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 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


ObsoleteThree commented:

Tom mentioned that this is it for Summoner Wars. Is this verified by you guys?

Posted on 2016-06-24.

BTBAM commented:

I think he is taking that from "Last 8 Second Summoners"

Posted on 2016-06-24.

TheMatsjo commented:

I'm watching áll of these reviews!

I live in the Netherlands, is it possible to buy the bundle with a discount via a local retailer?

Re:Answer: Gotcha, thanks!

Posted on 2016-06-24.

BTBAM commented:

The bundle is only direct site.

Posted on 2016-06-24.

killercactus commented:

I'm very glad that Tom likes Farrah, but Farrah not tactical?!?! What???

Posted on 2016-06-24.

Mnil7 commented:

Why starting positions are still hidden?

Posted on 2016-06-25.

BTBAM commented:

Starting positions aren't 'hidden', it's just something we never post.

Posted on 2016-06-26.

Mnil7 commented:

Anyway we can't see them.

Posted on 2016-06-27.

Dragon4201976 commented:

So I hear this is going to be it for Summoner wars. I know this may not be totally true. Also it may just be that a break is being taken from the game.

But if there is to be more of the Game what would you think is coming next?

Posted on 2016-07-01.

Dr. Cheesesteak commented:

@Dragon4201976 if anything, it'd have to be more Alliances.

Damn shame, really. It's an amazing game. I wish they would've pushed this as hard as they are pushing Ashes.

Posted on 2016-07-09.

blindside commented:

This sale still going on?

Posted on 2016-08-25.

SaintGup commented:

I would like to see Summoner figures. With an attached base that you slide the card into, so the card is visible but the picture of the Summoner is covered by the figure. Am I just dreaming?

Posted on 2017-01-05.

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