Bible Drill

A relaxed memory game for large groups

How To Play Bible Drill

Materials Needed

a Bible for each person playing (preferably with no tabs on them to make it fair)

When youth leader says "draw weapons", each person sits on a pew or chair with their Bible held up in air with binding facing them (this is to keep people from putting their fingers IN the Bible while hold it up so there is no cheating).

The youth leader then calls out a scripture (i.e. John 3:16), makes everyone cite it back to him and then will say "Charge". As soon as "charge" is said, everyone tries to find that scripture in the Bible. The first person to find the scripture AND have their finger on the verse will stand up and start saying the scripture, if they are right, he gets one point. Play to whatever amount of points you would like - have a gift or a pat on the back for winner. (My kids usually are just happy to be a winner, they don't care about a gift)

We absolutely LOVE this game and it's a good builder for the group because they learn the books of the Bible and where things are found.

VARIATION: Play the same way but use a Concordance to pick verses that have the same "keyword" in them (i.e. pure). First person to guess the word that is showing up in all verses gets an extra point - then pick a new "keyword". (That way, everyone has to LISTEN to the verses that are being found)

Hope you enjoy playing as much as I have through the years!!

Added by
Tiffany in USA
on 11 August 2008


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I know the game ,Sword Drill. I use to play it last year at International Academy of Suriname{ IAS } with Mrs.Mohamed the 3rd grade teacher. She is a really fun teacher, and she taught us very well. I got straight A’s. She even gave us lots of present, it was a happy year!

Posted by Jenny Hu 2 years ago

Its a nice game d bible us our sword,so as to hlp us learn d books of d bible

Posted by Tabi bebia 4 years ago

Love the idea of this game and the concept of using the word weapon when talking about the bible. Young inner city young people will be able to relate to this game and it is a great activity to do with young people can't wait to try it out

Posted by angela 6 years ago

Nice! pls give me some helpful skill on how to locate Bible portion within a second thanks

Posted by Jackson 7 years ago

It's amazing and my sutdent will love this game.I can't wait to play this on saturday.hoping more games you have to share.

Posted by christine Enriquez 9 years ago

Nice games will try it tonight...

Posted by 10 years ago

I grew up playing this game, but we called it a sword drill. We also got extra points for our team if we could recite the verse from memory instead of having to locate it in the Bible.

Posted by Vicki 10 years ago

Nice game I will try it

Posted by Kiewiet 10 years ago

I think it is very fun game:)because this game is the word of GOD very interested.God bless all:)

Posted by 10 years ago

played this game with my youths was a lot of fun

Posted by 10 years ago

I really need a new and different bible games. this is very helpful. God bless :)

Posted by Jaja 11 years ago

i really need a bible game for youth such way that the can learn the bible

Posted by Claude 11 years ago

It's a really nice game, the youths love it. We need more games and fun activities for our youths to grow in Christ.

Posted by Villon 11 years ago

We do this with the children at my church but we call it bible races It makes it more fun rather than a "Drill"

Posted by Janelle 11 years ago

I need bible games for all ages to grow youth in the word of God. To know the truth and live by example.

Posted by Tipsy 12 years ago

I love Jesus and these websites for us children to play even adults are so good!!!!! We meed more children and people ALL AGES to learn the WORD OF GOD!!!!!!!!

Posted by 12 years ago

Just played this game with my Youth, I changed it a little bit, so when I say the verse, I hide somewhere on the church campus and they have to find the verse and then find me and tell me the verse. It was a blast!

Posted by Brandon 12 years ago

omg this sounds great! im trying this tonight :)

Posted by angela 12 years ago

This is really a good game..I manged to got teens into the scriptures...teens were very excited while playing..Thanks a lot.....

Posted by Nobel I. Main 12 years ago

I learnt this on a bible camp in Australia and we had our bibles on our heads, later a fellow from England showed us the same game but called it Draw your swords and we put the bible under our armpits, but some of the youth with sweaty armpits refused to play after a few rounds, mostly everyone enjoys it

Posted by Ian 14 years ago

I love the concept of "Draw you weapons!" I might even use that phrase whenever i want youth to get out their Bibles! The Word of God is our sword after all!

Posted by Alyce 14 years ago

Is game sounds great...i will try it out with my youth....fingers crossed!

Posted by Lupe Ramos 14 years ago

this is Great! and I really love the way it got teens into the scriptures... They learned a whole lot about where they could find the books, in the old or the new testament. Thanks!

Posted by RENE 14 years ago

Samuel - Maybe try having a look at the Junior Games section here:

Hope there are some games in there that you can use! :D

Posted by Shorty 14 years ago

Please am holding Sunday School service for children with age ranging from 2 to 8 and 9 to 12,can you help me to get some christian games or activities for them.Thank you, may the Lord be with you. Samuel Italy.

Posted by Samuel Lawrence Nii Ayettey 14 years ago

Thanks...Great way of getting the youth to learn scripture

Posted by Saroj Naicker 14 years ago

I need games for youth age 15 and up

Posted by jonathan 15 years ago

Thanks that sounds like a great activity! I'm going to try it with my youth tonight!

Posted by Lisa 15 years ago

This is a very fun game that i play with my family and also at Awana.

Posted by Anna Jones 15 years ago

I need Bible games for Bible Study with kids the age group ranging from 8-12, thanks in advance for you help.
class usually last for 1 hour.

Posted by Shemikia Vaughn 15 years ago
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