Wingspan: The Board Game

Wingspan: The Board Game

title

Wingspan: The Board Game is one of the best $9.99 to play game in the App Store.
Developed by Monster Couch sp. z o.o., Wingspan: The Board Game is a Strategy game with a content rating of 4+.
It was released on 20th July 2021 with the latest update 24th February 2022

Whether you are a fan of Strategy, Board, or Entertainment games, you will find this game interesting and will absolutely like it.

Rating

235 people have rated 1.1.367

You can download the game Wingspan: The Board Game from APP STORE.

Description

Wingspan is a relaxing, award-winning strategy card game about birds for 1 to 5 players. Each bird you play extends a chain of powerful combinations in one of your three habitats. Your goal is to discover and attract the best birds to your network of wildlife preserves.

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. Each habitat focuses on a key aspect of the growth of your preserves.

In Wingspan up to 5 players compete to build up their nature preserves in a limited number of turns. Each beautiful bird that you add to your preserve makes you better at laying eggs, drawing cards, or gathering food. Many of the 170 unique birds have powers that echo real life: your hawks will hunt, your pelicans will fish, and your geese will form a flock.

Features

  • Relaxing strategy card game where your goal is to discover and attract the best birds.
  • Single player and multiplayer modes for up to five players.
  • Based on award winning, competitive, card-driven, engine-building board game.
  • Hundreds of unique, animated birds with their real life sound recordings.
  • Multiple ways to accumulate points with birds, bonus cards and end-of-round goals.

Updated on 24th February 2022

-Fixed localization issue inside store
-Fixed Solstice background sound glitching bucket

Wingspan: The Board Game Reviews

We love this board game because of the bird knowledge we pick up while playing and the relaxing nature of the gameplay. This is fantastic! Thanks for bringing it to ios.


Our whole family plays and love the way the digital version mirrors the board game. The AI is very good. Two suggestions: the main one area to improve would be the ability to see and shuffle cards in your hand. If there were a cards in hand screen option, it would be hugely helpful. We also find the online game preserve limit cumbersome. On the iPhone, it keeps completed games active no matter which option we goose and ends up hitting the limit. Then, to delete a game, we have to open it. Overall, though, were getting hours and hours of enjoyment.


Lol what a fun game. It would be great if it was updated and added the expansion sets like the board game. We need some new birds to play. We think we’ve come up with every unique combination of birds at this point. We would pay $ for the expansions. Happy Birding!


The game is nearly perfect in all aspects, with all the gorgeous artwork and tight gameplay of the board game version. There are even cool extras like the birds calls and bits of trivia, and a great online mode. Which leads to the only criticism: no chat. This game desperately needs a built in text or voice chat and then it will be a perfect 5 out of 5.


We absolutely love this game both IRL and digital. However, having played multiple games a day, our bird selection feels very limited. We would love to get European and/or oceana expansions on the digital version as well to expand game play!


We love the board game and this app translates the experience very well! Our only 2 issues are : #1 with the size of the letters and symbols, it is sometimes difficult to distinguish nest types. #2 with the online play, we wish there were a 3 minute round event and if a player is dropped (unresponsive or forfeit) an AI would step in. With 5 minute turns you can wait for extensive amounts of time to only then have the game trashed for 2 players – very frustrating!


We really enjoy wingspan and this is a great digital version. After the most recent update, however, the game has become insanely slow. Part of the fun of playing a board game against bots is not having to wait while other people make their moves. The AIs are SO slow now that we often get distracted/bored while waiting to take our turn. We hope this gets fixed soon, otherwise we will probably uninstall.


The board game is fantastic. As a birder and a lover of games Wingspan is terrific. The online version, however, is glitchy. We tried writing to the developer and got no response. We hope this feedback helps them address these shortcomings. Otherwise, the online version is really helpful at learning the game, and the graphics and music are great.


This game is crashing every fifth turn. We love the game itself but its super frustrating to try to play when you have to keep reloading the app. For $10 youd expect something playable.


Was great until it started crashing very time we open a game.


We keep trying to play a full game and when people are taking there sweet time we cant take it. We just end up falling asleep. Im trying to enjoy this game because by round 3 we know the game speeds up but not when your opponents take way too long to do one quick thing. We enjoyed the physical copy of the game so much more. If we could get a refund that would be nice. We wont be playing on the phone anymore. People are just inconsiderate. We cant take it when someone takes that long. We understand maybe a minute but come on every turn they need a long time to decide. It takes us less than 30 seconds to take our turn. We would like a refund. Im going to stick to games like dominion where people actually play the game. Its sad because we feel like using your whole deck in one turn in dominion was faster than someone deciding to gain food or to draw a card in wingspan. The board game gets 4.5 stars when facing the right people. This mobile game is getting a 1 star from us. We never leave bad reviews.


We have the board game as well. Plays exactly like the tabletop version. Love it!


Game is perfect. Super fun. Latest update makes it so animations cannot be turned off. Makes the games a lot longer. Please fix!


