Elder Neil L. Andersen encouraged members of the Church to review General Conference by sharing his family’s special game.
“In my daughter’s family, she creates a general conference review game every six months,” Elder Andersen wrote on social media. “I thought you might find it useful for your families as well.”
“I encourage you to make studying the words of prophets and apostles an active part of your family life. When a person ties himself or herself tightly to the direction given by the Lord’s servants, he or she will find a powerful spiritual strength.”
Download the game from Elder Andersen and his family here. You will need a computer program capable of playing a PowerPoint presentation.
The game works like an episode of Jeopardy, where players choose questions to answer at different point levels. Elder Andersen shared the following instructions on how to play the game:
1. Click on “Slide Show” (or the triangle play button). This will take you to the home page.
2. Divide into teams.
3. The first team chooses a session and point amount. Click on the chosen question and allow a set time (15 seconds–1 minute) to answer.
4. If the team answers correctly, they get the points. If not, the other team gets a chance to answer the question.
5. Click on the slide again for the answer (on a few of the questions you will need to click more than once for multiple answers or pictures that go with names).
6. Click on the “Home” button (at the bottom right corner of the question) to return to the main page (the question will darken so you know it has already been chosen).
7. The other team now gets the chance to choose and answer a question.
8. When all the questions are answered (or you’ve run out of time), have each team decide how many points they want to use for the final question. Write it down on a paper.
9. Click on “FINAL QUESTION” at the bottom of the main page. Have the teams write their answers on a piece of paper and then reveal their answer. Award points if they were correct and take points away if they were incorrect.
10. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins (although really everyone is a winner for reviewing what they learned at general conference)!
Throughout the game, and especially at the end, bear your testimony, encourage participants to talk about what was meaningful to them, and discuss what specific things you will do to follow the counsel that was given at general conference.
We love the idea of this game. What do you do to review General Conference and incorporate it into your life?
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.