Wingspan: Oceania Expansion

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This second expansion to Wingspan focuses on birds in Australia and New Zealand.

This second expansion to Wingspan features the colourful and awe-inspiring birds of Oceania. The Oceania bird cards are designed to be shuffled into the bird cards from the base game, with or without other expansions.

This expansion includes new player mats and a new food type, allowing players to explore different strategies in this new environment. It also includes new bonus cards and more end-of-round goals, as well as a new colour of egg.

Due to the sheer number of birds affected by the Australian wildfires, Stonemaier Games announced early that the next expansion for Wingspan will focus on the region of Oceania. For each email collected by January 22, Stonemaier Games donated $1 to WIRES, a wildlife rescue organisation in Australia. The total donation was $7,439 USD ($10,834 AUD).

Featured Components

  • 1 box (296x215x40mm; total weight: 1.4 kg)
  • 15 egg miniatures (yellow)
  • 5 player mats
  • 5 wooden dice
  • 69 nectar tokens
  • 5 bonus cards  (57x87mm)
  • 4 goal tiles
  • 95 bird cards  (57x87mm)
  • 1 scorepad
  • 1 reference tile
  • 1 Automa rulebook
  • 7 Automa cards  (57x87mm)
  • 1 core rulebook with appendix

 

Do the expansions fit in the original box?

The European Expansion components can fit tightly into the original box. The extra components included in the Oceania Expansion will not. A bigger storage option is in the works.

Can I play this expansion without the Wingspan core game? Is it balanced if I mix and match various components?

All of the expansions require at least some components from the core game (action tokens, eggs, bonus cards, goal tiles and board, etc). However, in terms of bird cards, you can mix and match as you wish: Oceania and core, Oceania and European, etc. With smaller groups, you could even play with only the Oceania birds or only the European birds. Or you could do what we're doing and shuffle all birds together. The various mixes are balanced (including bonus card percentages, within a percentage point or so).

If you play with nectar, you’ll need to use the new player mats, Oceania birds, and the Oceania food dice. If you don’t play with nectar, you can play with either version of the player mats, the original food dice, and any birds (except the 17 birds in Oceania that have nectar in their costs/abilities).

Are the original player mats now useless?

Far from it–please keep your original mats! The Oceania mats are simply different, that’s all. Whenever you play Wingspan with just the core game and/or the European expansion (or future expansions), you can use either the original player mats or the Oceania mats. The original mats have considerably less iconology on them, making them more welcoming for new players. Also, whenever we create a new expansion, we must operate under the assumption that a significant number of people who buy it will only have the core game. So while new expansions will hopefully function with the Oceania playmats, they’ll be designed primarily for the original player mats.


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