​If Would you Rather is a favorite game around your house, this Doctrine & Covenants and Church History version is a must!  Would you Rather is a fun game that gives you a little peek into what others are thinking. Sometimes the answers bring laughs and other times they bring quiet contemplation. Sometimes the choices are easy and obvious and other times they are more complicated and difficult to choose from.

This Church History / Doctrine and Covenants version is a fun way to get a peek at what others are thinking while at the same time include some gospel discussion in your game.

Church History Would You Rather

This game is perfect for an FHE lesson or activity or for an addition to your Come, Follow Me study. The included questions are a fun way to think about what it would be like to go back in time and experience some of the events around the Restoration and history of the Church.

Unlike a traditional game of Would you Rather, which gives you one question with 2 options, the strips of this game are individual. This means you will need to use 2 strips, but you can come up with dozens of different combinations to keep the game going.

 ​Playing Doctrine and Covenants Would You Rather

These questions could be used in so many different ways. You could use them during your Come, Follow Me time at home, in your Primary or Seminary class, or for a youth activity with the Young Women and Young Men. They are great for FHE, or use the for some dinner time conversation while you’re all sitting around the dinner table.

Simply cut out the cards and put them in jar (or hat or bowl) and get ready to play. Here’s a couple if different ways you can play this game, depending on the ages and type of group you’re playing with.

  • Choose 2 – Pass the basket around and have each person draw 2 cards. Then, simply go around the circle and they have to read their two options and their choice. Once everyone has had their turn, put them all back into the basket and pass it around again. Because they are single options on each card, you can play multiple rounds without getting the same choices.
  • Group Play – Have one person choose 2 cards and read them aloud. Then, go around and have everyone give their answer (and the reason why they made that choice!) Once everyone has answered, choose 2 new cards and go around again.
  • Scripture Chase – Remember those good ‘ol Seminary scripture chases? This is great for older kids who would love a more challenging approach. Have each person draw their 2 cards, then find the scripture to go with them. Then, go around and have each person read their cards and give the scripture reference that relates to it before they reveal which they would rather be. Make it into a race for more of a challenge.
  • For Younger Children – If you have younger children, this is a great time to briefly recount the stories in the Book of Mormon. You could choose 2 cards each day, then briefly tell (or have them tell) the story on each card. Then have them choose which they would rather be and discuss why.

Be sure to find out the WHY behind the answer! It’s fun to get insights into why people choose what they do.

Would You Rather …

  • Help translate the Book of Mormon
  • Help print the Book of Mormon
  • Attend the first General Conference
  • Attend the School of the Prophets
  • Help Emma establish the Relief Society
  • Be a missionary to the Lamanites
  • Be part of Zion’s Camp
  • Help establish Nauvoo
  • Rescue the Book of Commandments
  • Be at the Kirtland Temple dedication
  • Cross the plains with Brigham Young
  • Help build the Nauvoo Temple
  • Be with Joseph when Elijah restored the sealing power
  • Travel with the first missionaries to England

Any way you chose to use these fun cards, I hope they help bring a little life into your study of the Doctrine and Covenants and Church history.

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