Wingspan Oceania Expansion

Wingspan Oceania Expansion

Designed by Elizabeth Hargrave | Art by Natalia Rojas, Ana Maria Martinez Jaramillo, and Beth Sobel

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

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(later in 2020)

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. Sign up here to be notified first when the Oceania expansion preorder launches later in 2020; for each email we collected by January 22, Stonemaier Games donated $1 to WIRES, a wildlife rescue organization in Australia. Their total donation was $7,439 USD ($10,834 AUD).


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55 Comments on “Wingspan Oceania Expansion

  1. Very excited! This is the expansion I wanted most. I am fascinated by the birds in Australia & New Zealand, having taken a couple of business trips there in the past few years.

  2. Amazing! I cannot wait!

    I don’t know if I am alone with this opinion, but I could do it without another plastic insert for the cards. A pack of cards would be sufficient for me and it would also reduce shipping volume, plastic waste, etc.

      1. If the Oceania expansion will add as many cards as the European expansion, and a person only buys Wingspan + Oceania, then they will likely have too many cards to fit inside the original tray.

        Now I know you’d never let such a thing happen, so I’m considering this a miniscule clue regarding what kind of content Oceania will add to the game. :)

        Looking forward to it!

        1. Ah no, the european expansion fits completely in the original tray, so you only need the “european” tray for the other expansions

  3. The European really improved upon the game, and I love the new end of round effects along with birds that can be played sideways and eagles that can be paid for with cards. Curious what the Oceania expansion can add at this point. Will there be a new effect/color on birds?

  4. I was tempted to enter my personal email address, my work address, my alternate address, and that email address I never use but still have. That would have been a bit evil. Instead, I’m going to go find a place where I can donate those dollars myself!

    Thanks for helping in Australia and for leaking the next expansion!

  5. Cool stuff Jamey, very chuffed to see a game featuring NZ birds! Question; do you need the European expansion to play with this one or can you buy just the base game and the Oceania expansion?

  6. Congratulations on the generous donation. I just looked up Oceania on Wikipedia because I was not sure which countries were officially in Oceania. There are so many fascinating birds in that area! You ciuld easily double the number of cards th ine game with all the birds in Oceania! Can’t wait!

  7. So excited! I got Wingspan this past Christmas and love it. I just got the European expansion a couple days ago, but I can’t wait for Oceania just for the fact that it probably will have budgerigars in it!

  8. I have only just seen this (as I have just got Wingspan for my birthday – what a fantastic game!), so I have put my name on the list and donated separately. Great to see your support.

  9. I hope this expansion will add more player interaction! The only thing I miss from this fun-game, a bit like multiplayer solitair.

    1. Multiplayer solitaire is when players’ choices don’t impact each other at all. Wingspan has quite a bit of interaction: The dice you choose from the dice tower (and when you choose to reroll them), the bird cards you choose (if you take a face up card, you’re taking it away from your opponents), the end-of-round goals (when playing on the green side of the goal mat), and quite a few bird cards that result in other players gaining food, drawing cards, etc.

      An easy test for player interaction is to ask yourself, “Could all actions be taken simultaneously, scaled to any player count?” If the answer is no, there’s at least some player interaction in the game.

      What I think you’re asking for–and what most people seem to mean when they ask for “more player interaction”–is more *direct conflict*. That simply isn’t what Wingspan is about; it is, after all, a game about managing a bird sanctuary. :)

      1. I love the lack of conflict in this game. The fact that it is peaceful with some player interaction make this game wonderful for me and my husband. I noticed that there is a card that steals food from another player, but at least that player can get something from the bird feeder. I hope we will see some additional creative ways to expand on the game. My biggest fear is that the game will go into the “steal a bid from someone / kill a bird on someone’s tableau / destroy eggs of your opponent / etc” route. Please, don’t make this game a mean game.

        1. We won’t, Sylvia–Wingspan isn’t meant to be a game with conflict. There is tension and many reasons to pay attention to other players, but it’s not a game in which players can hurt each other, and it won’t ever be.

  10. Speaking as an Australian, if you include the Australian white ibis, please can the fun fact be that we call them ‘bin chickens’.

    1. I was playing a game yesterday and we were saying how there should be a bin chicken, who’s power lets you draw cards from the discard pile.

  11. Jamey, as an Aussie now living in NZ this is super exciting! Thanks for your support for Australia, it is much appreciated. And I guess this means your trip to NZ last year was a tax deductible business trip for ‘research’, right… ;-)

      1. Of course. Sorry if my comment came across as any kind of criticism or real insinuation. It was meant to be a silly joke – it’s hard to know how these come across online sometimes! Grace and peace to you :-)

  12. Thank you so much for announcing this. i was waiting for the Oceanic expansion before I bought Wingspan. I know more US presidents, than I do Australian Prime Ministers. So looking forward to learning more about my own backyard. And THANK YOU for supporting WIRES.

  13. Love it – some beautiful birds here in Oz!
    Hopefully the different coloured eggs will be a factor soon; other than looking delicious!

  14. Thank you for supporting WIRES – they do great work here in Australia.

    I can’t wait for this expansion. Will there be any of amazing Papua New Guinea Birds of Paradise?

  15. I saw a few comments regarding box sizing and components. It does seem like there will likely be several more expansions for this game. I would love to see a box design that would allow for the current game + expansions with room for 2-3 further expansions. I think with the success of Wingspan this would be a reasonable consideration. I have a special appreciation for game boxes that make everything easily sortable and playable out of the box (See Spirit Island as a great example)

    1. As a matter of fact, the current Wingspan box is completely sufficient to accommodate everything in the base game and the European expansion (cards, eggs, manual). There is a guide on this very site how to arrange the components so that everything fits. The only caveat is that food and egg tokens will not be stored separately, but it is something I can live with.

      Still, if there is a box that can include the card tray from the expansion along with the base game, it will be appreciated. As I understand it, the additional tray is designed to accommodate many future expansions.

  16. They always say don’t wish your life away, but with another expansion to this game on the horizon, that’s hard advice to follow. Keep them coming!! Love the box suggestion, Clifford. And way to go Stonemaier for the contribution to Australia.

    Go CARDS!

  17. Fantastic game for avid board game players, who are also avid birdwatchers! Can hardly wait for a future game which will include birds from all continents. Love the artwork!

  18. I have a few questions about the birds that will appear in this expansion.
    1. Will Oceania include birds of paradise?
    2. How will you handle the wingspan of flightless birds?
    3. Will there be any new effect types in the expansion, like we got with the Round End from the European expansion?

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