March 13, 2019 12:50 PM   Subscribe

I had a chance to play this at a recent boardgame meet up. It's really good! And you learn stuff! And you have bird cards that go eat other birds, but only if they have a small enough wingspan (you can't eat a turkey, you crazy raptor!)

Also the components are the most insanely over-produced I've ever seen. I have received wedding invites on significantly lower quality paper stock than is used for the rulebook.
posted by tocts at 12:58 PM on March 13 [3 favorites]

A bunch of friends and I are birdwatchers plus we play games once in a while. Unfortunately, we knew nothing about the game until we saw the article. It looks like we won’t be able to get it for a few more months, so we won’t be getting a chance to play very soon. On the other hand, migration season is about to begin here, so we wouldn’t have time until summer anyway.
posted by AMyNameIs at 1:26 PM on March 13

8.3 on Boardgame Geek, which is quite high.
posted by Nelson at 1:27 PM on March 13

I hadn't heard of this but wow, now I want to play. It sounds like it really falls into a sweet spot for us.
posted by LobsterMitten at 1:54 PM on March 13

Shades of endless rainy summer holidays playing the RSPB's Conservation game.

(and in other birb news,
for Fair Isle bird observatory, burned down on the weekend.)
posted by scruss at 2:34 PM on March 13

This is relevant to my interests. Also for those who have a Tabletopia subscription, you can play it online (solo against AI or with 2-5 people). Or you can just check out the rules for free to whet your appetite.
posted by sysinfo at 5:03 PM on March 13

I'll likely get to play this at a con I go to in the summer. Good games combined with neat themes are awesome.
posted by Windopaene at 9:51 PM on March 13

Oooh, this would be perfect if it's translated to Norwegian so I could play it with the kids.
posted by Harald74 at 2:00 AM on March 14

Just ordered the dutch version based on this article :-) I hope the first expansion includes european/asian birds.
posted by Pendragon at 3:35 AM on March 14

For those into board game reviews culture: No Pun Included have done a video review, and Shut Up & Sit Down talked about it recently on their podcast.
posted by fire, water, earth, air at 5:01 AM on March 14

*grabby hands talons*
posted by carrioncomfort at 6:16 AM on March 14 [1 favorite]

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