Obligatory post about Wingspan and it’s theme
As if it couldn't receive any more awards, I asked my SO what game she felt was the most thematic."#Wingspan of course!" Then it got me thinking, is there a game more thematic?
Every card in the game features a different bird with an ability that is directly correlated to how it behaves in real life.
Not to mention, it gained wild popularity on the back of its theming. It could have easily been just another game about space exploration, farming, or trading wood for wheat in the Mediterranean.
What are your thoughts about Wingspan and themes in general? Does a game have to have a novel theme to be a success or do game mechanics play a larger role?