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Summoner Wars Trailer

When Playdek stops making great iOS versions of board games, we’ll stop posting about their stuff. Until then, have a Summoner Wars trailer. Crikey. There are a lot of races there.

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Brandon loves games, which shouldn't be a surprise given where you're reading this. He has written for GameShark, The Escapist and G4, and made them all less relevant as a result.

10 thoughts to “Summoner Wars Trailer”

  1. I’m slow, just came in to post exactly what’s been posted. I’ve heard about this game mentioned a few times lately and yet somehow don’t have a single clue what it actually is other than my assumptions.

  2. We now live in a world where there is a trailer for an online deck building board game on your phone and you guys are bitching that it isn’t good enough.

    I’m tired of the reference, but Loius CK would be proud.

  3. If there’s one thing worse than a teaser trailer without gameplay, it’s Brandon posting a teaser trailer without gameplay. Actually, there’s one thing worse than that: Brandon posting a teaser trailer without gameplay of a port of a truly wretched tabletop game. Summoner Wars might just work as an iPhone port, but as a tabletop game, it’s right up there with Monopoly, vanilla Risk, and the non-electronic version of Battleship.

  4. How is it so wretched? I know some people don’t care for the game, but this sounds like some real hate.

  5. It’s not wretched at all. Chick is confusing “wretched” with “great”. Summoner Wars is one of my favorite games of the past decade, it’s a light tactical wargame for two (or three/four in teams) where everything is on cards. You have a board, you move guys around, and spend cards to summon new cards on the table. Combat is dice based, and each unit has special powers. Each faction- and there’s like 15 of them now, plays completely differently and has specific units. THere’s also magic, and the resource mechanic rewards aggression so it plays quick and nasty.

    This is my #1 most wanted IOS app right now…the async on this should be NUTS.

  6. If there’s ever a single game that could get me to plop down the dough for an Ipad this would be it.

  7. Summoner Wars is based entirely on the premise that if you add a lightweight card game to a lightweight tactical boardgame, you have achieved a game design. Based on my limited time with it, I couldn’t disagree more.

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