|Players:||1 - 5|
|Time:||40 - 70 minutes|
Wingspan is a competitive, medium-weight, card-driven, engine-building board game from Stonemaier Games.
The newest printing of Wingspan (and all future printings) has a new component in the box, a swift-start pack (4 guides and 10 new bird cards) to help guide new players through their first game of Wingspan.
You are bird enthusiasts—researchers, bird watchers, ornithologists, and collectors—seeking to discover and attract the best birds to your network of wildlife preserves. Each bird extends a chain of powerful combinations in one of your habitats (actions). These habitats focus on several key aspects of growth:
- Gain food tokens via custom dice in a birdfeeder dice tower
- Lay eggs using egg miniatures in a variety of colors
- Draw from hundreds of unique bird cards and play them
The winner is the player with the most points after 4 rounds.
If you enjoy Terraforming Mars and Gizmos, we think this game will take flight at your table.
Learn how to play:
This is an amazing strategy game that is very easy to learn. There are various ways that you can gather victory points, and with having both personal and "end of round" goals to work towards, every game plays slightly differently. So it never feels overly repetitive. While its incredibly fun playing in a group setting, with everybody developing their own strategies of gameplay, the solo mode of this game is awesome. The AI perfectly simulates regular gameplay, so I've found its a perfect way to practice and learn new tricks/strategies. Plus it makes for a very relaxing way to pass time.
Wingspan's recommendation is pretty self explanatory. Do you like birds? Do you want to play a game where you build a tableau of birds? Welp here you go, a really strong tableau builder, with great components, and a whole lot of birds to admire and enjoy. The whole package is just made that little bit extra good by attention to small details: the components (as mentioned previously) are luxury including the rulebook (which I am convinced started the linen-finish rulebook trend), all of the bird cards have a snippet of accurate educational information on them, and the box has a guide for repacking the thing stuck right on to the side (brilliant!). One more thing to note if anyone ever reads this review, if you own this game do yourself a favour and download the Wingsong app, it's an app which lets you hover your phone over each bird card and it will play that birds real life song or call, it's marvelous.
This game is fantastic! We enjoy it so much we got all the expansions too - they're fantastic as well and add an extra layer to game-play and replayability (though both are already excellent with this base game too). Great quality components, fun and varied game-play with plenty of strategy involved, and definitely one of our family favourites. Strongly recommended :)
This has become one of our flat favourites! It is a great strategy game that doesn't take too long to learn and I love the beautiful artwork for the birds and how well designed all the pieces are. Each game is very different in how you play and the strategy used depending and cards you pick up, the bonus card dealt and round objectives which means you can play again and again without getting bored
This is a good engine builder that is quite engaging and has a great theme with highest quality components I've seen in a game. From beautiful players mats, the quality of the rule book, the artwork on the cards, the eggs and the bird feeder... This is a fun game that we enjoy playing. Well worth it!
Also worth buying all the expansions