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Bible trading cards that help kids (and adults!) memorize scripture and discover how God uses people in the Bible.
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Our oldest two girls started playing with trading cards just over a year ago. We searched for a Bible-based alternative, but finding none, created Josiah Cards.

King Josiah rediscovered the book of the Law written by Moses and humbled the nation of Judah to follow the law and renew the covenant with Yahweh. We believe these cards will kindle a love for scripture and the people of the Bible.

Each card is a person in the Bible and has an associated memory verse. The game is designed to encourage scripture memorization. 

Miss out on the Kickstarter? Order your own Josiah Cards at JosiahCards.com.

Update: Download draft game playing instructions for Josiah Cards

We have sixty Josiah Cards designed, each with a unique story to share. Kids are encouraged to discover the story behind the card and learn Bible stories beyond Noah or Jonah (though they’ll have fun with those cards too!)

We have decks available of the first 30 cards (numbered 1-30) and the first 60 cards (numbered 1-60). Each of the 60 cards are unique designs and have a different memory verse and character attributes.

With each deck, you'll also receive a gospel card that shares the gospel message. This is outside the shrink wrapped deck.

The cards are currently available in King James Version (KJV) and we've secured a license to use New American Standard Bible (NASB). We’re negotiating with rights holders to include an option for English Standard Version (ESV). At project close, we’ll survey backers and let you choose one of the available Bible version for your cards.

We created Josiah Cards for three reasons:

We wanted an alternative to other card games. Our girls love collectible cards, but there’s no educational value with fantasy cards. These Bible based cards teach our kids scripture to memorize and about people in the Bible.

Our kids love memorizing scripture. Josiah Cards encourage scripture memorization and challenge kids of all ages to understand the Bible.

The game encourages Bible literacy. Josiah Cards include common people from the Bible, but also includes lesser known stories. This encourages our kids to learn more about other people God uses in the Bible.

The first 60 Josiah Cards are designed. The funds from this Kickstarter will be used for the first production run of Josiah Cards. The cards are being printed by a playing card manufacturer to attain the highest level of quality.

We hope you're as excited as we are for Josiah Cards! If we're able to meet stretch goals, we'll unlock exciting new cards and sets.

Early Funding: $2,500 - 30 Additional Cards!

If we meet the project funding goal of $2,500 early, we'll unlock an additional set of 30 cards available, so you'll be able to purchase unique cards 1-90. We'll make the extra 30 cards available to existing Backers as a new reward level.

Funding Exceeds $4,000

If funding exceeds $4,000, we'll create a set of 5 Kickstarter-only collectible Josiah Cards. These unique collectible cards will be added to all Backers at $25 or more reward levels at no additional pledge. 

Funding Exceeds $5,000

All Backers of rewards with physical decks of cards will receive a game box with their Josiah Cards. We'll also create 5 limited edition 5x7 prints of Josiah Cards for these same Backers.

We’re Jeremy and Jennica Reis, parents of six kids living outside of Nashville, Tennessee. We’re creating Josiah Cards for our kids – and hopefully yours, too!

Risks and challenges

All of the Josiah Cards are designed and ready to go to the printer.

We have cards designed in King James Version (KJV) and have secured rights to produce cards with New American Standard Bible (NASB) verses. We are negotiating to gain the right to use ESV for verses on the card, if we're unable to acquire the rights, the cards will be in KJV and NASB only.

Other risks include delays at the printer.

We've included buffer in our schedule to compensate for delays and deliver on-time.

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    We'll add you to our Backers page, keep you updated on our progress, and email you a PDF of one Josiah Card.

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    We met our goal early, so we added an extra 30 cards! Receive the third deck of Josiah Cards, numbers 61-90. You'll also receive the limited edition David card.

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    We Met Our Goal Early, So We're Making Cards 1-90

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    Get two copies of Josiah Cards, numbers 1-60. Each deck will have a custom back: you tell us your favorite color and we'll design a custom backing for the decks. You'll also receive two limited edition David cards and a set of five 5x7 Josiah Cards artwork only available with this reward. This reward is fulfilled first - a month early! Free shipping in the US!

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