A Chinese edition of Summoner Wars is being published by Wargames Club Publishing in Hong Kong!  

They are taking an interesting approach.  First, they offer a Starting Set which has everything you need to play -- except any faction deck:

Then they sell each faction deck separately.  The decks published so far include the Guild Dwarves, Shadow Elves, Benders, and Cave Goblins. 

The new releases in April are the Phoenis Elves and Sand Goblins.

And in May they will release the Vanguard and Tundra Orcs.  I have asked whether they will gradually publish all 16 factions, as well as the Reinforcement Packs, and I will tell you once I know. 



Douglas commented:

Haha, fantastic! But the order of factions published is a little bit weird...

Posted on 2013-04-16.

hextr1p commented:

This is awesome! Always cool to see how the graphic design of a game is used to fit certain needs in other countries. I like what they've done.

Posted on 2013-04-16.

stutzkraft commented:

I like it that markers and dice come with the board when you buy it.

Posted on 2013-04-16.

Jexik commented:

I'd love to see what would happen in any tournaments run with those base 4 factions.

Posted on 2013-04-16.

brightknight_216 commented:

Apart from Guild Dwarves and Cave Goblin, I'm just curious to know why the other four early factions for the Chinese version are different from the English version.

Being a Chinese myself, I wonder whether there is a different in "taste" where Chinese prefers a more subtle strategy as compare to some aggressive strategies used by other Factions such as Tundra Orcs, Swamp Orcs, and Mountain Vargath.

Posted on 2013-04-16.

Cyprien Esenwein commented:

Imagine seeing this new game, Summoner Wars, and deciding to try it with your buddy. You pick Cave Goblins, your buddy picks Benders. That would be a weird way to learn the game...
And Preview Mondays are gone. :(

Posted on 2013-04-16.

joepinion commented:

My guess is that there's one person who is making this happen, and those are their 6 favorite factions. :D

Posted on 2013-04-16.

darkbladecb commented:

Those are some nice boxes. That is all.

Posted on 2013-04-16.

champrjk commented:

Odd release strategy, but glad to see SW infecting the entire globe.

Posted on 2013-04-16.

Divljan commented:

I would sure be disappointed if I bought that starter set and it didn't come with any faction cards!

Posted on 2013-04-16.

Zebulin commented:

Tacullu looks epic.

Posted on 2013-04-16.

Roufus commented:

I hate it when I like the alternate art better than what I got. X( Oh well.

Posted on 2013-04-17.

Phoenixio commented:

Might be a coincidence, but I believe a lot of these factions were actually in the first prototypes by Colby.

These sets look very epic. Especially the faction packs.

Posted on 2013-04-18.

Kaserpick commented:

I like that they're going separate with things. You don't have to buy a whole master set or starter set, in order to buy a double of Shadow Elves, Benders, Guild Dwarves, etc.

They might not get as great of a deal, but it's nice to have options.

Posted on 2013-04-23.

Shockma Ranyk commented:

The reason for this might be that the Chinese have a much higher level of censorship when blood and bones are in play. Fallen Kingdom, Filth, and some Swamp Orcs for instance might have to have their art redone to be able to be displayed in China.

Posted on 2013-05-18.

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