Absolute massive fan of all Stonemaier games and absolutely frothing over wingspan. I knew about the parrots and the big flightless birds, but not these adorable, brightly-colored charmers. I have just one query. I just have a question about the Ruff’s power. Thanks James! I believe “insects” is correct and there is no typo. Will you be offering neoprene versions of the new Oceania player mat? It will take you to our Shopify store. I noticed that there is a card that steals food from another player, but at least that player can get something from the bird feeder. The big box will not include any gameplay components. I’m off to watch the 3-minute documentary Elizabeth shared in her description, and I’ll be back either tomorrow or Monday with more information about this expansion. Unlike the original mats, they now appear in the first column. So it is possible to simply remove those 17 birds and play with the rest without using nectar tokens, the expansion player mats, or the Oceania food dice. In playtesting, did the nectar chips accumulate heavily? Meep, meep, nom, nom, buuurp! It’s actually a bit ahead of schedule. These birds are beautifully illustrated Natalia Rojas and Ana Maria Martinez. If buying (and playing) the expansion, what would be the use for the old mats? My first thought was that in the States, seagulls do the same thing. The neoprene mats? Wingspan: Oceania Expansion focuses on birds in Australia and New Zealand. Any reason to lessen the amount of eggs a player can retrieve early on? We do have a lot of honeyeaters here. It’s important to remember that you don’t actually trade one nectar for one of any food; you spend nectar in place of a food. Aaron: Here’s how I explained shipping in yesterday’s e-newsletter: Shipping: Orders will start to ship from fulfillment centers in the US, Canada, UK, and Australia in mid-November (Champion orders ship first in each region; see shipping chart). It does not include a 6th player mat. Thank you. After investing in the neoprene player mats to have a core mechanic of the new expansion be useless with them is disheartening. I hope the new expansion moderates the overused tucking strategy for the euro expansion. Again, the artwork on the box is stunning! She passed away 34 years ago. Re “GALAH”. Wingspan: Oceania Expansion focuses on birds in Australia and New Zealand. Good question! Yes, the retail release date is December 18. As a lover of Wingspan, this was a must. This expansion refreshes the base game and brings a complexity we really enjoy. I am so excited about this! Is there any change such bag will be in this or later expansions? To be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, Be employed in some capacity, earning more than $300 per week, Have not declared bankruptcy or insolvency, All products displaying the Zip symbol can be purchased using Zip if the order value limits are met, Zip cannot be used for electronic Gift Vouchers or Primate subscriptions, Zip will only be available if all items in the trolley display the Zip symbol. For some reason, i’m seeing orange :). Would you consider creating updated cards for the hummingbirds in the base game so they reflect that the hummingbirds also consume nectar? Shipping will take us a while, as our fulfillment centers have a lot of units to ship, but I’m glad this was a pleasant surprise for you. let’s assume the other bonus card is for the small birds. I love a challenge. Does once between turns carry through to different rounds? Hi, I have a question about discarding the nectars at the end of the round. I wonder what we will need to figure out how to handle. I hope there will be a bag for the goal tiles as well! We won’t, Sylvia–Wingspan isn’t meant to be a game with conflict. I feel like it would be much simpler just to divide the bonus in half and round up without adding the points for the other places. Yes, Monster Couch (the digital developer) is working on adding expansions. Will be available for Christmas in Italy? I really hope that the Kea from New Zealand is included! I vote the same approach for Wingspan. Typically preorders go live around 9:30 am CT. People can then just show up and place a preorder (there’s no queue). Will the big box also accommodate the neoprene mats? Saw the iconic crown pigeon of new guinea isn’t in this expansion. Who will be the first to buy!?!?! We don’t plan to retroactively update any bird cards based on mechanisms in expansions, especially since only 30-40% of people even buy expansions. Wingspan Oceania Expansion Review Author: Adam Roffel Category: Articles , Board Games News , News , Date: 5th December, 2020 Wingspan was one of our favourite games in 2020, and for good reason – it’s incredibly addictive, can be played again and again without seeing the same birds and elements in play, and is easy to teach to new players. But there’s the Latin name too, it might get a bit crowded. The hard work behind us, we get to mess around with what we’ve already done and what the designer has added, in new and different ways. In your FAQ you mentioned creating a big box to house the game & expansions was in the works. If it happens, the original and Oceania mats will remain relevant. To be honest I never looked at the cards beforehand. We have yet to play a four player game and figured out how, my wife I alternate turns and play two boards each on one game.It adds a new dimension to the game and is quite challenging. He argues that more sugar is available to birds in Australia than in other parts of the world. I’ve removed it here. 0 Love the Oceania expansion, though I’m still trying to adjust my