Embarking on an Old Testament adventure has never been
easier than playing one of Doug Baltzegar’s board games.
Retired corporate chaplain Doug Baltzegar is the mastermind
behind three Bible story based games geared towards children.
The board games focus on the Old Testament stories of
Joseph, rebuilding the Jerusalem
wall in Nehemiah, and the Exodus out of Egypt.
“They’re called edu-tainment games,” Baltzegar said
emphasizing that they are both fun and educational for children.
“I try to include a little humor and make them biblically
accurate,” he said.
In “The Life of Joseph” game, players walk through Joseph’s
journey with him as he goes from a slave to a ruler in Egypt.
“The Joseph game is really a game about forgiveness,” Baltzegar said as he
talked about how the board games offer children an opportunity to learn
biblical lessons and principals while also learning Old Testament history.
The games are for age six and up involving both corporate
and individual moves, and some cards require players to read scripture
A member of First
Lowell, Baltzegar also taught
religion courses such as Old and New Testament at Gaston
His creations have enabled him to combine his passions for Old
Testament history and games.
The board games were field tested on students at Gaston
Baltzegar said, “All three games are copyrighted and
protected by law,” which is a huge accomplishment for the small business owner
who started Me2Games, LLC, in 2010 to sell his Bible based games. Already, the
games are in at least four states after only selling for about a year.
Priced between $16.99 and $18.99, several stores are selling
the board games in the Gastonia
The games can also be purchased at Me2games.com.