Our free Missionary Preparation app helps young people prepare to serve missions for the Christian religion that Jesus Christ established as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints! (This app is not an official Church product and is not endorsed by Church leadership.)
What are the main features of your app?
Enjoy testing your Church knowledge with the two free (and ad-free!) games.
Both games are designed in single player mode but can be used with friends or groups for entertainment. Even lifelong Church members will have to think for a moment on some clues.
How do you play the first of the app’s two games?
One game uses “flash cards.” All flash card clues that come on the screen are at your chosen difficulty level.
When you begin to type, we suggest possible answers to help you discover the answer and speed the game. Thus, the game uses a different type of multiple choice quiz questions.
Points allow your mountain hiker to make game progress along the track. The score needed to win varies by level to keep the game competitive to play without becoming ridiculously long at lower levels.
How do you get good at the app, and how long does it take?
We recommend starting with Level 1 the first time, as in other video games, and winning the game twice before moving to Level 2 and so on. Difficulty increases at each level. Even Level 1 is a skill-building adventure for new players and provides great entertainment. Each possible answer is a concept that missionaries need to understand before beginning their missions. Even well-prepared missionaries may find something they were unaware of.
The amount of time needed for clear improvement is usually one week to get clearly better with the two games (assuming at least 5 different play sessions) and one month (to see clear improvement in your retention of important concepts).
You can also just play a solitaire quiz, or let one person host by reading the clues aloud and playing together with friends. It’s some of the best Church study material, and one of the best trivia games, out there!
Ours may become your favorite trivia game, at least while reviewing basic Church concepts. Most users measure success both by the levels they attain while playing and by how few clues they need to win the game at those levels. Turning your device’s sound off even allows Church members to play the app in Sacrament Meeting (though you probably shouldn’t do that.)
Once you have reached Level 5 with “flash cards”, let your brain try to beat the other game.
How do you play the second game?
This is the harder “pyramid” game used in academic competitions and other quiz games. It was played as students by trivia and quiz celebrities like Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter and Matt Amodio.
Users see multiple clues on the screen, one at a time, all for the same answer. Clues get easier until you select the correct concept. Correct answers allow your hiker to make game progress toward victory.
The easiest few clues for each concept always appear in the “pyramid” game. Over time, your brain learns those easiest few clues.
What concepts does the app cover?
The app includes discussions of:
• the Godhead (God/Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost/Holy Spirit)
• God’s plan of salvation that features the Lord Jesus Christ and Christ’s Atonement, puts great importance on family life, and prepares humans for eternal life after death
• the Great Apostasy that created so many different Christian churches
• the Church’s Articles of Faith
• first principles and ordinances of the gospel of Jesus Christ
• the Church’s Standard Works (Holy Bible that includes Old and New Testaments, Book of Mormon written by ancient prophets and translated into English from golden plates, Doctrine & Covenants, Pearl of Great Price)
• prophets (like Church founder Joseph Smith and Brigham Young) who also serve as Church President (today’s President is Russell M. Nelson, who often tells Church members to improve their ability to receive personal revelation from God)
• the Twelve Apostles
• temples (sacred buildings, used on days other than Sunday)
• basic Church commandments (like tithing and the Word of Wisdom that cautions against use of illegal drugs)
• two major Church Proclamations
The app does not emphasize controversial topics like plural marriage/polygamy, the Mountain Meadows Massacre, or why female members do not receive the priesthood. It does not emphasize Church history, from the beginning with just six members in upstate New York to Kirtland, Ohio, to Jackson County, Missouri, to Nauvoo, Illinois, to Salt Lake City within what was once Utah Territory. The app also steers away from very sacred things, like Church temple ordinances and the temple garment.
But we do include useful stuff that actually comes up in missionary work when talking to others about the Church (which is sometimes incorrectly called the “Mormon Church”). Again, play with friends or just solitaire. It’s a perfect brain training game!
These two trivia games are excellent study aids for Primary children and youth. The games (if you’re playing several times a week) are much better in helping you retain the concepts in your brain than many Sunday School or seminary classes.
How can you actually study Church doctrine with a trivia-style app?
Our study mode lets you scroll through and read and study/learn all clues for a concept at the same time.
Ours is one of the best digital games/video games, and one of the best trivia games out there, period, for learning basic Church concepts–plus it provides free entertainment.
Enjoy challenging gameplay, and play a quiz (with or without friends) anytime, with one of the best game apps you’ll find anywhere!
Where else do Fact Mountain apps get noticed?
To see other Fact Mountain general knowledge trivia games, look around this website.
Members in Latin America can set their device to Spanish or Portuguese, and this app is available in that language.
Principles are alphabetized in the app, so you can easily find the principles you are interested in and just review those in the “study” mode. Reading over a principle a few times, in the order we’ve provided the material, will help you start to put things together much more quickly.
Find out more about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints with Fact Mountain! It’s one of the best trivia games out there and is easy to play and learn anywhere!