MacGowan & Lombardy's THE GREAT WAR fast-playing card game

Created by Lombardy Studios

For 2 players & SOLO: use modern technologies, combined arms tactics, and force multipliers to win World War One in an hour.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Dana Lombardy just sent out his new eNewsletter #1 with project updates & other news
about 2 months ago – Mon, Aug 01, 2022 at 05:40:39 AM

As Rodger and I mentioned in the previous Kickstarter updates, we added all of you to our email update lists.

I just sent out the first issue of my Lombardy Studios eNewsletter (it may get stuck in your spam folder).

There are updates on our THE GREAT WAR card game, plus other information you may find interesting.

Please share it with your friends. THANK YOU!


How-to-play videos coming soon!
2 months ago – Thu, Jul 28, 2022 at 02:06:08 AM

Facebook post 26 July 2022 – by Mike Siggins – Dana Lombardy’s & Rodger MacGowan’s “The Great War Card Game (2p, 4hrs spent) Solid idea, VERY good looking, historically themed card game. No play verdict. Need some serious clarifications as not sure how the game is meant to work functionally/tactically. My guess is it needs a tight rules edit for edge cases.”

Dana replies: "You are correct, Mike. We need more, clearly presented instructions. I am now preparing several short videos that explain how to play the game.  Each video will focus on a different aspect on how it's supposed to work. I  hope to post the first ones in early August and post the entire series of instructional videos by the end of that month."

A great review and a download link for a revised play mat for MacGowan & Lombardy's THE GREAT WAR card game
2 months ago – Tue, Jul 26, 2022 at 07:39:03 PM

To the best of our knowledge, all pledge supporters were shipped their copies of the game. Please contact me if you did NOT receive your game yet.

Here is a review by Armchair General magazine:

Based on feedback, we made a small fix to the play mat so the name of each deck appears outside each space where you place the deck. Download it here:

COMING THIS MONTH: I will post a visual list of all of the cards that were published with the game. This should answer the questions about why a few of the cards in the stretch goal lists don't match what was printed with the game.

A new Lombardy Studios Kickstarter is launching on August 1
2 months ago – Tue, Jul 26, 2022 at 02:39:54 PM

Here is a sneak peek at my NEXT Kickstarter project:

REMINDER: The email addresses for all of THE GREAT WAR Kickstarter supporters will receive my digital newsletter emails that I send through Constant Contact.

I plan to send out an email soon with some exciting updates about several projects.

Watch your spam filters and please accept these emails from Constant Contact. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Thank you!

All games for Australian and New Zealand backers are one step closer to fulfillment! UK and EU are next.
5 months ago – Fri, Apr 15, 2022 at 10:16:47 PM

I just shipped almost 40 games to a freight forwarder in the USA that will then send them to Aetherworks in Australia. The games are pre-packed in individual shipping boxes for each backer. I will post an update as soon as Aetherworks tells me when the games will be sent by them to the backers.

I located companies in the UK and Germany (for the EU) and am now packing the games in individual shipping boxes for each backer. Before the end of April I hope to ship the games to these companies so that they can then put these individual shipping boxes into the local post or delivery services like UPS.

I will post updates as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and support! DANA