Wingspan (2019) – Accessibility Teardown – Meeple Like Us

Wingspan (2019) – Accessibility Teardown
by Michael Heron on 16/11/2019 in Accessibility Teardown, Board Game Review

Table of Contents

  • Version Reviewed
  • Introduction
  • Colour Blindness
  • Visual Accessibility
  • Cognitive Accessibility
  • Emotional Accessibility
  • Physical Accessibility
  • Socioeconomic Accessibility
  • Communication
  • Intersectional Accessibility
  • Conclusion

Game Details

Name
Wingspan (2019)

Review
Meeple Like Us

Complexity
Medium Light [2.42]

BGG Rank
20 [8.12]

Player Count (recommended)
1-5 (1-4)

Designer(s)
Elizabeth Hargrave

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Version Reviewed

English Edition

Introduction

Wingspan has been something of a phenomenon, generating sales and attentions that far outstrip the expectations of people that work and comment in this industry. It’s a beautifully presented game with the typical Stonemaier attention to detail, but in my experience it falls awkwardly between the conceptual accessibility of its framing and the mechanistical weight of its systems. Much of what characterises Wingspan is a kind of plumage – it impresses and inspires but its puffed up display is obscuring some bones that are hollower than I might like. It’s certainly a good game though – that’s why we gave it three and a half stars in our review.

Now though we move from its thematic accessibility into the harder criterion that we use in our teardowns. Let’s take a long, hard look at [...]

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