Shipping update: Just made shipping more affordable for Canada and much of Europe. If it was too much before, take another look. If you already ordered and it's cheaper, we'll refund you the difference.

box coverAfter a long slew of previews, the incredible Summoner Wars Alliances Master set is finally available for pre-order from PlaidHatGames.com.

There really isn't more to say except GO ORDER NOW. But just in case you're still reading, here's some exciting details:

  • The game comes with EIGHT brand new, complete faction decks, each of which is a mash-up between two original factions.
  • Get $20 off retail by pre-ordering from PlaidHatGames.com, and get your copy signed by Colby Dauch!
  • Bask in the luxury of a neoprene battlefield mat and a large box that will store and organize your entire Summoner Wars collection.
  • Have more fun than you ever have before playing Summoner Wars.
  • Great for experienced players or beginners, this set has everything you need to get started.

We've got previews of the cards linked below. For a very strange photo of Colby wearing the game, see the end of this article.

Click here to pre-order Summoner Wars: Alliances from PlaidHatGames.com.

Summoner Wars Alliances Previews

Cave Filth: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Deep Benders: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Fallen Phoenix: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Jungle Shadow: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Sand Cloaks: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Swamp Mercenaries: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Tundra Guild: Part 1, Part 2
Vargath Vanguards: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Colby with the game

Just think: this guy could sign your game!


Comments


glenn3e commented:

Ooh nice mat!

Posted on 2014-10-28.

tortugatron commented:

I better get mine signed while you're wearing your hat, or I view the signature to be a forgery. You should also write custom Colbyisms like on the tuck boxes.

Posted on 2014-10-28.

Olivier commented:

Beautiful! But is there any way to get the USPS First-Class Package International Service instead of Priority Mail International? Otherwise the shipping cost to Singapore is higher than the game itself :-(

Posted on 2014-10-28.

BuckWilde commented:

At first look, it seemed like Colby was wearing a poncho instead of the mat draped on his shoulders. I prefer the poncho reality.

Posted on 2014-10-28.

nyphot commented:

Awesome and ordered!

Posted on 2014-10-28.

Murnaz commented:

Done and done.

Posted on 2014-10-28.

stohot commented:

What are the promos?

Posted on 2014-10-28.

Slow Focus commented:

@stohot: they're four Mercenary champions: Sairook, Khexku, Khan Queso, and Bogdan. Normally you get to include one per item when you order from the PlaidHatGames store. You can see the cards under Factions -> Mercenaries.

Great-looking components, amazing discount! Really glad to see Alliances available for preorder!

Posted on 2014-10-28.

Genestealer commented:

Ordering two!

Posted on 2014-10-28.

fainez commented:

pre-ordered! cant wait to see what faction is the best.

Posted on 2014-10-28.

Sujoah commented:

Cool!

So it says that it won't be available for 2-5 months - is there a way that we could possibly get a more specific date?

Posted on 2014-10-28.

Steamtech commented:

Just saw this, my pre-order is in!

Posted on 2014-10-29.

igarra commented:

Are these all new cards? Or are these the second Summoner sets we have been getting?


Posted on 2014-10-29.

tortugatron commented:

@igarra

Yes they are all new cards. Where have you been?! Go take a look at the preview links.

@Sujoah

I wouldn't get your hopes up for a more precise ship date. I heard that they weren't going to open preorders until they were on the boat, but 2-5 months sounds like they just went to print.

Posted on 2014-10-29.

Dante108 commented:

Good news, good news. I dont want to be the negative nancy but all version of the Alliance will come with that mat? It cool and all, my only problem is that I have a small table to play on and this soft material will not hold itself and the cards if part of it (corners, edges) is not fully on the table. Especially in a 4 player game. I prefer the master set's board. But I guess it's only me.

Posted on 2014-10-29.

blackholexan commented:

I'm afraid I won't be able to pre-order the 2 copies I need (for me and my friend) because 60$ (plus unknown custom duties) is too much for shipping costs.
If there is any way to get the USPS First-Class Package International Service instead of Priority Mail International, I'll purchase 2 copies, otherwise the shipping costs to Italy are higher than the game itself.
:-( :-( :-(

Posted on 2014-10-29.

warerare commented:

No shipping deal for UK customers for this? I am very sad, guess I will just have to settle for a retail copy once it is released.

Posted on 2014-10-29.

killercactus commented:

@Dante - I mean, its not like you can't use the Master Set board. I'll probably still use my hard boards, but now I have both options. I'd rather get a different version of the board than one I already have personally.

