December 3, 2020 – Stonemaier announces new Wingspan expansion release and others. The popular board game publisher specializing in deep strategy games with rich themes have released their latest newsletter with tons of new information including that they are working on expansions to release next year.
Wingspan, a top title, has a new expansion called “Oceana” but we can also now see that there is a third unnamed Wingspan expansion coming in 2021. Other titles with game expansions planned for next year include: Between Two Cities, Tapestry and Viticulture.
See the status chart of expansion production stage progress below:
In this game, you run a bird sanctuary and you need to nourish and grow birds and bring in new ones all while keeping everything alive. The most impressive thing about this game is the 130+ unique bird cards that each have their own story and effect. Like Gizmos, much of this game is driven by card drafting (in this case bird cards). For 1 – 5 players, games will run about 40 – 70 minutes. There is currently two Wingspan expansions available.
ABOUT BETWEEN TWO CITIES
You work with the player on your left to design the heart of one city, and with the player on your right to design the heart of another city. On each turn you select two tiles from hand, reveal them, then work with your partners separately to place one of those tiles into each of your two cities before passing the remaining hand of tiles around the table. For 1 – 7 players, games run about 25 minutes.
FOR MORE: Buy Between Two Cities on Amazon
You can focus on a specific track or take a more balanced approach. You will also improve your income, build your capital city, leverage your asymmetric abilities, earn victory points, and gain tapestry cards that will tell the story of your civilization. Gameplay is robust and lovely from start to finish. For 1 – 5 players, games run about 2 hours each.
FOR MORE: Buy Tapestry on Amazon
You are in the roles of people in rustic, pre-modern Tuscany who have inherited meager vineyards. You start with a few plots of land, an old crushpad, a tiny cellar, and three workers. Play through seasons and choose where to put your workers to build up the resources to create a wine empire. For 2 – 6 players, games go for about 90 minutes.