Great news for Wingspan fans (which should be everyone who loves board games): publisher Stonemaier Games announced an all-new board game based on the popular bird-collecting game from 2019. It’s Wyrmspan, and it’s all about dragons.

Here’s the official blurb:

You are an amateur dracologist in the world of Wyrmspan, a place where dragons of all shapes, sizes, and colors roam the skies. Excavate a hidden labyrinth you recently unearthed on your land and entice these beautiful creatures to roost in the sanctuary of your caves.

During a game of Wyrmspan, you will build a sanctuary for dragons of all shapes and sizes. Your sanctuary begins with 3 excavated spaces—the leftmost space in your Crimson Cavern, your Golden Grotto, and your Amethyst Abyss. Over the course of the game, you will excavate additional spaces in your sanctuary and entice dragons to live there, chaining together powerful abilities and earning the favor of the Dragon Guild.

Like Wingspan, players will earn victory points by attracting winged creatures into three rows of their player board. Each dragon has various costs and powers, and actions become stronger as each row is filled.

However, Wyrmspan builds upon Wingspan’s rules and adds new concepts and ideas.

Spaces on the player board must first be excavated by playing cave cards. Actions cost money and eggs, and caves are explored with little meeple figures to activate powers.

Wyrmspan also eliminates the food dice for specific resource gains. And bonus cards have been replaced by different dragon cards, as well as guilds with in-game and end-game bonuses.

The rulebook is available to download on the official website.

Wyrmspan is designed by Connie Vogelmann (Apiary), with original developer credits going to Wingspan’s Elizabeth Hargrave. Art is by Clementine Campardou.

Wyrmspan is built for 1-5 players, with an Automa solo mode. It will be available on the Stonemaier website beginning January 31, and for full retail release in March.

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