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    Where could you buy these games back in the 80s and 90s? Is there any actual documentation that confirms what stores would have sold them? Obviously Christian stores, but did any major retailer like Wal-Mart or Target carry them? There is a Christian store in the town I live in. I would find it hard to believe that they carried video games at any point considering they mostly sell books, decorations, and knick-knacks.
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    You're probably already aware that Wisdom Tree,the only major Christian game developer of that time period that I'm aware of, was created as a way for Color Dreams to sell their unlicensed games. Nintendo didn't want them to be sold at Walmart and the like so they thought they could re-brand them and sell them in Christian Bookstores instead. I doubt there's anything in the way of documentation, especially with mom and pop stores. I do seem to recall they were sold from cardboard display shelves that could be set up in any store though.

    Much more recently,like maybe 10-15 years ago, I believe there was a Left Behind game that was sold in major retailers.
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    I remember in the mid to late 90's Mardel sold the Wisdom tree games. For those who don't know, Mardel is a chain of christian stores owned by Hobby Lobby.

    They had an area set up with a Nintendo, Snes and Genesis and each one had a Wisdom Tree game you could play. That was the first time I ever saw Super Noah's Ark. I remember setting there for some time playing it as I had never heard of it at that time.
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    Its funny reading that post and then your signature. Those games obviously didnt have an effect on you lol
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    I believe I saw the NES "Bible Adventures" and, later, "Super 3D Noah's Ark" at a Christian bookstore back in the 1990s...been a long time, though. Didn't take pictures of them.
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    I once saw the PC game War in Heaven in a big box at, like, Fred's or something like that (for non-Americans, Fred's is a store whose thing is just selling low-priced items, I think they usually get excess stock that wasn't able to sell elsewhere that they can sell at a discout).

    The same shelf had tons of PC games, this was one of those little four-sided ones in the middle of a walkway. I wish such things still existed... sigh... the days of big box PC games.

    There's one Christian game called Catechuman or something like that which is apparently somewhat highly regarded even by nonreligious folk.

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