I tweaked the metric (again 9/14/21) I've been using to rate my solo gameplays (posted below). If, like me, you find yourself busy during this season of the year, and most of your gaming tends to be solo if it isn't on boardgamearena, then purchasing a new game generally takes into account if it offers a solo variant.
If I am deciding between two games of roughyl equal interest to me, the presence of a solo variant will generally swing my vote. I believe more than half (if not closer to 80%) of my boardgame collection are games with a solo varient included, expanded later, or printed after someone developed an unofficial variant.
If you missed my earlier post, I started a series on Unraveled Game Thoughts (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_4zZlVc-fw4Nb8SwTRDs0Q) exploring the solo boardgame experience as I play through each game in my collection and assess the setup, footprint, challenge, and experience of the game.
1. Do you find yourself playing fewer solo games these days with access to a platform such as Board Game Arena?
2. Do you feel the metric below accurate captures the solo game attributes most relavant to the venue?
3. If you've played any of the reviewed solo games, how do you feel my ratings match with your experience?
Solo Games Reviewed:
The Gallerist (https://youtu.be/Fo9NQ2rlBCQ)
Aqua Garden (https://youtu.be/vNUhpWA9ZH0)
Rating the Solo Boardgame Experience:
((Setup/Rest * .9) + (Challenge * 1.65) + (Experience *1.45))/4
|Viscounts ot WK||2.75||4||4||3.71875|
|Call to Adventure||3.25||2.25||3||2.746875|