Have you heard the good news? You probably have, but in 34 AD, most people hadn't. In Commissioned, players take on the role of well-known apostles (such as Paul, John, and Barnabas) as they attempt to spread the gospel across the Mediterranean amidst the persecution and confusion of the early church. Each game begins by selecting one of five scenario cards, each with specific tasks and special rules. Players begin in a single city with a small (but growing) church membership in the region based on the selected scenario. Each round, players draw "faith cards" (representing their apostle's works), face Trials (such as false teachers, who prevent the growth of the church), Pray (select faith cards to help the church), Share their advice on which cards to play, Move to a new city, Grow the church, and Mature (acquire new faith cards). This process continues until the victory condition is met and all players win, or 5 cities' churches have been "extinguished," in which case they lose. An additional game mode allows one player to become the "Adversary," who actively works to undermine the developing church. If you've ever wanted to experience the trials of the early church in board-game format, this is certainly your best bet! Comes with an appendix which explains some of the historical background and biblical citations. 2-6 players. 1 hour playtime.
Arm. Live. Mature. Overcome!
Commissioned is a historically-based, cooperative style board game for 2-6 players thattakes 1 hour. Acting as the Apostles of the early Christian Church, players must worktogether to strengthen their individual decks of faith cards, grow the church, collect thebooks of the New Testament, and overcome persecution. You do not need to knowanything about Christianity or history to play.