A Game of Cards

Over the last couple of years we’ve launched our Discipleship and DMC Decks. These are both decks of 52 cards, each with a question which helps skip small talk and get straight into deep and fruitful conversation. There are so many ways to use the decks, from talking through the questions in one-to-one discipleship, to incorporating dice and counters to create your own multiplayer game. To help you get the most out of your decks, I’ve compiled a few of the most creative ideas we’ve heard from you guys.

 

Short and simple…

Snap

I imagine you know how this one goes, but here’s a question asking twist: whoever’s the last to call ‘Snap!’ answers the top question on the pile in the middle.

Higher or lower

You need a dealer for this, who turns over cards one by one. Going clockwise, players have to guess if the next card will be higher or lower. If they guess incorrectly, they answer the question on the last card turned over. If they’re correct or it’s a card with the same value, they can pick another player to answer.

 

A little longer…

Cheat

Follow the normal rules, bluffing to get rid of your hand, with players answering the question on the top every time they lose and have to pick up the card pile.

Spoons

A classic game of spoons, but the loser of each round is asked a question from the hand of the player who completed their set.

Monopoly

This one will take a bit more preparation, but it’s perfect for small group settings. To start, lay out your DMC or Discipleship Deck cards on all the property tiles of a Monopoly board. On their turn, a player rolls the dice and answers the question they land on. If they land on a Community Chest or Chance tile, they create their own question to ask another player. There’s no real ending to this, but you could replace cards as they’re answered, and play until you finish the deck.

 

Playing cards is all fun and games, but greater freedom and friendship is what this game is all about! Share your stories on instagram @hellofusionmovement.

Jess Reed

Administrator

Jess is based in Loughborough as part of the Operations Team. She's passionate about prayer and community, and loves fluffy animals.