summoner-wars_493752948_ipad_05As if it wasn’t already a busy week for Playdek with their iOS port of the table top game Lords of Waterdeep arriving on iOS this Thursday.

Now they’ve just updated their iOS port of Plaid Hat Games’ popular tactical card game Summoner Wars making the all of the existing 9+ in-app expansions FREE for online matches. Players can add the Bender, Mountain Vargath, Ret-Talus, Sera Eldwyn, Grognack, Sneeks, Abua Shi decks to increase challenges and create custom decks for play online.

To access the free in-app expansions, existing owners of the app need only to update their app, which will in turn, unlock the free factions when users play online. Online play does require players to create a Playdek account, but odds are you probably already have one of these from playing games like Ascension or Agricola.

In Summoner Wars you are playing the role of a Summoner. You have been endowed by a summoning stone with the ability to call forth mighty warriors and cast powerful spells to aid you in battle against an opposing Summoner. The object of the game is to destroy your opponent’s Summoner card. When you are the only player with your Summoner card left in play, you win.

The game is available on the iOS App Store for 99¢, I have no idea when this free online IAP promotion ends, so if you already own the game, now may be a good time to check out the online play (if you haven’t done so already).

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