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THERE'S A BIBLE ON THE MICROWAVE!!: A Themed Card Game By P. K. WADDLE

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GustavMahler
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This is now the 7th of my 7 card games in development, now ready for posting for critique and comment. Thanks to all my new design pals in both TGC forums and BGDF forums for their comments and encouragement !!!

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You are a mild-mannered custodian who has taken a job with Our First Lady of Confusion Church. You think it will be no big deal-- the usual sweeping and dusting..

But you go into the building and ..
Wait..
Perhaps the church's name should have given you pause...

Holy Heck has broken loose !!! There are things that belong in the kitchen that belong in the sanctuary-- and there are things in the sanctuary that belong in the kitchen !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Why, There's a Chalice in the Sink!!
And There's a Spatula on The Altar!!

And Oh My Goodness..

THERE'S A BIBLE ON THE MICROWAVE !!!!

There's a Bible On the Microwave!!! : A Themed Card Game by P. K. Waddle

OBJECT: To make sets of cards that replace items from a church's kitchen back into the sanctuary where they belong and vice versa.
PLAYERS : 2 or 3
COMPONENTS : 24 Misplaced Kitchen Items Cards, 24 Sanctuary Item Return Cards, 24 Misplaced Sanctuary Items Cards, 24 Kitchen Item Return, 48 Move Item to Proper Location Cards , 20 Church Locked Cards, 24 Church Key Cards

SETUP : Shuffle ALL the cards together and deal 10 to each player The remaining cards are set face down into a draw pile.

To get points, player are attempting to make sets. To do so a player must collect 3 cards that form a set.

All the sets are constructed as follows :

MISPLACED ITEM CARD -- ANY MOVE ITEM TO PROPER LOCATION CARD -- RETURN CARD CORRESPONDING TO MISPLACED ITEM CARD

Each Misplaced Item card must be matched to it's proper return card and played with a MOVE Item Card to form a 3 card set that the player may lay down to get the point total printed on the MOVE CARD.

There are 20 Move Item For 1 Point Cards, 13 Move Item for 2 Points Cards, 9 Move Item for Three Points Cards and 6 Move Item for 5 Points Cards.

There are 12 pairs each of items that need to be moved from the Kitchen back to the Sanctuary and from the Sanctuary Back to The Kitchen.

There are 2 cards of each of the four " item" types in the decks-- the 4 types are:

MISPLACED ITEM IN KITCHEN
RETURN ITEM TO SANCTUARY
MISPLACED ITEM IN SANCTUARY
RETURN ITEM TO KITCHEN

( 24 of each making 96 of these cards total.)

CARD SETS:

Each pair of misplaced item cards and their corresponding returned item cards are :

MISPLACED SANCTUARY ITEM IS IN THE KITCHEN CARDS/ REUTRN ITEM TO SANCTUARY CARDS
1. Bible is on the Microwave/ Return Bible to Sanctuary
2. Chalice is in the Sink/Return Chalice to Sanctuary
3. Choir Robe is in Pantry/Return Choir Robe to Sanctuary
4. Holy Water is in the Refrigerator/Return Holy Water to Sanctuary
5. Palm Frond is in the Dishwasher/ Return Palm Frond to Sanctuary
6. Collection Plate is in the Sink/Return Collection Plate to Sanctuary
7. Hymnal is on the Stove/Return Hymnal to Sanctuary
8 .Bulletin is on the Toaster/Return Bulletin to Sanctuary
9. Prayer Book is On the Stove/Return Prayer Book to Sanctuary
10. Choir Music is in the Kitchen Garbage Can/Return Choir Music to Sanctuary
11. Communion Wafers are in the Cookie Jar/Return Communion Wafers to Sanctuary
12. Communion Wine is In the Dishwasher/ Return Communion Wine to Sanctuary

MISPLACED KITCHEN ITEMS IN THE SANCTUARY CARDS / RETURN ITEM TO KITCHEN CARDS

1. Bag of Potato Chips is on a Pew/ Return Bag of Potato Chips to Kitchen
2. Spatula is on the altar/Return Spatula to Kitchen
3. Frozen Turkey is On the Organ/Return Frozen Turkey to Kitchen
4. Spoon is on the Piano/ Return Silverware to Kitchen
5. Box of Cereal is In the Choir Loft/Return Cereal to Kitchen
6. Fork is on the Altar/ Return Fork To Kitchen
7. Coffee Maker is on the Organ/Return Coffee Maker to Kitchen
8. Ladle is in the Choir Loft/Return Ladle to Kitchen
9. Dish Towel is on the Altar/Return Dish Towel To Kitchen
10. Carton of Milk is on the Organ/Return Carton of Milk to Kitchen
11. Can of Creamed Corn is on a Pew/Return Can of Creamed Corn to Kitchen
12. Tea Bags are on the Altar/Return Tea Bags to Kitchen

EXAMPLES OF SETS :

A Misplaced Kitchen Item Back to Sanctuary Set :

Tea Bag is On the Altar Card/ Move Item Card for 3 points/Return Tea Bags to Kitchen

A Misplaced Sanctuary Item Back To Kitchen Set :

Holy Water is in the Refrigerator/ Move Item Card for 2 Points/ Return Holy Water to Sanctuary

The other cards in the deck are marked " CHURCH LOCKED" and " CHURCH KEY". If a player plays A CHURCH LOCKED car on their opponent , that player is unable to play sets until they play a CHURCH KEY card.

GAME PLAY :

On a turn a player may do one of the three :

-- Play a set. ( MISPLACED ITEM/MOVE/CORRESPONDING RETURN CARD)
-- Play a CHURCH LOCKED CARD on their opponent
-- Play a CHURCH KEY card to restore their ability to play sets.
-- Discard up to THREE cards from their hand and pick up the same amount from the draw pile.

After a player does any of these 4 options their turn is over.

END OF ROUND/GAME/SCORING

The round ends when one of these situations occur :
--One player has played EITHER 5 kitchen-move-sanctuary sets OR 5 sanctuary-move-kitchen sets. ( In a Three Player Game this changes to 4 of either.)
-- The draw pile is completely exhausted.

There is a " race" element about making sets. While on one hand it may be advantageous to perhaps delay setting down sets until you have a higher point MOVE card in your hand, the first player to get to the " goal" of 5 sets of either type of replacing ( KITCHEN TO SANCTUARY or SANCTUARY TO KITCHEN) ending the round not only gets a 5 point bonus, their opponent(s) loses from their point total of the sets they have laid down in this manner :

for every MISMATCHED card left in their hand -- lose 1/2 a point
for every CHURCH KEY card in their hand -- lose 1 points
for every CHURCH LOCKED CARD in their hand -- lose 2 points

Round continues until someone reaches 50 points, and then that player is declared the winner !! If more than one player were to exceed 50 points at the end of a round, the person with the most points wins.

SPECIAL NOTE:

THIS GAME IS BASED ON A TRUE STORY. :) Please ask the designer if interested in the story :)

joni
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GustavMahler wrote: SPECIAL

GustavMahler wrote:

SPECIAL NOTE:

THIS GAME IS BASED ON A TRUE STORY. :) Please ask the designer if interested in the story :)


*lol*

GustavMahler
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hehe.. :)

Got a giggle from Joni.. waiting to see if I will ever be asked the story. :)

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