Wingspan is a captivating, competitive board game from Stonemaier Games, masterfully designed by Elizabeth Hargrave. It's a medium-weight, card-driven, engine-building game that stands out with its unique theme and stunning artwork, featuring over 170 bird illustrations by artists Beth Sobel, Natalia Rojas, and Ana Maria Martinez.

Gameplay and Strategy

In the game, players take on the roles of bird enthusiasts — researchers, bird watchers, ornithologists, and collectors — each aiming to discover and attract the most fascinating birds to their wildlife preserves. Each bird card played builds a chain of potent combinations in one of the players' habitats, focusing on several key growth actions:

  • Gathering Food: This is done through custom dice in a birdfeeder dice tower, adding a unique and thematic method of resource collection.
  • Laying Eggs: Players use colorful egg miniatures, adding a tactile and visually appealing element to gameplay.
  • Bird Card Collection: Players draw from a deck of hundreds of unique bird cards, each with its own attributes and benefits, to play in their habitats.

Winning the Game

The game is played over four rounds, and the player who accumulates the most points through their birds, combinations, and completed goals emerges as the winner.

Beautiful material & beautiful gameplay

Wingspan is celebrated for its blend of beautiful design, engaging gameplay, and educational value. It appeals to a wide range of players, from casual gamers drawn to its theme and art to strategic players who enjoy the depth of its engine-building mechanics.

Nominated for 26 awards and won 16.

⭐️ Kennerspiel des Jahres 2019

  • 1 - 5 Players
  • 40 - 70 Minutes
  • 10+ years old
  • Easy to learn

Video reviews, ratings, Let's Plays and tests for Wingspan

  • YouTube Review for the game "Wingspan" by Shut Up & Sit Down
    Video is in English

We like Wingspan so much that we recommend it in the following board game recommendation lists 2024

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