We played two new games last night with our local couple friends (the wine / cheese / cured meats / conversation / board games / kids asleep version of a raging time in my mid/late 30’s).
I think the first one was “welcome to the neighbourhood” where you built a suburb on your own piece of paper, from central car flops. It was basically maths, and pure awesome.
The second was one of the most beautiful games I have seen hit the table in a long time - Wingspan. Gorgeous engine builder / point scorer based on birds. All American birds so no kookaburras or Willy wag tails, but I had only one goal - find the bald eagle. I wasn’t certain there was one, but after a bottle of wine, I was convinced that there was and it would be game changing.
So I set about building a wetlands line that cycled hard and dug deep.
Spoiler alert - there is a bald eagle, bad news was I didn’t hit it. Worse news was that it wasn’t as game breaking as I expected.
Gorgeous game, well recommended