PNP Build: Snowbirds + Expansions
![Snowbirds - my last solo game was a loss](/microblog/images/2020-04-17-pnp-build-snowbirds-expansions-a75307eb.png)
[Snowbirds](//boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/233033/snowbirds) is a [2017 Solitaire PNP Contest](//boardgamegeek.com/thread/1787772/2017-solitaire-print-and-play-contest) game that often comes up on best PNP lists. It's a hand-management puzzle wherein you try to forage and conserve your flock's energy so they can make it to the South for winter. I really like the theme. The base game was okay, interesting for a play or two every now and then but it didn't grab me. I decided to go ahead and build the two expansions as well. The [Sunset Skies](//boardgamegeek.com/boardgameexpansion/239085/snowbirds-sunset-sky) is a 2-player expansion that is noteworthy for solo players in that it doubles the map deck and adds a lot of variability to the base game. The [Storms](//boardgamegeek.com/boardgameexpansion/241725/snowbirds-storms) expansion adds optional weather challenges for extra points endgame.
It’s a very easy build, and you could easily substitute cubes for the tokens, but all the rulebooks come in odd 3-column formats that clash with my booklet-loving sensibilities.