Bayit builds and curates tools for spiritual life. Some of those tools are new liturgies to meet the needs of this moment. Some are new spiritual practices. Some are new books. And some are games! Play is an important part of spiritual life, and gameplay can be thoughtful, contemplative, inspiring, and more. Here are the first offerings from Bayit Games. (The newest offering is always at the top.)
Passover – Chad Gadya
Chad Gadya gamified! No winners or losers (except the goat), just an extra layer of fun to the song.
Creator Steve Silbert writes:
On the surface, Chad Gadya appears to be nothing so much as a simple folk tune or nursery rhyme. But like so many folk tunes and nursery rhymes, the odd imagery in this song seemingly about a baby goat bought with two coins likely has deeper meaning.
While we enjoy the fun singing after seder dinner, this isn’t only an amusing pirate shanty to be sung with a glass of wine in hand.
Best played while singing Chad Gadya while standing in a circle AWAY from the table.
Divide the cards up and start singing, with people holding up the right cards at the right time. If you’re the first person to hold up your card, then toss the card to the ground (never toss The Holy One card to the ground). Keep singing until the end.
(If you’ve ever played the game Happy Salmon, you’ll recognize this as a seder-appropriate twist on that game mechanic.) These cards’ images are compatible with singing in any language.