"I give this game a thumbs up!"
- St. Catherine of Sienna
"A great game to play outside by the barbeque!"
- St. Lawrence
"It made me smile!"
- An ex-Swiss Gaurd
Stop your prayers to St. Jude, because here it is: a game that is made by Catholics, for Catholics. Finally, a party game that is everything you could hope for. Well, it doesn't guarantee salvation, but it's fun, witty, and contains inside jokes that only Catholics would understand.
We have TWO stretch goals for expansion packs! See below to find out more!
This epic creation was designed with the Catholic Church as our inspiration. Each card draws from the faith including areas such as homeschool stereotypes, ancient tradition, and current Catholic celebrities. It is one giant inside joke for Catholics around the world.
The Catholic Card Game includes 80 prompt cards and 400 answer cards. The amount of possible combinations is similar to the number of Abraham's descendants. A holy lot!
As you can see, right now we just have a rough prototype that we made ourselves with a printer and a paper cutter; we use it to play with friends and family. This project will allow us to print REAL cards to be put in a REAL box to make a REAL game.
How To Play
There are two decks of cards: Prompts (Yellow) and Answers (White)
A yellow card is played by the Judge and all other players lay down a white card from their hand that they discern to be the most fitting.
The Judge then reads aloud the answer cards a chooses a winner for that round.
This is a party game so it needs at least 3 people to be played and can be played with 10+. That's right; finally, a game that you and your 9 siblings can play together!
For a pledge of $25 + shipping, you'll get a copy of the finished game.
For a pledge of $100 + shipping, you can send us a suggestion (or more) for one card to be included in the game. We will have the card made and added to every copy that we print and send out.
Catching Foxes Expansion Pack
$29,000: We will collaborate with Catching Foxes to make one completely unique expansion pack. It will come in a separate deck that will come later after the base game is delivered. The deck will be around 50-75 cards.
If you are unfamiliar with Catching Foxes, check them out here: http://www.catchingfoxes.fm/
And to get you started, here are my favorite episodes:
Perched Like a Bird
I Was Twenty Euros Short
Ike Ndolo | After Charlottesville is a lot like Before
Tomics Expansion Pack
Tom from Tomics has agreed to be a part of a future expansion pack! There will be an illustration drawn by Tom on each card. If we reach another $7,000 we will include the Tomics expansion pack with every order! Check out some of the cards that will be included:
About the Creators
We are Matt and Lisa. We were married in 2015 eight days after we graduated from JPCatholic in San Diego. (Who wants to be engaged any longer than they have to be, right?) Lisa is a storyteller who has a passion for sharing and Matt is her husband. He is the producer and curator of the Ultimate Catholic Comic Book that was successfully funded on Kickstarter in November of 2016. We love our Catholic faith and are so blessed to be raising our two awesome children in communion with the Church.
Having kids was an inspiration for us to create this game. We wanted a game with this format that was not inappropriate, offensive or boring. We love board games and clearly like laughing at our own jokes so we think you will too. This game was designed for enjoyment and to bring a playful and loving conversation of the faith into game night.The Catholic Card game is one for all ages. Even our son in the womb thinks it is hilarious.
How We Will Make It Happen
The game is ready to go; all that's left is to have it mass printed and boxed. To do that, we are working with Print Ninja. They are handling all things around the physical printing of the game. Thanks, ninjas!
How The Money Will Be Used
Our main goal for the money is to get this game printed. We want to share it with as many people as possible. A majority of the money is going straight into production. The rest goes to paying for shipping and other fees & costs that it takes to get this up and going.
Here is a breakdown of how the funds raised will be allocated:
- Printing: 55%
- Shipping: 25%
- Marketing: 10%
- Fees and Misc. costs: 10%
Go in Peace!
Please reach out to us with any questions you may have. We also earnestly ask you to share this campaign with your friends and family to help us spread the word. Thank you for your support!
Risks and challenges
Our biggest challenge is simply fundraising. In order to print the game, we need to reach our financial goal. Our hard work + your contribution and willingness to share our game is the key to our success.
We face the risks and errors that come with printing anything. To mitigate these, we are outsourcing the production to another company that is known for getting the job done right.
We are prepared for any challenges we may face but we can’t do it alone. The trusted individuals and groups we are working with will help us bring this project to life. We are building our foundation on solid ground, not sand.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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