Solo: It's All About Timing


I remember when I found out there were solo games.  I was so happy because I knew I wanted to have more options for the hobby than just when I could get friends together.  But one thing I learned about myself with solo gaming is that one of the main things for me to get a solo game to the table is timing.  Usually the quicker the set up and go the better.  I can do some mediumish weight (I'm thinking of #Scythe) but heavier solo games don't really happen for me.  This has left #Star Wars Imperial Assault on the sideline as there is a lot of time of setting up and a lot to keep track of.  It also steers me away from some games I think I'd really enjoy solo (#Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion for instance)(althought please correct me if I'm wrong).

This is why both #Clans of Caledonia and #Viticulture: Essential Edition end up being staples of solo gaming for me.  They are quick to set up and tear down and there isn't much upkeep. #Scythe comes in distantly in 3rd place but that is greatly helped by the ScytheKick App (without it I'd probably not play it almost ever).  I have a feeling #Raiders of the North Sea will be pretty easy to run solo, but I've had the chance to play with others recently enough that I haven't tried it.

What about you?  Does timing matter?

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Supporter10 months ago

It is a factor, but I still prefer heavier longer games.

Supporter10 months ago

I definitely think I'd prefer heavier longer games... I just don't think I'd get them out.

Supporter10 months ago

It can be a challenge.

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