For ages people have wondered who the real king of Christmas is. Santa clause or Jesus Christ. This lighthearted party card game is here this holiday season to answer that very question. Recently we got to try out Santa Vs Jesus: The Epic Party Game. For those that have never tried it out it’s a procedural card game where two teams compete to see who can earn the most followers. Team Jesus again Team Santa. Will you’re Christmas knowledge give you the edge or will you fail to gain the support of those looking for some xmas guidance?
How It Works
At the start of the game players are divided as evenly as possible into two teams. One representing team Jesus and the other representing team Santa. The objective of the game is to ensure that your team ends up with more followers than the other team by the end of the game. This is done by competing in a number of Christmas themed challenges and games.
For some extra variance each player also gets to pick their own character card. Each team has a total of 14 character cards and everyone can pick whichever character they enjoy the most such as The Virgin Mary or Mrs Clause.
At the start each team starts with 14 believer cards.
Now that everything is selected you’re ready to play. From here on out it’s pretty simple. Just flip the cards in the proper order and do what they say. A typical round will have a story, a challenge or riddle and then an answer. If the called upon team successfully completes the challenge then they score some sweet sweet believers from the other team!
Santa Vs Jesus Review
This game is easy to play and a blast if you’re looking to get into the Christmas spirit. There’s not a ton of Christmas themed party card games on the market so if you’re looking to try one out this is a great option.
We ended up playing this game a couple times in different settings. The first time was later in the night after a few drinks and the second time was a more casual affair. Both times were fun but the latter was definitely the best way to play the game.
The challenges in the game itself are super fun. Never realized how little I knew about the history and traditions of Christmas until playing this game. Santa Vs Jesus would make an awesome gift for any friend or relative that loves to go all-out on the holiday season!
Being the fans of drinking that we are we decided to add in some drinking rules to make that Christmas cheer flow a little quicker. For best results grab a glass or two of nog for this.
- If anyone calls another player by anything other than their character name they take a drink.
- If a challenge is failed the whole team drinks.
- Anytime anyone says “Christmas” (except when answering one of the questions) takes a drink in celebration!
- At the end of the game the losing team must take a sip for each follower the winning team has more then them. So if it’s a score of 18-10 then the losing team would drink 8 times each.
Whether you’re looking for a gift for a friend or just trying to bring some holiday joy into a family gathering Santa vs Jesus is a great way to do it.