Category: Games I Want to Play

Wingspan: Elizabeth Hargrave’s board game is changing how we play.

The thing I find most remarkable about Wingspan is that it’s the only game I’ve ever played in which at times, the obvious, most efficient way to score points is readily apparent—often, laying eggs turn after turn—but I reject it in favor of a strategy that’s logically shakier but might produce a more elegant result. Source: Wingspan: Elizabeth Hargrave’s board game is changing how we play.

Wingspan: Elizabeth Hargrave’s board game is changing how we play.

Wingspan is what’s known among serious gamers as an “engine-building game,” which means that as the game goes on, the combination of birds you play becomes more and more efficient at generating points each turn, like an engine running faster and faster. Source: Wingspan: Elizabeth Hargrave’s board game is changing how we play.