May 31, 2021

Legions – The KARDS summer expansion

KARDS Legions, the fourth major expansion for KARDS, is live now!

Legions introduces the Polish fighting forces as a new ally along with 84 unique playable cards and advanced new gameplay mechanics in a massive summer offensive.

These are the highlights of Legions:

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April 19, 2021

KARDS: one of the best card games on PC in 2021

The 1939 Games team is proud that KARDS has been chosen as one of the best card games for 2021.

Below is the article with the nominated best card games this year, published by PCGamesN:

Many of the card games on this list revolve around mythical beings and beasts, but WW2 card game, Kards, is very different. The CCG by 1939 Games instead focuses on the conflict surrounding World War 2. You play as one of the nations involved, using tanks, planes, and artillery accurate to their resources, and battle against liveries of other players.

Nations have particular strengths corresponding with their real-life abilities in the 1940s, such as America’s production power exceeding that of other countries. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of Kards outside of gameplay is the cards’ artwork.

Sourced from books, posters, comics, magazines, and more, the artwork for most of the cards in the game are genuine pieces of history. In our preview of Kards, Imogen further talks about the historical landscape created by these details. Kards is currently in Steam Early Access and has received its first expansion called Allegiance, with plans for a full release in early 2020.

Published in PCGamesN

April 15, 2021

KARDS 1st anniversary

On April 15th, 2021, KARDS turns 1 year old - hooray!

KARDS has come a long way from its first release (and before that, closed and open alpha/beta testing) until now. Even though a year is a long time and despite having evolved KARDS quite a lot with several expansions, tournaments, and great additions, we are still at the very beginning of the journey. There is so much more to come!

We are proud and thankful for having such a great player community with us on all levels and the 1939 Games team is excited to continue to develop the game and bring the community meaningful and exciting content in the future.

Onto the many next years to come!

December 9, 2020

Breakthrough – The KARDS winter expansion

New research gameplay, 81 new cards, new game mechanics.

Breakthrough, our third massive expansion for KARDS, introduces a wealth of fundamentally new strategic possibilities and tactical options to KARDS, all inspired by real-world WW2 history.

Explore never-seen-before research mechanics motivated by actual WW2 research projects to turn the tide of battle in your favor.

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December 6, 2020

KARDS – World Championship 2020

Over the past six months, more than 1,000 players from around the globe have battled to reach the finals for a chance to compete for the title of the KARDS World Champion and for part of the $10,000 prize pool.

The four best players were ready to battle it out in a virtual final orchestrated from at the KARDS Headquarters in Reykjavik, Iceland.

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June 30, 2020

Theaters of War – The campaign-mode expansion

Large-scale reinforcements have arrived in KARDS with Theaters of War, adding massive single-player content.

The Theaters of War update brings five single-player campaigns to the game, each representing some of the most iconic battles of the era. The update includes 40 unique new cards that unlock as players complete the campaigns, delivering further depth and strategic gameplay. 

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May 6, 2020

KARDS – The WWII Card Game Review

Published in Screenrant

While other online card games lean heavily into fantasy, KARDS - The WWII Card Game goes in the opposite direction with some interesting results.

It's no secret that developers have learned the potency of the online card game genre over the last few years. It doesn't take an industry analyst to realize that there are a lot of people playing games like Magic Arena and Hearthstone, to say nothing of the ringing endorsement that Riot Games gave to the burgeoning archetype with its development of Legends of Runeterra. With so many massive companies competing in such a small (for now) space, how does a studio set its own spin on the genre apart from all the rest?

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April 23, 2020

1939 Games secures further $1.9M funding in its latest investment round

Developer's Second World War-themed digital card game Kards now boasts over 100,000 weekly active users.

“This further round of funding is a reflection of the incredible success that KARDS has enjoyed since it first launched into Early Access a year ago.“ said Ivar Kristjansson, CEO 1939 Games. “This new investment enables us to continue delivering an amazing experience to our loyal fanbase in the form of even more cards and play modes as well as the mobile version that we anticipate to be a real game-changer.”

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April 16, 2020

KARDS – A new, free CCG based on the Second World War

The WW2 digital card game went live on Steam today after a year in Early Access.

Most CCGs—Hearthstone, Gwent, Magic: The Gathering Arena, Legends of Runeterra, Artifact—are fantasy-based affairs, filled with medieval weapons, magical spells, and weird monsters as far as the eye can see. Kards, which went into full release on Steam today after a year in Early Access today, departs from that tradition by basing its factions, units, and abilities on the Second World War.

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April 15, 2020

KARDS marches out of Early Access

Engage in open PvP warfare against players from around the globe in the WWII themed CCG from 1939 Games.

April 15th 2020, Reykjavik, Iceland - Following 12 months in Early Access and thousands of hours of battle-hardened playtesting, developer 1939 Games today announced that it has officially launched its WWII Digital collectable card game (CCG) KARDS . Providing a battlefield away from the typical high-fantasy setting of many CCG’s, KARDS enables its players to command a diverse range of units from seven of the major Second World War Powers. Players construct their decks from historically accurate infantry, tanks, artillery and aircraft which are then brought to life through period-appropriate art, sound effects and music designed to appeal to CCG fans and history buffs alike.

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