KARDS, The World War II Card Game, combines traditional CCG gameplay with innovative mechanics inspired by classic strategy games and real battlefield tactics. Take command and challenge other players in grand-scale warfare on the ground, air, or seas.
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Very Positive (2,933) - 87% of the 2,933 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 12, 2019

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“KARDS is a WW2-themed digital collectible card game. Being in Early Access allows us to collect feedback and react to the community in time. This makes it easier to deliver a high-quality release that is fun to play, well-balanced, and provides long-term engagement.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We will leave Early Access in Q1 2020.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We will expand on the release card set with an expansion and localize to 6 additional languages (German, French, Russian, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, and simplified Chinese). 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.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Players earn and collect cards that they will keep after the game leaves early access, build decks and play against other players. The Early Access build contains relevant game mechanics (deck building, card deployment, card activation, frontline) and high-quality graphics that are close to the release version. The release card set is complete. Other basic systems, such as matchmaking, achievements, and seasons, are also implemented. Server operations and client stability are in a good shape. The Early Access build has gone through a closed-beta period, the feedback and overall user experience was proven to be already very good.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“KARDS is and will be permanently free to play. During and after Early Access. All cards earned during Early Access are permanent and players keep them when the game moves from Early Access.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We monitor feedback on a daily basis and interact with engaged players. We have a Discord server where we collect and discuss ideas and suggestions. Selected community members have also access to a test server where we rapidly progress the game without affecting the live server. We are also building up a strong Community Contributor program.”
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“If you are looking for a new online CCG, look no further than KARDS.”

“Look out world – KARDS is coming to conquer you!”

“Kards turns the darkest and bloodiest chapter of human history into a delightful free-to-play strategy lark, with booster packs and neat animations and everything.”
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About This Game

Card Game meets WWII

KARDS, The World War II Card Game, combines traditional CCG gameplay with innovative mechanics inspired by classic strategy games and real battlefield tactics. Take command and challenge other players in grand-scale warfare on the ground, air, or seas.

KARDS is completely free to play with all features available from the start. You can earn all cards through regular gameplay, daily missions and an extensive achievement system.

Why should you play KARDS?

KARDS blends familiar trading card gameplay that make it easy to learn and are combined with innovative mechanics that provide strategic depth and tactical diversity.

The innovative frontline mechanics allows you to better protect your support assets and take the battle to your enemy. Rush your enemies with Blitzkrieg tactics, gain air superiority or dig in for bitter defensive warfare until you outproduce and outgun your enemies.

Managing your forces is an important part of any military campaign. In KARDS you need to carefully manage your resources (Kredits) between deploying new units, operating units already deployed on the battlefield and disseminating orders to support your battle plans.


Your deck is constructed around one of the five major powers of WW2 and competes head to head with other players. Each deck is allowed one ally nation, where you can draw support from to create an edge against the opposition.

Depending on what you believe to be a winning strategy, players craft their deck on a combination of units and supporting orders.
  • Infantry: Try to overrun your opponent with lighter and often less costly units
  • Tanks: Blitz your opponent with heavily armored units
  • Artillery: Blast your opponent from the safety of your support line
  • Aircraft: Achieve air superiority and wreak havoc from the sky

Move up through the ranks via gameplay from Private to Field Marshall and earn your place in the officer's club while reaping monthly rewards for your rank.

Authentic atmosphere

All the cards are beautifully illustrated to match the unique WW2-style. Weapons and units have been diligently researched and behave exactly as one would expect based on official documentation, specifications and operational history.

Regular updates and events

With a vibrant player community and active developers, KARDS is regularly getting exciting new gameplay features and improvements. The first expansion was released on December 10th, offering players 2 new ally nations with 150 cards for expansion.

In December 2019, the World Championship took place in Iceland, the home of 1939 Games. The four finalists were flown in to compete head to head for the title.

About 1939 Games

1939 Games is a creative indie studio located in Iceland. Founded by ex-CCP veterans famous for creating EVE Online, 1939 Games is out to boost the market with KARDS, the unique and groundbreaking WWII CCG.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 SP 1
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Not recommended for Intel integrated graphics
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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