RECongress Resources: Children's Software

Compiled expressly by the Tech Center for the 1998 Religious Education Congress
Office of Religious Education, Los Angeles Catholic Archdiocese
 
Software Resource Guide Internet Resource Guide

Compiled expressly for the 1998 Religious Education Congress, this page of web links is in no way an exhaustive list of Catholic software available. This is meant to only provide examples of what can be found.
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Online Games

CATHOLIC CHALLENGE BIBLE GAME
www.catholicgames.com
The first and only Church-approved Bible computer game for Catholics.
Free Online Trial

CATHOLIC CHALLENGE CATECHISM GAME
www.catholicgames.com
The first and only Church-approved Catechism computer game for Catholics.
Free Online Trial

CERTAMEN CATOLICO (en español)
www.catholicgames.com
Catholic Challenge Catechism Game in Spanish
Trate este juego con mucha accián y vea que divertido es aprender El Catecismo.
Practica

 

Game Titles

4 KIDS 2 PLAY BIBLE EDITION
$39.95 (Brown-ROA)
Eight programs combined into one: create and color your favorite Bible stories, go through a maze, or just listen to or create sounds in this program loaded with surprise buttons and exciting animations. Attractive to children of all ages.
0-697-17965-6  $39.95

ADVENTURE BIBLE HANDBOOK: THE RESCUE CD-ROM
$39.95 (Liguori Publications)
Five children create a holographic Bible history in a big computer where they meet Froggo, a computer glitch, and Max, a computer virus. Froggo is captured by Max, and the five must rescue him by solving riddles and defusing three bombs.

BIBLE ADVENTURES
$39.95 (Catholic Software)
Three adventures: get the animals onboard Noah’s ark; save Baby Moses  from the Pharaoh’s soldiers; or battle Goliath as young David.
System requirements: 286 or compatible, 640k of RAM,  EGA.
Optional: joystick compatible.
Also: Nintendo, Sega

BIBLE BUILDER
$14.95 (Catholic Software)
Reveal a hidden Bible verse by assembling bits of Bible script and explore over 50 animated scenes with more than 700 Bible references.
System Requirements: IBM PC or compatibles, EGA, 640k of RAM, DOS 2.1 or greater.
Optional: Hard disk, mouse, Sound Blaster or Adlib-compatible sound card
CD-ROM

BIBLE CROSSWORDS
(Logos Research Systems)
Computer- or paper-based game with 200 color-customizable puzzles with Bible
references as hints. Three skill levels, from beginning to advanced.
Requirements: IBM-PC or compatible, 800k of disk space.
IBM 3.5" DISK

BIBLE PAINT AND LEARN II
$29.95 (Brown-ROA)
Read and paint dozens of Bible stories interwoven with pictures. Each picture has a story along with three multiple-choice questions with an animated sequence

BIBLE TIME FUN CD-ROM
$9.95 (Catholic Software)
Read the Bible stories of Noah, Daniel, David and Goliath, and Jesus and the Children amid activities, games, puzzles and more; includes Bible Paint with drawing modes. Ages 4-12.

BOOKIE BOOKWORM TALKING BOOKS:
   Daniel and The Lions' Den – CD-ROM
   Noah and The Ark - CD-ROM
   David and Goliath - CD-ROM
$39.95 EACH (Catholic Software)
Interactive Bible stories for children who can't read yet. Bookie Bookworm will read to them; with colorful full screen illustrations, lively music and pop-up surprises.

CATHOLIC CATECHISM BOARD GAME
$21.95  (Catholic Shopper)
The Catholic Catechism Learning Game from Divinity Religious Products. The new Catechism is now available to you as a Board Game that entire families can play together. Questions are in Easy, Moderate, and Difficult categories. Laugh and learn together. Developed by Catholic educators. Church approved for publication.
DRP:002

CATHOLIC CHALLENGE BIBLE GAME
$19.95  (Divinity Religious Products)
Over 2,000 questions and answers cross-referenced to the new Catechism of the Catholic Church. With three levels of difficulty. Plus 50 "name that tune" style liturgical music selections.
Win/Mac

CATHOLIC CONCENTRATION
$25.00 (Catholic Software)
Match religious pictures to reveal a rebus of phrases from the Bible, the Mass, or Catholic prayers. First to decipher the rebus wins. Can play 2-player or against the computer.
(DISK ONLY)
Requires: Windows 3.1 or later, SVGA graphics; sound card recommended

CATHOLIC FAMILY BIBLE GAME
$29.95 (Divinity Religious Products)
Based on  the New American  Bible. Questions and answers in 5 categories. Church
approved for publication.  For ages 7 and up.