Posted on 2014-10-29.

Elien commented:

Very disappointed with postage costs to the UK. :(

Posted on 2014-10-29.

Heitsola commented:

How do we enter our coupon code if we were a playtester?

Posted on 2014-10-29.

Dragon4201976 commented:

Just placed my Pre-order can not wait for the release!


Posted on 2014-10-29.

TrueLink commented:

Preordered with a set of sleeves and alternate summoner art.

Can't wait to play it next year!

Posted on 2014-10-29.

joepinion commented:

You can add coupons in the cart area, before checking out.

Posted on 2014-10-29.

Dragon4201976 commented:

I am still wondering with all the release info why was the Vargath Vanguard the only faction that didn't have a card back release?

Posted on 2014-10-29.

joepinion commented:

Shipping update: Just made shipping more affordable for Canada and much of Europe. If it was too much before, take another look. If you already ordered and it's cheaper, we'll refund you the difference.

Posted on 2014-10-29.

twosh commented:

Still almost $50 for shipping to Finland. Would love to order but...

Posted on 2014-10-29.

takoyakioc commented:

I hope the space is large enough for sleeved cards! Yes I do sleeve them all :P

Also... shipping cost to Australia is:
USPSPriority Mail International $56.66

Which is more expensive than the game itself... how is it possible for me to buy a signed copy with that shipping cost???? This is very sad, I was looking forward to buy it... I want that mat, and the promo cards which I can't get from the retail store too :(

Posted on 2014-10-29.

Dante108 commented:

@killercactus - You are right. I was talking about mainly the 2v2 game which requires a huge surface (plus some space for drinks, etc.). Apart from that I like the new mat. Just would've been nice to have two similar boards. BTW how come the american versions has a different borad? Mine doesnt have 2 pieces just one single board.

Posted on 2014-10-29.

Slow Focus commented:

Joepinion, you are a HERO. Shipping went from 35 to 10 for me, making the game an extremely reasonable price! Thanks so much for sorting this out, and so promptly!

Posted on 2014-10-29.

Elien commented:

Shipping costs now much reduced - great news! :D

Posted on 2014-10-29.

Cyprien Esenwein commented:

One complaint... as a playtester, I was given a $50 coupon. The game is $40. The coupon doesn't pay for shipping.

This is only a minor complaint, because I got a free Sam deck to use up the coupon; I just wish I could've knocked $10 off the shipping cost instead

Posted on 2014-10-29.

jnewby74 commented:

glad this is finally available!!! Can't wait to get JS and SM action going! And a Colby autographed box!!!! That's what really sold me on this bargain! Thanks for the great work everyone involved with alliances!

Posted on 2014-10-29.

CupidsArt commented:

I really Like what you did with the map David!

Posted on 2014-10-29.

Divljan commented:

Just a question. Are the dividers included with the game customized for the different summoners? Or are they just generic white dividers like in the picture? I hope that custom ones will be provided, at least someday!

Posted on 2014-10-29.

orang3 commented:

Slow Focus, where do you live? Shipping from $35 to $10 is amazing. Any plans to do something similar to other places? Shipping to California is $17.

Posted on 2014-10-29.

blackholexan commented:

Shipping costs went down from 60$ to 40$.
It's still a huge cost I'm afraid.
For European players it wouldn't be reasonable to afford those shipping costs + customs fees
Even sharing those costs with a friend, the final price will be really higher than retail price.
Sad day :( :(

Posted on 2014-10-29.

kkortekaas commented:

bwahahha Ashes playtest credit applied, total cost to me, 14$.

I love plaidhat.

Posted on 2014-10-29.

jouster07 commented:

Shipping cost for Romania skyrocketed from 65$ to 92$. Now there is only a "special" mail option. [i'm crying on the inside ...] Is this like the Hogwarts owl mail system ? :)))) Them critters ain't cheap

Posted on 2014-10-29.

Mugge commented:

The shipping cost went up 5$ (to sweden) after the change. Seems very strange :S

Posted on 2014-10-29.

stohot commented:

I agree with the comment, that I hope we could get with this set (or in the future) dividers for each summoners and reinforcements. I really like the great dividers that Sentinels of the Multiverse use. That would be a nice promo to throw in there :-)


Posted on 2014-10-29.

Slow Focus commented:

@orang3, I'm in southern Ontario, in central Canada. So I'm much closer to PHG than others who are upset with shipping costs! Really surprised that it costs you more to California!

Posted on 2014-10-29.

