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Summoner Wars

By Playdek, Inc.

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

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
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• Penny Arcade the Game: Gamers vs Evil
• Can’t Stop

What's New in Version 1.3.4

- Fixed various bugs in the rules


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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 game, problematic app

This game is very simple, elegant, and fun. The app is troublesome though. It crashes when trying to play online, when trying to buy in-app purchases, and during other screen-changes. It also seems to misclick from time to time, resulting in frustration. I'd definitely buy all the bundles if I could, and would play online. Sadly, it crashes. :/

Great game but broken

Great implementation of the game. Push notifications no longer work for me though. I have checked my settings and have tried reinstalling the app, but I still don't receive notifications when somebody takes their turn. I've tried contacting tech support about the issue, but I never heard back from them. Not having notifications means I have no idea if somebody has made their move unless I manually check.

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
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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