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Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Developer: 1939 Games
Release Date: 2019

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'Kards' Available On Steam Early Access, Free To Play - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 12, 2019 @ 7:00 a.m. PDT

Kards is a WWII-themed collectable card game where you select one of five Nations, each with unique tactics, to build a deck and battle against other players on the online-frontline.

Fight them on the beaches, fight them on the landing grounds and fight them on your desktop.

With little interest in the typical fantasy setting, 1939 Games decided to bring a gun to the CCG sword fight. It is a natural fit, as KARDS seamlessly fuses the team’s passions of both WWII and collectable card games. The result is an exciting combat system that employs a range-altering Frontline mechanic with historically accurate units and tactics.

By growing the range of available units through classic booster pack mechanics, players are able to construct decks to suit their play style. Recruiting cards from a single Nation, or by mixing two Nations card sets, KARDS allows players to catch their opponents off-guard with bespoke decks that enable them to blitz the battlefield!


Starting today PC players can join the Kards open beta today from 14:00 PM GMT by downloading the game via Steam.

The Kards beta features decks inspired by five Nations’ armies: USA, Britain, Germany, Japan, and the Soviet Union. Each possesses its own distinct playstyle, represented by the different cards that create their forces. These include infantry, armoured vehicles and aircraft along with special ‘orders’. Among these, you can find iconic units such as the American M4 Sherman and British Spitfire Mk Ia.

“For the release version we are working on a Draft Mode and Gold Cards. We will polish existing features and fine-tune the gameplay balance. Additionally, we will further improve the artwork, visual effects, audio, and we will work on the game client performance.”

Kards is and will be permanently free to play, and will leave Early Access in Q2 2019.

1939 Games was formed by a group of senior ex-CCP executives with extensive experience of AAA titles, including EVE Online. Among their ranks are CCP founder and former-CEO Ivar Kristjansson and Project Lead Gudmundur Kristjansson. Together, they bring more than 25 years knowledge of the game's industry to Kards. Utilising all of their experience the team has worked to create a deep, strategic title that will keep CCG fans captivated.

Beta features:

  • Five unique playable nations with their cards and style of play
  • Online PvP against other Generals around the world
  • A unique Frontline range/movement mechanic
  • Beautiful, period appropriate, licenced and original art


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