Stonemaier Games, the studio behind Expeditions, Wingspan, Tapestry, Scythe, and many others, has announced a new 1-5-player game, Wyrmspan. The game, which has been jocosely dubbed a Wingspan with dragons, plays over 90 minutes and is more or less that.
Stonemaier Games Wants You to Protect Dragons
In the game, each player sets out to build a sanctuary for dragons of all shapes and forms. First, though, you will need to excavate a beautiful labyrinth and entice the beats there so they can find shelter from the world. As the game progresses, players will continue to unearth more pieces and places, trying to compel the dragons to come and live there.
Of course, your efforts will not go unnoticed as the Dragon Guild will hear of your exploits and you will rise in its quirky pecking order, winning you the game eventually.
The game does not try to hide its heavy borrowing from Wingspan, as the mechanics are indeed inspired by it. The game will also not be delayed and the first flap of dragon wings will be heard in the gaming market very soon, on January 31 as a matter of fact, and will first be limited to sales through the Stonemaier’s website.
The game will be available to players in Australia, the United States, Canada, and Europe, allowing those keen to order straight from the website to do so. Players will get to pick from 183 dragons and try to bring them to the sanctuary earning points in the process. There is a whimsical dragon fact book spanning 32 pages and 65 different cave cards, along with 55 speckled egg tokens, and many other components.
Get Reviewers’ Thoughts Before You Tussle with Wyrms
The comparison of the game to Wingspan is not unjust. In case you are wondering whether to buy the game on January 31, Stonemaier wants to make it easier for you to choose and has allowed reviewers to share their thoughts on January 22, giving hesitating or wondering players enough time to decide. A worldwide release will come in March.
The fantasy setting will appeal to players who are looking for something a little out of the box and the card-driven gameplay will feel rewarding as well as familiar if you have had a crack at Wingspan and at this point – who hasn’t? Fantastic art is the work of Clémentine Campardou who has illustrated Floriferous and Delicious and is recognized for his signature style.