Tabletop gaming triumph Wingspan is making its way to Nintendo Switch

The award-winning tabletop game, Wingspan, in which players are placed into an ornithological role of attracting birds into their network of wildlife reserves, is making its way to the Nintendo Switch.

The title – published by Stonemaier Games and designed by Elizabeth Hargrave – is one among a tranche of analogue games to have signed up with the gaming console, following a raft of deals for titles under Asmodee’s portfolio last year.

A digital version of Hargrave’s Wingspan is also in development for PC and will be sold via Steam.

Wingspan is a card-driven game about birders, including amateur bird watchers, ornithologists, academics, and collectors. It was recently award one of board gaming’s highest honours when it took home the 2019 Kennerspiel des Jahres award.

In a conversation with Polygon, Hargreaves said: “I’ve had a chance to play test it and I am so, so happy about the implementation. It’s true to the game, but with the beautiful little tweaks that bring the birds to life.”

The game is anticipated to launch onto Nintendo Switch this spring.

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