It’s loosely based on the classic capitalist game Monopoly, but it’s intended to teach kids about stewardship. And unlike the Parker Brothers perennial best seller, ”Episcopopoly” is about more than just money. Instead of building houses and hotels, the object is to build a church.
…The squares on the board are all churches and seminaries that agreed to help financially sponsor the first 3,500 games, which are almost all sold out.
Instead of choosing to be a top hat, a race car or a dog, players move around the board using tokens such as a baptismal font, a lamb, a dove or the bell tower from the University of the South, an Episcopal college and seminary in Sewanee, Tenn.
Instead of cards denoted ”Chance” and ”Community Chest,” players can draw cards when they land on either ”time, talent and treasure” or ”operating budget.”
I can see why they wouldn’t have “go to jail.” That might be just too realistic for some Diocese; both Episcopal and Catholic. I think I would have preferred Grace to replace Chance.