WOOKIE commented:

I love the fact that the battlefield is comprised of 2 mats. It might make the gameplay so much more sweeter. I'm used to playing on said mats and love the feel of them. Can anyone give us more info on them? I'm going to assume the mats roll up and take up one of the sections of the box.

Very happy that we can preorder today. I happily spent some money today.
Also happy I live in Ohio.

Posted on 2014-10-29.

Informal_Geek commented:

Is there room in this box to fit a gameboard? I bought an extra board and it doesn't fit in the other Master Set box. Just wondering...thanks!

Posted on 2014-10-29.

Ad Hoc commented:

Hey guys, thanks so much for offering the discount on the preorders! I'm sure there's some sort of smart business-y reason why you would do that, but I think it's because you love the game, and love your customers. Thanks to Colby, the design team, the play testing team, and everyone else involved with getting this Master Set out of your heads and into our hands!

Posted on 2014-10-30.

Truth commented:

That picture was supposed to be a joke for Joe. He asked to preview the mat and card dividers. We told him we didn't have anything like that and sent this picture. What is in the picture is not final except for the mat. The box is what is called a PPC. It is just a materials proof. The card dividers are divided by every summoner and reinforcements for each faction including the second summoners that haven't even released yet.

Posted on 2014-10-30.

joepinion commented:

Oh my. I thought the joke was the statement that you didn't have any of that.

Posted on 2014-10-30.

Truth commented:

It was our fault Joe, we were at game night and had had a few... I thought for a moment that maybe you'd be confused... and then promptly ignored that warning voice.

Posted on 2014-10-30.

Hogg commented:

Do any of the factions have fewer than 5 commons? I like to have 10 of each and its inconvenient when a pack only has 4, then I have to buy three packs and I have a ton of extras.

Posted on 2014-10-30.

MtS commented:

There's only 47$ shipping option to Czech Republic (kinda deissapointed). On the other hand the signature and discount... Well, the shipping is still really steep so I'll probably wait for a while to see if a cheaper shipping option won't be added. Other than that I'm really looking forward this set (and that picture made me laugh).

Posted on 2014-10-30.

CaerSidis commented:

Reduced Shipping Cost???
Hmpf... 1 Copy of Alliances with shipping cost of 24 $. So I put into my cart two second Summoner Decks, for more Stuff at the same shipping Cost.
But Huh! Shiping cost goes up to 46 $.
Sorry guys... NO DEAL :(

Posted on 2014-10-30.

Justantula commented:

I'm nearby and my Shipping and Handling was still $15. Oh well.
Yay though.

Should of thrown in some SW Faction Dice or something ;)

Posted on 2014-10-31.

Saucy_Salem11 commented:

how long will pre-order be up?


Posted on 2014-10-31.

tortugatron commented:

Until about a month after the game's status switches over to the boat icon I would think (i.e. When the game gets here).

Posted on 2014-11-01.

kalrhin commented:

Unfortunately shipping is prohibitive for me as well. No chance of reduced shipping to Europe as with Dead of the Winter?

Posted on 2014-11-02.

Grognack96 commented:

I want it


Posted on 2014-11-03.

wandrewni commented:

just bought two copies! so excite!

Posted on 2014-11-07.

claymore114 commented:

I just tried to order some of the new sleeves or a reinforcement deck with my alliances so I don't lose out on a fifth of my playtester credit and the shipping just jumped from $15 to $56 because the special mail option was replaced by UPS.

Is there any chance this could be fixed so the credit could discount the shipping, or other things could be added to the order without losing out on the cheaper shipping option?

Posted on 2014-11-11.

Dragon4201976 commented:

Saw the new Pictures on FB, I can not wait for this I just wish there was a Sale on the Sleeves so I could buy enough to sleeve my whole set, I guess I will be staying with my clear sleeves for now :(


Posted on 2014-11-12.

Misiodziej commented:

Shipping kills it for me unfortunately. It would be awesome to get a deal for EU like it was with Dead of Winter. I'd buy both SW:Alliances and Specter Ops instantly!

Posted on 2015-01-04.

jouster07 commented:

Gonna have to settle for Ashes for now (35 pre + 35 shipping). Why did Ashes get a better a deal? Such bad pricing for Europe kills it for a lot of people FYI. And i just checked: Ashes still has 35$ shipping (still high but doable), Alliances went down from 92 to 60 (lol...) but there is no longer the pre-order discount. No wonder i can't find it anywhere in Europe, cause no retailer is crazy enough to invest. "SHAME!" (GoT)

Posted on 2015-06-25.

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