CATHOLIC GAMES
$65.00 (Catholic Software)
Three games on one CD: “Catholic Concentration,” “Catholic Trivia,” and “The
Search for Sister Margaret.”
Requires: IBM or compatible, Windows 3.1 or higher, SVGA graphics, and a 2X
or better CD-ROM drive.

CATHOLIC JUMBLES
$25.00 (Catholic Software)
Race the clock to unscramble words and phrases related to the faith.
Win3.1 or better (DISK ONLY)
Requires: SVGA graphics; sound card recommended

CATHOLIC QUIZ WHIZ
$19.95 (Liguori)
Quiz game on diskette. Questions taken from "The Catechism Handbook" by Fr. Oscar Lukefahr.
DOS/Mac

CATHOLIC TRIVIA
$25.00 (Catholic Software)
Match your knowledge about the Church trivia with sound effects and SVGA graphics.
Requires: IBM or compatible, Windows 3.1 or higher and SVGA graphics. (Diskettes only)
The Search for Sister Margaret 99
(Catholic Software) $35.00
This new version is similar to the popular Carmen Sandiego games but is linked to the history of the Church rather than world geography, with new scenarios and characters, specially designed for today's larger screen sizes.
Requires: IBM or compatible computer, Windows 95/98, 800 x 600 SVGA color graphics, and a sound card. ((Diskettes or CD-ROM)-ROM)

CATHOLIC YOUTH BIBLE TRIPLE CHALLENGE
$19.95  (Catholic Shopper)
Learn about the Bible in a fun and engaging manner. This Bible trivia game has over 1,000 multiple choice questions and can be played with up to three players.
Requires: Microsoft® Windows; Flash Player 6 or above

CHURCH PAINT & LEARN
$39.95 (Brown-ROA)
A comprehensive "electronic coloring-book" that helps Children learn important facts about the Church. Ages 4-8.

CONFLICT IN JERUSALEM
$49.95 (Catholic Software)
Players become part of the Passover week leading up to and including the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus while solving puzzles. Ages 10 to adult.
System Requirements: IBM-PC or compatible, 4MB disk space.
Optional: sound card.

DAVID & GOLIATH ON CD-ROM
$39.95 (Liguori Publications)
Experience the story of a small, young boy who overcomes a terrible giant to become a champion of his people and the king of Israel!
Win/Mac

EXODUS
$29.95 (Catholic Software)
An action-packed game to help Moses solve 100 fast-paced mazes with 250 Bible questions and 50 reward screens designed to familiarize you with the entire Book of Exodus.
System requirements: IBM-PC, 286, minimum 512K of RAM, EGA, keyboard or joystick
IBM 3.5” DISKS
Also: Gameboy, Nintendo, Sega

GEOQUEST DELUXE
$35.00
A global scavenger hunt with color photos of each locale with particular attention on Christian holy sites.
(DISK ONLY)
Requires: IBM or compatible, MS-DOS, VGA graphics; supports Sound Blaster, but not required.

GOSPEL CHAMPIONS (PC Video Game)
$15.95  (Catholic Shopper)
Gospel Champions takes kids back to Biblical times by recreating Gospel stories in a new game that intertwines 3D action/adventure game play with sequenced elements of Gospel stories from the Lectionary. Additionally, kids get bonus points for finding Catholic prayers, teachings and saints in the game. The game has three different skill settings for ages 6 and up.
Requires: Windows 98, ME, 2000 or XP.

HALLOWEEN ALTERNATIVES
$4.95
Are you looking for a way to reclaim Halloween as “All Hallows’ Eve”? Anne Joan Flanagan, FSP, Managing Editor of My Friend (Catholic Magazine for Kids), draws from her experience to offer themes for three All Saints’ parties.  Halloween Alternatives is filled with wholesome -- and saintly -- Halloween activities and party ideas, so that Catholic children can enjoy the innocent fun of costumes and candy. Includes reproductive invitations, game materials and take-home leaflets, plus recipes and costume ideas.

JOSHUA’S BATTLE AT JERICHO
$39.95 (Catholic Software)
A sequel to "Exodus," you are Joshua's spy to compile information for the battle.
In the second battle of the adventure you become Joshua. Over 100 timed levels
of action to solve 250 Bible-based questions.
IBM 3.5” DISK
Also: Nintendo, Gameboy

JOURNEY TO THE PROMISED LAND
$29.95 (Brown-ROA)
Bible question-and-answer game. Up to four players or teams can compete to
see who will reach Jericho first. Animated characters will chronicle your
journey through over 1,200 questions. Ages 8 to adult.

THE KIDS' INTERACTIVE BIBLE CD-ROM SERIES:
  The Life of Moses
  The Life of Paul
  The Life of David
  The Life and Ministry of Jesus
$24.95 EACH (Catholic Software)
A complete overview of the life of a Bible person through slide shows, full motion video, Bible text, animation, audio, and more. Games and surprises, including Bible trivia and memorization.