strategies to the seeming abundance of resources. So you either score for 1 set or 2+ sets, not both. While we think Wingspan hits a sweet spot at 8/7/6/5 actions (26 total), some people have asked for an extended version of the game, and we’ve heard some clever house rules. We just barely started production–we won’t know a release date for quite some time. Wingspan: Oceania Expansion focuses on birds in Australia and New Zealand.. Or am I seeing things? I love the lack of conflict in this game. many additional cards you want to draw and discard the corresponding amount of food. Right now we’re focusing on saving dying birds in Australia. Yes, Monster Couch eventually plans to do that. Can you tell us the exact number? Insects that eat the plants’ sugary sap also excrete extra sugar as lerp or honeydew. I also really like how the Wrybill, Quail, and Kea, as the timing of when you play them in relation to other factors is crucial. And all of this extra sugar becomes food for birds. We haven’t revealed what the expansion is, just the region. And what about those birds facing square on – I think there is at least one. If a bird is found anywhere in Oceania, the entirety of Oceania is highlighted. We’re using Maori names for NZ birds, including the Tui, Pukeko, Kiwi, Korimako, Kereru, Kea, and Kakapo (my spelling here is missing the icons over some of the letters, which are on the cards). Will copies be available for pre-order and/or shipped to Champions first? Biomimicry can offer plenty of inspiration for how to create durable and practical products that are planet friendly. In the second expansion to Wingspan, we feature the colorful and awe-inspiring birds of Oceania. All Rights Reserved. The Oceania bird cards are designed to be shuffled into the bird cards from the base game, with or without other expansions. First off, you’ve done an amazing job with this game. The Wingspan Oceania expansion is more than a box of beautiful birds. With pink power cards the rules say they activate once between your “own turns”. Please, don’t make this game a mean game. Hi The Oceania expansion came at the end of 2020 and features birds from Australia and New Zealand. As a lover of Wingspan, this was a must. So while new expansions will hopefully function with the Oceania playmats, they’ll be designed primarily for the original player mats. I agree with your sentiment. Hi All, I’m a little confused by the set up rules in the Oceania expansion. It is excess sugary solution from sucking up sap from plants. Check out Meeplesource and Top Shelf Gamer for special bits, and Tower Rex for a fancy birdhouse: https://www.etsy.com/listing/699474467/dice-tower-bird-song-for-wingspan-board. :), Australia , pretty cool. In a large game with a lot of pink-powers, it can sometimes get difficult keeping track of powers that have been activated already. Check it out here: https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/275718/stonemaier-games-2020-charity-auction. SO EXCITED!!! I’ll be buying a few of these expansions (Christmas is coming) myself. Any chance of a wingspan tournament at some point? I don’t know if this has already been answered (I can’t access the Facebook page), but will the double sided mats actually be printed, and if so, will they be available to order with the expansion? This ‘kiwi’ is very excited!! It’s the same as the core game: You get 5 cards and 5 food, and then you select 5 cards/food from those 10 things. I really hope the game will include the cockatiel and the kookaburra. Cannot wait for this! If the game state was 248 cards remaining in the deck, say 42 of which had at least 1 fish on the chance of drawing 1 card with at least 1 fish on from 5 draws is 61%. Before I talk about them, I want to be clear that neither is as dramatic or game changing as they might sound. Thanks for sharing your ideas, Srijan! It almost feels as if nectar is way more ubiquitous than it should be. First of greetings from Belgium. :). Just some thoughts. I’m curious why it was edited out. I was thinking about custom making this expansion for my brother and extended family who love this game. I’d love to hear what your plans are at stonemaier to create a better footprint on the planet? I bought realistic 3D printed resources from an etsy shop so my only issue is going to be getting nectars that are similar to my other resources. :). I’ll let Elizabeth know to keep the bustards in mind, but I know it’s very difficult to narrow down the list of birds and make everyone happy. Do u ship to Singapore? Wingspan: Oceania Expansion focuses on birds in Australia and New Zealand. Wingspan: Oceania Expansion focuses on birds in Australia … 2. I would love to get some wooden nectar tokens ASAP. ), Sandy. So just take my money and ship the box :). You can log into Shopify as a customer if you’ve ordered on Shopify in the past. I feel so nervous! It makes achieving it all the sweeter. Welcome to our last giveaway for 2020! Designed by Elizabeth Hargrave | Art by Natalia Rojas, Ana Maria Martinez Jaramillo, and Beth Sobel. For the Wingspan Oceania, people in Oceania were going to be asleep when the preorder opened. Usually I just wait quietly until games reach my remote quarter of the world, but now I can’t. […] Oceania Expansion is available at your local game store, online through Stonemaier Games or through […]. Could you tell me the name of the Korean partner? While we don’t have anything bat-themed in the works, it’s possible we could explore that theme someday. Yes, each expansion will focus on a different continent, so we will someday get to South America. But since this has