Relaunching Journeys with Jesus

I originally launched SDG Games in February 2021 with the release of Journeys with Jesus. One of the most important lessons I learned from that first game is that print-on-demand games are expensive. Since then cost and the resulting price have been the key consideration in my game design. About half the cost of that first game was in the large game board and the large box to hold it. 

For the past couple of years I’ve tried to come up with a more affordable approach to Journeys with Jesus. The Game Crafter (TGC) is always enhancing their component portfolio and recently I’ve discovered a more affordable board design that also fits in a smaller box which together reduce the cost by over $3. Reducing the number of cards in the game and eliminating the tuck box to hold them (a more reasonable approach with fewer cards in a smaller game box) provide additional cost savings, getting the production cost to just below $35.

The cards I removed were for journeys recorded in the Gospel of John, leaving those journeys described in the synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke), so I also created an expansion pack with the removed cards (priced at ~$13). I rebranded the original Journeys with Jesus as the Legacy version and made the new lower-cost version of Journeys with Jesus and the Expansion Pack available in the TGC store.

I’m also really excited about the artwork for the new box. I’d love to hear what you think of this new approach.

4+ Hours Left in Journeys with Jesus Crowdsale

There are less than 5 hours left in the crowdsale for Journeys with Jesus. We have reached the second tier of discounts, and with just 7 more sales we will reach the third tier – 10% off list price.

In a crowdsale, everyone who buys during the sale, whether the first or the last one in gets the discount calculated based on the number of orders. So, if you’ve already placed your order – let your friends know they still have a little time to get in on the deal. If you haven’t yet ordered, don’t miss your chance to save!

Thanks for everyone’s support and encouragement!

Here’s the link to the crowdsale:

The Journeys with Jesus Crowdsale Has Begun!

Our first game, Journeys with Jesus, is now available and on sale through a crowdsale.

In a crowdsale, the more people who buy the game, the lower price everyone pays. The price you’ll see when you place your order is the MOST you’ll play for the game. As more people place their orders, the price will come down for everyone, including those who have already placed their order. Your credit card won’t be charged until the end of the sale (May 5) so that you get charged the lowest price that was achieved.

Everyone’s games will be made and shipped after the sale is completed. You’ll probably get yours sometime around the end of May or beginning of June.

The starting price is discounted $3 (7%). If 20 people buy the game, they will all save 10%. If 100 people buy the game, everyone saves 25%.

Remember to tell everyone you know who might enjoy Journeys with Jesus about the game and the sale so that we can get the best discount for everyone!

Place your order here!

Journeys with Jesus Crowdsale!

Journeys with Jesus is now in the Game Crafter store. But if you can wait a little longer to buy your copy, you can save some money. Starting Wednesday April 21 and running for 2 weeks, we are holding a Crowdsale!

What is a Crowdsale you ask?

A Crowdsale is a better version of crowdfunding (you know, like on Kickstarter).

During a Crowdsale, the more people that buy, the lower the price that everyone pays.

If only one person buys during the Crowdsale (I’ll be really sad), that one person still gets a 7% discount off the normal price of the game.

If 20 people buy a copy of the game, then all 20 get a 10% discount.

If 70 people buy, then everyone gets a 20% discount.

If 100 people buy, everyone gets a 25% discount.

And, if 1000 or more people buy the game, then everyone will get a 29% discount off the normal list price.

The only downside of a Crowdsale is that none of the games will ship until after the sale is over, but even that is much faster than your typical Kickstarter campaign.

You can check out the sale page where you can also sign up to get a message reminding you to come back when the sale starts. And since everyone saves the more people who participate, make sure to share this link with all your friends, family, church family, homeschool coop members, etc.

I hope you enjoy the game!