Race for the Galaxy - Solo

If you’re interested in a low maintenance solo game and like cards, this one is great! I would say that the AI is pretty challenging but not impossible which is nice. Overall, it’s a great quarantine getaway! Also for the official solo mode, #The Gathering Storm expansion is necessary.

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8 months ago

I promise I'll get around to trying this game one day.

Owner8 months ago

This is exactly me as well.

8 months ago

Haha you guys should! It’s really great. I personally like Roll for the Galaxy better, but only slightly. It’s also a fairly cheap game!

Owner8 months ago

@3MBG did feature this game on steam on one of his recent videos so, that seems like a great option for me to go with!

8 months ago

Oh cool I never saw that! Definitely the cheaper route!

Owner8 months ago

It's $6.99 on steam! Hmmmm... will see if I end up going for it. I'm like 99% there haha

8 months ago

I think I’d almost rather get the app since I think it’s a little cheaper... I could be wrong. I also don’t know if there’s a difference in the content you get

Supporter8 months ago

I haven't tried that solo mode. How different is it than a multilplayer game?

8 months ago

Dude it’s great. It’s actually not very different at all. You play exactly the same for yourself. The only difference is that you have a mat for the AI and dice that you roll for it. Depending on which starting world it has it has different “abilities/functions”. I’ll try to send a picture of the mat in a sec

Supporter8 months ago

Is it still a pretty quick game when playing with the AI? 

8 months ago

Oh definitely! I mean depending on how fast you play solo, it can be really quick because the AI only takes 30sec max for its turn. It basically eliminates the time another player would take. However, if you spend a lot of time weighing your decisions it won’t save you much time haha 

Supporter8 months ago

That sounds easy enough. 

8 months ago


8 months ago

These are some of the added components. As if the iconography wasn’t already enough... lol once you get what it says its super easy to pickup. 

Also, the variability of the AI with each starting world along with the dice is nice. 

Supporter8 months ago

Hmmm. I own the base set but it never gets to the table. In fact I’ve considered selling it because of this fact. I wonder if I’d actually make use of it with an expansion like this. 

8 months ago

That is true, I think because of the steep learning curve. The biggest barrier to leading is all the iconography so teaching is hard. However, if you can get people to watch an iconography video (10min) before they come over, teaching is easy. Though I 100% of the time prefer games with others, I would say the solo is worth it.

8 months ago

I've considered getting The Gathering Storm simply for solo play. I'm happy to hear it plays well solo.

8 months ago

It’s for sure a great buy! The nice thing about it is that you can throw all of the new cards right into your deck. I actually fit the whole expansion into the base box with a lot of extra space. It also comes with a replacement for a base game card and several blank cards for you to make your own. Overall, it’s worth the $18 since you get extra base game content, 5th player, solo, bonus material, etc.

8 months ago

$18 really isn't even that bad. I'll probably request it for my birthday this summer :)

8 months ago

I agree, a lot of bang for your buck!

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