been my first firsthand communication with you. The Wingspan Oceania expansion is more than a box of beautiful birds. If you have 2 nectar, when you play the Hooded Warbler using the “Play a bird” action, you can pay either 2 invertebrates, 1 invertebrate and 1 nectar, or 2 nectar. I feel similarly. There are actually just 5 flightless birds in the expansion (out of 95), but given that we have rules about them now, I think we’ll likely see more of them show up in future expansions. Hopefully there will be an option for updated neoprene mats. Wingspan: Oceania Expansion focuses on birds in Australia and New Zealand. To save space for those who want both? Zip offers simple payment plans for online shoppers, instantly at checkout. The various mixes are balanced (including bonus card percentages, within a percentage point or so). Do i have to activate the Yellow Ability or can i choose not to? You can then pay it back in full at the end of the month or pay over time from as little as $40 a month, interest free. Either North America gets a separate expansion or the seventh continent is Antarctica ;-), ..but is there a Kea?? Then again, same argument for a ‘Polynesia’ continent. 4. grain/grub Are the original player mats now useless? Then, starting with first player, we each get to eliminate 2 tiles starting with the bottom row.. Bottommost tiles for each round get placed on the board for the game. We just played this card that says: “When played, reset the birdfeeder, then, for each type of food in the birdfeeder, gain 1 of that type.” The Wingspan Oceania expansion is more than a box of beautiful birds. Ik ben benieuwd :) Nest predators range from insects (ants) to reptiles and mammals (including the incredibly cute sugar glider), but also include other birds. Maybe I just need to get more games under the belt and get more used to how the nectar plays. Will Oceania include birds of paradise? This honeydew may be ‘milked’ by ants, birds etc. In my Wingspan gaming group, we clip a little bird onto the first player. Have you ever thought about expanding on Amazonian birds? This is easily the best game I’ve ever played, I really enjoy the fact that there is a lot of birds in the game and hopefully lots of more come. That would have been a bit evil. Lot’s of fans sleeves the cards and with this expansion the sleeved cards won’t fit in the two card trays. Nectar is intertwined into a number of elements in the expansion. The Oceania bird cards are designed to be shuffled into the bird cards from the base game, with or without other expansions. Sylvia: The production process begins as soon as we’ve submitted the final files to our manufacturer. Are there other flightless birds in the have or european expansion already? Here’s the rulebook explanation for flightless birds: A few birds in the deck have a * symbol for their wingspan. Can I play the game in Korean? Please say yes. It's designed by Elizabeth Hargrave and features birds illustrated by Natalia Rojas and Ana Maria Martinez. It gives you more flexibility and options, it feels good to roll nectar on the food dice, and there’s a sense of progression whenever you spend nectar as it piles up in your habitats (and yes, we included enough tokens). Can you include 2-sided neoprene mats in the poll? Now the Lyrebird is one of the three birds in de bird tray and I was wonderring how I can use this card in solo-mode, since the Automa has no specific cards I can choose to play from. – Tuck a card from your hand behind every bird with a tuck power My wife had the Laughing Kookaburra and I had thr Black-Billed Magpie. Some storing issues will certainly arise with the OE…. Any chance at updating the current Hummingbirds to incorporate Nectar has their food choice? As Elizabeth adds more cards that encourage you to consider your opponents, there are more opportunities for the Automa’s Hoard to tip the balance. Premium. The Oceania mats are simply different, that’s all. I love the idea of new food source. That’s right–if you have nectar in your personal supply at the end of a round, you must discard it. As a matter of fact, the current Wingspan box is completely sufficient to accommodate everything in the base game and the European expansion (cards, eggs, manual). This expansion includes new player mats and a new food type, allowing players to explore different strategies in this new environment. The only one I’m thinking might be is the Puffin. Why do I see other people getting pre-orders 2 weeks ago and I have not even heard anything about my preorder being shipped? I think this is an excellent variation for a 2 player game. But a simply wild food source isn’t particularly interesting, because it’s always good. This expansion therefore also introduces nectar as an extra nutrient. We don’t plan on putting any trays in this particular expansion. Maybe the big box will include a combined rule book, first player token and a bag for the end of round tiles. Will there be any of amazing Papua New Guinea Birds of Paradise? The Oceania bird cards are designed to be shuffled into the bird cards from the base game, with or without other expansions. The bottom row are the tiles that will be in the game. I’ll also be back to post some polls and remind you when the preorder goes live (most likely in late October, with shipping in November). Sorry, but I have to ask, is the Wrybill’s beak pointing left? There are a number of factors that would encourage me to say to any board gamer “if you love Wingspan, you should consider Oceania”. Features Birds from Australia and New Zealand! 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