LINGUA LATIN
$6.00 (AMC Technology)
A little Latin tutor. Windows 3.1 or Windows 95.

McGEE'S NEW MEDIA KID'S BIBLE CD-ROM
$39.95 (Catholic Software)
Children learn the Bible through interactive Bible stories, sound studio, games and Bible trivia, puzzles, child-appealing graphics, and McGee art drawing programs.

MY MATH TUTOR (CD-ROM only)
$25.00 (Catholic Software)
Especially for homeschoolers, this program covers every aspect of mathematics, from simple addition to complex algebra. It teaches how to work the problems, then gives exercises and will grade and keep record of scores.
Requires:: Windows 3.1 or higher, SVGA graphics, 2X or better CD-ROM drive

MY TUTOR
$15.00 (Computer Software)
Great for studying, this new program drills you on questions that you enter into its database.
(DISK ONLY)
Requires: Windows 3.1 or better,  IBM or compatible

NOAH AND THE ARK ON CD-ROM
$29.95 (Logos Research Systems)

ONESIMUS: THE QUEST FOR FREEDOM
$29.95 (Brown-ROA)
A 256-color Super Nintendo-style action game is of an escaped Roman slave on the run, longing for freedom.

PIK 'N CLIK
$19.95 (Brown-ROA)
Match up pairs of animated pictures to reveal a Bible puzzle. Small children can use the "no puzzle mode" that leaves the picture in place as they match pairs. Ages 7 and up.

PLAY & LEARN CHILDREN'S BIBLE ON CD-ROM
$39.95
50 animated key Bible stories that teach a lesson with hidden actions, facts, and background
information, electronic coloring pages, puzzles, mazes, matching card games and sing-along!
Win3.1/Win95
System requirements: 486SX, 33 Mhz or higher, 8 MB RAM

QUEST OF THE SCROLL SCHOLAR
Hunt through the Sacred Scrolls for clues to 80 Bible characters. Over 400 clues and 80 Bible characters in random order with game. Three styles of play, both boys and girls. Ages 8 to adult.
Minimum requirements: IBM-PC 286, 640k of RAM,  800k of hard disk space, VGA color graphics.
Optional: Sound Blaster or ProAudio Spectrum sound card for enhanced sound effects and music score.
IBM 3.5” DISK & CD-ROM

READ WITH ME BIBLE CD-ROM
$39.95 (Catholic Software)
Based on the NIV translation, this Bible storybook contains 22 stories to be read aloud by the program or by your child, with background music and sound effects. Pronunciations and definitions are provided for all words, as well as puzzles, hidden shapes, sneaky birds, guess the word, and pop-up surprises. Ages 5-10.

SAINTS AND HEROES PAINT & LEARN
$39.95 (Brown-ROA)
Stories and quizzes allows "on screen" painting of more than 30 saints and heroes from the Old Testament and Church. Ages 4-12

SCRIPT-TIONARY
$17.95 (Bible Games Company)
For parties, group play, or classroom use. Each card contains clues in five categories with a brief definition of the word, plus a
biblical reference. Players must draw or act out the clue while teammates guess the answer. Ages 10 and up.

SCRIPTURE SLEUTH
(Liguori)

THE SEARCH FOR SISTER MARGARET
$35.00 (Catholic Software)
Similar to the Carmen Sandiego games, with a focus on Church history instead of geography.
Win3,1 or better,   (DISK ONLY)
Requires: SVGA graphics; sound card.

SPIRITUAL WARFARE
$39.95 (Catholic Software)
Battle the forces of evil found in locations throughout a modern city – a park, a slum, an airport, casinos and beach. Enhance your strength by attending church and correctly answering Bible questions. Over 300 rooms and 12 diverse territories to keep play new. Ages 4 and up.
Requirements: IBM-PC or compatible, 640k of RAM, EGA, with 256k floppy or hard disk, supports Sound Blaster.
IBM 3.5” & 5.25" DISKS
Also: Gameboy, Nintendo, Sega

STICKMAN BIBLE SERIES - BOOK OF GENESIS
A unique multimedia CD that provides an entertaining and fun way to learn the books of the Bible for all ages! As entertaining as it is educational the first CD in the series "The Book of Genesis" features 24 different animated story segments including the creation of the world, Adam & Eve, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph and more... over 40 minutes of "Stickman" animation! You also get the entire book of Genesis with illustrated chapter reviews, 250 multiple-choice questions that cover all the major information contained in the Book of Genesis, plus five interactive games,
desktop pictures and special screensavers! With more CDs to follow, the Stickman Bible Series is a unique, fun and scripturally accurate way
for Catholics young and old to enhance their understanding of the Bible in a systematic and sequential way unseen in any other multimedia product.
Software (9013) $ 19.95 Order Here

