Good news for those of you who love card based strategy games: Monster Couch Studios has announced that Wingspan is coming to Android on November 9, 2021.
Wingspan is already out on the Switch, Steam and in the AppStore, but if your Android device fulfills your gaming needs, you can join in the fun too. Our writer CJ loves a good card game, and Wingspan was in fact one of her favorite games in 2020. You can find more info in her review here.
What is Wingspan About?
Wingspan is a strategy board game where the goal is to attract birds to your three nature preserves. The beautiful cards reflect birds that you can add to your preserve which makes you better at laying eggs, acquiring new birds or gathering food. Many of the 170 unique feathered creatures have powers that echo real life: your hawks will hunt, your pelicans will fish, and your geese will form a flock.
CJ explained some more in her review: There are five spaces in each preserve, and you play birds from your hand to these spaces over the course of four rounds. Each preserve also offers abilities such as food acquisition, egg laying, and card drawing.
In addition to playing the birds, each bird has abilities either when played, when activated by taking an action in the preserve it’s played to, or between turns when certain actions are taken by other players. There are also bonus points to be earned every round, and bonus cards that you get at the beginning of the game and from certain birds throughout (if you’re lucky!). Plus, you earn points for eggs laid; food cached on birds and tucked cards. In short, there is a lot going on!
A relaxing soundtrack and a ton of interesting facts about wildlife will help to learn more about birds in a pleasant, satisfying way. Plus, the game features multiplayer cross-play over the various editions that have been released.
Can’t wait? You can pre-register on Android from October 14.