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Summoner Wars

By Playdek, Inc.

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.

Description

PocketTactics.com’s Game of the Year, 2012
PocketTactics.com’s Multiplayer Game of the Year, 2012
VideoGameGeek.com’s Golden Geek Award, Best Mobile/Handheld game 2012
Gamezebo’s #1 Board/Card game of 2012
“An out-of-the-gate smash success.” – Gameshark.com
“I just keep playing this!” – Dicetower.com
“It was so much fun, it was all I could think about.” – Drakesflames.blogspot.com

Summoner Wars for iOS is a digital card game with all the tactical elements of a board game. Summoner Wars for iOS allows players to control the Phoenix Elves faction and battle against AI opponents or go online to play against others. Nine additional factions such as the Tundra Orcs, Guild Dwarves and Cave Goblins are available through the game’s in-app store. For those who wish to take the game to the next level, a deck-editor allows players to select the cards in their factions and reinforcements to build a custom deck to play with, within the confines of the rules. Changing cards can affect game play, making the game infinitely customizable.

A Playdek online account is required to play online.

Summoner Wars is a popular fantasy card game where players take on the role of a Summoner. Players cast spells and summon warriors to a battlefield and tactically maneuver them in an effort to defeat their opponent’s summoner. Summoner Wars offers many faction decks for players to choose from, like the precise Phoenix Elves, the hordes of Cave Goblins, or the righteous Vanguards. Each faction offers unique play and requires players to adapt to the special strategies available to that faction. Summoner Wars the card game was released in 2009 and has received critical acclaim from a variety of board game review sites.

• Phoenix Elves Faction and reinforcements included
• Factions and their reinforcement cards are included in a purchase
• 6 AI opponents
• 9 factions to purchase
• Mercenary Card pack to purchase
• Plaid Hat promo cards included in Mercenary Card pack
• Tutorial, Card Gallery and Rule Book
• Pass-and-play multiplayer (2 players)
• Asynchronous or real-time online play (2 players)
• Universal game application – buy once and play on all your devices
• Selectable Online game clocks
• Rematch button for online and offline matches
• “Next Game” button takes you to your next asynchronous online game
• iPhone / iPod 5 screen support

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From Playdek, the award-winning publisher and developer
• D&D Lords of Waterdeep
• Agricola
• Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer (Golden Geek, 2011 – Boardgamegeek.com)
• Nightfall
• Food Fight iOS
• Fluxx
• Penny Arcade the Game: Gamers vs Evil
• Can’t Stop

What's New in Version 1.3.4

- Fixed various bugs in the rules

Screenshots

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Customer Reviews

Great app!

Very impressed overall. I've played around 15 online games and 100+ offline. Very few crashes, and those don't affect the game when it happens, just reboot and pick up where you left off. Love the game for the strategy and variety. App has good artwork, sounds, and is pretty easy to use and understand. After owning and playing the board version, it's very nice to have a computer that interprets the rules consistently and correctly. 4.5 stars from me for the following downers:

1. No undo button. Understandable, but could be a tad more forgiving to new players.

2. One turn of bad/good rolling can decide the game. Not an app problem, just inherent in the game.

3. Only rule oops I can find is with Sunderved's mountain warriors not persisting in having a +1 attack bonus on the opponents side. Only works 1-2 times, but I believe should always happen.

4. No way to communicate in-game with opponents. This would be nice for the guys that I've played 10+ competitive games with, but can't chat with or set up our own deck-specific challenges or something.

5. Board game rules include optional 4-player game rules. I WOULD LOVE FOR THE APP TO HAVE THAT TOO.

Great except for Bugs and lack of opponent factions

This game works but the ai can take a while and there are a few bugs here and there. Also when you buy the full version or all the factions, the game won't let you vs certain ai factions which are the filth, Deep Dwarves, Swamp orcs, Cloaks, and Mercenaries.

Pro:
Works and is fun. Just like the board game.
Interesting soundtrack and there are unique sound effects for some units/summoner.
Multiplayer Online

Cons:
Buggy
A.I. Can take a while to think.
Incomplete a.i. factions TO GO AGAINST even if you bought all factions. (What the heck seriously?)
No Hot seat mode where two players can vs each other on same mobile device.
No updates to fix or add anything (app likely abandoned despite this app being very expensive if you bought all factions)
Needs newer factions (alliances, 2nd summoners).
Has only all cards up to reinforcement packs.

Cheating dice

Game game is fun and the AI is reasonably challenging. The problem is the cheating dice. The AI seams to hit about 66% of the time. That is good, because a hit is a 3-6 on a 6 sided die. Unfortunately I roll 1s and 2s 66% of the time. It is extremely frustration to roll 5 1s or 2s at a critical moment just to have the computer hit 5 in a row. I understand that bad rolls happen but the frequency is just too obvious. I also am suspicious about the computer having the right cards at the right moment but this may just be due to my frustration of the non-random die roles.

Summoner Wars
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.3.4
  • Size: 104 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller:
Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. Everything Bundle 1$7.99
  2. 9 Faction bundle + Mercenary Pack 1$4.99
  3. 6 New Factions Bundle$3.99
  4. Tacullu (Benders)$0.99
  5. Sunderved (Mountain Vargath)$0.99
  6. Core1 Bundle$6.99
  7. Mercenary Pack 1$0.99
  8. Ret-Talus Default Deck$0.99
  9. Vlox Default Deck$0.99
  10. Sera Eldwyn Default Deck$0.99