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Can Christians play board games?

Submitted: 10/1/2005
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Question: Are there games permissible for saints to play, checkers for one?

Answer: We do not know of any Scriptures that prohibit the playing of games such as checkers, chess, backgammon, etc. The larger isuue would be how we use our time. For example, playing a game of checkers may not be a problem, but playing for hours every day would not be a proper use of the limited time we have all been entrusted with to advance the kingdom of God. Ephesians 5:15-16 says, 'See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.'