Aten-shun! KARDS salutes its first anniversary

1939 Games celebrates a year of victories for its WWII-themed CCG after 30 million battles and makes a free supply drop to fans

April 15th 2021, Reykjavik, Iceland – Independent game developer 1939 Games is today giving its WWII-themed CCG KARDS a glorious 21-gun salute in celebration of its first anniversary since launching out of Early Access. In this time, more than 560,000 commanders have answered the call of duty to download KARDS and compete in intense tactical one-on-one battles with other players from around the world. To celebrate this landmark event, the 1939 Games team is giving all players a free exclusive Anniversary DLC pack this weekend.

The free KARDS Anniversary DLC is 1939 Games one-year service award to its community of over 60,000 active players, all of whom have earned their stripes in battle. This special, free supply drop is worth $14.99 and contains three Officer Packs, two Draft Tickets and an exclusive Anniversary Card back. One of the KARDS Anniversary DLC packs feature cards from the latest Breakthrough expansion that delivered game-changing new mechanics and a host of improvements for novice and veteran players alike. This expansion was the latest of four massive expansions that have continued to grow KARDS and give players an ever-changing strategic experience with new Factions, units, and quality of life improvements. 

KARDS has attracted over half a million players worldwide and witnessed a combined total of more than 30 million battles since it marched onto Early Access in 2019. With its global presence firmly entrenched, thousands of players from around the World entered the 2020 KARDS International Championship hoping to fight their way into the finals and compete for the prize pool of $10,000. This army of entrants was eventually whittled down to an elite band of 128 officers from 22 countries, battling to be crowned the greatest military strategist. 

With the free Anniversary DLC, improved onboarding and nine supported languages, there has never been a better time to enlist and join the community of over 60,000 active KARDS players. KARDS is available as a FREE download from Steam, where it has an overall rating of 85% from almost 18,000 users.

About 1939 Games

1939 Games was founded by Gudmundur and Ivar Kristjansson, brothers with over 25 years of games industry experience between them. With a shared interest in collectable card games and WWII, the duo wanted a game that combined their passions. When they couldn’t find one, they set out to make it themselves. KARDS is that game, a digital CCG (collectible card game) that uses historical military units as inspiration for its cards. Fusing traditional card game elements with WWII strategy, it is an elegant, action-packed experience that stands apart within the genre.