Love the game, but since the latest update our bonus card metrics change numbers and points as each other computer player cycles through their turn. It seems like the game is temporarily looking at their boards and changing how our bonus cards appear to be scoring. All resolves when it gets back to us, but a bit confusing as Im planning our next move!


Be careful, this game is Addicting. We’ve never liked a mobile game this much ever. Beautifully made, good gameplay, stays interesting, and helps us learn our birds. Only downside is it gives us a headache to play it on our iPhone, and it isnt supported on our older iPad.


The tutorial was helpful, if not tedious. When playing the game the AI zooms in and you must tap to exit. Needs an option to disable got those of us who dont want to wait.


We really love this game, its so much fun. If it werent for how buggy and unreliable the game is, we would give it 5 stars. It crashes constantly and every time it happens, even if our turn just started, it says that we timed out for over 5 minutes and lose karma points, which is very unfair. It also doesnt notify you its your turn if playing multiple games and sometimes doesnt update when its your turn and again claims you timed out. If the developers fixed this it would be a great game.


Non intuitive gameplay, the font is too small, its hard to see whats going on. Our wife and we each paid $10 to play on our phones for Valentines Day and it left us both in a sour mood. Started and stopped 3 different games. This app is terrible, we should have just set up the board game to play instead.


We love this game and would love to see you add the expansion as an options to purchase.


Thanks for making this game. We love it and play with our family nearly every day. Its been such a fun way to stay connected in these times. Two features we would love to see: 1) the ability to reorder cards in your hand. This is helpful if you want to sort which bird you want to play next or which could be tucked. 2) the ability to store usernames or friend people so we dont need to memorize and type in the usernames of people we want to play with every time we start a new game. Thanks for this game!


Just started playing the game and we love it. But with the relatively short turns and lots of them, the game really needs notification badges for asynchronous games to let players know when it is their turn. This is standard in other asynchronous games we play, such as Agricola, Race for the Galaxy, roll for the galaxy, Castles of Burgendy, Through the Ages, etc. Losing several hours per player turn due to the need to go into the app and check constantly is making it unplayable.


We absolutely love this game. We play it online with family almost every nightit can actually get quite competitive; which makes the beautiful music and sounds of the game even more appreciated. Some mechanism for saving user names would be really useful. It would be nice to have the option to choose from a list when inviting people to an online game. Well done! We cant wait to play the expansions!


Amazing game but we would love to see the expansions added. Also we highly recommend making the investment if you dont own the table top game already.


We love this game and the app is as stunning as the board game. The app runs smoothly and the mechanics are intuitive! We do wish there was some way to track statistics like win rate, etc. If that exists, we have not been able to find it. Additionally, we have found that, if we start an online game against automa, we can not close the app and return to finish the game it just disappears. Is this a bug or a feature?


Fun game. We love the mechanics, but currently the fastest multiplayer game they offer gives each player 5 minutes to play their round, and games can easily take up to an hour and a half when the other players milk their turns. Theres no reason to take almost five minutes on your first turn. Id be happy with a 3 minute timer or even 2.5 minutes.


Love the board game and love the adaptation to a video game. Unfortunately the game crashes so frequently on our phone as to be unplayable. If they can stabilize the game it would be 5 stars.


Im really happy the developers decided to bring this to iOS! Some things we’ve noticed though: 1. When we click to go back to the menu after a game is over, the screen now freezes (when doing a round with the Automa at least) 2. When the Automa takes cards, all the cards he keeps fly away toward the forest area after the first few turns instead of staying next to the discard pile 3. For some reason, you cant go into the online mode without signing into Game Center These are just some small annoyances, but its still a great game and looking forward to the expansions! Edit: Thank you for fixing and addressing these bugs! One of the things we have noticed is that some birds songs are not correct. American Redstart: One of the calls when you play the bird and tap on it sounds like what we believe is a Flycatcher Yellow-breasted chat: One of the calls is a common nighthawk Common Nighthawk: When you play the bird, we believe its a yellow-breasted chat call.


We have enjoyed Wingspan the board game since its release.. And when we werent playing that we were playing it on PC! We never really thought there would be an iOS version, but here it is and we love it!! Looks just like the PC version and works flawlessly. LOVE the asynchronous game play!! BRILLIANT! Thank you devs for doing such a great job with this!!


First off, some of our fav games on iOS are Istanbul, mystic vale, magic the gathering, smash up, stardew valley, prune, frost, magic the gathering, brawl stars, so we cover the gamut of games. We wanted something that requires some strategy without needing to sink too much time, and wingspan fit the bill. The art work is gorgeous. The learning curve is a little steeper than most of the games above, but no worse than Istanbul / smash up / mystic vale. And the game is rewarding insomuch as when you start to get it, youll catch the flow of whether to cede rounds for the win or run the table for points. Games take about 5 min or so, sounds great, overall well worth the price. Also If youre an animal lover, theyve also layered in great info on the actual birds.


We love this game and spent a lot of our Christmas vacation learning/playing it. Then, all of a sudden, it started crashing on us tonight. It crashes almost every turn. What the heck? Any suggestions from tech support?