VERSE QUEST
$15.00 (Catholic Software)
Hangman-style Bible game, where phrases are actually Bible verses.
Win3.1 or better (DISK ONLY)
Requires: VGA graphics recommended

WHERE'S NOAH?
$29.95 (Brown-ROA)
Races against the clock to find Noah and other objects within well-known biblical scenes. Read stories from the Old and New Testaments, and then search for treasures among picturesque scenes, with plenty of pictures that can be used for discussion. Ages 4-10

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Non-Computer Games

CATHOLIC QUIZ FLIP BOOKS
$39.95 - set
1,800 question & answer sets on the Catholic Faith. 200 questions and answers for each
grade level from kindergarten to 9th grade.
Catholic Quiz Card Game - grade K/1 $5.06
Catholic Quiz Card Game - grade 2 $5.06
Catholic Quiz Card Game - grade 3 $5.06
Catholic Quiz Card Game - grade 4 $5.06
Catholic Quiz Card Game - grade 5 $5.06
Catholic Quiz Card Game - grade 6 $5.06
Catholic Quiz Card Game - grade 7 $5.06
Catholic Quiz Card Game - grade 8 $5.06
Catholic Quiz Card Game - grade 9 $5.06
Catholic Quiz Card Game - complete set $39.95

CATHOLIC CATECHISM LEARNING GAME
$29.95 (Divinity Religious Products)
The new Catechism as a Board Game that entire families can play together.
Questions are in easy, moderate, and difficult categories. Church approved.

THE ROSARY GAME!
$5.95
New board game helps beginners become familiar with the prayers and the mysteries of the Rosary. Players choose a card, then work together to earn game pieces by completing the activity on the card and saying a prayer together.

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Miscellaneous

Geo-Safari Titles

GEO-SAFARI ELECTRONIC LEARNING GAME: BIBLE EDITION
$99.95
Includes Old Testament game pack
GEO-SAFARI
Ages 8 and up.
All the "tried and true" features are now enhanced with these new attractions: head-to-head "Game Show" Answer Pad; Review Mode; and Score Readout. Available packs include:

Gameboy

KING JAMES BIBLE FOR USE ON GAMEBOY
The entire King James version of the Bible, plus two challenging word games.
You can perform simple or complex word searches to find any word or
combination of words in the entire Bible.
 

Nintendo Titles

SUNDAY FUNDAY – THE RIDE
Wisdom Tree Inc. and recording artists 4Him have teamed up to produce
this first-ever game for Nintendo which includes music from this Christian
music group. Includes two games, plus karaoke of 4Him's hit song ''The Ride!"

BIBLE BUFFET
Features of the board game transformed to the fast action of a video arcade!
Up to four preschoolers can play at one time.

KING OF KINGS
Follow the childhood of  Jesus in three biblical adventures: follow the Star of the
East; escape to Egypt to avoid King Herod; or search for young Jesus in the Holy
City of Jerusalem. Each adventure offers 11 to 12 levels and full-screen status
bar with maps and score.
 

Super Nintendo Title

SUPER 3D NOAH'S ARK
Soon the ark doors will open and it’s your job as Noah to regain order and
gather all the animals running loose about the ark.

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CONTACTS
AMC Technology, PO Box 2094, Carlsbad, CA 92018-2094; (800) 490-2792
American Bible Society, 1865 Broadway, New York, NY 10023; (800) 322-4253
Brown-ROA, PO Box 1028, Dubuque, IA 52004-1028; (800) 922-7696
Catholic Software, PO Box 1914, Murray, KY 42071; (502) 753-8198
Catholic Shopper - http://www.catholicshopper.com/products/games.html

Liguori Publications, One Liguori Dr, Liguori, MO 63057-9999; (800) 325-9521 ext. 354
Our Sunday Visitor, 200 Noll Plaza, Huntington, IN 46750;  (800) 348-2440
Pauline Software, operated by Daughters of St. Paul, (800) 876-4463
Videos With Values, 7315 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63143; (800) 233-4629
Wisdom Tree, PO Box 8682, Tucson, AZ 85738; (800) 772-4253
Youth Specialties, Order Center, PO Box 4406, Spartanburg, SC 29305-4406; (800) 776-8008


Software titles are available or produced by company names in parenthesis.
Edited and compiled by CeJy for the Tech Center with help from Sr. Caroline Ceverny.

Updated: March 20, 2012
©1998, 2006 Tech Center,  Office of Religious Education, Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
Not responsible for incorrect or missing information.

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