There are many bird lovers out there and now there are many fascinating board games about birds. We present to you five of these games in case you are interested in expanding your knowledge about dinosaurs’ descendants or your loved ones already are birders and you want to surprise them! So crab your binoculars and let’s go birding!
Bird Board Games: Wingspan
Wingspan is definitely the ultimate board game for a bird-lover! It is competitive, medium-weight, card-driven, engine-building board game from designer Elizabeth Hargrave and Stonemaier Games.
It is the winner of the prestigious 2019 Kennerspiel des Jahres award and has become extremely popular!
You are bird enthusiasts—researchers, bird watchers, ornithologists, and collectors—seeking to discover and attract the best birds to your network of wildlife preserves. Each bird extends a chain of powerful combinations in one of your habitats (actions).
These habitats focus on several key aspects of growth: gain food tokens via custom dice in a birdfeeder dice tower, lay eggs using egg miniatures in a variety of colors and draw from hundreds of unique bird cards and play them
The winner is the player with the most points after 4 rounds.
- 1-5 Players
- 40-70 minute playing time
- Ages 10+
Match the male and female pairs of 25 species of birds from around the world in this beautifully illustrated memory game.
To play, simply place the cards face down and see if you can remember where the matching bird is located.
Collect more pairs than your opponent to win! With all kinds of species – from the barn owl to the blue tit and the ostrich to the macaw – this fun and educational game is an ideal gift that will appeal to bird lovers everywhere.
- Ages 6+
Bird Board Games: Charley Harper’s Spot The Birds
Grab your binoculars and keep an eagle eye to the sky with Charley Harper’s Spot the Birds. It’ll be a hoot! Peregrinate through the board’s five habitats—the Backyard, the Desert, the Woodland, the Wetland, and the Shores—and track each bird you spot.
Along the way, you’ll discover how to be a good bird steward. But watch out—you’ll need to dodge storms, avoid falling in a river, and beware of birds that poop on your head (it happens). Be the first to reach the Bird Sanctuary, and you’ll rule the roost!
- 2-4 Players
- 30-60 minute playing time
- Ages 6+
Bird Board Games: What Bird Am I?
What Bird Am I? is a table top game designed for birders to test their species identification skills! With three levels of difficulty, What Bird Am I?® is perfect for novice and intermediate birdwatchers, as well as truly serious birders. The game has 300 spectacular photographs of birds from across continental United States and Canada.
- 2 Players
- Ages 14+
Bonus Game: Monopoly Wildlife Makeover!
RSPB is a charity organization aiming to help the conservation of nature and wildlife, as well as change the established nature policies which harm the environment.
It’s the traditional game you know and love; work your way round the board and if you land on an unowned square, buy it up. But in the place of Mayfair or Old Kent Road, RSPB Monopoly gets you collecting the sites of stunning birds. Rather than purchasing Fenchurch Street station, you’ll visit habitats such as woodlands, wetlands and coastal reserves.
Even the Community Chest and Chance cards have been given a nature theme: “You have won 2nd prize in the photography competition. Collect M10.” Add new birdwatching hides and visitor centres as you go, to see who can make the best bird sites and become the top wildlife conservationist.
As well as being great fun, the family favourite will introduce young audiences to our native wildlife. RSPB Monopoly includes twenty-two UK bird species with gorgeous images. Can you beat your friends and family to the coveted dark blue puffin or gannet sites?
- 2-6 Players
- Ages 8+
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