is the best source on the web for info about interesting board/card games.

Here are a few Roman themed board games. You will want to read the reviews etc to get a sense of whether these will be more complex than what you're looking for. (They list age-suitability and playing time; some of these games are quite long and involved.)
Tribune - political game
Commands and Colors: Ancients - war game
Rome, a set that includes three games.
Gloria Mundi, about the fall of Rome
There are more on this Partial list of games set in Rome -- and if you click around BGG you'll find others too.

If you are set on a card game, here is the BGG result for an "advanced search" on card+ancient.
posted by LobsterMitten at 6:48 PM on January 27, 2008


These are all great; I should've searched boardgamegeek.com first. As usual, the Mefites never fail to impress. Thank ye.
posted by levijk at 7:43 PM on January 27, 2008


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