8 Ways your 3D printer can take Wingspan to the next level
What is Wingspan
Wingspan is a board game that has become even more popular over the last few months since winning the 2019 Kennerspiel des Jahres award.
Wingspan for those that are yet to play it. is a competitive, medium-weight, card-driven, engine-building board game from publisher Stonemaier Games and designer Elizabeth Hardgrave.
In Wingspan, players take the role of bird enthusiasts, researchers, bird watchers, ornithologists, and collectors that are seeking to discover and attract the best birds to your network of wildlife preserves.
Players win the game by collecting the most victory points at the end of the game by collecting eggs, playing bird cards and completing bird card actions.
This is a fantastic board game that I really love and would highly recommend it’s just a really fun. However the games components have the same challenges that most games face in an effort to keep the game at a reasonable cost a lot of the components that could be plastic are cardboard.
This has lead to the creation of some very cool custom components for taking your game to the next level from plastic Birdhouse dice towers to all sorts of innovative solutions for storing your components.
Now 3D printing can be expensive but there are some really great ways to optimise your 3D printer, I am not an expert in this however but I can use google so here is a link to a great post that I found that helps explain how to keep these prints affordable.
So with all that said and done, Here are 8 ways you can really take your copy of wingspan to the next level using a 3D printer.
Print an Owl First Player Token
To start why not create something fancy for your first player. Check out this amazing first player owl token that will replace that cardboard disk with something players will be converting.
Print a Custom Dice Tower
This is a bird-feeder dice tower for Wingspan board game according to the original cardboard one that comes with the box that is a lot more durable.
Print Custom Bird Tokens
Check out this modified bird model transforming a basic design for a bird model into a custom bird token to replace the cube tokens in your wingspan game.
Print some Custom Birdhouse Tokens
These Mini Birdhouse tokens will look fantastic on your board replacing the current player cubes and providing something different for your game.
Store Everything in a Custom token and Egg Holder
Store your eggs and resource tokens in style using this custom printed storage box. No more of these plastic tubs but instead you will be the envy of our your friends.
Go Plastic with Awesome Custom Resources
These resource tokens are amazing they look so much cooler than the cardboard ones and are a lot more durable. So you won’t have a panic attack if you spill your drink all over them.
Print a Custom Card Holder
Feature your cards in style with this custom cardholder no longer will your cards be stuck laying on the ground.
Just Print a Whole Custom Box Storage Solution
Why not take print an entire book storage solution and stop your components from moving everywhere around the box each time you pick it up.
What are your Wingspan Printing Suggestions
Have you created or printed something very cool for Wingspan? Don’t keep it to yourself share it with us and let us know in the comments below.