Whether you're something of an amateur twitcher, a hardcore ornithologist, or just love a great digital card game, Wingspan might just be the game for you. A bird-themed strategy card game that can be played alone or with up to five players, this soothing title is based on the award-winning board game of the same name and it's landing on the Switch eShop on 29th December.

The game from developer Monster Couch has 'Overwhelming Positive' recent reviews on Steam and — as you can see from the trailer above — it looks like just the sort of charming, calming experience we need after this most eventful of years.

Let's find out a little bit more from developer Monster Couch's press release, as well as a couple of screenshots from this digital edition:

Discover new bird species and attract them by offering their favorite food. But keep in mind their natural habitat – animals won't settle in conditions they aren't adapted to. Have them lay eggs so you’ll be able to play new birds and gain more points. Roll the dice to gather food and draw cards to expand your reserve. Remember – each of the 170 unique birds has powers that echo real life: your hawks will hunt, your pelicans will fish, and your geese will form a flock.

Wingspan is a relaxing award-winning strategy card game about birds for 1 to 5 players. In this exciting adventure, become the keeper of a natural reserve, a shelter for many bird species. Each bird you play can build a chain of powerful combinations in one of your three habitats – Forest, Wetland, and Grassland. Every habitat focuses on a key aspect of growing your reserves.


- Discover and attract the best birds in this relaxing strategy card game.
- Play single-player or compete with your friends in a multiplayer mode for up to five players.
- Based on an award-winning, competitive, card-driven board game.
- Find hundreds of unique, animated birds with real-life audio recordings.
- Learn the many ways of accumulating points with birds, bonus cards, and end-of-round goals.

Do you know your Bay-breasted warblers from your Juniper tits? Will you be checking it out this board game adaptation at the end of the month? Let us know if this feathery treat sounds like a perfect fit for Switch with a comment below.