Summoner Wars

iOS App


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2 − 4
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Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
9 and up
Playing Time
30 − 60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
(29 voters) [poll]
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Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
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NOTE:This entry is currently in flux! All of the forum posts, and linked items are being moved to the individual game entries, with anything sufficiently generic being linked to the Summoner Wars Master Set. All content will be maintained.

Summoner Wars is a fast-playing, action-packed 2-4 player card game. Players take on the role of Summoners: powerful beings who harness the power of mysterious Summoning Stones to lead their race to conquest on the war-torn planet of Itharia. These Summoners wield terrible magic on the battlefield, freezing their foes in place, draining their enemies of power, and even bringing rains of fire down from the heavens. But most notoriously, they summon their great race’s hordes of warriors to the battlefield, to clash in the never-ending struggle for supremacy. A Summoner is both mage and general, and must combine their wizardly might with clever tactics to defeat the enemy Summoner on the opposite side of the battle.

Each Starter Set of Summoner Wars contains 2 complete, battle-ready Factions, ready to jump you and an opponent into the thick of the War for Itharia. Each Faction is a unique race or civilization with its own secret goals, be it wild-eyed Elves bent on revenge, or blood-crazed Goblins who merely want to set the world ablaze. Starter Sets also include everything you will need to play, including a Battle Mat, Wound counters, dice, and a rulebook.

But the war doesn’t end there! Summoner Wars is fully expandable with entirely new faction decks such as the hideous Undead of the Fallen Kingdom, or the righteous and knightly Human Vanguards. In addition, each Faction will have its own expansions, adding new warriors, summoners, and abilities to allow for a never-ending mix of combat options and surprises. Expansions will also include Mercenary units - warriors who care nothing for politics and will fight for any side that can afford them!

Summoner Wars uses a simple but deep rules set to capture both the strategy of deck construction and card playing, with the tactics of miniature war games. By purchasing expansions or multiple Starter Sets, players can customize their Faction Decks to suit any style of play and to keep their opponents guessing. During the game, players summon and move their various warriors about the battlefield using their unique powers and abilities to wreak havoc on the enemy lines. In the course of a game each side will inflict terrible casualties upon the other in their brutal quest for victory.

Note: This entry in the BGG database is used to consolidate questions and discussion regarding the Summoner Wars series; it does not correspond to a particular box or deck of the Summoner Wars game. For the base Starter Set releases, refer to BGG entries for Summoner Wars: Phoenix Elves vs Tundra Orcs and Summoner Wars: Guild Dwarves vs Cave Goblins.

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Summoner Wars
English first edition
Publisher: Plaid Hat Games
Artist: John Ariosa
Year: 2009
Product Code: SW001-GDCG
Size: 7.68 x 4.53 x 1.38 inches
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2 Mercenaries Player Aid
Player aid for Mercenaries faction - base deck, as well as all other champions and commons.
5 First Eight Second Summoners Player Aids
Not trying to compete with massimo24, but since I had all 8 in one file, figured I'd add them. Includes the reinforcements units for dual-sided printing, if one wants. Credit to Christophe Francois for the original design.
1 Cajas Personalizadas
Caja Personalizada Summoner Wars GOBLINS
16 SW Second Summoners V1
Fixed typos, one coloring issue and added Jexik :-)
2 Kurzregeln in Kartengröße
Die Kurzregeln in Kartengröße und Deckbauregeln viel Spaß damit
7 Resumen reglas Summoner Wars en español
Subo un resumen de reglas de este fantástico juego. Actualizado con alguna errata cambiada.
1 Vertical Tabs
Includes tabs for multiple decks per faction.
2 French Aide de jeu - Sequence du tour
Traduction de l'aide de jeu fournie par Universal Head sur le site de PlaidHat.
11 Summoner Wars Faction and Reinforcements Card List - Complete
This word document lists all of the currently released Summoner Wars cards broken down by faction deck and reinforcements for each faction. Though I'm interested in deck building, I wanted to be able to do so while still maintaining the integrity of the originally released faction decks. I also wanted to keep all the reinforcement cards organized by faction (as makes the most sense) rather than by the name of the reinforcement pack. Nonetheless, for purists who may want to rearrange what's in this file, I've also included the name of the reinforcement pack each faction reinforcement card comes from. The font is small so that these lists can be printed out, cut, and stored with your cards. This list is complete as of January 4, 2014 and does not include the cards in the...
11 Updated Faction Overview Sheet
This file contains a brief, 1 page summary of all 16 factions, with stat overviews. Second Summoners abilities up to JK/VG included.
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