Almost 7 years ago, a young lad in rural Ohio named Colby released a little card game called Summoner Wars with paper mats, 4 total factions, and twinkle in his eye.

One of the first big fans of this little indie game was game reviewer Tom Vasel, who at the time was a missionary living in Korea just experimenting with video reviews. Now Colby Dauch's Plaid Hat Games is one of the most acclaimed game studios in the industry, and Tom now reviews game full-time, has full-time employees, and is one of the most influential figures in board games. How far they've both come!

As we wrap up the full set of 16 second summoners with our newest 8, which are still available for pre-order in a bundle for $20 off the retail price, it turns out Tom still likes Summoner Wars.

You can see all the cards in our preview series linked at the bottom of this article, or check out Tom's glowing opinions on the 8 decks in the videos below. The Mercenary and Sand Goblin Second Summoners might be his favorite decks ever!

Eight Summoner Wars Second Summoner decks are now up for pre-order in the PlaidHatGames.com store! You can buy them all separately, OR for a limited time, if you pre-order all eight together, get them for $59.95, $20 off the MSRP! Pre-order today!

Second Summoner Previews:
Kynstri's Mission
Saturos: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Natazga: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Malenatar: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Scraven: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Little Meda: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Shiva: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Brath: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Farrah: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3