We love this game, and it works well for when you are playing on your own, or dont mind passing the phone to the person next to you if you want to play with more than one person. But it seems like finding friends through the online portal is not working. We are instructed to create a username and then friends on their own devices can search for your username to invite you to play. Our friend tried finding ours, and we’ve tried finding theirs- neither works. We tried every combo of caps/spaces etc and we could never find the other. And, theres no local play that allows you to find people on the same wifi/Bluetooth . Would love to see this fixed!!


This game is great and fun. But there still needs to be multiple updates. For example: 1-We need to be able to have a FRIENDS list so we dont have to type in our friends usernames every single time when playing online with them. 2-On iPhone12Pro the game doesnt play the AIs turns and we have to exit the game and re-enter it again to see that the AI have played their turn. 3-When playing with friends online, the game doesnt always notify you right away. Its your turn but the notification comes one hour late.


Notification badges dont work on iOS. Makes multiplayer games borderline unplayable. Have to text our friends to tell them its their turn.


This app is amazing! We’ve gotten 3 friends to buy it, and we always have a game going with them. We initially got into wingspan over a year ago after buying the physical board game, and we’ve been generally impressed with how well the developers made it into a mobile game (despite the occasional bug here and there). We do have one suggestion, however: we are a huge fan of bonus cards, and it seems like there are a few from the base game that are missing in the app. These include cartographer, photographer, historian, and anatomist. Adding these to the app would make it all the more enjoyable!


We play this game in board and digital versions. BEWARE the 5 minute synchronous mode. The game will time you out with an online error and then you will get kicked out of the game and lose 5 karma points, which purportedly affects your ability to be matched with other similar players. We have contacted the developers and they REALLY dont care. Too bad theyre not more interested in the UX of their game.


We love this game and it is so user friendly on the iPad! If youve never played before it might feel confusing when you start out but it is so worth the time spent learning. We cant wait for the expansion packs to become available. This game is relaxing. Every time you play it is different.


We love Wingspan, and playing against the bots is a fine replica of the board game. But the live PvP platform is unstable, time-consuming and buggy. Im playing a game right now where our set-up turn was skippedbut we cant leave or Ill lose karma! Also games are started when there arent enough players, and games often crash the app or simply fail. What should be fun is frustrating.


The game itself is good and a great port from the steam and tabletop version. However, occasionally, a bug will cause the green arrow to finish an action to just not appear breaking a game rendering the whole experience unplayable.


Wingspan is one of the best board games of all time and this app brings the pleasure of it to our phone. So that is great. It crashed on us a couple times in one game. More frequently, when we are laying eggs and Im done, it doesnt give us the > to proceed, and we have to close the app and open it again to carry on. But, in general, a beautiful implementation of a wonderful game.


Love this game! Never thought myself much of a bird watcher, but this game has us hooked! One note, we did begin experiencing crashes during game play after updating to iOS 15.0.2.


We love this game, so challenging and so many possibilities, yet somehow still relaxing. Now we want to by the board game too. Our only reason this isnt five stars is that our game just starting crashing repeatedly today and when we try to get back in it boots us right out again even after restarting our phone. Please fix!


Im a huge fan of the board game so making the decision to buy this app (even if its extremely overpriced for an online game) was not difficult. However, after 1hr of playing vs AI, the game kept crashing at the same spot. We tried playing a new game and Im still encountering the same issue. Whats the point of having a game if you cant even finish it?


We played a lot, and enjoyed the app for a while. It worked well for weeks. However, now the app is crashing every time. Im not sure what the problem is.


We are totally hooked on this game we play way too much. We love the board game as well but our spouse and kids dont want to play nearly as much as we do. This app gives us the full original Wingspan experience and now our family is afraid to play us, so that is a disincentive for them too! Im looking forward to the Europe and Oceania expansions and will happily pay for both when the time comes-assuming the current bugs are worked out. Our big problem is that its started quitting on us. All. The. Time. Im playing on an iPad thats new this year and has lots of capacity. We dont know whether its the game update or the iOS update but either way, its not an every now and then problem but a constant problem. We’ve rebooted to no avail. Our current game will save but quits on us every time. We really need to have this fixed because this app is our favorite game of all time and Im having withdrawal symptoms.


We love the implementation but on our two year old iPad it does nothing but crash. Sometimes it crashes after a single successful game other times from the get go. About ready to get a refund. Perhaps iPadOS 15 isnt a good fit.


This is our go to game for relaxing. Beautiful bird portraits, calming music, and charming presentation make this fantastic table top game even better!


We are really enjoying playing this game. It is so much like the board game. Will you be doing expansion to the game?


We have never played the cardboard game but when we saw that it was available on iOS we were excited to play it. The game does not disappoint and the tutorial was a great introduction to the game. The additional trivia about birds is a great addition and got us interested in birding in general. We’ve never been interested in birding, but after this game we’ve started looking at birds differently and picked up eBird as well. Warning: Playing this game will get you more interested in birds in general and specific birds in your area. We cannot wait to see expansions come to the game in the future.