It’s been just over two months since the full release of 1939 Games’ immersive World War II CCG KARDS, arrived on Steam. In that time, the game has received a steady supply of content, including various events and deck highlights. On June 30th, the developers released their most ambitious addition yet; a full expansion. If you didn’t catch our original review for the game, then do check it out here but, otherwise, let’s take a look at everything that’s been added to the game.
So, I’ll just come out and say it; this expansion is huge, and incredibly impressive for the first major expansion to the game. The biggest new feature is the addition of five single-player campaigns, featuring each of the major nations. These campaigns have five missions each, along with the ability to choose a historically-inspired tactic for a campaign, three options being available for each one. The missions are challenging and engaging, and the different tactics offer tons of replay value. The rewards for completing the missions, and overall the campaign, is of course, cards for your decks. But these aren’t just any old cards. No, Theaters of War introduces 110 new cards, 40 of them unique, with there being multiple variants on each of those, including 10 elite cards. The expansion also adds five new headquarters and game-boards that can be used, along with your new cards, in PVP.
Overall, Theaters of War is a fantastic, playtime extending addition to an already great CCG. There isn’t really much criticism to level at the quality of the pack itself. Especially considering this is the first major expansion, this is great piece of downloadable content. You can purchase the campaigns and associated cards individually, or as a bundle. The individual price is 7.95 USD or 100 in-game gold, and the bundle price is 29.95 USD. That might seem a little steep for a DLC, and if you don’t play often, that’s a very valid concern, but for the regular and devoted players, this expansion is a must have, and with the tons of new content added, it’s well worth the price tag.